Karen Gillan

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Karen Gillan Wiki Biography

Born Karen Sheila Gillan on the 28th November 1987, in Inverness, Scotland, she is a stage, television and film actress, best known to the world as Amy Pond in the long-running sci-fi TV series “Doctor Who” (2008-2013), and as Nebula in the adventure sci-fi film “Guardians of the Galaxy” (2014), and its sequel “Guardians of the Galaxy” (2017).

Have you ever wondered how rich Karen Gillan is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Gillan’s net worth is as high as $2 million, an amount earned through her successful career as an actress which started in the mid-2000s..

Known for her red hair and perky personality, Karen is a typical Scot, having grown-up in her hometown of Inverness. However, in her teens, she moved to Telford College, Edinburgh and studied acting . Two years later, she took a step further, moving to London and enrolling at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts , from which she obtained a BA degree in acting.

Her career started in 2006, with a minor role in the TV series “Rebus”, only to join the ensemble of the sketch comedy series “The Kevin Bishop Show” two years later. While working on the show, Karen imitated several celebrities, including Katy Perry and Angelina Jolie, among others. The same year she was cast in the role of Soothsayer in “Doctor Who”, but then two years later was brought back to the show, this time in the more notable role as Amy Pond, companion of Doctor Who, who at the time was portrayed by Matt Smith. She stayed on the show until 2013, during which time her net worth increased to a large degree, while her popularity also soared.

Meantime, in 2010 she had the role in Colm McCarthy’s horror “Outcast”, and then in 2013 starred in John McKay’s romantic drama “Not Another Happy Ending”, and in the horror “Oculus”, with Brenton Thwaites and Katee Sackhoff. She continued her rise to stardom with the role of Nebula in James Gunn’s sci-fi adventure “Guardians of the Galaxy” (2014), and then in 2015 appeared in the Academy Award-winning biographical drama “The Big Short”, with Christian Bale, Steve Carel and Ryan Gosling. In recent years, Karen featured in the drama “In a Valley of Violence” (2016), with such stars as Ethan Hawke and John Travolta, and then in 2017 appeared with Emma Watson, Tom Hanks and John Boyega in the sci-fi thriller “The Circle”, which also added to her wealth.

Karen also has several projects that are yet to be released, including the role of Nebula, but this time in the different franchise of “Avengers: The Infinity War”, which is scheduled for 2018, and she will also star in the sequel of “Jumanji” (1995), which starred the late Robin Williams, entitled “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” (2017).

Regarding her personal life, Karen has worked with several campaigns, including Fashion Targets Breast Cancer and also helped promote the opening at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London of Squirrel Ward. She now resides in Los Angeles, California and according to reports she is still single.

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Karen Gillan Quick Info

Full NameKaren Gillan
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthNovember 28, 1987
Place Of BirthInverness, United Kingdom
Height5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
ProfessionActress
EducationCharleston Development Academy, Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, Edinburgh’s Telford College
NationalityBritish
ParentsMarie Gillan, Raymond John Gillan
NicknamesKaren Sheila Gillan , Kaz
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/karengillan
Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/karengillanofficial/
IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm2394794/
AwardsEmpire Award for Best Female Newcomer, National Television Award for Outstanding Drama Performance (Female)
MoviesDoctor Who, Guardians of the Galaxy, Oculus, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Not Another Happy Ending, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, The Big Short, Selfie, We’ll Take Manhattan, The Circle, +In a Valley of Violence, 7 Days In Hell, The Kevin Bishop Show, NTSF:SD:SUV::, New Town Killers, Warning La…
TV ShowsSelfie, NTSF:SD:SUV::, The Kevin Bishop Show, Harley Street, Doctor Who, The Well

