Karen Gillan - Updated May 2024

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Inverness, Scotland
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Inverness, Scotland

Karen Gillan

Karen Gillan is a Scottish television personality. Karen Gillan is an actress, director, and screenwriter by profession. Likewise, she is popular for her role in the science fiction series ‘Doctor Who’.

Early Childhood

Karen Gillan whose birth name is Karen Sheila Gillan was born on 28th November 1987 and will be 35 years old in the year 2022. Being born in late November, her zodiac sign is Sagittarius. Likewise, talking about her nationality, Karen was born in Inverness, Scotland, and holds Scottish nationality.

Similarly, regarding ethnicity and religion, she belongs to the Caucasian ethnic group and follows Christianity. Likewise, talking about her family, Karen is the daughter of Marie Gillan and Raymond Gillan. Her father Raymond Gillan is a singer and a recording artist.

Karen Gillan

Caption: Childhood picture of Karen. Source: Instagram

Similarly, speaking of his childhood, Karen moved to Edinburgh from Inverness at the age of 16. Likewise, after two years, she moved to study at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London. While looking there, she got into modeling after being scouted by a modeling agency. However, she did not want to become a model but an actress so she discontinued her work as a model.

Karen Gillan – Net Worth 2023

Talking about his net worth and earnings, Karen is an actress by profession. Likewise, she has been making a good amount of earnings from her career with impressive fame. Similarly, according to estimation, she has a net worth of around 2 million. However, there is no information about her asset values available in the media.

Professional Life

Moving on to her professional career, Karen is an actress by profession. Likewise, she made her early television appearance in a guest role in several TV series ‘Rebus’. This is a detective series. Following this, she then joins the cast of the comedy series ‘The Kevin Bishop Show’. Moreover, this versatile actress has not only played in detective movies but also in comedy, horror, and supernatural thriller.

Likewise, she played in movies including ‘The Well’, ‘Outcast’, ‘Doctor Who’, ‘And Not Another Happy Ending’. Following this, in the year 2013, she played in the supernatural horror movie ‘Oculus’ which became a huge financial success earning $44 million on a budget of $5 million.

Karen Gillan

Caption: Official release poster of Gunpowder Milkshake. Source: Instagram

Moreover, Karen Gillan became popular for her role in the superhero movie ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ in the year 2014. She played the role of an alien supervillain named Nebula who is popular as a brutal space pirate. This movie was a Marvel Comics superhero which became a huge commercial success. She then played in another television series ‘Selfie’ in which she played the lead role.

After success in the film Guardians of the Galaxy, she got an important role in the sequel ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2’. Similarly, she is the director of the movie ‘The Party’s Just Beginning’. Likewise, she appeared in two other movies ‘The Circle’ and ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’,


Karen Gillan has made notable progress in her career. Likewise, she has also won many awards including ‘The Cosmopolitan “Woman of the Year” Award’, ‘Best Female Drama Performance’, and the London IFF Film Festival Awards being many.

Brand Endorsements

Karen Gillan has provided the voices for TV ads for several companies, including eHarmony, Warburtons, and the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS).

Relationship Status

Regarding her relationship status, there is no exact information about her relationship status in the media. Moreover, she seems to be keeping her romantic life status above from media.

Body Measurements

This gorgeous actress stands 5 feet 11 inches (71 inches) tall and weighs around 58 kg. Likewise, she has a fit body physique of 34-26-34 inches. Similarly, looking at her physical appearance, she has fair skin with ginger brown hair and a dark brown pair of eyes.

Karen Gillan

Caption: Karen Gillan posing for a picture. Source: Facebook

Karen Gillan – Social Media

Reflecting upon her social media presence, Karen Gillan is active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Likewise, her Instagram account is @karengillan, and has over 7.4 million followers. Similarly, her @karengillan on Facebook has over 2 million followers in it. Likewise, she joined Twitter in April 2012 and has over 1.3 million followers on her @karengillan account.