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Karen is currently starring in Angela’s Ashes – The Musical, based on the novel by Frank McCourt at the Bord Gais theatre.
Karen was born in Dublin and graduated from the Samuel Beckett Centre in TCD.
Karen recently appeared in the Oscar nominated Brooklyn, alongside Saoirse Ronan and Domhnall Gleeson, directed by John Crowley. Previous Film/TV includes Noble (nominated for several international awards and three IFTAs), A Terrible Beauty… (Tile Films) as well as Evelyn with Pierce Brosnan.
Karen most recently appeared on stage in Oedipus at the Abbey Theatre directed by Wayne Jordan. Other recent stage credits include: Peer Gynt (Lynne Parker, Rough Magic – Irish Times Best Supporting Actress nomination), Threepenny Opera (Wayne Jordan, The Gate Theatre) Steel Magnolias with Mischa Barton (The Gaiety Theatre), and Love in the Title (Abbey/International tour – ESB/Irish Times Best Actress Award).
Work with other companies includes: The Colleen Bawn (Bedrock – Irish Times Best Supporting Actress nomination), The Stuff of Myth (Crazy Dog Audio Theatre & Lane Productions) and Helene Hannf in 84 Charing Cross Road (Andrews Lane Theatre – Irish Times Best Actress nomination for both).
Karen has also performed in numerous radio dramas including; Duet (Newstalk), Tempting Faith and Greed is Good (BBC4).