Jessica Kelly Siobhán Reilly was born on the 18th July 1977, in Chessington, Surrey, England and is an actress, best known for her roles in such movies as “Eden Lake” (2008) as Jenny, then as Mary Morstan in “Sherlock Holmes” (2009), and as Mary Watson in “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” (2011).
Have you ever wondered how rich Kelly Reilly is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Reilly’s net worth is as high as $5 million, an amount earned through her successful acting career, which started in 1995.
Kelly Reilly Net Worth $5 Million
Kelly Reilly was the daughter of a police officer, Jack Reilly, and a hospital receptionist mother, and went to Tolworth Girls’ School in Kingston.
She debuted as Polly Henry on television in a mystery movie called “Prime Suspect: Inner Circles” (1995) starring Helen Mirren, and then appeared in an episode of the series “The Biz” (1995). By the end of the ‘90s, Reilly had played in several TV shows and movies, including the “The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling” in 1997 and “Wonderful You” in 1999. Since 2000, Kelly has played in notable British movies including “Last Orders” (2001) starring Michael Caine, Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren and Ray Winstone.
In 2002, Reilly co-starred as Wendy in the romantic comedy called “L’Auberge Espagnole”, a story about a French student and his European friends who are living in Barcelona. The mid-2000s was quite lucrative for Kelly, as she played in several popular movies such as Laurence Dunmore’s drama “The Libertine” (2004) alongside Johnny Depp, Samantha Morton and John Malkovich., then in 2005 starred as Wendy alongside Romain Duris and Audrey Tautou in the sequel to the “L’auberge espagnole” called “Les poupées russes”. Also that year, she had a supporting role in Joe Wright’s Oscar Award-nominated drama “Pride & Prejudice”, playing Caroline Bingley alongside Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen and Brenda Blethyn, and ended the successful year in Stephen Frears’ Oscar Award-nominated comedy “Mrs Henderson Presents” starring Judi Dench, Bob Hoskins and Christopher Guest.
In 2008, Kelly played her biggest role at the time in the James Watkins’ horror called the “Eden Lake” with Michael Fassbender. From 2009 to 2012, Reilly starred alongside Ciaran Hinds in the crime series “Above Suspicion”, and then appeared in Guy Ritchie’s Oscar Award-nominated “Sherlock Holmes” (2009) starring Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and Rachel McAdams; although she played a supporting character of Mary Morstan, Reilly’s net worth significantly increased thanks to the movie’s earnings of over $520 million worldwide.
Kelly continued with a part in Nathan Morlando’s “Citizen Gangster” (2011), the story about WWII vet Eddie Boyd (Scott Speedman) and his criminal activities. Also in 2011, she played Mary Watson again, in Ritchie’s “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” alongside Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, and Jared Harris. The film was a hit at the box office yet again, as it grossed over $550 million, improving Kelly’s wealth in the process. Reilly had a role in another blockbuster in 2012, when she portrayed Nicole in Robert Zemeckis’ Oscar Award-nominated thriller called “Flight” starring Denzel Washington, Nadine Velazquez and Don Cheadle – the movie made over $160 million worldwide, and added more money to Reilly’s bank account. In 2013, Kelly played as Wendy for the third time with Romain Duris and Audrey Tautou in “Casse-tête chinois”, and then co-starred alongside Brendan Gleeson in the drama “Calvary” (2014). Most recently, she starred in 13 episodes of the series “Black Box” (2014), and played as Frank Semyon’s (Vince Vaughn) wife in the Golden Globe Award-nominated show “True Detective” (2015). She later appeared alongside Idris Elba in the action movie called “The Take” (2016). At the moment, Reilly is working on the series “Britannia” and in the film “10×10”, both of which will be released later in 2017.
Regarding her personal life, Kelly Reilly was engaged to the fellow actor Jonah Lotan, but then she married financier Kyle Baugher in 2012.
She was nominated for a 2004 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actress of 2003 for her performance in "After Miss Julie" at the Donmar Warehouse. She became the youngest actress ever to be nominated for that category (aged 26).
You put yourself on tape as an actor a lot - and you send them off, they go out into the ether, and you have no idea what's going to come back, or when.
My personal life, my normal life, is so important to me. To be able to go back to my personal life and leave characters behind is important; I don't keep them with me.
You know, I really enjoy longevity. I see actors in their forties and they just turn out these really fabulous roles and characters. You know who they are, but you wouldn't necessarily know their names.
The British theatre and establishment is so hard to penetrate, and there are so many talented people involved in it. So, to be counted among some of those actresses... It doesn't get better than that.
When it comes to my work, I'm fearless. I go with my gut.
When I was younger, I used to write to directors when I was unsure I could play a role. I'd say: 'You've made a terrible mistake.'
We live in a celebrity-obsessed society.
There is a part of me that is not fulfilled by acting. It is a self-involved life; it can feel shallow, but not very often.
Theatre is where my heart is. It's where I can do my best work. And even if I do films and TV, that's what I want to come back to.
The reason I act is because I'm trying to understand why people are as they are.
I'd prefer to go under the radar and just do the acting without being famous for it.
I'd love to work on a real girl piece with some fabulous actresses. I feel like I've worked with so many men.
I need someone who understands an artist's mentality. I couldn't be with someone who wouldn't let me have my freedom.
I think when you're an actor and you're drawing on your emotions all the time, you need to be quite steady.
I love strong women in films that are allowed to play women and not male fantasies.
I'm not a show-off; I'm not an exhibitionist.
I've no wish to appear in celebrity magazines.
I'm a theater actress. I love rehearsal. I could have six weeks of rehearsal and think it's not enough. But on film, you don't get that luxury.
I'm not temperamentally into high comedy. I'm not a Noel Coward kind of girl.
My family believe you should never be flashy about anything. Maybe that handicapped me a little bit, that extreme humility.
I love actresses who are brave and don't do what's expected of them or don't play off how they look or take risks.
I act because I have to, because I need to find out whether I can do it or not - that's what drives me and excites me and lights me up.
I don't want to be doing fashion shoots and being interviewed about where I shop. Who cares?
Every job feels like my first.
Being at the pinnacle of my career is not to turn up in some multiplex blockbuster.
At my school, Shakespeare wasn't on the syllabus - at least not for me.
As an actor, you always want to keep it different, change it up, and, you know, just to keep yourself inspired and work with interesting characters.
Acting has always been such escapism for me.
Women do well in their thirties. They put their bags down and say, 'This is who I am - like it or lump it.' There is a more relaxed quality, which I like.
My dad is such a good man, hard-working.
It's lovely to work with a group of actors who make you laugh and smile.
Obviously, education is hugely important, along with healthcare. They're the basics and you're hurting your own country if you don't pour money into them.
I hate to say that my mother was 'just a housewife', because in addition to that she has had lots of part-time secretarial jobs in factories and hospitals, always working really hard for our family.
Auditioning is a horrible experience because you know you are being absolutely scrutinized and judged. There are days where you can do it and days where it's just not happening, and I feel like that's how it is with all artists; you have some days it kind of works.
Literally, I don't know where life is gonna go from one day to the next, and that's as exciting as it is tiring.
Hand on heart, I find it a little bit embarrassing. I don't need to be on the cover of magazines. Everything I've dreamed of doing, I'm doing.