Karen Gillan Wiki: Movie, Net Worth, Doctor Who & Facts To Know

Karen Gillan is an actress, movie director and a former model. She has played roles in many movies including 'Doctor Who'. Learn more about her and her overall net worth below.

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Karen Gillan Wiki: Movie, Net Worth, Doctor Who & Facts To Know

Movie, Net Worth, Doctor Who and Facts to Know About Karen Gillan

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Karen Gillan is an actress who is famous for her role as Amy Pond in the British TV series 'Dr. Who.' She is also a director and former model. Gillan is Scottish and was born on November 28 1987. She is Caucasian and has both British and Scottish nationalities. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California. Gillan's appearances in movies like 'Oculus,' 'Guardian of the Galaxy,' and 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2' has contributed to her net worth. She has worked in various charity organizations and projects like the Breast cancer charity initiative. She loves playing piano and shopping for vintage clothes.

Gillan's Early Life and Education

Gillan was born in Inverness, Scotland where she grew up. Her original name is Karen Sheila Gillan and she is the only offspring of Marie and Raymond Gillan who is a recording artist as well as a singer. When she was seven years old, she started playing the piano. She studied at Charleston Academy where her passion for acting grew. She took part in a variety of productions at her school and she also went to youth theater groups while she was still in the beginning stages of learning how to act. When Gillan was 16, she attended Telford College where she studied an HNC acting and Performance course. She later moved to London after several years and while she was there, she attended the esteemed Italia Conti Academy of Theater Arts where she studied drama. Before she became an actress, she was approached by a modeling agency because of her looks, red hair, and her soaring height of 5'11''. She also did some photo shoots and took part in runway shows.

Gillan’s Professional Career in Movies

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Gillan's acting career started when she made guest appearances in various drama series. Her first role on TV came when she appeared in an episode of 'Rebus.' She also appeared in 'The Kevin Bishop Show' where she played several celebrity characters like Angelina Jolie and Katy Perry. She was an actor in the movie 'Not Another Happy Ending,' which was directed by John McKay. In May 2009, Gillan took the most sort-after part of Amy Pond in the British TV series 'Dr. Who.' In 2012, she got a National Television award for her part in the series together with her other co-stars. This made her famous in various parts of the world. In 2014, she had a lead part in an ABC's series called 'Selfie.' The series was later canceled after producing only one season. She wrote and directed her first short movie called 'Coward' that premiered in 2015 at the Edinburgh Film Festival. She also wrote, directed, and acted in another short movie called 'The Conventional.' Gillan has appeared in other movies like 'Oculus' (2013), 'Ending' (2013), 'Guardians of the Galaxy' (2014), 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Vol 2 (2017) and 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.' In Vol. 1 of 'Guardians of the Galaxy', she had to shave her hair in order to act as Nebula. In 'Jumanji: Welcome To the Jungle,' she acted together with famous actors like Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Nick Jonas, and Jack Black among others. Gillan is set to appear in movies like 'All Creatures Here Below,' 'Avengers: Infinity War,' and an untitled 'Avengers' film. She hinted at how 'Avengers: Infinity War' and the untitled 'Avengers' film are going to be. 'The untitled Avengers' movie has not yet been given a name and is set to be released in 2019.

Gillan was nominated together with her co-stars for the best ensemble in the movie 'Guardians of the Galaxy. They later received an award for the same movie in Detroit Film Critic Society. Her short movie 'Coward' was also nominated. She won an award for best actress in 'Oculus' and a newcomer female award for 'Guardians of the Galaxy.' She also received an award for the best actress in the movie 'Dr. Who.' Her short film 'Conventional' was nominated for the best short film in the Rondo Statuette category but it did not win. She won the Rising Star award at the Maui Film Festival. Gillan was nominated together with her co-stars for the best ensemble in the movie 'Guardians of the Galaxy.' They later got an award for the same movie in Detroit Film Critic Society. Her short movie 'Coward was also nominated,' and she won an award for best actress in 'Oculus' and a newcomer female award for her role in 'Guardians of the Galaxy.' She also got an award for the best actress in the movie 'Dr. Who.' Her short film 'Conventional' was nominated for the best short film in the Rondo Statuette category but it did not win. She won the Rising Star award at the Maui Film Festival.

Gillan's Net Worth

The Scottish former model and actress Karen Gillan's net worth is estimated to be $2 million dollars. When she was a model, she earned a salary of $42 thousand dollars. Endorsements, sponsorship, and ads also contribute to her net worth. Her acting role in movies and TV shows has also played a part in her net worth. She has a wide range of car collections. She has an Audi A4 worth $39,000 dollars, an Audi A8 worth $83,475 dollars, a Ford Mustang worth $26,485 dollars, a Jaguar E type convertible worth $67,000 dollars and a Mercedes S class worth $99,900 dollars. All these cars also contribute to part of her net worth. Karen Gillan is a beautiful Scottish actress who has been in the dating scene for a while. However, she has never been engaged or married to anyone and is currently single. She is an upcoming actress who is taking over the acting scene. Just be on the lookout for her because you will be seeing more of her in the very near future.

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