Karen Gillan Trademarks

  1. Towering height
  2. Scottish accent
  3. Energetic personality
  4. Red Hair

Karen Gillan Quotes

  • [on Michael Haneke’s movies] I like his films because I like big films as well but they’re far more manipulative, like we’re going to make you feel sad at this point, then the music kicks in and you know what you’re supposed to feel, and they’re telling you what to feel, but Haneke’s stuff is just this really unbiased view of events, and you choose how to feel about it, which is fun for me.
  • [asked about some directors she’d like to work with] I want to work with Michael Haneke, the Austrian director, more than anything in the world. Can you make that happen for me? I love his films so much. He’s my favourite director in the world.
  • [on Oculus (2013)] I love horror films so much. I like being scared. I want to be in good films, obviously, rather than cheesy ones. And some horror films can be quite cheesy. I love watching them but I don’t necessarily want to be in them.
  • I wasn’t horrifically bullied. There was some name-calling but nothing awful. All kids get teased about something. And this was quite an obvious feature. When you’re really tall and ginger and white at school, you’re going to get it.
  • He’s just really unlikely as a hero – which makes him so brilliant, I think, because he’s like this mad professor. (On The Doctor)
  • 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 has a really interesting dynamic.
  • I am legitimately Scottish. I can officially say – yes. Yeah, I am from Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland.
  • I got a recall to come in and read with Matt [the eleventh Doctor] and that was quite funny, actually, because, I wasn’t allowed to tell anyone that I was auditioning, what I was auditioning for, not even the people in the reception of the place that I was going to. So I had to give them a code name of ‘Panic Moon’. It was fun but it was actually an anagram for ‘companion’ which is quite clever.
  • [on winning the role as Amy Pond in Doctor Who (2005)] I am absolutely over the moon at being chosen to play the Doctor’s new companion. The show is such a massive phenomenon that I can’t quite believe I am going to be a part of it.
  • Matt Smith is an incredible actor and it is going to be so much fun to act alongside him. I just can’t wait to get started.
  • [discussing Amy’s relationship with the Doctor] She (Amy Pond) doesn’t take his (the Doctor’s) word as gospel and she’s always happy to challenge him. If he tells her to do something then she won’t necessarily do it, she might go off and do her own thing which can sometimes create a rift between the two of them! They are best pals though and it’s a very up and down relationship because they are both very passionate people.

Karen Gillan Important Facts

  • Shaved her head completely bald to play Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014).
  • Became a big fan of the series Community (2009), after her flatmate told her about their “Doctor Who” parody, “Inspector Spacetime”.
  • 2 years before she was cast as “Amy Pond” in Doctor Who (2005), Karen had a guest role in the 2008 episode, _”Doctor Who” (2005) {The Fires of Pompeii (#4.2)}_ (qv”. She was cast as a soothsayer.
  • Lives in Los Angeles.
  • “The Daleks” on the series had to be redesigned to match her height, as she is half a foot taller than Billie Piper, who was the first companion on the revival.
  • Good friends with Katee Sackhoff.
  • She is an only child.
  • Karen admitted the first person she told when she got the role of Amy Pond was her mother, who the actress said was a big fan of Doctor Who (1963).
  • Karen is part of the youngest pairing of “The Doctor” and companion on Doctor Who (2005). In 2009, the new Doctor, Matt Smith, is 26, and she is just 21. Their combined age will be younger than that of Jon Pertwee, when he was playing the “Time Lord” in the 1970s.
  • Voted Best Actress by readers of “Doctor Who” magazine for her stint on the 2010 season of Doctor Who (2005).
  • Cousin of Caitlin Blackwood, who plays the younger Amy Pond.
  • Used the code word ‘Panic Moon’ (an anagram of ‘Companion’), when auditioning for the role of the Doctor’s assistant/companion.
  • Plays the piano.
  • Studied at Italia Conti academy in London.
  • Grew up in Inverness, Scotland.

