Karen Gillan is a Scottish actress, director, and screenwriter. Karen Sheila Gillan was born 28 November 1987 and raised in Inverness, Scotland, the daughter of Marie (Paterson) and John Gillan, who is a singer and recording artist. She developed a love for acting very early on, attending several youth theatre groups and participating in an exceedingly wide selection of productions at her school, Charleston Academy.
In addition to it, she is known for the role of Amy Pond, companion to the Eleventh Doctor, in the BBC science fiction series Doctor who (2010–2013). In the film, she is best renowned for the portrayal of Nebula in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014 and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in 2017 and can spiel the role in Avengers: Infinity War in 2018 and its untitled sequel (2019). In 2017, she wrote and directed her 1st feature film; The Party’s just starting.
Karen Gillan Religion
Although her family is Catholic, she was never baptized and is not religious at all, even she agreed with a kind of scientific statement that, “we’re just minuscule dots in the vast cosmic emptiness of the universe.”
Most of the time she tweets about sciencey stuff mostly pertaining galaxies and such. Hence, all this is a reflection of her role as Nebula in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies.
Karen Gillan Political Views
Karen is a very outspoken girl. Usually, she openly talks about her personal and professional life. As far as politics is concerned, it seems that she may not very much interested in politics. Therefore, she always remains active on social media like Twitter but we couldn’t get any political statement or any hint of her political priorities. She is a humanitarian and helped promote Fashion Targets Breast Cancer (FTBC and the opening of Squirrel Ward in Great Ormond Street Hospital London.
Karen Gillan Hobbies
In her childhood, she gets excited by the prospect of Disneyland Paris. She is the only child of Marie and John. She grew up learning the piano and wanting to be a singer, “because my dad sings a lot.” Karen loves Ella Fitzgerald, a jazz singer. She is an ambitious woman. Karen loves rummaging through vintage clothes shops. Furthermore, from her posts on social media, we got to know about her love for traveling. Also, she likes to do modeling, but acting is her passion.
Karen was dating British photographer Patrick Green from 2006 to 2012. Also, She was rumored dating British actor Andrew Brooke. Karen is single currently and don’t have any relationship right now. As she is quite charming to attract someone towards her graceful personality.
Karen attended the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London, England.
She is the cousin of Caitlin Blackwood who plays the role of younger Amy Pond.
The readers of “Doctor Who” magazine was voted Gillan as the Best Actress for her stint on the 2010 season of Doctor Who.
Karen completely shaved her head bald to play Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy from 2014.