Karen Gillan

BirthDay:

28 Nov 1987

BirthPlace:

Inverness, Scotland, UK

BirthName:

Karen Sheila Gillan

Bio:

Karen was born and raised in Inverness, Scotland, the daughter of Marie (Paterson) and 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 decided she wanted to pursue her acting career further and, studied under the renowned theatre director Scott Johnston at the Performing Arts Studio Scotlond. She later attended the prestigious Italia Conti academy in London. During her first year, she landed a role in Rebus (2000) and soon appeared in a variety of programs including Channel 4's Stacked (2008) and The Kevin Bishop Show (2008), as well as a two-year stint in the long-running series Doctor Who (2005). Karen also stars in the film Outcast (2010), starring James Nesbitt. Her most recent starring role is as Eliza Dooley in "Selfie" (2014),

When she's not acting, Karen likes to play the piano and loves rummaging through vintage clothes shops.
Filmography

Actor ( 48 credits )

Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Nebula (rumored)
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Ruby Roundhouse
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Nebula
The Circle (2017) Annie
All Creatures Here Below (2017) Ruby
In a Valley of Violence (2016) Ellen
The List (2016) Lily
The Big Short (2015)
Fun Size Horror: Volume Two (2015) Rachel (segment "Conventional")
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Nebula
Selfie (2014)  Eliza Dooley / ... (11 episodes, 2014-2015)
Not Another Happy Ending (2013) Jane Lockhart
Oculus (2013) Kaylie Russell
The Nerdist (2013)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
Emo Dad (2013)  Jessica (1 episode, 2016)
A Touch of Cloth (2012)  Kerry Newblood (2 episodes, 2014)
In Love with Coward (2012)  Laura
Comedy Bang! Bang! (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
TableTop (2012)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2015)
Chris Hardwick's All-Star Celebrity Bowling (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
NTSF:SD:SUV (2011)  Daisy (9 episodes, 2013)
Outcast (2010) Ally
Conan (2010)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Daybreak (2010)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Paul O'Grady Live (2010)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
BBC Proms (2010)  Herself - Host (1 episode, 2010)
The Well (2009)  Coll (4 episodes, 2009)
New Town Killers (2008) Young Girl in Bus Station
Harley Street (2008)  Holly (1 episode, 2008)
The Passions of... Girls Aloud (2008)  Herself - Model (1 episode, 2008)
The Kevin Bishop Show (2008)  Various Characters / ... (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
The Graham Norton Show (2007)  Herself (3 episodes, 2010-2012)
Reel Junkie (2007)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
The ONE Show (2006)  Herself (2 episodes, 2010)
Doctor Who (2005)  Amy Pond / ... (37 episodes, 2008-2013)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Herself - Guest (5 episodes, 2011-2013)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Doctor Who Confidential (2005)  Herself (26 episodes, 2010-2011)
Omg! Insider (2004)  Herself - Selfie (1 episode, 2014)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Herself - Selfie (1 episode, 2014)
Coming Up (2003)  Anna (1 episode, 2008)
Rebus (2000)  Teri Cotter (1 episode, 2006)
Breakfast (2000)  Herself - Actress (5 episodes, 2010-2011)
The View (1997)  Herself - Selfie (1 episode, 2014)
GMTV (1993)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Herself - Selfie (1 episode, 2014)
Children in Need (1980)  Herself / ... (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Good Morning America (1975)  Herself - Selfie (1 episode, 2014)

Writer ( 1 credit )

Fun Size Horror: Volume Two (2015) (segment) (segment "Conventional")

Director ( 1 credit )

Fun Size Horror: Volume Two (2015) (segment "Conventional")

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