Karen Gillan Filmography

TitleYearStatusCharacterRole
Avengers: Infinity War2018filmingNebulaActress
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle2017post-productionRuby RoundhouseActress
All Creatures Here Below2017post-productionRubyActress
The Circle2017/IAnnieActress
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 22017NebulaActress
The List2016/ILilyActress
Emo Dad2016TV SeriesJessicaActress
In a Valley of Violence2016EllenActress
Robot Chicken2015TV SeriesAnastasia Steele
Susanna Walcott
Mary Warren
Actress
The Big Short2015EvieActress
Conventional2015ShortRachelActress
Fun Size Horror: Volume Two2015Rachel (segment “Conventional”)Actress
Warning Labels2015ShortMindyActress
7 Days in Hell2015TV MovieLily AllsworthActress
The Devil You Know2015TV Mini-SeriesJane PorterActress
Selfie2014TV SeriesEliza DooleyActress
TV on the Radio: Happy Idiot2014ShortActress
Bound for Greatness2014ShortMaeve MacDonoughActress
A Touch of Cloth2014TV SeriesKerry NewbloodActress
Guardians of the Galaxy2014NebulaActress
Doctor Who2008-2013TV SeriesAmy Pond
Soothsayer
Actress
NTSF:SD:SUV2013TV SeriesDaisyActress
Oculus2013/IKaylie RussellActress
Not Another Happy Ending2013Jane LockhartActress
Pond Life2012TV Mini-Series shortAmy PondActress
Doctor Who: Good as Gold2012TV ShortAmy PondActress
In Love with Coward2012TV SeriesLauraActress
We’ll Take Manhattan2012TV MovieJean ShrimptonActress
Night and the Doctor2011TV Mini-Series shortAmy PondActress
Doctor Who: The Adventure Games – The Gunpowder Plot2011Video GameAmy Pond (voice)Actress
Doctor Who: Space and Time2011TV ShortAmy PondActress
Doctor Who: The Adventure Games – Shadows of the Vashta Nerada2010Video GameAmy Pond (voice)Actress
Doctor Who: Return to Earth2010Video GameAmy Pond (voice)Actress
Doctor Who: Evacuation Earth2010Video GameAmy Pond (voice)Actress
Meanwhile in the TARDIS, Part 12010VideoAmy PondActress
Meanwhile in the TARDIS, Part 22010VideoAmy PondActress
Doctor Who: The Adventure Games – TARDIS2010Video GameAmy Pond (voice)Actress
Doctor Who: The Adventure Games – Blood of the Cybermen2010Video GameAmy Pond (voice)Actress
Doctor Who: The Adventure Games – City of the Daleks2010Video GameAmy Pond (voice)Actress
Outcast2010AllyActress
The Well2009TV SeriesCollActress
The Kevin Bishop Show2008-2009TV SeriesVarious Characters / VariousActress
New Town Killers2008Young Girl in Bus StationActress
Stacked2008TV MovieGinny TurnerActress
Coming Up2008TV SeriesAnnaActress
Harley Street2008TV SeriesHollyActress
Rebus2006TV SeriesTeri CotterActress
The Party’s Just Beginning2018post-productionLucyActress
The Party’s Just Beginning2018post-productionDirector
Conventional2015ShortDirector
Fun Size Horror: Volume Two2015segment “Conventional”Director
Coward2015/IShortDirector
The Party’s Just Beginning2018screenplay post-productionWriter
Conventional2015Short written byWriter
Fun Size Horror: Volume Two2015segment “Conventional”Writer
Coward2015/IShortWriter
Coward2015/IShort executive producerProducer
Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide2010TV Movie documentary special thanksThanks
Made in Hollywood2014-2017TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Good Morning Britain2017TV SeriesHerself – Plays NebulaSelf
Comedy Bang! Bang!2015TV SeriesHerselfSelf
TableTop2015TV SeriesHerself – GuestSelf
The Insider2014TV SeriesHerself – SelfieSelf
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2014TV SeriesHerself – SelfieSelf
Good Morning America2014TV SeriesHerself – SelfieSelf
The View2014TV SeriesHerself – SelfieSelf
Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHerself – SelfieSelf
The Real History of Science Fiction2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHerselfSelf
Calgary Expo 20142014ShortHerselfSelf
Reel Junkie2014TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Doctor Who Live: The Afterparty2013TV Special documentaryHerself (uncredited)Self
Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHerselfSelf
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2011-2013TV SeriesHerself – GuestSelf
The Nerdist2013TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Doctor Who: The Companions2013TV Movie documentaryHerself / Amy PondSelf
Doctor Who in America2012DocumentaryHerselfSelf
Doctor Who in the U.S.2012TV Movie documentaryHerselfSelf
Conan2012TV SeriesHerself – GuestSelf
Chris Hardwick’s All-Star Celebrity Bowling2012TV SeriesHerselfSelf
The One Show2010-2012TV SeriesHerself / Herself – GuestSelf
The Science of Doctor Who2012TV Movie documentaryHerself / Amy PondSelf
Comic Con 2012 Live2012TV SpecialHerselfSelf
National Television Awards2012TV SpecialHerselfSelf
National Television Awards: The Party2012TV SpecialHerselfSelf
The Graham Norton Show2010-2012TV SeriesHerself – Guest / HerselfSelf
Children in Need2010-2011TV SeriesHerself / Amy PondSelf
Doctor Who Confidential2010-2011TV Series documentaryHerselfSelf
Breakfast2010-2011TV SeriesHerself – ActressSelf
Paul O’Grady Live2011TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Daybreak2010TV SeriesHerselfSelf
BBC Proms2010TV SeriesHerself – HostSelf
Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide2010TV Movie documentaryHerselfSelf
GMTV2010TV SeriesHerselfSelf
The Passions of… Girls Aloud2008TV Series documentaryHerself – ModelSelf
Doctor Who: The Ultimate Companion2014TV MovieAmy PondArchive Footage
The Culture Show2013TV Series documentaryAmy PondArchive Footage
Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor2013TV SpecialAmy Pond (uncredited)Archive Footage
Newsround2013TV SeriesAmy PondArchive Footage
Doctor Who2013TV SeriesAmy PondArchive Footage
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year2012TV SpecialAmy Pond (uncredited)Archive Footage
The Destinations of Doctor Who2012TV Movie documentaryAmelia PondArchive Footage
The Timey-Wimey of Doctor Who2012TV Movie documentaryAmy Pond (uncredited)Archive Footage
The Women of Doctor Who2012TV Movie documentaryAmy Pond (uncredited)Archive Footage
The Graham Norton Show2012TV SeriesHerselfArchive Footage
Phelous & the Movies2011TV SeriesAmy PondArchive Footage
Almost Famous IV2011TV Movie documentarySoothsayerArchive Footage

