A talented actress, writer and director, KAREN GILLAN
(Mercedes) continues to expand her repertoire with
Most recently, Gillan reprised her starring role as Ruby Roundhouse in Jake
Kasdan's "Jumanji: The Next Level,"
opposite Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson and Jack Black, and lent her voice to Nick
Bruno and Troy Quane's "Spies
in Disguise" alongside Will Smith and Tom Holland.
In 2020, she will star in Navot Papushado's action thriller "Gunpowder
Milkshake" opposite Lena Headey, Angela
Bassett, Michelle Yeoh and Paul Giamatti.
Gillan was also recently seen as Nebula in Joe and Anthony Russo's "Avengers:
Endgame," alongside Robert
Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Evans and
Scarlett Johansson. The
blockbuster opened to rave reviews and has become the highest-grossing film of
all time. Gillan originated the
role on screen in James Gunn's "Guardians of the Galaxy" opposite Chris Pratt
and Zoe Saldana, later appearing
in "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" and "Avengers: Infinity War."
In 2018, Gillan made her directorial debut with "The Party's Just Beginning,"
which she also wrote, produced and
starred in. The film premiered to rave reviews at the 2018 Tribeca Film
Other film credits include Michael Dowse's "Stuber"; James Ponsoldt's "The
Circle" with Tom Hanks and Emma
Watson; Ti West's "In a Valley of Violence" alongside Ethan Hawke and John
Travolta; John McKay's "Not Another
Happy Ending"; Adam McKay's best picture Oscar-nominated "The Big Short,"
alongside Ryan Gosling, Brad
Pitt, Christian Bale and Steve Carell; Collin Schiffli's "All Creatures Here
Below," opposite David Dastmalchian;
Harris Goldberg's "Alex & The List" alongside Jennifer Morrison and Patrick
Fugit; and the horror/thriller box-office hit "Oculus."
On television, Gillan was featured in three seasons of the BBC's critically
acclaimed series "Doctor Who." Gillan
appeared as a series regular from the fifth season to midway through the seventh
Prior television credits include ABC's "Selfie," HBO's "7 Days in Hell" and
BBC's "We'll Take Manhattan."
Off screen, Gillan is an avid supporter of the charity Mikeysline, a mobile
suicide prevention text service and
hotline based in her hometown of Inverness, Scotland.