|Date of Birth||November 28, 1987 (age 26)|
|Working for||Movies, TV Shows|
|Name on Birth||Karen Sheila Gillan|
|Weight||56 kg (approx.)|
|Religion||Christian or Jewish|
|Eye Color||Brown, Blue|
|Body Measurements||32-24-32 inch|
Scottish actress and former model that played Amy Pond in the British science fiction series Doctor Who, was born on 28 November 1987, in Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom as Karen Sheila Gillan. She is the only child of John Gillan who was a singer/recording artist, and her mother’s name was Marie Gillan. She learned to play the piano when she was seven years old. She developed a love for acting at a young age, joining several local youth theatre groups and taking part in a wide range of productions at her school, Charleston Academy.
Gillan moved to Edinburgh when she turned 16, and completed an HNC Acting and Performance course at Telford College. She then moved to London at the age of 18 to study at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts drama school in the BA (Hons.) Acting degree course.
At age 16, Karen decided she wanted to pursue her acting career further, and studied under the renowned theatre director Scott Johnston at the Performing Arts Studio Scotland. She later attended the prestigious Italia Conti academy in London. She landed a role in Rebus (2000) during her first year, and soon appeared in a variety of programs including Channel 4's Stacked (2008) and The Kevin Bishop Show (2008). Karen also starred in the movie Outcast (2010), starring James Nesbitt.
While studying at Italia Conti, Gillan was spotted by a modeling agency, and she modeled in the launch party of Nicola Roberts' Dainty Doll Make-Up Range. This was shown in Roberts' episode of the documentary, The Passions of Girls Aloud, which premiered on 4 April 2008. Gillan has stated that she would not give up her acting career to return to modeling, stating that she enjoyed modeling but acting was always her main interest and goal.
Gillan will star in a supernatural horror picture called Oculus cast in the lead role. The movie was filmed in Alabama and will be released April 2014. She revealed that she has been cast in comedian Charlie Brooker's TV series A Touch of Cloth. Gillan has also been cast in a film titled “The List” which began filming in Los Angeles in May 2013.
FHM magazine ranked Gillan number 42 in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women 2011. In 2012, they also ranked her number 36. Gillan has also voiced advertisements for eHarmony and The Royal Bank of Scotland. In May 2013, Gillan was cast as Nebula in the superhero science fiction film Guardians of the Galaxy. The movie is scheduled for release in August 2014.
Gillan joined the regular cast of Adult Swim's NTSF:SD:SUV:: for the show's third season in 2013. In November 2013 Gillan appeared on Broadway in a play called "Time to Act". One of the plays included in "The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway" to benefit the non-profit Urban Arts Partnership.
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