Karen Gillan – Height, Weight, Age, Movies & Family – Biography

Karen Gillan

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Karen Gillan was born in Inverness, Scotland, on 28th November 1987. She is a gorgeous Scottish actress who also works as a director and screenwriter born to Marie Gillan and Raymond John Gillan. Her father was a singer and recording artist.

Karen is best known for her role in the science fiction series ‘Doctor Who.’ She has worked in several films and television series that helped her get much-desired recognition. It didn’t take much time for Karen Gillan to establish herself as an actress in the industry. The beautiful, talented and versatile Karen has not left any stone unturned to rule the heart of people.

Apart from acting, she is also a social activist and often participates in different social work campaigns. She promotes FTBC, Fashion Targets Breast Cancer.

Childhood Accomplishments

  • Karen Gillan has been passionate about modeling and acting since childhood. She has seen her father working as a singer and record artist, which instilled her passion for working in the industry.
  • When Karen was 16, she enrolled at Telford College to study acting in Edinburgh. After two years, she shifted to London to attend the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. Soon she caught the eyes of a modeling agency that scouted and offered her modeling project. However, Karen, by this time, was sure to be an actress and not a model.

Karen Gillan Body Measurements

Height5 ft 10 in / 178 cm
Weight128 lb / 58 kg
Breast Size34 in / 87 cm
Bra Size38 B (US) / 85 B (EU)
Cup SizeB (US)
Body Measurements34-25-34 in or 87-66-87 cm
Chest Size34 in / 87 cm
Waist Size25 in / 66 cm
Hips Size34 in / 87 cm
Shoe Size9 (US) or 6.5 (UK) or 39.5 (EU)
Dress Size6 (US) or 38 (EU)
Eyes ColorLight Brown
Hair ColorRed
Natural Breasts or ImplantsNatural

Awards and Achievements

  • In 2010, Cosmopolitan “Woman of the Year” Award’ for Best Actress for her role in the TV series ‘Doctor Who.’ 5th Young Scot Award for ‘Doctor Who.’
  • She was nominated for two National Television Awards in the category of ‘Best Female Drama Performance’ in which she won one.
  • London IFF Film Festival Award for Best Lead Actress in a Short Film for her role in ‘Bound for Greatness.’
  • Apart from these, she also won several awards like ‘Empire Award’ for playing a role in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’

Best Known for

  • Karen has worked in several films and television series so far. However, some of her best works of her include-
  • Role of Amy Pond in the TV series ‘Doctor Who’ that came from 2010 to 2013.
  • Role of Nebula, an alien super villain in the film ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’ It helped her gain international recognition.
  • She also reprised her role in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’, the sequel film.
  • Apart from these, her guest role in a detective TV series Rebus, comedy series ‘The Kevin Bishop Show,’ and a horror project named ‘The Well’ were also highly appreciated.
  • She made her debut on the big screen with the supernatural thriller film ‘Outcast’ in 2010. Soon after that, offers for film started pouring, and Karen worked in movies like ‘Not Another Happy Ending,’ ‘Oculus,’ The List,’ ‘The Big Short,’ ‘7 Days in Hell,’ and many more.
  • She also played a lead role in the TV series ‘Selfie’ and the film ‘The Party’s Just Beginning.’ She also wrote and directed this film.

Karen Gillan Pre-relationships

  • Karen has been rumored with many men like Matt Smith, her co-star in ‘Doctor Who’ and Andrew Brook. She dated Patrick Green, a freelance photographer, and visual artist, in 2006. The couple stayed together for six years until 2012 when they parted ways.

Family and Personal Life of Karen Gillan

  • At present, Karen Gillan is single and focusing only on her career.

Karen Gillan Personal Info

Full NameKaren Sheila Gillan
NicknameKaren, Sheila, Kaz
OccupationActress, Model
ReligionChristianity
Date of Birth28 November 1987 (age 34 years)
BirthplaceInverness, Scotland, UK
Zodiac SignSagittarius
Father NameJohn Gillan
Mother NameMarie Gillan
Sibling NamesUnknown
Marital StatusUnmarried

Interesting Facts about Karen Gillan

  • Karen shared her recent photoshoot.
  • She shares a dramatic scene from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ playing Nebula.
  • Karen promotes film, Dual which is out in the movies theatre now.
  • Karen celebrated ‘Tartan Day’ with her squad from Scotland.
  • Karen shares a picture with casts and crews of ‘The Bubble’ out on Netflix.
  • Karen shares a funny moment while working for The Bubble
  • Karen works with ‘Fashion Targets Breast Cancer,’ a global charity cause.

Karen Gillan Most Favorite Things

Favorite Candy BarHazelnut Dairy Milk
Spice Girl SongWho do you think you are
Part Of ScotlandInverness
Favorite Place To TravelNew York
Favorite CandyCadbury Cream Eggs
Favorite ColorTeal
Favorite FoodSandwich Consists of bread with seeds, avocado, chicken, and pepper
Favorite AnimalMeerkat

Karen Gillan Social Media Profiles

Karen Gillan Movies List

  • 2010 – Outcast
  • 2013 – Not Another Happy Ending, Oculus
  • 2014 – Guardians of the Galaxy
  • 2015 – The Big Short
  • 2016 – In a Valley of Violence
  • 2017 – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, The Circle, Alex & the List, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
  • 2018 – The Party’s Just Beginning, Avengers: Infinity War, All Creatures Here Below
  • 2019 – Stuber, Avengers: Endgame, Spies in Disguise, Jumanji: The Next Level
  • 2020 – The Call of the Wild
  • 2021 – Gunpowder Milkshake, 2022 Dual, The Bubble, Thor: Love and Thunder
  • 2023 – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Karen Gillan TV Shows

  • 2006 – Rebus
  • 2008 – Doctor Who, Stacked, Harley Street, Coming Up
  • 2008,2009 – The Kevin Bishop Show
  • 2009 – The Well
  • 2010,2013 – Doctor Who
  • 2012 – We’ll Take Manhattan, In Love With…
  • 2013 – NTSF:SD:SUV::
  • 2014 – A Touch of Cloth, Selfie
  • 2015 – Comedy Bang! Bang!, 7 Days in Hell, Robot Chicken
  • 2016 – Emo Dad
  • 2019 – Neurotica
  • 2020 – Cake
  • 2021 – Calls, What If…?
  • 2022 – The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

Karen Gillan Short Films

  • 2014 – Bound for Greatness
  • 2015 – Warning Labels, Coward, Fun Size Horror: Volume Two
  • 2019 – The Hoarding
What is Karen Gillan’s Net Worth?

Karen, one of the most popular Scottish actresses and filmmakers, has an estimated net worth of $3 million.

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What are her Sources of Income?

Television series, films, and different endorsement deals are the major sources of income for Karen Gillan. She promotes many renowned brands and has done multiple TV commercials. Also, she is the brand ambassador of ‘Mikeysline.’

How Much is Karen Gillan Educated?

Karen attended Telford College at Edinburg to learn acting when she was 16. At the age of 18, she enrolled at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts.

Does Karen Gillan Smoke?

Yes, she is often caught smoking in public.

Assets of Karen Gillan (House and Cars)?

Karen loves spending huge on expensive properties. She bought a mansion in Los Angeles and lived a luxurious single life in her bungalow. In her cars collection, she has Jaguar E Type Convertible, Ford Mustang, Audi A4, Audi A8, and Mercedes S Class.

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