Karen Gillan Height and Weight Stats

Karen Sheila Gillan is a Scottish actress and former model. Born and raised in Inverness, Scotland, she is daughter of Marie (Paterson) and John Gillan, who is a singer and recording artist. She is known for the role of Amy Pond, companion to the eleventh doctor, in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who (2010–13). In film, she has starred in Not Another Happy Ending (2013), the horror film Oculus (2013), and Nebula in the Marvel film Guardians of the Galaxy (2014).


Karen Gillan at the Elle Style Awards

Karen Gillan at the Elle Style Awards


Name: Karen Sheila Gillan

Nickname: Karen, Sheila, Kaz

Date of Birth: November 28, 1987

Place of Birth: Inverness, Scotland, UK

Place of Residence: Los Angeles, California

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

Education: Telford College, Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts

Body Stats:

Height: 5’10” / 178 cm

Weight: 128 lbs / 58 kg

Shoe size: 9 / 40 (EU)

Dress size: 6 (US)

Bra size: 32B

Measurements: 34-26-34 in / 87-66-87 cm 

Ethnicity: White

Hair Color: Red

Eye Color: Light brown

Social Networks:

Twitter: @karengillan

Facebook: –

Instagram: @karensheilag

Karen Gillan

Karen Gillan

Fun Facts:


  • Patrick Green (2006 – 2012)
  • Andrew Brooke (2012)
  • Matt Smith (2012)

Children: –

Awards and Honors:

  • Cosmopolitan “Woman of the Year” Awards for Best Actress for Doctor Who
  • SFX Awards for Best Actress  for Doctor Who
  • TV Choice Award for Best Actress for Doctor Who
  • National Television Awards for Best Drama Performance: Female for Doctor Who
  • Detroit Film Critics Society for Best Ensemble for Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Empire Award for Best Female Newcomer for Guardians of the Galaxy and Oculus
  • IFS Film Festival Award for Best Actress in a Short Film for Bound for Greatness
  • IFS Film Festival Award for Best Independent Short for Coward

Hobbies and Interests: Playing the pianno

Favorite Color: Teal

Favorite Food: Cadbury Cream Eggs

Favorite Music: Spice Girls

Favorite Perfume: DKNY Be Delicious

Favorite Book: Ulysses by James Joyce

Favorite Sports: Tennis

Favorite Movie: Oculus

Favorite TV Show: Doctor Who

Interesting Facts:

  • Karen learned to play the piano when she was 7.
  • She and Katee Sackhoff are great friends.
  • For her role as Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Karen shaved her head. But instead of throwing away her hair, it was turned into a wig and donated to Star Wars 7.
  • At a young age, she showed the passion for acting and joined a few local theater groups.
  • She loves to shop for vintage clothing.
  • She promoted the Fashion Targets Breast Cancer in 2011.
  • She left school at 16 to pursue acting, and eventually ended up at the prestigious Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts.
  • The 13-minute monologue in Oculus took her two months to get down. She considers it the hardest thing she’s ever had to learn.

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