If you are a Hollywood-movie fan, if you do not know Karen Gillan as Amy Pond in the BBC One series Doctor Who, chances are you will know her as Nebula in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film, Guardians of the Galaxy. The actress has been in many high rated movies. In 2013, she starred in Not Another Happy Ending, a romantic comedy. Aside from her acting career, her personal life is an area that captures the attention of many people.
Before Karen Gillan developed an interest in acting, her first passion had always been music. She caught the passion from her father, who was a big music fan. She grew up singing and playing the piano. Some of her singing clips were even used in one of the episodes of Selfie. Today, the actress has become a popular figure in the entertainment industry. When she starred in Doctor Who as Amy Pond, she became more popular.
- Full name: Karen Sheila Gillan
- Nickname: Kaz
- Date of birth: 28th of November, 1987
- Birthplace: Inverness, Scotland
- Age: 32 years old
- Gender: Female
- Zodiac sign: Sagittarius
- Hair color: Red
- Eye color: Hazel
- Height: 1.78m
- Profession: Actress and filmmaker
- Nationality: Scottish
- Ethnicity: White
- Net worth: $2 million
- Weight: 58 kg
- Parents: Raymond Gilan (father) and Marie (mother)
Gillan's early days and career information
Karen Sheila Gillan is a Scottish actress born in the city of Inverness, Scotland. She was raised as the only child of her parents, John Gillan and Marie Paterson. Her father was a recording artist and a singer. She is among a few people who developed a passion for their acting profession early and followed it. In the process, she attended many theatre groups for teenagers. She joined stage performances with the intention of becoming a singer but could not get anything out of it. The reason was that her voice was quivering.
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However, she had to keep at it with the hope of becoming better within the shortest time By the time she clocked 16 years, she had overcome her fears, so she played in The Sound of Music, a school production, as Liesl. She was actively involved in a series of other productions while studying at Charles Academy. After that time, she went to a drama school in Edinburgh to fine-tune her skills. Shortly afterward, she attended the Italia Conti stage school after she relocated to London.
Fortunately for her, she was offered a job in a south London pub. In the process, she learned how to draw a clover in a pint of Guinness. It was not long before a modeling agency scouted her and the opportunity granted her the privilege of doing the catwalk for Allegra Hicks. In her modeling career, she was also promoted a make-up artist, all in a bid to earn some cash to live better in London. She continued attending acting auditions.
As she was still studying at the Italia Conti Stage School, she landed a role in Rebus in 2006. However, because of the role, she had to drop out of school. When sharing her experience later, she said, "I was 18, I couldn't resist the temptation, but it was only one episode, so I was taking a gamble." Besides her role in Rebus, she received the opportunity of playing characters in other programs like The Kevin Bishop Show and Channel 4's Stacked, both in 2008. In 2010, Karen appeared in the movie, Outcast.
Today, the once shy actress has become an outspoken personality. When it comes to speaking about her convictions, she is never shy about expressing herself. So far, the actress has won several awards. Based on the role that she played in Doctor Who, in 2012, she won the National Television Award. She had previously won the Best Actress category in the Woman of the Year Awards in 2010.
How old is Karen Gillan?
The Scottish actress Karen Gillan age is presently 32 years. She was given birth to on the 28th of November, 1987.
Karen's body measurements
The actress has a slim body build. This must have been part of the reasons why she did excellently as a model. With a bodyweight of 58 kg (128 lbs), the Scottish filmmaker and actress Karen Gillan height is 5 feet and 10 inches. Her body measurements are 34-26-34 inches.
Who Is Karen Gillan married to?
There have been lots of concerns from fans on whether the award-winning actress is married or not. Among others, people have often asked, "Is Karen Gillan married?" The elegant Scottish actress and filmmaker is single. However, that is not to say that she has not dated anyone in her life. For five years, the actress dated the British photographer Patrick Green.
At the time the two of them were together, there was not much information made available to the public about them. This was because she kept that part of her life private. They were rarely found together in nightclubs, except for a time when paparazzi photographed them in a Suffolk garden center. After their breakup in 2002, she went into another relationship with Andrew Brooke, which lasted for one year. So, who will eventually become Karen Gillan husband is worth watching out for.
Karen Gillan latest news
Karen Gillan 2020 seems promising for her career as she is coming back as Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy (Vol. 3). She is highly expectant to see what Nebula and Gamora's relationship with their father will look like in the movie.
Karen Gillan Avengers role as Nebula is the adopted sister of Gamora and daughter of Thano. For her to fit into her role of Nebula, she had to shave off her hair bald. She also underwent some physical training, which included martial arts, running, and cycling.
Aside from acting, Karen Gillan enjoys going to vintage clothes shops. She has made an impact as a unique actress. From the significant roles and awards of recognition that she has received since her acting career began, one can rightly deduce that she is on her way to the top.