Karen Gillan

A funny and fiercely talented actress, Karen Gillan brought a special spark to any project in which she appeared. Born Nov. 28, 1987 in Inverness, Scotland, Karen Sheila Gillan grew up wanting to become an actress, and ... Read more »
Born: 11/28/1987

Filmography

Actor (16)

7 Days in Hell 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Comedy Bang! Bang! 2015 (Tv Show)

Herself

Selfie 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Guardians of the Galaxy 2014 (Movie)

Nebula (Actor)

In a Valley of Violence 2014 (Movie)

Ellen (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Oculus 2014 (Movie)

Kaylie Russell (Actor)

The List 2014 (Movie)

Lily (Actor)

Doctor Who 2009 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

NTSF:SD:SUV 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Not Another Happy Ending 2013 (Movie)

Jane Lockhart (Actor)

The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Doctor Who in America 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Doctor Who: Rewind 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Doctor Who: Who is the Doctor? 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A funny and fiercely talented actress, Karen Gillan brought a special spark to any project in which she appeared. Born Nov. 28, 1987 in Inverness, Scotland, Karen Sheila Gillan grew up wanting to become an actress, and was able to enroll in London's famed Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. She took an unexpected professional detour, however, when a modeling talent scout discovered her. With several professional modeling credits under her belt, she made her screen debut in an episode of the Scottish detective series "Rebus" (ITV, 2000-07), but earned greater renown for her work on the sketch comedy "The Kevin Bishop Show" (Channel 4, 2008-09). Skewering various real-life celebrities as well as playing brand new characters, the flame-haired Gillan proved she had crack comic timing and could be fearless when going for a laugh. Her international breakthrough, however, came when she was cast as Amy Pond, the companion of the 11th "Doctor Who" (BBC, 1963-1989, 1996, 2005- ) on the long-running sci-fi series. Feisty and funny, Gillan's Amy charmed viewers, who responded both to her allure and sexy wardrobe as well as to her firecracker wit and adventurous spirit.

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