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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 15 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »

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 2017 Okja (pre-production)
 2016 Special Correspondents (completed)
Claire Maddox
 2012/I Anna Karenina
 2012 Brave (Video Game)
Princess Merida (voice)
 2012 Brave
Merida (voice)
 2011 The Decoy Bride
 2009 Skellig: The Owl Man (TV Movie)
 2005 Lassie
 2005 All the Invisible Children
Jonathan's wife (segment "Jonathan")
 2005 The Girl in the Café (TV Movie)
 2005 Alias (TV Series)
Kiera MacLaine / Meghan Keene
- Ice (2005) ... Kiera MacLaine / Meghan Keene
 2003 Brush with Fate (TV Movie)
Aletta Pieters
 2001 The Fear (TV Series)
Storyteller (2001)
 2001 Strictly Sinatra
 2000 Some Voices
 2000 House!
 2000 Two Family House
Mary O'Neary
 1999 Tube Tales
Emma (segment "Mr. Cool")
 1999 My Life So Far
 1999/I Entropy
 1999 Splendor
 1998 Elizabeth
Isabel Knollys
 1997 Dead Eye Dick (Short)
 1996 Stella Does Tricks
 1996 Flowers of the Forest (TV Movie)
Amy Ogilvie
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Played Donna in the UK premiere of "Hurlburly" by David Rabe - Old Vic Theatre, London

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

Alternate Names:

Kelly MacDonald


5' 2½" (1.59 m)

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It's that TV thing. You can be in the biggest film of the year and it will still not have the kind of impact a TV series has. Once you're in people's living rooms, that's it. There's no hiding place. See more »


Gave birth to her 1st child at age 32, a son Freddie Peter Payne on March 9, 2008. Child's father is her husband, Dougie Payne. See more »


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