Karen Gillan
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Born Karen Sheila Gillan
November 28 1987 (1987-11-28) (age 29)
Inverness, Highland, Scotland
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2006–present

Karen Sheila Gillan (born 28 November 1987) is a Scottish actress and former model, best known for her portrayal of Amy Pond in the British science fiction series Doctor Who.

Personal life and education

Karen Gillan was born and raised in Inverness, Scotland, UK. She is the only child of John Gillan (full name Raymond John Gillan), a singer/recording artist, and mother, Marie Gillan (née Paterson), who live in Kinmylies. She learned to play the piano when she was seven. At a young age, she developed a love for acting, joining several local youth theatre groups and taking part in a wide range of productions at her school, Charleston Academy. When she turned 16, Gillan moved to Edinburgh and completed an HNC Acting and Performance course at Telford College. She then moved to London at 18 to study at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts drama school in the BA (Hons) Acting degree course.

In 2011, Gillan helped promote Fashion Targets Breast Cancer (FTBC) and the opening of Squirrel Ward in Great Ormond Street Hospital. During an interview with Craig Ferguson on The Late Late Show, she confirmed she now lives in Los Angeles.



Year Title Role
2008 Stacked Ginny Turner
2008 New Town Killers Girl at bus station
2010 Outcast Ally
2012 We'll Take Manhattan Jean Shrimpton
2013 Not Another Happy Ending Jane Lockheart
2013 Oculus Kaylie
2014 Guardians of the Galaxy Nebula


External links

Karen Gillan films

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)  ·

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