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Kelly Macdonald


Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald was born and raised in Glasgow. Her parents divorced when she was young, and she was raised by her mother, a sales executive in the garment industry. She has one brother, David. As a hobby, she acted in an amateur theatrical club, which she enjoyed a great deal. Macdonald was working as a barmaid, when she saw a ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 16 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Brave
Brave Merida
(2012)
No Country for Old Men
No Country for Old Men Carla Jean Moss
(2007)
Trainspotting
(1996)

Filmography

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 2017 Puzzle (filming)
Agnes
  The Child in Time (TV Movie) (post-production)
Julie
 2016 Black Mirror (TV Series)
Karin Parke
- Hated in the Nation (2016) ... Karin Parke
 2016 Swallows and Amazons
Mrs. Walker
 2016 Special Correspondents
Claire
 2012/I Anna Karenina
Dolly
 2012 Brave (Video Game)
Princess Merida (voice)
 2012 Brave
Merida (voice)
 2011 The Decoy Bride
Katie (as Kelly MacDonald)
 2009 Skellig: The Owl Man (TV Movie)
Louise
 2005 Lassie
Jeanie
 2005 All the Invisible Children
Jonathan's wife (segment "Jonathan")
 2005 The Girl in the Café (TV Movie)
Gina
 2005 Alias (TV Series)
Kiera MacLaine / Meghan Keene
- Ice (2005) ... Kiera MacLaine / Meghan Keene
 2003 Brush with Fate (TV Movie)
Aletta Pieters
 2001 Strictly Sinatra
Irene
 2001 The Fear (TV Series)
Storyteller
- Reconstruction (2001) ... Storyteller
 2000 Some Voices
Laura
 2000 House!
Linda
 2000 Two Family House
Mary O'Neary
 1999 Tube Tales
Emma (segment "Mr. Cool")
 1999 My Life So Far
Elspeth
 1999/I Entropy
Pia
 1999 Splendor
Mike
 1998 Elizabeth
Isabel Knollys
 1997 Dead Eye Dick (Short)
Wendy
 1996 Stella Does Tricks
Stella
 1996 Screen Two (TV Series)
Amy Ogilvie
- Flowers in the Forest (1996) ... Amy Ogilvie
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Other Works:

Played Donna in the UK premiere of "Hurlburly" by David Rabe - Old Vic Theatre, London

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 4 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Kelly MacDonald

Height:

5' 2½" (1.59 m)
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Personal Quote:

A few years ago, if you had told me I'd be moving back to Glasgow I'd have said, 'No way'. But it's changed. It's much more vibrant, bohemian. But I'm 35 and I've become a bit of a homebody, I don't really go out much. Same in New York. My home could be anywhere but I love Glasgow. See more »

Trivia:

Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 36, a son Theodore William Payne on December 8, 2012. Child's father is her husband, Dougie Payne. See more »

Trademark:

Scottish accent See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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