Karen Gillan is a Scottish-American film producer, voice artist, and actress. In May 2013, Gillan was cast in the Marvel superhero science fiction film Guardians of the Galaxy which was released in August 2014. She shaved her head bald for the role, and Marvel modified the wig Gillan wore in the Selfie production.
Karen Gillan Personal Life
Karen Gillan was born on 28 November 1987 in Inverness, Scotland to Raymond John Gillan and Marie Peterson Gillan. Although she comes from a Catholic background, she says she is not baptized and does not practice that religion.
At the age of 18, she moved to London, where she was scouted by a modeling agency. Before becoming an actress, she worked as a model and premiered at London Fashion Week in 2007. Gillan said she would not give up her acting career to return to modeling, saying that while she enjoyed modeling, acting was always her main focus, interest, and purpose.
Karen Gillan Career
Gillan’s early television acting career included guest appearances on numerous television shows and her first role was in an episode of the ITV crime drama Rebus, which forced her to leave school. Gillan had a two-year stint in the cast of the sketch series The Kevin Bishop Show, portraying various characters, including celebrities such as Katy Perry and Angelina Jolie. Gillan also appeared on television in the lead role in the horror project The Well, which was broadcast as a series of episodic shorts on BBC Two and later as a web series on BBC.co.uk. Part of the BBC’s multimedia “switch” programs are short episodes linked to online games that further explore the environments introduced in the series.
In 2008, she starred in the Channel 4 television film Stacked. Gillan played Amy Pond, companion to the Eleventh Doctor (portrayed by Matt Smith) in the British science fiction series Doctor Who. Before being cast in the role in May 2009, she previously appeared in Doctor Who as a soothsayer in the Series 4 episode “The Fires of Pompeii”. She made her first screen appearance as Amy in The Eleventh Hour alongside her cousin Caitlin Blackwood, who played a younger version of the same character.
In 2010, she won the Young Scots Awards in the entertainment category. She appeared in series six in 2011 and the first five episodes of series seven in 2012, after which her character and Rory Williams left the series. Gillan reprised the role in the Christmas special The Time of the Doctor (2013), which coincided with Smith’s departure as the Doctor. In 2011, Gillan made her stage debut as Shirley in John Osborne’s play Inadmissible Evidence opposite Douglas Hodge. The play debuted at the Donmar Warehouse on 16 October 2011. Following her appearance in Outcast, Gillan was announced to star in the Scottish indie romantic comedy Not Another Happy Ending opposite Emun Elliott in August 2011. Director John McKay cast her because she got to know her in We Take Manhattan, which he also directed, as “a very bubbly, lively, energetic, funny, slightly awkward person” who was perfect for the character. Filming took place in 2012 in July, although Elliott was replaced by Stanley Weber. Gillan told reporters that she was happy to be involved in a Scottish production that was “not about taking drugs or fighting the English”. The film premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in June 2013.
In November 2013, Gillan appeared on Broadway in the play Time to Act, one of The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway by the non-profit Urban Artistic Partnership. She also appeared in the third season of A Touch of Cloth, created by Charlie Brooker. In 2013, Gillan joined the regular cast of Adult Swim NTSF:SD:SUV:: for the show’s third season. In February 2014, Gillan was cast in the lead role in the Warner Bros. Produced for television in the American single-camera series Selfie for ABC, which was greenlit for the 2014–2015 American television season. Gillan played a socialite named Eliza Dooley, a modern take on Eliza Doolittle, who is obsessed with social media. This was Gillan’s first time appearing in an American television series. ABC canceled the series on November 7, 2014, after seven episodes; The remaining six episodes aired on Hulu beginning November 25, 2014. Selfies have continued to be popular since the broadcast, especially in China. In May 2013, Gillan was cast in the Marvel superhero science fiction film Guardians of the Galaxy which was released in August 2014. Gillan shaved her head bald for the role, and Marvel modified the wig Gillan wore in the Selfie production.
In 2015, Gillan starred alongside Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, and Melissa Leo in the drama film The Big Short, directed by Adam McKay. She wrote and directed her first short film, Coward, which premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival in 2015 and was nominated for several awards. Later that year, Perinteinen wrote, directed, and starred in another short film. She won Best Newcomer Female for Guardians of the Galaxy and Oculus at the 20th Empire Awards. On November 2, 2016, it was announced that Gillan would write, direct, and star in her directorial debut for Burbank-based development and production company Mt. in Hollywood Films’ independent drama project Tupperware Party.
In 2017, Gillan reprised her role as Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, this time becoming a member of the film’s eponymous crew and starring in The Circle alongside Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, and John Boyega. The latter film, released in April, was directed and written by James Ponsoldt and based on the novel by Dave Eggers. Also that year, Gillan starred as Ruby Roundhouse in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the third installment in the Jumanji franchise starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Nick Jonas. She reprised her role as Nebula in Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019), which were filmed back-to-back.
Filming for both films began in January 2017 at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayette County, Georgia, and ended in January 2018. In 2019, she starred in Avengers: Endgame alongside Stuber and Spies in Disguise. and starred in All Creatures Here Below. Also in 2019, she reprised the role of Ruby Roundhouse in Jumanji: The Next Level and appeared in the short film Neurotica.
In 2020, Gillan appeared in The Call of the Wild, an adventure drama based on Jack London’s novel. The following year, she starred in the action film Gunpowder Milkshake alongside Lena Headey, Angela Bassett, Carla Gugino, Michelle Yeoh, and Paul Giamatti. In 2022, she starred alongside Aaron Paul in the science fiction thriller Dual, which was filmed entirely in Tampere.
In 2023, she appeared in Late Bloomers, for which Damon Wise of Deadline Hollywood praised her “engaging and refreshingly no-nonsense performance”. She also started filming Sleeping Dogs with Russell Crowe in 2023 in Australia.
Karen Gillan Net Worth
Karen has a net worth of $5 million. She earns by being a film producer, voice artist, and actress. She also earns via brand endorsements.
Karen Gillan Relationship
In 2006, she began dating British photographer Patrick Green; this relationship lasted until 2012 when they had to separate for personal reasons.
A famous name in Karen Gillan’s life appears as Andrew Brooke, whom she dated in 2012, but nothing was confirmed at the time and it turned out to be just a rumor.
In May 2022, Gillan married American comedian Nick Kocher of sketch duo BritTANicK in a ceremony at Castle Toward in Dunoon, Scotland.
Karen Gillan Education
When she turned 16, she moved to Edinburgh and completed an HNC acting and performance course at Telford College. She moved to London at the age of 18 to study at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts.
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Karen Gillan Physical Stats
|Height||5 feet 10 inches or 180 cm (1.8 m)|
|Weight||55 kg or 121 pounds|
|Breast Size||34 inches|
|Body Measurements||34-26-34 inches or 86.36-66.04-86.36 cm|
|Chest Size||34 inches or 86.36 cm|
|Waist Size||26 inches or 66.04 cm|
|Hips Size||34 inches or 86.36 cm|
|Dress Size||4 (US) or 36 (EU) or 8 (UK)|
|Shoe Size||7 (US) or 37.5 (EU) or 5 (UK)|
Karen Gillan Wiki/Bio
|Full Name||Karen Sheila Gillan|
|Date Of Birth||28 November 1987|
|Age||35 (as of 2023)|
|Birthplace||Inverness, United Kingdom|
|Profession||Film producer, Voice actor, Actress|
|Religion||Catholic but does not practice a religion|
|Parents||Raymond John Gillan, Marie Peterson Gillan|
|Spouse||Nick Kocher (m. 2022)|
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