Bio of Karen Gillan
On November 28, 1987, Karen Gillan was born in Inverness. Her parents are Marie and Raymond Gillan.
Her father is from Sunderland in North East England, making Karen Gillan half-English.
While Karen Gillan was in elementary school, she started playing the piano and later started acting in plays with regional groups.
At age 16, Karen relocated to Edinburgh and finished an HNC in acting and performance at Telford College. At the age of 18, Karen Gillan relocated to London to attend the Italia Conti School of Theatre Arts.
Karen Gillan had a modeling career before she became an actress, making her debut at London Fashion Week in 2007. Although though she enjoyed modeling, acting has always been Gillan’s primary interest and career objective, and she has stated that she would not forgo her acting career to go back into modeling.
After taking acting classes in high school, Karen earned a degree in acting from the Italia Conte Academy of Theatre Arts in London.
Career in Films for Karen Gillan
With an appearance on “Rebus,” Karen Gillan made her professional television debut in 2006. She has since then appeared in various film and television projects such as “The Kevin Bishop Show”, “Coming Up”, “Stacked”, “The New Town Killers”, “The Well”, “Outcast”, “Not Another Happy Ending”, and “A Touch of Cloth”.
For her role as Amy Pond on “Doctor Who,” Karen is well known. The upcoming films “Oculus” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” will feature Gillan.
Karen Gillan became well-known for her work in British film and television, especially for her role as Amy Pond, the Eleventh Doctor’s major companion in the science fiction series Doctor Who (2010–2013), for which she garnered numerous nominations and accolades.
Karen Gillan and Douglas Hodge starred in John Osborne’s production Inadmissible Evidence in 2011, where Karen Gillan made her stage debut as Shirley.
Early roles for Karen Gillan in movies include Ally in the suspense thriller Outcast (2010) and Jane Lockhart in the love story Not Another Happy Ending (2013).
In 2013, Karen Gillan made her Hollywood debut as Kaylie Russell in the horror movie Oculus, her first box office hit in the country. She next starred as the title character in the sitcom Selfie (2014).
With Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, Melissa Leo, and other actors from The Big Short, a drama film directed by Adam McKay, Karen had a small role in the movie in 2015.
In 2017, Karen Gillan appeared in The Circle alongside Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, and John Boyega, reprising her role as Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. This time, she joined the team that bears her name. The latter movie, which came out in April and was written and directed by James Ponsoldt, was adapted from a book by Dave Eggers.
Both Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019), which were shot concurrently, had Gillan reprising her role as Nebula. At Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayette County, Georgia, filming for the two movies started in January 2017 and ended in January 2018.
She made an appearance in the Jack London novel-based action drama The Call of the Wild in 2020. Gillan co-starred with Lena Headey, Angela Bassett, Carla Gugino, Michelle Yeoh, and Paul Giamatti in the action movie Gunpowder Milkshake in 2021.
The Karen Gillan Foundation
2011 saw Karen Gillan supporting the launch of Squirrel Ward at the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London and Fashion Targets Breast Cancer (FTBC).
In 2018, after presenting her movie The Party’s Just Starting, Karen Gillan went to the Mikeysline crisis assistance center in Inverness. Because of the film’s focus on the high suicide rate in the Scottish Highlands, Gillan publicly committed to supporting the mental health organization.
Karen Gillan Net worth
Sherry Gillan There are about $2 million in assets. Karen Gillan became well-known for her work in British film and television, especially for the role of Amy Pond, the Eleventh Doctor’s principal traveling companion (2010–2013).