Kelly Reilly

Kelly Reilly - Updated Mar 2023

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Kelly Reilly is an English Movie Actress. Kelly Reilly became popular for her performance as Mary Watson in director Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes film series. She also was one of the cast members of the second season of HBO’s crime series True Detective.

Early Life and Education

Kelly Reilly was born on July 18, 1977, in Chessington, London, England. She is 45 years old and is under the astrological sign, Cancer. She holds English nationality and her full name is Jessica Kelly Siobhán Reilly.

Her father’s name is Jack Reilly who is a police officer and her mother is a hospital receptionist. However, the name of her mother is not available until now. Other than her parents, no information regarding her siblings or cousins is available to date. We are not sure whether she has siblings or if she is an only child of her parents. As she has kept her personal and family life and information very private and away from media attention. But we do know that her grandparents are Irish.

Kelly Reilly – Education

Regarding Reilly’s educational background and qualifications, she studied at Tolworth Girls’ School in Tolworth. She went on to study drama to obtain a GCSE.

Career and Professional Life

Kelly Reilly began her career in acting by writing to the producers of the television drama Prime Suspect, starring Helen Mirren, to ask for work. Then after six months, she was able to audition for a role in “Prime Suspect 4: Inner Circle”. She then went on to appear in an episode of the Carlton UK television period drama series “Bramwell”. Then, six years later, she starred alongside Mirren in the film “Last Orders”.

Finally, her first professional role was when she was able to star in a series of parts on the English stage. She was able to work with Terry Johnson in four productions and they are Elton John’s Glasses, The London Cuckolds, The Graduate, and Piano/Forte. Moreover, Johnson even wrote Piano/Forte for Kelly. Reilly also starred in other various series and movies such “Blasted”, “L’Auberge espagnole (The Spanish Apartment)”, “Les Poupées russes (Russian Dolls)”, “Casse-tête chinois (Chinese Puzzle)”, “Mrs Henderson Presents”, as well as “Pride & Prejudice”.

Kelly’s first lead role was in the year 2008 in the horror film “Eden Lake”. After a year, she went on to have a high-profile role on prime-time British television in “Above Suspicion”. Three of her other major films were Sherlock Holmes, Triage, and Me and Orson Welles. She even was able to reprise her role as Mary Watson in “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”.

Her other critics are Flight, Heaven is for Real, Calvary, Black Box, True Detective, Bastille Day, Britannia, Yellowstone, and more. She even made her Broadway debut opposite Clive Owen and Eve Best in Harold Pinter’s play Old Times at the American Airlines Theatre.

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Caption: Kelly Reilly acting in a movie (Source: Women and Hollywood)

Awards and Achievements

Kelly Reilly’s performance in “After Miss Julie at the Donmar Warehouse” was able to make her a star of the London stage. This even helped her earn a nomination for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actress of 2003. She was 26 years old at that time which made her the youngest person ever nominated for that award. Likewise, in the year 2005, she was abble to win Best Newcomer Award at the Cannes Film Festival for her role as Wendy in Russian Dolls (Les Poupées Russes).

After a year, she even won the Empire Award for Best Newcomer for her role in the British comedy film, Mrs Henderson Presents. Also, her second nomination for an Olivier Award for her performance as Desdemona in the acclaimed production of Othello at the Donmar Warehouse in 2009. Kelly was one of the nomination for Best Actress at the British Independent Film Awards for Eden Lake in the year 2010. Whereas in the year 2012, she went on to win the Spotlight Award at the Hollywood Film Festival for her performance as Nicole in Flight.

Relationship Status

Kelly Reilly is married as of now. She tied the knot with Kyle Baugher in the year 2012 in Somerset, England. They met each other for the first time in the year 2012. Her husband is a financier, in Marfa, Texas. Likewise, Reilly also has an ex-husband whose name is Jonah Lotan who is an actor. They were together from the year 2007 to 2009. Moreover, she is very private person and barely talks about her personal life outside of her work.

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Caption: Kelly Reilly along with her husband, Kyle Baugher (Source: Parade)

Body Measurements

Kelly Reilly has a height of 5 feet 5 inches and her weight is 59 Kg. Her other body measurements such as her chest size, waist size, and hip size are 37-25-36 inches respectively. Moreover, Reilly has green eyes and ginger hair.

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Caption: Kelly Reilly posing for a picture (Source: Imdb)

Social Media

Kelly Reilly is pretty active on all of her social accounts. She owns her Instagram account under the name “mzkellyreilly” and has garnere 696K followers until now. Likewise, her Twitter handle is under the name “kellyreillyweb” and has 12.4K followers on it.

Kelly Reilly – Net Worth 2023

As per CAknowledge, Kelly Reilly has a net worth of $10 million and her salary is $2 million. Also, her monthly income is $240K. Acting career being her main income, she definitely has many other income sources as well.