Birthplace: Newport Beach, California
McGillis's first two movie performances, in Reuben, Reuben (1983) and Witness (1985), received critical praise. She next played opposite Tom Cruise in Top Gun (1986) and has since appeared in films such as Made in Heaven (1987), The Accused (1988), The Babe (1992), At First Sight (1999), Morgan's Ferry (1999) and The Monkey's Mask (2000), though these have earned less rapturous reviews than her earlier work. McGillis coproduced and acted in the TV movie Grand Isle (1992).
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