Karen Gillan


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Karen Sheila Gillan was born and raised in Inverness, Scotland, as the only child of Marie Paterson and husband John Gillan, who is a singer and recording artist. She developed a love for acting very early on, attending several youth theatre groups and taking part in a wide range of productions at her school, Charleston Academy. At age 16, Karen ... See full bio »

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Selfie Eliza Dooley
(2014)
Not Another Happy Ending Jane Lockhart
(2013)
(2019)

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  Rhona Who Lives by the River (TV Series) (pre-production)
Rhona (voice)
 2021 Dual
Sarah
 2021 What If...? (TV Series)
Nebula
- What If... Thor Were an Only Child? (2021) ... Nebula (voice)
- What If... T'Challa Became a Star-Lord? (2021) ... Nebula (voice)
 2021 Gunpowder Milkshake
Sam
 2021 Calls (TV Series)
Sara
- The End (2021) ... Sara (voice)
 2020 The Hoarding (Short)
Hope
 2020 Rory's Story (Video short)
Amy (voice)
 2020 The Call of the Wild
Mercedes
 2019 Spies in Disguise
Eyes (voice)
 2019 Neurotica. (TV Series)
Chloe
- Eureka! (2019) ... Chloe
 2019 Avengers: Endgame
Nebula
 2019 Stuber
Sara Morris
 2018 Avengers: Infinity War
Nebula
 2018 The Party's Just Beginning
Liusaidh
 2017 Nick Jonas & Jack Black: Jumanji Jumanji (Music Video)
Karen Gillan
 2017 Alex & The List
Lily
 2017 Guardians of the Galaxy: Inferno (Music Video)
Karen Gillan
 2017/I The Circle
Annie
 2016 Emo Dad (TV Series)
Jessica
- The Concert (2016) ... Jessica
- The Dance! (2016) ... Jessica
- Hipster Son?! (2016) ... Jessica
- Love Is in the Air (2016) ... Jessica
- Back to School (2016) ... Jessica
 2015 The Devil You Know (TV Mini Series)
Jane Porter
- Pilot (2015) ... Jane Porter
 2015 Robot Chicken (TV Series short)
Anastasia Steele / Susanna Walcott / Elizabeth Proctor
- Zero Vegetables (2015) ... Anastasia Steele / Susanna Walcott / Elizabeth Proctor (voice)
 2015 The Big Short
Evie
 2015 Conventional (Short)
Rachel
 2015 Fun Size Horror: Volume Two
Rachel Milligan (segment "Conventional")
 2015 Warning Labels (Short)
Mindy
 2015 7 Days in Hell (TV Movie)
Lily Allsworth
 2014 Selfie (TV Series)
Eliza Dooley
- I Woke Up Like This (2014) ... Eliza Dooley
- Stick in the Mud (2014) ... Eliza Dooley
- Perestroika (2014) ... Eliza Dooley
- Imperfect Harmony (2014) ... Eliza Dooley
- Follow Through (2014) ... Eliza Dooley
 2014 TV on the Radio: Happy Idiot (Short)
Jennifer
 2014 Bound for Greatness (Short)
Maeve MacDonough
 2014 A Touch of Cloth (TV Series)
Kerry Newblood
- Too Cloth for Comfort: Part Two (2014) ... Kerry Newblood
- Too Cloth for Comfort: Part One (2014) ... Kerry Newblood
 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy
Nebula
 2013 Z'ombeal: Walking Dead Skin Care (Video short)
Zombie
 2008-2013 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Amy Pond / Soothsayer
- The Time of the Doctor (2013) ... Amy Pond
- The Angels Take Manhattan (2012) ... Amy Pond
- The Power of Three (2012) ... Amy Pond
- A Town Called Mercy (2012) ... Amy Pond
- Dinosaurs on a Spaceship (2012) ... Amy Pond
 2013 NTSF:SD:SUV (TV Series)
Daisy
- Wreck the Malls (2013) ... Daisy
- U-KO'ed (2013) ... Daisy
- Trading Faces (2013) ... Daisy
- A Hard Drive to Swallow (2013) ... Daisy
