February 23, 1976
45 years old
5 ft 3 in | 160 cm tall
34-25-36 in | 86-63.5-91.5 cm
57 kg | 125 lbs
8 US | 38.5 EU
Kelly Macdonald was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on February 23, 1976, is a Scottish actress.
Young Kelly Macdonald first started performing in an amateur theatrical club.
She made her big screen debut in black comedy drama film Trainspotting (1996) in her breakthrough role as Diane Coulston.
She got her television debut in anthology drama series Screen Two (1996) in episode "Flowers of the Forest", in role as Amy Ogilvie.
She was nominated for the BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Film Actress for her role as Diane Coulston in black comedy drama film Trainspotting (1996).
She was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead for her performance as Mary O'Neary in drama movie Two Family House (2000).
She won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and was nominated for the Empire Award for Best British Actress for her role as Mary Maceachran in satirical black comedy mystery film Gosford Park (2001).
She won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film for her role as Gina in drama movie The Girl in the Café (2005).
She was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role and she won the London Film Critics' Circle Award for Supporting Actress of the Year for her performance as Carla Jean Moss in neo-Western crime thriller film No Country for Old Men (2007).
She was nominated for the Annie Award for Voice Acting in a Feature Production for her voice role as Princess Merida in animated fantasy movie Brave (2012).
She was nominated for the BIFA Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Olive Rand in biographical drama film Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017).
She won the Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize for Best Dramatic Ensemble Cast for her role as Paige Marshall in black comedy movie Choke (2008).
She played Helena Ravenclaw in fantasy film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011).
Anna Karenina (2012) romantic drama opposite Keira Knightley, Jude Law and Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Intermission (2003) black comedy crime with Colin Farrell, Shirley Henderson and Cillian Murphy
Splendor (1999) romantic comedy opposite Kathleen Robertson, Johnathon Schaech and Matt Keeslar
Cousin Bette (1998) comedy drama with Jessica Lange, Elisabeth Shue and Bob Hoskins
The Decoy Bride (2011) romantic comedy opposite David Tennant and Alice Eve
In the Electric Mist (2009) mystery drama with Tommy Lee Jones, John Goodman and Peter Sarsgaard
Holmes & Watson (2018) mystery comedy opposite Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly
Dirt Music (2019) romantic drama with Garrett Hedlund, David Wenham and Julia Stone
Operation Mincemeat (2022) war drama in role as Jean Leslie, opposite Colin Firth and Matthew Macfadyen
She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award and two Golden Globe Awards for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film for her role as Margaret Thompson in HBO period crime drama television series Boardwalk Empire (2010-2014), also won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
She won the British Academy Scotland Award for Best Actress Television for her role as Anna Dean in Scottish thriller miniseries The Victim (2019).
State of Play (2003) BBC One drama series in role as Della Smith
Giri/Haji (2019) BBC Two crime series in role as DC Sarah Weitzmann
Line of Duty (2021) BBC police procedural television series in role as DCI Joanne Davidson
Attended the Eastwood High School in Glasgow, Scotland (1989-1993).
She never attended drama school.
Has one brother, David.
She voiced Merida in video game "Brave" (2012).
She dated Chris Jaymes (1997-2000).
She was married to Dougie Payne (2003-2017), they have two children.