Karen has worked on numerous feature films and television movies. One of Karen's favourite credits is performing in the Oscar-winning film Chicago. She also plays the supporting lead role of wife to the Oscar-nominated and Emmy award-winner Laurence Fishburne in the thriller Tortured and A&E's number one rated show Flight 93. Karen has had the opportunity to work with some of Hollywood's hottest celebrities early in her career. Her recurring role as Mary on Showtime's TV miniseries Out of Order had her working alongside an all-star cast, including William H. Macy, Eric Stoltz, Felicity Huffman, Peter Bogdanovich and Justine Bateman.
Karen can be seen with the Mowry Twins in the Disney Channel's television movie Twitches Too. Karen also has the lead role of Mrs. Dolittle in 20th Century Fox's Dr. Dolittle 4 – Top Dog and Dr. Dolittle 5 - Going Hollywood. Other television series, recurring and supporting roles include Showtime's Out Of Time, Trust, Fighting The Odd, Swarm and Riverworld to name a few. Guest star appearances include Smallville, Exes and Ohs, Saved, Twilight Zone, Dead Zone and Frances Ford Coppola's Firstwave. Karen recently guest-starred as Gordina, the head of human resources, in the TV Series JPOD, written and co-produced by world-renowned novelist Douglas Coupland.
After graduation from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Karen began performing in musicals and toured nationally. She has performed in several musicals including Rent; Joseph and the Amazing TechniColor Dreamcoat with Donnie Osmond, as the Egyptian seductress Mrs. Potipher; and in the Gershwin musical Crazy For You, which she performed at the Royal Alexander Theatre.
When she's not on a set or in a theatre, Karen can be seen performing with her two bands Jazz, Baby, a jazz quintet with a sound that is reminiscent of the 1920s, and Boogie Fever, a disco/funk band. Karen continues to amaze with her elegance and strength as an actor and vocalist. She was born to perform and shine with the stars.
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