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Glasgow, Scotland, UK
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Trainspotting, No Country For Old Man and Boardwalk Empire
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Kelly Macdonald (born 23 February 1976(1976-02-23)) is a Scottish actress, known for playing in the independent film Trainspotting and mainstream releases such as Gosford Park, Nanny McPhee, Intermission, No Country for Old Men and the up-coming The Decoy Bride.
After the success of previous films, such as Trainspotting and Gosford Park, Macdonald landed supporting roles in the films, Intermission (2003), as Deirdre, Nanny McPhee (2005), as the scullery maid Evangeline, A Cock and Bull Story (2006), where she plays the girlfriend of actor Steve Coogan`s onscreen alter ego, Coen Brothers` Academy Award-winning No Country for Old Men, (2007), as Carla Jean Moss, the wife of the film`s protagonist, where her agent originally wasn`t sure she was right for the part, and Macdonald is reported as having to "fight for the role". Her persistence paid off, however, as she was nominated for a BAFTA for best supporting actress. Other films where she had supporting roles include, Choke (2008), as Dr. Paige Marshall, the film which was adapted by Clark Gregg from the 2001 Chuck Palahniuk novel, In the Electric Mist (2009), as Kelly Drummond, alongside Tommy Lee Jones and John Goodman and Skellig (2009), as Louise. She also played the lead in The Merry Gentleman (2008), as Kate Frazier. Her next project is the romantic comedy Decoy Bride opposite David Tennant.
In August 2003, Macdonald married musician Dougie Payne. The couple lives in Los Angeles. Their son, Freddie Peter Payne, was born on 9 March 2008.
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Kelly Macdonald (born 23 February 1976) is a Scottish actress, known for her roles in the films Trainspotting (1996), Gosford Park (2001), Intermission (2003), Nanny McPhee (2005), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011) and Brave (2012). For the 2005 TV film The Girl in the Cafe, she was nominated for a Golden Globe and won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie. For her role in the 2007 film No Country for Old Men, she was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. She went on to star for five seasons in the HBO series Boardwalk Empire (2010–14) as Margaret Thompson, for which she received a 2011 Emmy Award nomination.
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Eastwood High School
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Independent Talent Group Ltd., ICM Partners