Who is Melanie Leis? Kelly McGillis's ex-wife

Who is Melanie Leis? Kelly McGillis's ex-wife

Melanie Leis, a Philadelphia sales executive who was married with Kelly McGillis, an American actress. She is known for her film roles such as Rachel Lapp in Witness (1985). She publicly revealed her sexual orientation as lesbian in a 2009 interview with SheWired.


Melanie Leis married Kelly, in 2010. They met in a civil union in and later separated in 2011. In 2000, while McGillis and her then-husband were running the Caribbean Bar Grill & Brewery in Key West, Florida, where Leis worked, the two of them finally crossed paths. The couple officially split up the year after their wedding.

"I started working at the restaurant while Kell was out of town working on a movie. One day I looked up, and there she was. I did not see her from across the room or anything like that… Her presence, not the image of who she is professionally, but her sense of humour, absolutely grabbed me."

Melanie Leis Age and Wikipedia

Born on July 9, 1967 in Philadelphia, PA, Melanie Leis's age is 56 years old, in 2023. Her zodiac sign is cancer.


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She attended Berklee College of Music, New Burry College. Her experience as a sales exec has helped her become a better bartender, as it has given her the skills to interact with customers, understand their needs, and upsell drinks.

Melanie Leis Personal Life

Personal Information
Full Name Melanie Leis
Profession sales executive
Ethnicity White Caucasian
Date of Birth July 9, 1967
Age 56 years old
Birthplace Philadelphia, PA
Famous AsBeing the ex-wife of
Kelly McGillis
Zodiac or Birth Sign Cancer

Melanie Leis and Kelly McGillis marriage

The happy couple tied knot at chambers of Collingswood Municipal Court Judge Robert T. Zane III on September 15, 2010.

When McGillis and Leis lived together in Collingswood, New Jersey, she spent her days working with recovering addicts and alcoholics at Seabrook House Drug Alcohol Rehab Centre.


McGillis is now based in Hendersonville, NC. She has been on the faculty at NYS3 (New York Studio for Stage and Screen) in Asheville, North Carolina since 2013.

Where is Melanie Leis now?

Melanie Leis is a firm believer in giving back to the community via one's celebrity status. As in 2023, she lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

She has organized and hosted many successful ticketed events for charitable purposes, including homelessness and environmental protection.

She believes in,
"Don’t have too much empathy they tell you. Be kind, but be prepared to be treated how that person views themself. Don’t break your own boundaries, but still give a helping hand. Be a hard worker, but not too much because it’s too masculine. Be assertive, but be passive because men won’t like someone that is strong. Work out, but don’t actually be strong because men like women feminine. It never ends…. Life is insane lol."

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