Karen Gillan

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Gillan in 2011, photo by PrPhotos

Birth Name: Karen Sheila Gillan

Place of Birth: Inverness, Scotland

Date of Birth: 28 November, 1987

Ethnicity: Scottish, Irish, English

Karen Gillan is a Scottish actress, model, director, and screenwriter. Her roles include the films Outcast, We’ll Take Manhattan, Not Another Happy Ending, Oculus, Guardians of the Galaxy/the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as Nebula; 7 Days in Hell, The Big Short, In a Valley of Violence, The Circle (2017), Alex & the List, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, and its sequel, Jumanji: The Next Level; The Party’s Just Beginning, which she wrote and directed; All Creatures Here Below, Stuber, Spies in Disguise, The Call of the Wild, Gunpowder Milkshake, Dual (2022), The Bubble, and Next Exit, and the series The Kevin Bishop Show, Doctor Who, as Amy Pond; NTSF:SD:SUV::, and Selfie.

Karen was born and raised in Inverness, Scotland, the only child of Marie (Paterson) and John Gillan, who is a singer and recording artist. Her father is from Sunderland, England. Her surname is Irish. She moved to Edinburgh, when she was sixteen. She is married to Nick Kocher, of internet sketch comedy duo BriTANicK.

Sources: https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk

2 Responses

  1. leojainen says:

    Her father is from Sunderland, England.
    I believe that her father may have been of an Irish backround, as the name Gillan is Irish and Karen has stated that her family is of a Catholic background:

  2. Pegzi says:

    I can’t believe I’m the first to comment. She is beautiful inside and out.

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