Karen Sheila Gillan (born 28 November 1987) is a Scottish actress and filmmaker. She first began acting with guest roles on television, before receiving recognition for portraying Amy Pond, a primary companion to the Eleventh Doctor, in the BBC One series Doctor Who (2010–2013), for which she received critical acclaim, and she received several awards and nominations, including winning a National Television Award. Gillan's early film roles include the horror film Outcast (2010) and the romantic comedy film Not Another Happy Ending (2013). She relocated to the U.S. in 2013, and starred in the film Oculus (2013), and played the lead in the ABC/Hulu series Selfie (2014). She then received widespread recognition for portraying Nebula in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films (2014–present), and for portraying Ruby Roundhouse in the Jumanji film series (2017–present). On the stage, Gillan appeared in John Osborne's play Inadmissible Evidence (2011) and made her Broadway debut in the play Time to Act (2013). She wrote, directed, and starred in the drama film The Party's Just Beginning (2018), for which she won an award at the Philadelphia Film Festival.