Kelly Macdonald

Actress, Barmaid
Ever since her debut as one of the stars in Danny Boyle's "Trainspotting" (1996), actress Kelly MacDonald enjoyed a vibrant and award-worthy career. Though not necessarily a household name, Macdonald nonetheless ... Read more »
Born: 02/22/1976 in United Kingdom

Filmography

Actor (33)

Boardwalk Empire 2010 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Anna Karenina 2012 (Movie)

Dolly (Actor)

Brave 2012 (Movie)

Merida (Voice)

The Decoy Bride 2012 (Movie)

Katie (Actor)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 2011 (Movie)

Helena Ravenclaw (Actor)

In the Electric Mist 2009 (Movie)

Kelly Drummond (Actor)

The Merry Gentleman 2009 (Movie)

Kate Frazier (Actor)

Choke 2008 (Movie)

Paige Marshall (Actor)

No Country for Old Men 2007 (Movie)

Carla Jean Moss (Actor)

Lassie 2006 (Movie)

Jeanie (Actor)

Nanny McPhee 2006 (Movie)

Evangeline (Actor)

Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story 2006 (Movie)

Jenny (Actor)

Alias 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Finding Neverland 2004 (Movie)

Peter Pan (Actor)

Intermission 2004 (Movie)

Deirdre (Actor)

State of Play 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Gosford Park 2001 (Movie)

Mary Maceachran (Actor)

Strictly Sinatra 2001 (Movie)

Irene (Actor)

House! 2000 (Movie)

Linda (Actor)

Some Voices 2000 (Movie)

Laura (Actor)

Stella Does Tricks 2000 (Movie)

Stella McGuire (Actor)

Two Family House 2000 (Movie)

Mary O'Neary (Actor)

Entropy 1999 (Movie)

Pia (Actor)

My Life So Far 1999 (Movie)

Elspeth (Actor)

Splendor 1999 (Movie)

Mike (Actor)

The Loss of Sexual Innocence 1999 (Movie)

Susan (Actor)

Cousin Bette 1998 (Movie)

Hortense Hulot (Actor)

Elizabeth 1998 (Movie)

Isabelle Knollys (Actor)

Tube Tales 1998 (Movie)

("Mr Cool") (Actor)

Trainspotting 1996 (Movie)

Diane (Actor)

Brush With Fate (TV Show)

Actor

Skellig (TV Show)

Actor

The Girl in the Café (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Ever since her debut as one of the stars in Danny Boyle's "Trainspotting" (1996), actress Kelly MacDonald enjoyed a vibrant and award-worthy career. Though not necessarily a household name, Macdonald nonetheless delivered some finely-tuned performances in many noted films without any formal training - highly unusual from an actress from across the pond. After "Trainspotting," she settled into a series of supporting roles in films like "Elizabeth" (1998) and "Gosford Park" (2001); the latter of which earned her considerable acclaim and recognition for being part of an excellent ensemble cast. But it was her small screen performance in "The Girl in the Café" (HBO, 2005) that propelled her career, thanks in large part to winning an Emmy Award for supporting actress. MacDonald parlayed this success into a breakout feature performance in "No Country for Old Men" (2007), which in turn led to her acclaimed role on the hit cable series, "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO, 2010- ). Regardless of time, place or accent, Macdonald demonstrated a wide-ranging talent that consistently pushed her to new heights.

Relationships

Douglas Payne Song

Husband
Married Aug. 27, 2003

Freddie Payne

Son
Born March 9, 2008; father, Douglas Payne

Milestones

2012

Voiced lead character Merida in Disney Pixar animated feature "Brave"

2012

Cast opposite Keira Knightley's "Anna Karenina"

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

2010

Cast as the Irish immigrant-turned-grande-dame Margaret Schroeder on HBO's "Boardwalk Empire"

2008

Cast opposite Sam Rockwell in the film "Choke," based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk

2007

Played Josh Brolin's wife in the Coen brothers' film "No Country For Old Men"

2006

Played the girlfriend of actor Steve Coogan's onscreen alter ego in "A Cock and Bull Story," directed by Michael Winterbottom

2005

Co-starred with Bill Nighy in the HBO movie "The Girl in the Café"

2004

Cast in "Finding Neverland," which detailed the experiences of Peter Pan author J.M. Barrie

2004

Co-starred with Colin Farrell in the drama "Intermission"

2001

Landed memorable role as the maid to the imperious Countess of Trentham in the Robert Altman-directed period mystery "Gosford Park"

2001

Co-starred in "Strictly Sinatra"

2000

Portrayed an Irishwoman who falls for an unlikely suitor in "Two Family House"

1999

Featured in "My Life so Far," a Scottish production starring Colin Firth

1999

Starred in Phil Joanou's "Entropy" and Gregg Araki's "Splendor"

1999

Acted opposite Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Mike Figgis' "The Loss of Sexual Innocence"

1998

Played supporting roles in the costume dramas "Cousin Bette" and "Elizabeth"

1996

Delivered breakthrough screen role in Danny Boyle's "Trainspotting"

1996

First leading role, "Stella Does Tricks"

Was working in pubs in Glasgow when "discovered" by director Danny Boyle

Raised in Newton Mearns, a suburb of Glasgow, Scotland

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