May 8, 2022

Born Name

Karen Sheila Gillan

Nick Name

Karen, Sheila, Kaz

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Karen Gillan

Sun Sign


Born Place

Inverness, Scotland, UK


Los Angeles, California, United States



Scottish nationality

Scottish nationality


Gillan studied acting at Telford College.

She then joined the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts drama school in London and achieved a Bachelor of Arts degree in acting.


Actress, Model


  • Father – John Gillan (Recording Artist)
  • Mother – Marie Gillan (Singer)
  • Siblings – Unknown


Karen is signed to –

  • Troika (Talent Agency)
  • United Talent Agency




5 ft 10 in or 178 cm


58 kg or 128 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Karen Gillan dated –

  1. Patrick Green (2006-2012) – Karen was in a 6-year long relationship with the British photographer Patrick Green.
  2. Andrew Brooke (2012) – In 2012, Karen had an encounter with the British actor Andrew Brooke.
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Karen with her ex-beau Patrick

Race / Ethnicity


Hair Color


Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Red hair
  • Her height (178 cm)
  • Long legs


34-26-34 in or 87-66-87 cm

Dress Size

6 (US) or 38 (EU)

Shoe Size

9 (US) or 6.5 (UK) or 39.5 (EU)

Brand Endorsements

She has voiced the TV commercials for Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Warburtons, eHarmony, and others.


Despite her family being Catholic, Karen stated that she doesn’t practice any religion.

Best Known For

Her appearance in the TV series Doctor Who (2010 – 2012). She played the character of Amy Pond who is a companion of the protagonist Matt Smith (the Doctor).

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First Film

Gillan first showed up in 2008 in the TV movie Stacked, playing the character of Ginny Turner.

First TV Show

Karen first TV appearance was back in 2006 in the TV series called Rebus. Gillan appeared in the episode A Question of Blood playing as Teri Cotter

Personal Trainer

Karen’s training can be checked while she was preparing for the role of Nebula in the 3D movie Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) on

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Karen Gillan as Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy

Karen Gillan Favorite Things

  • Candy Bar – Hazelnut Dairy Milk
  • Spice Girl Song – Who do you think you are
  • Part Of Scotland– Inverness
  • Favorite Place To Travel – New York
  • Candy – Cadbury Cream Eggs
  • Color – Teal
  • Sandwich – Consists of bread with seeds, avocado, chicken, and pepper
  • Animal – Meerkat
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Source RadioTimes, Topiama

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Actress Karen Gillan

Karen Gillan Facts

  1. Karen learned to play the piano when she was 7.
  2. She and Katee Sackhoff are great friends.
  3. For her role as Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Karen shaved her head. But instead of throwing away her hair, it was turned into a wig and donated to Star Wars 7.
  4. At a young age, she showed the passion for acting and joined a few local theater groups.
  5. She loves to shop for vintage clothing.
  6. She promoted the Fashion Targets Breast Cancer in 2011.
  7. Inspired by Bootylicious, she had imitated Beyonce and dyed her hair pink.
  8. Follow Karen on Twitter.
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