Following an impressive and consistent acting training history, Karen has appeared in an array of Feature Films, Television Shows, Short Films, Documentaries, Video's, has been a presenter on Foxtel, a Voice Actor and more....
Karen has appeared in lead roles as 'Martha' in Milestones, 'Barbara' in One Vision, 'Jackie' in Dr What, 'Linda' in Spilt to name a few. She has appeared in the comedies 'Evelyn' in Greg and Skit Box Comedy.
Karen's love of performance was prevalent from the early age of 3, where she embarked on Classical Ballet and later joined The Victorian College of Arts. She then went on to appear in Popular Television Shows, TV Commercials, Theatre, Modelling, Ice Shows, and was a finalist in Miss Australia.
Karen then moved into the corporate world working for a broad range of companies such as: Channel 10, Fox FM, Grundy's, Yellow Pages, BMW, Lifestyle Health & Fitness and Real Estate to name a few.
Karen went on to owning her own real estate business - which she later sold, and worked as a flight attendant. After both her parents passed away she decided life was too short and left those behind to focus her efforts full time on acting, her true passion from a young age.
Her love of the craft continues to drive her work in the acting industry.
THE GROUNDLINGS - 2016 - Improv, Comedy - Hollywood - Los Angeles
UCB (Upright Citizens Brigade) - 2017 - Improv, Comedy - Hollywood - Los Angeles
LESLY KAHN - 2017 - Sitcom Training, Hollywood, Los Angeles
MARGIE HABER STUDIO - 2016 - Acting for Film/TV - Los Angeles
THE ACTING CENTER - 2017, 2016, 2014 - Character Study & Commercial Intensive - Los Angeles
SCOTT SEDITA - THE EIGHT CHARACTERS OF COMEDY - 2017
MATTHEW BARRY - 2017, 2016, 2014, 2010 - Acting for Film/TV
CLAY BANKS STUDIO - 2017, 2016 - Acting for Film/TV - Burbank - Los Angeles
COLUMBIA COLLEGE HOLLYWOOD - FULL-TIME ACTING TRAINING - 2011, Los Angeles
ANTHONY MEINDL - 2014, Los Angeles
JOHN SUDOL - EMOTIONS FOR TV & FILM - 2014, Los Angeles
CHUBBUCK TECHNIQUE - IVANA & ANTHONY BRANDON WONG - 2014, 2013, Sydney, Australia
MATTHEW BARRY (AMERICAN CASTING DIRECTOR) & STEVE HYTNER (SEINFELD) - 1 WK F/T, Sydney
RICK MILLIKAN & ALEX NEWMAN - WORKSHOPS - US CASTING DIRECTORS - 2015
GREG APPS - THE AUDITION TECHNIQUE - 2016, 2015, Sydney Australia
LARRY MOSS - 2015, Sydney, Australia
SCREENWISE FILM & TELEVISION SCHOOL - ACTING GRADUATE FILM & TELEVISION - 2010, Sydney, Australia
NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Art) 2 YEARS - 2009 - 2008 - VARIETY OF CONSISTENT COURSES - INCLUDES: SCREEN ACTING ACCELERATED, SCREEN ACTING EXTENDED, TELEVISION PRESENTERS COURSES, AUDITION TECHNIQUES, SCREEN ACTING 1,2,3, Sydney, Australia
TAFTA - 5 YEARS - 2011-2016 - CONSISTENT SCREEN ACTING COURSES - Sydney, Australia
ACTOR'S CENTRE (ACA) - 2009-2014- WEEKLY FOR 5 YEARS, Acting for Film/TV - Sydney, Australia
AIPA - THE ACTING CONSERVATORY - 2013, Sydney, Australia
MEISNER TECHNIQUE - THE ACTOR'S PULSE - 2012, Sydney, Australia
LES CHANTERY - THE AUDITION TECHNIQUE - 2016, Sydney, Australia
MASTERCLASSES WITH: NORMAN BUCKLEY (LA DIRECTOR), PETER ANDRIKIDIS (DIRECTOR), DIRECTOR), BILL HUGHES (DIRECTOR), COLIN BUDDS (DIRECTOR), MARCUS COLE (DIRECTOR), DAVID CAESAR (DIRECTOR), LA & AUST
MASTERCLASSES WITH: HOWARD FINE, TED BRUNETTI, 2012, Sydney, Australia
NATIONAL ACTOR'S INTENSIVE - ONE WEEK FULL TIME- 2011, Melbourne, Australia
AIPA - PRIVATE SESSIONS - WITH: JANE JENKINS, MATTHEW BARRY, RICHARD MENTO, AMANDA MACKAY,
MELBOURNE RADIO SCHOOL - GARY MAC - VOICE TRAINING, Melbourne, Australia
NATIONAL THEATRE DRAMA SCHOOL, Melbourne, Australia
VICTORIAN COLLEGE OF ARTS - SCHOOL OF DANCE, Melbourne, Australia
SERHAT CARADEE - DIRECTOR - ADVANCED SCREEN ACTING - 2014, Sydney, Australia
GABRIELLA MASELLI MCGRAIL - COMMERCIAL TRAINING - 2014, Sydney, Australia
JOVITA O'SHAUGHNESSY - NEIGHBOURS - DIRECTOR WORKSHOP - 2014, Sydney, Australia
AMERICAN ACCENT & VOICE TRAINING: ASHWIN GORE, ROWENA BALOS, JILL MASSIE, KATHERINE BECK, NATASHA McNAMARA, JAMES HAGAN, BILL PEPPER, LA & Sydney
VOICE TRAINING - JULIET JORDON, RIC HERBERT, YANNICK LAWRY, Sydney Australia
A CASUAL DRAMA TEACHER WITH MANY SCHOOLS INCLUDING:
DRAMA SCENE - PADDINGTON PRIMARY SCHOOL, ST FRANCIS, BELLEVUE HILL PRIMARY ...
Screenwise Film & Television graduate TAFTA – Columbia College, Hollywood, Los Angeles Proud Member of Actors Equity – MEAA
Karen is an experienced Actor/Presenter/Voice Actor and Model, working full-time in the Industry. Her love of performance was prevalent from the early age of 3, when she embarked on Classical Ballet and later joined The Victorian College of Arts School of Dance. Karen went on to Acting studies, graduating from Screenwise Film & Television School and completing numerous courses with TAFTA – The Australian Film & Television School in Sydney and Los Angeles. Karen also attended the Actor’s Centre in Los Angeles, had Mesiner Training at The Actor’s Pulse, spent many years at ACA and completed two years of courses with NIDA. She has studied the techniques of: Peter Andrikidis, Howard Fine, Ivana Chubbuck, Anthony Meindel and Larry Moss. Karen’s lead and supporting roles in a vast number of films include; Torn Devotion, Broken Spirits, The Margin of Things, The Tail Job and sizeable parts in TV shows such as Atomic Kingdom, Nameless, Facing Evil. Stage roles and Corporate productions have notably included, Pygmalion and Calamity Jane. Karen has appeared in numerous TVCs, including campaigns for Coles & Dollars Direct. An experienced Model, Karen is also a past Miss Australia finalist.