Karen Gillan

Real Name  :  Karen Sheila Gillan
Born             :  28 November 1987
Occupation  :  Actress, former model

Personal Life

Karen Sheila Gillan born 28 November 1987 is a Scottish actress and former model who is best known for her portrayal of Amelia "Amy" Pond in the British science fiction series Doctor Who from 2010 until 2012.

She was born and brought up in Inverness, Scotland. Her father, Raymond John Gillan, a Day Centre Manager, and mother, Marie Gillan née Paterson, live in Kinmylies. She learned to play the piano when she was seven. She has no brothers or sisters. At a young age, she developed a love for acting, joining several local youth theatre groups and taking part in a wide range of productions at her school, Charleston Academy. When she was sixteen, Gillan decided to pursue her interest in acting, studying at Edinburgh's Telford College. Later, she secured a place at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts drama school in London on the BA (Hons) Acting degree course. Her cousin Caitlin Blackwood portrayed the young Amy Pond in three episodes of Doctor Who. Gillan moved to London when she was 18 to study at drama school.

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