Karen Gillan is a British actress, screenwriter, director and former model. She is best known for playing the role of Amelia Pond in the long-running British science fiction series, Doctor Who (2010â€“2013), for which, she won a National Television Award in 2012. She played Eliza Dooley in the American romantic comedy series, Selfie. She has also played prominent roles in the films Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Not Another Happy Ending, and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Before she started acting on television, she worked as a model, premiering at London”s Fashion Week in 2007. Born Karen Sheila Gillan on November 28, 1987 in Inverness, Scotland, she is an only child of John and Marie Gillan. She began acting when she was very young. She studied at Italia Conti academy in London.
Karen Sheila Gillan Personal Details
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Karen Sheila Gillan
Date of Birth:
28 November 1987
Inverness, Scotland, UK
Currently lives in:
Los Angeles, California, United States
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Actress, Model, Director, Screenwriter
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Karen Sheila Gillan Family Details
Raymond John Gillan (Recording Artist)
Marie Gillan (Singer)
None Others: Caitlin Blackwood (Cousin)
Karen Sheila Gillan Body Measurements
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34-26-34 in (86-66-86 cm)
34 inches (86 cm)
26 inches (66 cm)
34 inches (86 cm)
Karen Sheila Gillan Education
Charleston Development Academy Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts Edinburgh”s Telford CollegeCharleston Development Academy Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts Edinburgh”s Telford College
Karen Sheila Gillan Brand Endorsements
She has voiced the TV commercials for Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Warburtons, eHarmony, and others.
Despite her family being Catholic, Karen stated that she doesnâ€™t practice any religion.
Best Known For
Her appearance in the TV series Doctor Who (2010 – 2012). She played the character of Amy Pond who is a companion of the protagonist Matt Smith (the Doctor).
Gillan first showed up in 2008 in the TV movie Stacked, playing the character of Ginny Turner.
First TV Show
Karen first TV appearance was back in 2006 in the TV series called Rebus. Gillan appeared in the episode A Question of Blood playing as Teri Cotter.
Karenâ€™s training can be checked while she was preparing for the role of Nebula in the 3D movie Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) on kasterborous.com.
Karen Gillan Favorite Things
Candy Bar – Hazelnut Dairy Milk
Spice Girl Song – Who do you think you are
Part Of Scotland- Inverness
Favorite Place To Travel – New York
Candy – Cadbury Cream Eggs
Color – Teal
Sandwich – Consists of bread with seeds, avocado, chicken, and pepper
Animal – Meerkat
Karen Sheila Gillan Interesting Facts
*She was born and raised in Inverness, Scotland. *She learned to play the piano when she was seven years old. *She moved to London at age 18 to study at drama school. *She is a big fan of the situation comedy Community (2009). *She is good friends with Katee Sackhoff.