Karen Sheila Gillan is a Scottish actress and a model. She is a director and screenwriter, best recognized for her role as Amy Pond in the BBC science fiction series, Doctor Who. She has starred as Jane Lockhart in Not Another Happy Ending.
Early Life And Education Of Karen Gillan
Gillan was born on 28th November 1987, in Inverness, Scotland. She holds a Scottish nationality and belongs to the White ethnicity.
She is known for her acting in a British science fiction series named Doctor Who as Amy Pond.
She had studied at Italia Conti and a modeling agency provided her with a scout. She had modeled in a party of a famous Nicola Roberts and was shown in an episode of the doc u mentary movie The Pa s sions of Girls Aloud in the year 2008.
However, for now, she is an actress and has stated that she would not give up acting just to do modeling and also praising her acting career and telling that it was much better than her modeling.
Karen Gillan's Career: Modelling & Acting
Her television career had started as appearing as a guest on various drama series like The Kevin Bishop show where she had played multiple characters as well as actresses like Katy Perry and Angelina Jolie.
She has also shown herself up on a BBC episode. She had acted for a role as Amy Pond in the BBC science fiction series, Doctor Who in 2010. She played the role of a companion to the Eleventh Doctor in the series.
She made her debut on screen starring in the movie, The Eleventh Hour. She had also appeared in Doctor Who’s first season in the year 2008 The first of Pompeii. She first appeared on a feature film in Inadmissible Evidence in the year 2011.
In an interview, she had said that she would be doing a Doctor Who series once again. On January 26, 2012, she had acted for a role of the supermodel in BBC film named We’ll Take Manhattan.
In 2011 it had become public that she would be doing a movie, Another happy ending with Emun Elliott. John McKay had picked her during the production of We’ll Take Manhattan. Her Scottish movie had been premiered at the Edinburgh International Film festival in the year 2013.
She has also done superb acting in a supernatural movie called Oculus going to be released in April 2014.
She had also stated that she had done acting on a TV series A Touch of Cloth. Her new projects is also a movie The List whose filming has already begun in the year 2013. She has been enlisted in the 100 sexiest women of 2011where she had gained the rank of 36 in the next year from previous year’s rank 42.
She has also given her voice for The Royal Bank of Scotland and E-harmony. She has shaved her head for a role in a fiction movie which is to be released in 2014 named Guardians of the Galaxy She had acted in a play named “Time to Act” which was one of the best plays included for benefitting the nonprofit Urban Arts.
Karen Gillan's Personal Life
She is the only child of Marie Gillan and John Gillan. Her father is a singer and recording artist. She was bought up in Inverness. When she was only seven years old she learned to play the piano.
She had developed her love for acting at her young age. She had also joined several local youth theatre groups. She had attended Charleston Academy School where she took part in a wide range of production of her school.
She moved to Edinburgh to complete the HNC and Performance course in Telford Collage when she was 16 years old. Then after when she was 18 years old, she shifted to London at Italian Conti Academy of Theatre Arts drama school in BA.
She also had helped to promote Fashion Targets Breast Cancer in 2011 and also the opening of Squirrel Ward in Great Ormond Street Hospital. She now resides in Los Angeles.
Karen Gillan's Height And Net Worth
Karen Gillan's net worth is $2 million at present. She earns a decent amount of salary from her acting career. She has an energetic personality. She has a height about 5 feet 10 inches.
by abhishek, 30 May, 2014