Kelly Macdonald

Scottish Actress
Born Feb 23, 1976

Kelly Macdonald is a Scottish actress, known for her role in the independent film Trainspotting and mainstream releases such as Nanny McPhee, Gosford Park, Intermission, No Country for Old Men, and Brave. On television, she is known for her roles in Boardwalk Empire, The Girl in the Café and State of Play.… Read More

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    Boardwalk Empire's Negro Problem: Creative License With Du Bois And Garvey
    Huffington Post - Nov 15, 2013
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    Spas And The Leap Toward Multicultural Marketing
    Huffington Post - Nov 05, 2013
  • Kelly Mac Donald, Shaun Kennedy Weddings
    NYTimes - May 26, 2013
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    Huffington Post - Mar 13, 2013


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1976 Birth Born on February 23, 1976.


1999 23 Years Old On radio, she portrayed Mary in the 1999 BBC radio drama Lifehouse, based on Pete Townshend's abandoned rock opera, some of the songs for which were released on The Who's album Who's Next. … Read More
2001 25 Years Old Other films where she had supporting roles include Choke (2008), as Paige Marshall, the film adapted by Clark Gregg from the 2001 Chuck Palahniuk novel; In the Electric Mist (2009) (based on James Lee Burke's In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead (1993), as Kelly Drummond, alongside Tommy Lee Jones and John Goodman; and Skellig (2009), as Louise. … Read More


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In 2010, she played her first comedy role, in the British independent romantic comedy film The Decoy Bride. … Read More
2011 35 Years Old In 2011, she and the rest of the show's cast were awarded the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.


2016 40 Years Old In 2016, she starred in Ricky Gervais' Special Correspondents as Claire Maddox, and Swallows and Amazons as Mrs. Walker. Macdonald was born in Glasgow. Her mother was a garment industry sales executive. In August 2003, Macdonald married musician Dougie Payne, bassist of rock band Travis. … Read More
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