Karen Gillan Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieCategory
2016Festival AwardInternational Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema, LondonBest Lead Actress in a Short FilmBound for Greatness (2014)Won
2015Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest Female NewcomerGuardians of the Galaxy (2014)Won
2014DFCS AwardDetroit Film Critic Society, USBest EnsembleGuardians of the Galaxy (2014)Won
2014NFCS AwardNevada Film Critics SocietyBest Ensemble CastGuardians of the Galaxy (2014)Won
2012National Television AwardNational Television Awards, UKMost Popular Female Drama PerformanceDoctor Who (2005)Won
2011SFX AwardSFX Awards, UKBest ActressDoctor Who (2005)Won
2011TV Quick AwardTV Quick Awards, UKBest ActressDoctor Who (2005)Won
2016Festival AwardInternational Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema, LondonBest Lead Actress in a Short FilmBound for Greatness (2014)Nominated
2015Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest Female NewcomerGuardians of the Galaxy (2014)Nominated
2014DFCS AwardDetroit Film Critic Society, USBest EnsembleGuardians of the Galaxy (2014)Nominated
2014NFCS AwardNevada Film Critics SocietyBest Ensemble CastGuardians of the Galaxy (2014)Nominated
2012National Television AwardNational Television Awards, UKMost Popular Female Drama PerformanceDoctor Who (2005)Nominated
2011SFX AwardSFX Awards, UKBest ActressDoctor Who (2005)Nominated
2011TV Quick AwardTV Quick Awards, UKBest ActressDoctor Who (2005)Nominated