Born In: Inverness, Scotland
Karen Gillan is a Scottish actress, director, and screenwriter best known for her role of Amy Pond in the science fiction series ‘Doctor Who.’ Born and raised in Inverness in the Scottish highlands, she decided early on to become an actress and studied at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. During the initial years of her career, she appeared in many television series in minor roles. Eventually, she established herself as a popular television actress and ventured into films as well. She made her film debut at the age of twenty-three with a role in the British supernatural thriller film ‘Outcast’. She became internationally famous for her role of Nebula in the superhero movie ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’. After acting in several successful small screen and big screen projects, the ambitious lady expanded her repertoire to become a director and screenwriter as well. She played a lead role in the comedy drama film ‘The Party’s Just Beginning’, which she also wrote and directed. Besides acting, she is very passionate about social issues and helped promote Fashion Targets Breast Cancer (FTBC).
Also Known As: Karen Sheila Gillan
father: Raymond John Gillan
mother: Marie Gillan
Born Country: Scotland
Notable Alumni: Italia Conti Academy Of Theatre Arts
education: Italia Conti Academy Of Theatre Arts
Karen Gillan was born on November 28, 1987, in Inverness in the Scottish highlands to Marie and Raymond Gillan. Her father is a singer and recording artist.
At the age of sixteen, she moved to Edinburgh to study acting at Telford College. Two years later, she moved to London to study at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. While studying there, she was scouted by a modeling agency. However, she was firm in her stance that she wanted to become an actress and not a model.
She made her film debut in the year 2010, with a role in the supernatural thriller film ‘Outcast’. Directed by Colm McCarthy, the film was about a killer who was pursuing his former lover, who hailed from an ancient magical race. From 2010 to 2013, she gained huge popularity for her role of Amy Pond in the famed British TV series ‘Doctor Who’.
Her next important role was in the 2017 superhero film ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’. It was the sequel to the 2014 film ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’. Like the previous film, it was a huge commercial success and received several awards and nominations. It was also praised by the critics. She appeared in two other films the same year, ‘The Circle’ and ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’.
Karen Gillan previously dated Patrick Green and Andrew Brooke. In May 2022, she got married to comedian Nick Kocher.
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