Karen Gillan

Karen Gillan


Karen Gillan is a Scottish actress and filmmaker born on 28 November 1987, In Scotland.

Family Background:

She is the daughter of Marie and Raymond Gillan. Her father Raymond Gillan is a singer and recording artist. 

Personal Life:

She had previously dated Patrick Green and Andrew Brooke. Now she stated that she is single.


At the age of 16, she moved to Edinburgh to study acting at Telford College. After two years, She moved to London and studied at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. 


Karen Gillan’s early television appearances included guest roles in several TV series such as the detective series Rebus. later she had joined the ensemble cast of the comedy series The Kevin Bishop Show. She had also the lead of a horror project named The Well, which had a series of episodic short films. In 2010, She had made her film debut with a role in the Supernatural thriller movie Outcast. 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. In 2013, She made her second appearance on the big screen with the lead role in the romantic comedy film titled Not Another Happy Ending. In the same year, She also performs the lead role in the supernatural horror film Oculus. The film had a big success financially. It also received mostly positive reviews from critics. In 2014, She had played the most important role in the superhero film Guardians of the Galaxy, which was based on Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. It was a huge commercial success. In 2015, She had appeared in two feature films, The List and The Big Short. 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 had a huge commercial success and received several awards and nominations. Later She appeared in two other films in the same year named The Circle and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

Karen Gillan

Unknown Facts:

  • Karen Sheila Gillan is her full name.

Master Stroke:

  • She reprised her role in the sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Like the prequel, It had also a huge success commercially. The film won several Teen Choice Awards as well.

Awards and Achievements:

  • In 2010, She received the Woman of the Year Award.
  • She also won the 5th Young Scot Award.
  • In 2015, She received the Empire Award.
  • In 2016, She received the London IFF Film Festival Award for Best Lead Actress in a Short Film for her role in Bound for Greatness.

What can we learn from Her??

Like Karen Gillan, Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to live your life.

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