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Kelly McGillis        

Actress Known for "Top Gun"

Kelly McGillis dropped out of high school to pursue a career as an actress, and attended Juilliard in Manhattan and Pacific Conservatory of Performing Art in Santa Monica, CA.

She landed a supporting part in the Academy Award-nominated Reuben, Reuben. This led to a lot of TV work and a lead role in Witness. She was cast as Charlie Blackwood in the mega-hit Top Gun which became the highest-grossing film of the year and gave her some major name recognition. She also played prosecutor Kathryn Murphy in The Accused.

She was nominated for a Golden Globe and BAFTA Award for her performance in Witness. She won two Bravo Otto Awards for her roles in Top Gun and Made in Heaven.

She formerly owned her own business, a restaurant in Florida. She worked on Winter People, Cat Chaser, The Babe, North, At First Sight and The Monkey's Mask as well as a string of made-for-TV films. She has also performed in many theater productions.

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The Top Gun star returns to acting but on her own terms.

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