Sonora Tillman is the daughter of American actress Kelly McGillis with her ex-husband Fred Tillman. Sonora’s mother, McGillis is an American stage and screen actress. As an actress her mother is known for her film roles such as Rachel Lapp in Witness, for which she received Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations; Charlie in Top Gun; Made in Heaven; The House on Carroll Street; and as Kathryn Murphy in The Accused.
Sonora Tillman: Bio Summary
|Full Name||Sonora Tillman|
|famous as||daughter of Kelly McGillis|
|Date of Birth||April 10, 1993|
|Place of Birth||United States of America|
|Parents||Kelly McGillis, Fred Tillman|
Sonora Tillman was born on 29 April 1993 in the United States to her parents Kelly McGillis and Fred Tillman. She is 29 years old as of 2022. She is not the only child of her parents, she has another sibling whose name is Kelsey Tillman.
She is the youngest daughter. Sonora’s parents got divorced in 2002 after they got married in 1989 and her mother currently lives in Hendersonville, North California. Her father Fred Tillman was a yacht salesman.
Just four days after she was born, her father Fred Tillman was arrested and fined $250 for propositioning a prostitute, who turned out to be an undercover policewoman, and released on $100 bond.
She has none of her educational background in the media but we believe a woman of her caliber knows what she wants. She has kept her activities and her family private.
Apart from being known to be an actress and a celebrity daughter, Sonora Tillman is a married woman. She is married to Jordan Garcia. Sonora and her husband have two children, the first is a boy and the second is a girl who was born in 2019. Her family lives in Florida as of the middle of 2022.
Kelly McGillis: Mother of Sonora Tillman.
Sonora Tillman’s mother Kelly is of Scot-Irish paternal ancestry and a German maternal ancestry; she is also of Welsh ancestry. Kelly McGillis born as Kelly Ann McGillis was born on 9 July 1957 in Newport Beach, California, USA. She is 65 years old as of 2022.
Her Mother has been divorced twice
In 1979, Sonora’s mother got married to her fellow Juilliard sweetheart, Boyd Black but they got divorced in 1981 before graduating. She married Sonora’s father Fred Tillman in 1989. The couple had two daughters, Kelsey and Sonora Tillman. They got divorced in 2002.
Kelly was raped in 1982 by two men in her apartment in New York. One of the rapist, Lorey Johnson who was 15 years old at that time, was sentenced to three years in prison but the other assailant’s charges were dropped due to a lack of corroborative evidence.
A schooner, ‘The Centurion”, a 110-foot valued at $1.5 million which was owned by Kelly and her husband, Fred Tillman was destroyed by fire in April 1996 at a marina in Dania, Florida.
Her Mother Came out as a Lesbian
In 2009, during Kelly’s interview with SheWired, she came out as a lesbian. In 2010, she and Melanie Leis, a Philadelphia sales executive entered a into a civil union. The two met in 2000 when Leis was bartender at Kelly’s Carribean Bar Grill and Brewery in Key West, Florida which was owned by Kelly and her husband Fred Tillman. They separated the following year.
Sonora Tillman’s mother worked full-time with drug addicts and alcoholics at Seabrook House Drug Alcohol Rehab Center, a rehabilitation Center in Bridgeton, New Jersey.
There was a home invasion in Kelly’s home in North California on June 17, 2016, by a woman called Laurence Marie Dorn which left Kelly Scratched and bruised. Following the attack, she applied concealed carry gun permit to protect herself.
Sonora Tillman’s mother had a lot of recognition including a nomination for Golden Globe and BAFTA, and she is known in movies like Top Gun, Made in Heaven, The House on Carroll Street, and a lot more.