Karen Gillan – Biography, Facts & Life Story

Karen Gillan Scottish, British Actress, Filmmaker

Her Social Media Profiles

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Body Measurements 34-26-34 inches
Bodytype Hourglass, Slim
Height 5 feet 10 inches (1.8 m)
Weight 58 kg (128 lbs)
Hair Color Light Brown
Eye Color Brown
Nickname Sheila
Gender Female
Age 36 years old (in 2024)
Date of Birth November 28, 1987
Full Name Karen Sheila Gillan
Profession Actress, Filmmaker
Nationality Scottish-British
Birthplace Inverness, United Kingdom
Religion Christianity
Published on September 4, 2019 on 10:31 AM
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius

Karen Sheila Gillan is a Scottish actress and filmmaker. She earned much fame and recognition for her wonderful work in British films and television series. She is mainly known for playing the role of Amy Pond, a primary companion to the Eleventh Doctor in the sci-fi series named ‘Doctor Who’ which was started in 2010 and ended in 2013. For her performance, she won several awards and nominations.


During her early career, the actress Karen Gillan gained immense popularity for working in the thriller film named ‘Outcast’ (2010), as Jane Lockhart in the rom-com movie named ‘Not Another Happy Ending’ in 2013.

Later, Gillan appeared as Kaylie Russell in the horror film named ‘Oculus’ which was released in the year 2013. Her first commercial success in the USA came out after playing a leading role in the sitcom named ‘Selfie’ which was released in 2014.

Karen Gillan got international acclaim after making appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero films Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019), and many others that are prominent on the hit list.

Gillan has some other film credits including Thor: Love and Thunder (2022) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023), and others.

She rose to fame after appearing as Ruby Roundhouse in the action films ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) and Jumanji: The Next Level (2019), both earned commercial success.


During her career life, the actress has won many awards and nominations including Scottish Fashion Awards, National Television Awards, Fright Meter Awards, Nevada Film Critics Society,Phoenix Film Critics Society, and many others.


Karen Gillan Education

Qualification: Graduate

College: Edinburgh College (Granton Campus)

Karen Gillan Career

Profession: Actress, Filmmaker

Net Worth: USD $2 million approx

Family & Relatives

Father: Raymond John Gillan

Mother: Marie Gillan

Brother: Raymond Gillan

Sister: Karen Sheila Gillan

Marital Status: Single

Past Relationships:

Patrick Green

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Who is Karen Gillan?

Karen Gillan is a Scottish, British actress, filmmaker, born on 28 November, 1987 in Inverness, United Kingdom.

How old is Karen Gillan?

Karen Gillan is 36 years old as of May 2024.

How tall is Karen Gillan?

Karen Gillan is 5 feet 10 inches (1.8 m).

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