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Kelly Macdonald
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Macdonald in October 2007
Born 23 February 1976 (1976-02-23) (age 43)
Glasgow, Scotland
Residence Aberdeen, Scotland
Occupation Actress
Years active 1996–present
Dougie Payne
(m. 2003; sep. 2017)
Children 2

Kelly Macdonald (born 23 February 1976) is a Scottish actress who is best 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.

In 2003, she appeared in the acclaimed BBC miniseries State of Play as journalist Della Smith.

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 (2010–2014) as Margaret Thompson, for which she received a 2011 Emmy Award nomination.

Early life

Macdonald was born in Glasgow, Scotland and moved to Aberdeen when she was five years old. Her mother was a garment industry sales executive. Macdonald attended Eastwood High School 1987–1993.

Personal life

In August 2003, Macdonald married musician Dougie Payne, bassist of rock band Travis. They have two children and moved back to their home town of Glasgow in 2014, after living in London and New York City. They separated in 2017.

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