Kelly Macdonald Age, Wiki, Biography, Husband, Children, Height in feet, Net Worth, Movies, Tv-Shows & Many More

Kelly Macdonald is a famous Scottish actress and model who mainly works in films and television shows. Kelly is best known for her roles in Trainspotting (1996), Gosford Park (2001), Intermission (2003), Nanny McPhee (2005), No Country for Old Men (2007), Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011), Brave (2012), the Black Mirror episode “Hated in the Nation” (2016), The Victim (2019) and Line of Duty, Season 6 (2021). Kelly Macdonald is one of the best-known actresses who won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Miniseries or a Television Film. For her performance in the 2007 film No Country for Old Men, she was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Macdonald has also received several nominations at prestigious award ceremonies, such as the “British Academy Film Awards” and the “Golden Globe Awards.” “Eastwood High School” in Scotland has a drama studio and theatre named after her.

Kelly Macdonald was born on February 23, 1976, in Glasgow, Scotland. She was born in Glasgow, Scotland and later moved to Aberdeen with her family when she was five years old. Kelly spent most of her childhood in Aberdeen. She attended the “Eastwood High School” in Newton Mearns, Scotland from 1987 to 1993. After completing her education, she started her career as a barmaid in Glasgow. When she came across a leaflet advertising a casting round for a film titled “Trainspotting,” she decided to give it a try. Subsequently, she was selected to play an underage seductress named Diane Coulston is a British black comedy film.

Kelly Macdonald portrayed Mary in the 1999 BBC radio drama Lifehouse, based on Pete Townshend’s abandoned rock opera. On television, her highest-profile roles have been in two BBC dramas: the Paul Abbott series State of Play (2003) and the one-off Richard Curtis piece The Girl in the Café (2005). For her performance in The Girl in the Café, she was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film in 2006 and won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie. Her other notable works include “Boardwalk Empire,” “Line of Duty,” and others. She is very active on social media. She has a huge fan following.

Talking about Kelly Macdonald’s personal life, As of now, she is 45 years old and her marital status is divorced. Kelly Macdonald married musician Dougie Payne on August 27, 2003. The couple was blessed with their first child, a son named Freddie Peter Payne, on March 9, 2008. On December 8, 2012, Macdonald gave birth to her second child, a son named Theodore William Payne. Kelly Macdonald and Dougie Payne got separated in 2017. She currently lives in Aberdeen, Scotland.

NameKelly Dorothy Macdonald
Nick NameKelly Macdonald
ProfessionActress
Date of Birth23rd February 1976
Age45 year old
Birth PlaceGlasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
NationalityScottish, American and British
HometownGlasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
SchoolEastwood High School, Newton Mearns, Scotland
CollageN/A
DebutTelevision – 1996- Flowers of the Forest
Film – Trainspotting
ReligionChristian
Zodiac SignLeo

