Birth Name: Kelly MacDonald
Birth Place: United Kingdom
Born on Feb. 23, 1976 in Glasgow, Scotland, MacDonald was raised in a working class home that was split apart when her parents divorced while she was very young. Estranged from her father, MacDonald grew up on a council estate - the United Kingdom's version of public housing - in Newton Mearns with her mother and brother, David. She gained her first acting experience when she joined an amateur theatrical club that met once a week for two months - an experience that left her energized. When she was 17, MacDonald left home and briefly considered attending drama school, but balked due to her shyness. While working as a barmaid, she saw a leaflet advertising an open casting call for a film call...
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