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Karen Gillan


Karen Sheila Gillan was born 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 taking part in a wide range of productions at her school, Charleston Academy. At age 16, Karen decided she ... See full bio »

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Oculus
Oculus Kaylie Russell
(2013)
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Doctor Who Amy Pond / Soothsayer
(2008-2017)

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 2017 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (completed)
Ruby Roundhouse
 2017 Seven Bucks Digital Studios (TV Series short)
Karen
- The Rock's Birthday Surprise! (2017) ... Karen
 2017/I The Circle
Annie
 2016/I The List
Lily
 2016 Emo Dad (TV Series)
Jessica
- The Concert (2016) ... Jessica
- The Dance! (2016) ... Jessica
- Hipster Son?! (2016) ... Jessica
- Love Is in the Air (2016) ... Jessica
- Back to School (2016) ... Jessica
 2015 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Anastasia Steele / Susanna Walcott / Mary Warren
- Zero Vegetables (2015) ... Anastasia Steele / Susanna Walcott / Mary Warren (voice)
 2015 The Big Short
Evie
 2015 Conventional (Short)
Rachel
 2015 Fun Size Horror: Volume Two
Rachel (segment "Conventional")
 2015 Warning Labels (Short)
Mindy
 2015 7 Days in Hell (TV Movie)
Lily Allsworth
 2015 The Devil You Know (TV Mini-Series)
Jane Porter
- Pilot (2015) ... Jane Porter
 2014 Selfie (TV Series)
Eliza Dooley
- I Woke Up Like This (2014) ... Eliza Dooley
- Stick in the Mud (2014) ... Eliza Dooley
- Perestroika (2014) ... Eliza Dooley
- Imperfect Harmony (2014) ... Eliza Dooley
- Follow Through (2014) ... Eliza Dooley
 2014 TV on the Radio: Happy Idiot (Short)
Jennifer
 2014 Bound for Greatness (Short)
Maeve MacDonough
 2014 A Touch of Cloth (TV Series)
Kerry Newblood
- Too Cloth for Comfort: Part Two (2014) ... Kerry Newblood
- Too Cloth for Comfort: Part One (2014) ... Kerry Newblood
 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy
Nebula
 2008-2013 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Amy Pond / Soothsayer
- The Time of the Doctor (2013) ... Amy Pond
- The Angels Take Manhattan (2012) ... Amy Pond
- The Power of Three (2012) ... Amy Pond
- A Town Called Mercy (2012) ... Amy Pond
- Dinosaurs on a Spaceship (2012) ... Amy Pond
 2013 NTSF:SD:SUV (TV Series)
Daisy
- Wreck the Malls (2013) ... Daisy
- U-KO'ed (2013) ... Daisy
- Trading Faces (2013) ... Daisy
- A Hard Drive to Swallow (2013) ... Daisy
- TGI Murder (2013) ... Daisy
 2013/I Oculus
Kaylie Russell
 2013 Not Another Happy Ending
Jane Lockhart
 2012 Pond Life (TV Mini-Series short)
Amy Pond
- Part 5: August (2012) ... Amy Pond
- Part 4: July (2012) ... Amy Pond
- Part 3: June (2012) ... Amy Pond
- Part 2: May (2012) ... Amy Pond
- Part 1: April (2012) ... Amy Pond
 2012 Doctor Who: Good as Gold (TV Short)
Amy Pond
 2012 We'll Take Manhattan (TV Movie)
Jean Shrimpton
 2012 In Love With... (TV Mini-Series)
Laura
- In Love with Coward (2012) ... Laura
 2011 Night and the Doctor (TV Mini-Series short)
Amy Pond
- Good Night (2011) ... Amy Pond (uncredited)
- Bad Night (2011) ... Amy Pond (uncredited)
 2011 Doctor Who: The Adventure Games - The Gunpowder Plot (Video Game)
Amy Pond (voice)
 2011 Doctor Who: Space and Time (TV Short)
Amy Pond
 2010 Doctor Who: Return to Earth (Video Game)
Amy Pond (voice)
 2010 Doctor Who: Evacuation Earth (Video Game)
Amy Pond (voice)
 2010 Meanwhile, in the TARDIS: Part 1 (Video)
Amy Pond
 2010 Meanwhile, in the TARDIS: Part 2 (Video)
Amy Pond
 2010 Doctor Who: The Adventure Games - TARDIS (Video Game)
Amy Pond (voice)
 2010 Doctor Who: The Adventure Games - Blood of the Cybermen (Video Game)
Amy Pond (voice)
 2010 Doctor Who: The Adventure Games - City of the Daleks (Video Game)
Amy Pond (voice)
 2010 Outcast
Ally
 2009 The Well (TV Series)
Coll
- Return to the Well (2009) ... Coll
- A Terrible Evil (2009) ... Coll (uncredited)
- The Hag (2009) ... Coll (uncredited)
- She's Coming (2009) ... Coll
 2008-2009 The Kevin Bishop Show (TV Series)
Various Characters / Various / Alex Drake / ...
- Episode #2.6 (2009) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.5 (2009) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.4 (2009) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.3 (2009) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.2 (2009) ... Various Characters
 2008 New Town Killers
Young Girl in Bus Station
 2008 Stacked (TV Movie)
Ginny Turner
 2008 Coming Up (TV Series)
Anna
- Thinspiration (2008) ... Anna
 2008 Harley Street (TV Series)
Holly
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... Holly
 2006 Rebus (TV Series)
Teri Cotter
- Question of Blood (2006) ... Teri Cotter
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Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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I got a recall to come in and read with Matt [the eleventh Doctor] and that was quite funny, actually, because, I wasn't allowed to tell anyone that I was auditioning, what I was auditioning for, not even the people in the reception of the place that I was going to. So I had to give them a code name of 'Panic Moon'. It was fun but it was actually an anagram for 'companion' which is quite clever. See more »

Trivia:

Loves rummaging through vintage clothes shops and playing the piano. See more »

Trademark:

Towering height See more »

Nickname:

Kaz

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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