Kelly Macdonald Career

  • Kelly Macdonald made her film debut in 1996 when she played Diane in the Danny Boyle-directed film “Trainspotting.” Her performance in the film won her a ‘BAFTA Scotland Award’ nomination for “Best Film Actress.”
  • In 1996, she was cast to play Amy Ogilvie in a television film titled “Flowers of the Forest.”
  • In the same year, she played the lead role of a young Glaswegian girl named Stella McGuire in the Coky Giedroyc-directed film “Stella Does Tricks.”
  • In 1997, she played Wendy in a short film titled “Dead Eye Dick.”
  • She also played Hortense Hulot in the British-American film “Cousin Bette” and then played Isabel Knollys in the Shekhar Kapur-directed biographical drama film “Elizabeth.”
  • In 1999, Macdonald played supporting roles in five films, namely “Splendor,” “Entropy,” “The Loss of Sexual Innocence,” “My Life So Far,” and “Tube Tales.”
  • In 2000, Kelly was nominated at the “Film Independent Spirit Awards” for “Best Female Lead” for portraying Mary O’Neary in the Raymond De Felitta-directed film, “Two Family House.”
  • In the same year, she was also seen playing prominent roles in films, such as “Some Voices” and “House! “
  • In 2003, she played Aletta Pieters in the Brent Shields-directed television film “Brush with Fate.”
  • In 2003, Kelly also played Della Smith in six episodes of a British television drama series titled “The State of Play.”
  • In 2003, she was also cast to play the lead role of Deirdre in the John Crowley-directed Irish black comedy crime film “Intermission.”
  • In 2005, Macdonald was seen in four films, namely “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” “All the Invisible Children,” “Nanny McPhee,” and “Lassie.”
  • In 2018, she once again voiced Princess Merida in the computer-animated comedy film “Ralph Breaks the Internet.”
  • In 2019, she was cast to play one of the main roles of Sarah in a TV series titled “Giri/Haji.” She was also cast to play Anna Dean in a television miniseries titled “The Victim.”
Kelly Macdonald Film
YearMovie TitleRole
1996TrainspottingDiane Coulston
1996Dancing, Some DaysSharon
1996Stella Does TricksStella McGuire
1997Dead Eye DickWendy
1998Cousin BetteHortense Hulot
1998ElizabethIsabel Knollys
1999SplendorMike
1999EntropyPia
1999The Loss of Sexual InnocenceSusan
1999My Life So FarElspeth Pettigrew
1999Tube TalesEmma
2000Two Family HouseMary O’Neary
2000House!Linda
2000Some VoicesLaura
2001Strictly SinatraIrene
2001Gosford ParkMary Maceachran
2003IntermissionDeirdre
2004Finding NeverlandPeter Pan
2005The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the GalaxyReporter Jin Jenz
2005All the Invisible ChildrenJonathan’s wife
2005Nanny McPheeEvangeline
2005LassieJeanie
2005A Cock and Bull StoryJenny
2007No Country for Old MenCarla Jean Moss
2008The Merry GentlemanKate Frazier
2008ChokePaige Marshall
2009In the Electric MistKelly Drummond
2011The Decoy BrideKatie Nic Aodh
2011Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2Helena Ravenclaw
2012BravePrincess Merida
2012Anna KareninaDolly Oblonskaya
2016Special CorrespondentsClaire Maddox
2016Swallows and AmazonsMrs. Walker
2016The Journey Is the DestinationDuff
2017T2 TrainspottingDiane Coulston
2017Goodbye Christopher RobinOlive Rand
2018PuzzleAgnes
2018Ralph Breaks the InternetPrincess Merida
2018Holmes & WatsonMrs. Hudson
2019Dirt MusicGeorgie Jutland
2022Operation MincemeatJean Leslie
Kelly Macdonald Television
YearShow TitleRole
1996Flowers of the ForestAmy Ogilvie
2003Brush with FateAletta Pieters
2003State of PlayDella Smith
2005AliasKiera MacLaine/Meghan Keene
2005The Girl in the CaféGina
2009SkelligLouise/Mum
2010–2014Boardwalk EmpireMargaret Thompson
2016Black MirrorDCI Karin Parke
2017The Child in TimeJulie
2019The VictimAnna Dean
2019Giri/HajiDC Sarah Weitzmann
2020Truth SeekersJojo74
2021Line of DutyDCI Joanne Davidson
TBDCall My Agent!N/A

Kelly Macdonald Family 

Father Name Archibald Macdonald
Mother Name Patricia Kelly (garment salsa executive)
Brother N/A
Sister N/A
HusbandDivorced

Kelly Macdonald Relationship / Marital Status & Many More 

Kelly Macdonald is a famous Scottish actress who is best known for her roles in Trainspotting (1996), Gosford Park (2001), Intermission (2003), and many more shows and movies. Kelly Macdonald married musician Dougie Payne on August 27, 2003. The couple was blessed with their first child, a son named Freddie Peter Payne, on March 9, 2008. On December 8, 2012, Macdonald gave birth to her second child, a son named Theodore William Payne. Kelly Macdonald and Dougie Payne got separated in 2017. She currently lives in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Marital Status Divorced
Affairs / Boyfriend Dougie Payne
Husband Dougie Payne
Marriage date August 27, 2003
Marriage Place December 8, 2012
ChildrenSon– Theodore William Payne, 
Freddie Peter Payne

Kelly Macdonald Physical Stats

HeightIn Centimeter – 165 cm
In Meter – 1.65 m
In feet & inches – 5’5
WeightIn Kilogram- 54 Kg
In Pounds – 119lbs
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBrown

Kelly Macdonald Favorite

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Favorite Actress N/A
Favorite Song N/A
Favorite Movie N/A
Favorite CuisineN/A
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Kelly Macdonald Education 

School Eastwood High School, Newton Mearns, Scotland
Collage N/A
Educational Qualification High School

Kelly Macdonald Net Worth

Net Worth$ 2 Million Doller (Estimated)
SalaryN/A
Income SourceActing
Car CollectionN/A

Some Unknown facts about Kelly Macdonald

  • Kelly Macdonald is a Scottish actress well known for her appearances in films like Nanny McPhee, Gosford Park, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II.
  • She has also had prominent roles in No Country for Old Men and TV miniseries State of Play.
  • She had her first job working as a barmaid. Her film debut was in the 1996 film Trainspotting.
  • She was the voice actor for the protagonist Princess Merida in Pixar’s 2012 animated film Brave.
  • She married musician Dougie Payne in 2003. The couple has two children together.
  • She played Margaret Schroeder on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, co-starring with Steve Buscemi from 2010 to 2014.
  • In 1999, she was named as one of the European films ‘Shooting Stars by European Film Promotion.
  • She Auditioned for roles in The Matrix (1999), Shakespeare in Love (1998), and Moulin Rouge! (2001).
  • The Trainspotting (1996) was released on Kelly’s 20th birthday.
  • her favorite animated Disney character is Tinkerbell from Peter Pan.
  • She is the Daughter of Archibald Macdonald and Patricia Kelly.

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