Kelly Ann McGillis (born July 9, 1957) is an American actress. Her films include Top Gun, The Accused, and Witness, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination. McGillis was born in Newport Beach, California, the daughter of Virgina Joan (nee Snell), a homemaker, and Donald Manson McGillis, a general practitioner of medicine. She attended the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Santa Maria, California. In 1979, she moved to New York City to study acting at the Juilliard School, where she graduated in 1983. While at Juilliard she performed in William Congreve's Love for Love, directed by John Blatchley. Her breakout role was that of an Amish mother in the 1985 film Witness with Harrison Ford, for which she received a Golden Globe award nomination.
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