Karen Gillan (born 28 November 1987), is a Scottish actress, director, and screenwriter.

Prior to her work in Jumanji 2, she starred in Doctor Who as a main companion, playing Amy Pond alongside Matt Smith and Arthur Darvill for approximately 3 seasons.

Karen also played the lead role in the short-lived ABC sitcom, Selfie.

Gillan is also active in Marvel movies, playing Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018).

She played Ruby Roundhouse, the video game version of Martha in the 2017 Jumanji film.


Feature films

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Outcast Ally
2013 Not Another Happy Ending Jane Lockhart
Oculus Kaylie Russell
2014 Guardians of the Galaxy Nebula First live action appearance of the character
The Big Short Evie
2016 In a Valley of Violence Ellen
2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Nebula
The Circle Annie Allerton
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Ruby Roundhouse (Martha Kaply)
2018 The Party's Just Beginning Liusaidh Also director and screenwriter
Avengers: Infinity War Nebula
Alex & the List Lily
All Creatures Here Below Post-production
2019 Untitled Avengers film Nebula Post-production

Short films

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Bound for Greatness Maeve MacDonough
2015 Warning Labels Mindy
Coward N/A Director, screenwriter and executive producer
Conventional Rachel Milligan Also director and screenwriter


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Rebus Teri Cotter Episode: "A Question of Blood"
2008 Stacked Ginny Turner Television film
Doctor Who Soothsayer Episode: "The Fires of Pompeii"
Harley Street Holly Episode 1
2008–2009 The Kevin Bishop Show Various characters Main role (12 episodes)
2008 Coming Up Anna Episode: "Thinspiration"
2009 The Well Coll 4 episodes
2010–2013 Doctor Who Amy Pond 34 episodes (Series 5–7, 2013 specials)
2010–2011 Doctor Who Confidential Herself 26 episodes
2012 We'll Take Manhattan Jean Shrimpton Television film
In Love With... Laura Episode: "In Love with Coward"
Performed the character from Noël Coward's play, Still Life
2013 NTSF:SD:SUV:: Daisy Main role (9 episodes)
2014 A Touch of Cloth Kerry Newblood 2 episodes
Selfie Eliza Dooley Main role (13 episodes)
2015 The Devil You Know Jane Porter HBO pilot episode
Not picked up
Comedy Bang! Bang! Herself Episode: "Karen Gillan Wears A Black and White Striped Pullover and Coral Skirt"
7 Days in Hell Lily Allsworth Television film
Robot Chicken Anastasia Steele Voice
Episode: "Zero Vegetables"
2016 Emo Dad Jessica (voice) 5 episodes

Video Games

Year Title Voice role
2010 Doctor Who: The Adventure Games: City of the Daleks Amy Pond
Doctor Who: The Adventure Games: Blood of the Cybermen
Doctor Who: The Adventure Games: TARDIS
Doctor Who: Evacuation Earth
Doctor Who: Return to Earth
Doctor Who: The Adventure Games: Shadows of the Vashta Nerada
2011 Doctor Who: The Adventure Games: The Gunpowder Plot


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