Who is Karen Gillan?
Karen Sheila Gillan is a Scottish film and television actress. She became well-known for her work in British film and television, particularly for the role of Amy Pond, the Eleventh Doctor’s principal companion, for which she won numerous awards and was nominated for more.
Karen Gillan bio
Karen Gillan, who was born on November 28, 1987, will be 35 years old in 2022. She was raised in Inverness, Scotland, a city in the United Kingdom. She currently resides in the American state of California’s Los Angeles. She is of British and Scottish descent.
She is the daughter of Marie and Raymond John Gillan, Karen Sheila Gillan. North East England’s Sunderland is where her father is from.
Despite coming from a Catholic family, she claims that she was never baptized and does not follow any particular faith.
Karen Gillan education
She went to Edinburgh when she was 16 and finished an HNC in acting and performance at Telford College. At the age of 18, she relocated to London to attend the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts.
Karen Gillan career
In The Eleventh Doctor, where she played Amy Pond, Karen received her first major acting job. Gillan has received many honors, including a TV Choice Award. She is arguably most remembered for her outstanding performance as Nebula in the Guardians of the Galaxy series from Marvel.
In an ITV episode of “Rebus” from 2006, Gillan made her television debut. In 2008, she appeared in episodes of “Harley Street,” “Coming Up,” and the TV movies “Stacked” and “New Town Killers.”
She appeared in “The Kevin Bishop Show” on Channel 4 from 2008 to 2009 as a cast member, and in “The Well,” a horror series on BBC Two, she played the lead character.
Amy Pond, Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor’s companion, joined the cast of “Doctor Who” in 2010 after Karen had an appearance in the movie “Outcast.” Gillan participated in 36 episodes of the show and won numerous accolades for her work.
She portrayed the starring parts of Kaylie Russell in “Oculus” and Jane Lockhart in “Not Another Happy Ending” on the Adult Swim comedy “NTSF:SD:SUV::” in 2013. In 2014, Karen co-starred in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” which brought in $772.8 million at the box office, alongside Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, and Bradley Cooper.
In order to play Nebula, she shaved her head. She later played the character again in the critically acclaimed sequels “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” ($863.8 million), “Avengers: Infinity War” ($2.048 billion), and “Avengers: Endgame” ($2.798 billion). She also portrayed Eliza Dooley, the main character, in the ABC comedy “Selfie” in 2014.
Alongside Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, and other actors, Gillan starred in the 2015 movies “The Big Short,” which was nominated for an Academy Award, and the HBO tennis comedy “7 Days in Hell.”
In the films “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” from 2017 and “Jumanji: The Next Level” from 2019, she co-starred with Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Nick Jonas. These films grossed $962.5 million and $800.1 million, respectively, at the box office. Around this time, Karen also had appearances in the movies “Stuber,” “Alex & the List,” “Alex & the List: The Circle,” “In a Valley of Violence,” and “Alex & the List” (2019).
She co-starred with Harrison Ford as Mercedes in the 2020 version of “The Call of the Wild” for the big screen, and in the Netflix action thriller “Gunpowder Milkshake” in 2021, she portrayed a hitwoman. She acted in the Netflix comedies “The Bubble” and “Dual,” as well as in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” and “The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special” in 2022.
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Karen Gillan net worth
Karen Gillan, sometimes known as Karen Sheila Gillan, is a model and actress from Scotland. Karen Gillan has a $4 million net worth as of 2022. She also earned money by endorsing numerous brands.
Karen Gillan husband
Gillan married American comedian Nick Kocher of the sketch team BriTANicK in May 2022 in a ceremony at Castle Toward in Dunoon, Scotland.