Kelly Reilly Biography

Kelly Reilly (full name Jessica Kelly Siobhan Reilly) is an actress and producer. According to the official IMDB page, her most significant roles are in Sherlock Holmes from 2009, Flight from 2012 and Eden Lake from 2008. She has been married since 2012 and in her career, she has a number of awards in theater and movies alike.

Kelly Reilly Age

Kelly Reilly was born on July 18th, 1977 and she is 39 years old at the time of writing this article.

Reilly’s Partner and Family

Kelly Reilly was born and raised in England. To be exact, she was born in Chessington, Surrey, England. Her mother was a hospital receptionist and her father was a police officer for 25 years and he worked in some really tough neighborhoods of South London, Brixton, etc. He actually helped her with a role in “Prime Suspects” where she plays a female police officer with a family background just like hers. Furthermore, her father was on the streets during the Brixton riots, and his family was very afraid for his safety. So, all that actually helped her to properly develop her character.

The second thing about her parents is that they are Irish, but she considers herself to be English. It is not hard to draw her heritage just by looking at her. And although the entire family is Catholic, and she grew up with Catholic customs, she has never been a “true believer”. That great distance she made from the Catholic Church is something that didn’t bother her parents. They were only astonished by her acting capabilities and her big will to succeed in her acting career. In one of her interviews for “Telegraph”, she even commented on that saying that she was not raised in a theatrical family but the theater got into her as soon as she saw the first play.


Kelly Reilly and Kyle Baugher wedding

Because of her rebellious spirit, she didn’t want to continue her school as an “All girls comprehensive” so she left home when she was 16 years old. But, she didn’t want to do everything “by the book” so she went around the regular path of education like additional drama classes, and started going to castings while she was working as a waitress. That was right before she got her first role in Prime Suspect 4.

She is that kind of a woman that loves her job, but she doesn’t want to do anything else besides it. That is why she doesn’t get all the fame and publicity she deserves although she is one of the best actresses out there at this moment. She likes her home and she is a “domestic” person. Also, she doesn’t want to go to premiers, she doesn’t like the “red carpet” and she doesn’t like magazine covers. She just wants to have quality roles, to finish her job as best as she can, and to enjoy in her household. However, in spite of her great talent, she always starts her job with a dose of insecurity:”I still always come to a new job plagued with insecurities, wondering have I still got it, but now I definitely feel there’s something underneath me.”

Bottom line, Kelly Reilly is a talented actress, capable of taking any role and she is a true lady.

Kelly Reilly hasn’t had lots of relationships. She has been in a relationship with Jonah Lotan in 2008 and JJ Feild from 2001 to 2002. Johan is a 45-year-old Israeli actor. He was born on 3rd July 1971 in Tel-Aviv, Israel. He played Dr. Marty Pino in CSI: NY.

On the other hand, JJ Feild is an English actor, although he was born in Boulder, Colorado, USA. He is best known for his portrayal of Simon Doyle in Poirot – Death on the Nile. He is in a long-term relationship with Neve Campbell.

Kelly Reilly and Kyle Baugher have been married since 2012. He is an American financier.

Education and Career

Kelly Reilly has attended Tolworth Girl’s School in Kingston. That is a secondary school in which she studied drama.

After her first television drama “Prime Suspect” she appeared on a number of plays on the English stage. She worked on:

  • Elton John’s Glasses
  • The London Cuckolds
  • The Graduate
  • Piano/Forte

Jude Law and Kelly Reilly in “Sherlock Holmes”

The last one was written by Terry Johnson having Kelly Reilly in mind for the main role. Terry is a famous British dramatist and director working for all medias (stage, television, and film). The interesting thing is that Terry thinks only the best about Kelly Reilly, no matter what the mass media tells on doesn’t say anything about the actress. He thinks that she is “possibly the most natural, dyed in the wool, deep in the bone actress”, he has ever worked with.

Since 1995, she has played in over 50 movies and TV series, including some major ones alongside pretty well known and respected actors like Keira Knightley and Donald Sutherland in Pride and Prejudice from 2005, Rowan Atkinson and Hugh Laurie (Dr. House) in Maybe Baby from 2000, Tom Hardy in A for Andromeda from 2006, Zac Efron in Me and Orson Welles from 2008, Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law in Sherlock Holmes from 2009, Denzel Washington in “Flight” from 2012, Colin Farrell in True Detective from 2015 and many more. Right now, she is working on two separate projects: TV series Britannia – Drama set in 43AD and 10×10 about which we don’t know anything.

Kelly’s Awards and Nominations

She has gotten a big number of awards and nominations.

She won the Best Newcomer Award at the Cannes Film Festival for “The Russian Dolls”. In 2006 she also won the Empire Award for the Best Newcomer for comedy “Mrs. Henderson Presents”, and in 2012 Kelly won the Spotlight Award at the 2012 Hollywood Film Festival for “Flight”.


“Eden Lake” Movie

She was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actress of 2003 and in 2009. She was also nominated for Best Actress at the British Independent Film Awards in 2010.

Kelly Reilly Net Worth and Salary

Kelly Reilly Net Worth has been speculated to be over $5 Million. Her exact salary per project is not known.

Kelly Reilly Ethnicity

Kelly Reilly is British actress and she is white. However, she is white, with light brown almost red hair. That family trait is the thing she is pulling of her Irish ancestry. Her parents and thus her grandparents were Irish.


Kelly Reilly today

Kelly’s Measurements

Kelly weighs somewhere around 55kg. She has always been fit. Kelly Reilly’s measurements are 35-25-35.

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Born:,July 18th 1977.
Net Worth:, $5 Million
Hair Color:,Light Brown
Eye Color:,Green
Height:,5 Feet 8 Inch
Married to:,Kyle Baugher (m. 2012)
Affair with:,N/A
Birth Sign:,Cancer
Education:,Tolworth Girl’s School in Kingston

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