- TGI Murder (2013) ... Daisy
 2013 Oculus
Kaylie Russell
 2013 Not Another Happy Ending
Jane Lockhart
 2012 In Love with... (TV Series)
Laura
- In Love with Coward (2012) ... Laura
 2012 Pond Life (TV Mini Series short)
Amy Pond
- Part 5: August (2012) ... Amy Pond (uncredited)
- Part 4: July (2012) ... Amy Pond (uncredited)
- Part 3: June (2012) ... Amy Pond (uncredited)
- Part 2: May (2012) ... Amy Pond (uncredited)
- Part 1: April (2012) ... Amy Pond (uncredited)
 2012 Doctor Who: Good as Gold (TV Short)
Amy Pond
 2012 We'll Take Manhattan (TV Movie)
Jean Shrimpton
 2011 Night and the Doctor (TV Mini Series short)
Amy Pond
- Good Night (2011) ... Amy Pond (uncredited)
- Bad Night (2011) ... Amy Pond (uncredited)
 2011 Doctor Who: The Adventure Games - The Gunpowder Plot (Video Game)
Amy Pond (voice)
 2011 Doctor Who: Space and Time (TV Short)
Amy Pond
 2010 Doctor Who: Return to Earth (Video Game)
Amy Pond (voice)
 2010 Doctor Who: Evacuation Earth (Video Game)
Amy Pond (voice)
 2010 Meanwhile, in the TARDIS: Part 1 (Video short)
Amy Pond
 2010 Meanwhile, in the TARDIS: Part 2 (Video short)
Amy Pond
 2010 Doctor Who: The Adventure Games - TARDIS (Video Game)
Amy Pond (voice)
 2010 Doctor Who: The Adventure Games - Blood of the Cybermen (Video Game)
Amy Pond (voice)
 2010 Doctor Who: The Adventure Games - City of the Daleks (Video Game)
Amy Pond (voice)
 2010 Outcast
Ally
 2009 The Well (TV Series)
Coll
- Return to the Well (2009) ... Coll
- A Terrible Evil (2009) ... Coll (uncredited)
- The Hag (2009) ... Coll (uncredited)
- She's Coming (2009) ... Coll
 2008-2009 The Kevin Bishop Show (TV Series)
Various Characters / Various / Alex Drake / ...
- Episode #2.6 (2009) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.5 (2009) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.4 (2009) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.3 (2009) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.2 (2009) ... Various Characters
 2008 New Town Killers
Young Girl in Bus Station
 2008 Stacked (TV Movie)
Ginny Turner
 2008 Coming Up (TV Series)
Anna
- Thinspiration (2008) ... Anna
 2008 Harley Street (TV Series)
Holly
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... Holly
 2006 Rebus (TV Series)
Teri Cotter
- Question of Blood (2006) ... Teri Cotter
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Alternate Names:

Karen Gillian

Height:

5' 10¾" (1.8 m)

Children:

None

Parents:

Gillan (Paterson), Marie | Gillan, John

Relatives:

Caitlin Blackwood (cousin)
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Personal Quote:

To be honest, I wasn't really a huge follower of Doctor Who (1963) before I got this part. I mean I knew it was huge, but ... I was nothing like my mum, who's a proper diehard Whovian. She's got a Tardis money-bag, and Dalek bubble-bath. But having read the first episode I was utterly smitten, and with the character. Amy's a sassy lady, funny and passionate, and her relationship with the doctor ... See more »

Trivia:

Gillan shaved off her hair during Guardians of The Galaxy (2014). She revealed this during Comic-Con 2013. During the conference, she wore a wig then took it off to surprise fans. See more »

Trademark:

Red hair See more »

Nickname:

Kaz

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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