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Kelly McGillis


Kelly McGillis

Kelly McGillis

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Kelly McGillis Lesbian:

Kelly McGillis, actress who played opposite Tom Cruise in "Top Gun" came out as a lesbian in an interview with SheWired in 2009. Noting that she was single, interviewer Jennifer Corday asked Kelly McGillis if she was interested in dating men or women. Kelly McGillis responded that she is looking for "definitely a woman."

Kelly McGillis on The L Word:

Kelly McGillis played a closeted Army Colonel on season 5 of The L Word. She has to prosecute a "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" case.

Kelly McGillis Marries her Girlfriend:

Kelly McGillis had a New Jersey civil union with her girlfriend Melanie Leis in September 2010. According to The New York Times, the two met in 2000 when Melanie Leis was working at a Key West restaurant that Kelly McGillis owned with her second husband Fred Tillman.

Kelly McGillis Struggled to Come Out:

In the SheWired interview Kelly McGillis admitted that she had struggled with her sexuality since she was 12 and she thought God was punishing her for being gay. She also said, "Life is a freaking journey, and it's about growing and changing, and coming to terms with who and what you are, and loving who and what you are."

Kelly McGillis Family Life:

Kelly McGillis was married to two men before meeting her current partner. She has two daughters.

Kelly McGillis' Starring Roles:

Kelly McGillis' first big movie role was in 1983, where she played the Amish mother in the movie Witness with Harrison Ford. She was nominated for a Golden Globe for that role.

In 1986 she played a flight instructor in the movie Top Gun with Tom Cruise.

In 1988 she played with Jodie Foster in The Accused.

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