Top 10 Best Karen Gillan Movie and TV Roles of All Time Karen Gillan is a nerdboy's fantasy, having scored parts in beloved geek classics

Karen Gillan is a name you must put respect on should you utter it at a ComicCon, E3, or other nerd convention. That’s because this actress is royalty in geek circles, and it’s not without merit. She portrays two of the most interesting and complicated characters in sci-fi. Obviously she’s a multi-faceted actress who will continue rolling out amazing work, but these highlights for Karen Gillan’s filmography are always legendary.

10. Alex and the List

Karen Gillan Alex and the List

Character: Lily

9. In a Valley of Violence


Character: Ellen

8. The Kevin Bishop Show

Character: Various

7. The Big Short

Karen Gillan The Big Shor

Character: Evie

6. Not Another Happy Ending

Karen Gillan Not Another Happy Ending

Character: Sergeant J.T. Sanborn

5. Oculus

M295 Karen Gillian stars in Relativity Media's OCULUS. Photo Credit: John Estes ©2013 Lasser Productions, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
M295 Karen Gillian stars in Relativity Media’s OCULUS. Photo Credit: John Estes ©2013 Lasser Productions, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Character: Nate Ruffin

4. Selfie

Joh Cho Karen Gillan Selfie

Character: Eliza Dooley

3. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Karen Gillan Jumanji

Character: Martha

2. Marvel Cinematic Universe


Character: Nebula

1. Doctor Who Franchise


Character: Amelia/Amy Pond


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