A native of Glasgow, Scotland, KELLY MACDONALD is known to audiences globally
for her memorable
portrayals in works from acclaimed filmmakers and storytellers.
In the fall of 2012, she will be seen starring in a third season of the hit
television series Boardwalk
Empire, from creator Terence Winter and executive producer Martin Scorsese. Her
Irish immigrant Margaret Schroeder has earned her Golden Globe and Emmy Award
and she has won two Screen Actors Guild Awards, together with her fellow actors
from the show, for
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. Ms. Macdonald
previously won an
Emmy Award, and was a Golden Globe Award nominee, for her performance opposite
Bill Nighy in
David Yates' telefilm The Girl in the CafĂ©. The latter reteamed her with Mr.
Yates and Mr. Nighy
following their celebrated miniseries State of Play.
She previously won two Screen Actors Guild Awards, together with her fellow
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture; these were for Robert
Altman's Gosford Park
and Joel and Ethan Coen's No Country for Old Men. For her performance in the
latter, she was also a
BAFTA Award nominee, and won the London Critics Circle Film Award. She and the
cast also shared the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble.
Ms. Macdonald made her movie debut opposite Ewan McGregor in Danny Boyle's
which she was a BAFTA (Scotland) Award nominee. Her subsequent films have
Giedroyc's Stella Does Tricks; Des McAnuff's Cousin Bette; Shekhar Kapur's
Elizabeth, in which she
played alongside Cate Blanchett as the ill-fated Isabel Knollys; Gregg Araki's
Splendor; Phil Joanou's
Entropy; Mike Figgis' The Loss of Sexual Innocence; Hugh Hudson's My Life So
Far; Raymond De
Felitta's Two Family House, for which she was a Spirit Award nominee; Peter
Capaldi's Strictly Sinatra;
John Crowley's Intermission; Marc Forster's award-winning Finding Neverland;
Winterbottom's Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story; Kirk Jones' Nanny McPhee,
Thompson and Colin Firth; The Merry Gentleman, opposite director Michael Keaton,
for which she
received an Evening Standard British Film Award nomination; Clark Gregg's Choke,
for which she
shared with her fellow actors an ensemble Special Jury Prize from the Sundance
Film Festival; and
David Yates' Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.
She recently gave voice to Merida, the heroine of Brave, animation studio
Pixar's first feature with a
female protagonist, directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman.
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