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Born in rural southern Illinois, Karen spent her first 10 years traveling around the country with her mother, her FBI agent father, and two sisters. At 17, after graduating from high school, Karen moved to New York to study art and design. She later attended the University of Maryland and spent time traveling through South and Central America. In ... See full bio »
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 2014 Bad Hurt (post-production)
Elaine Kendall
 2011 I Am Number Four
Sam's Mom (scenes deleted, uncredited)
 2010 White Irish Drinkers
Margaret
 2009 A Dog Year
Paula (voice)
 2004 When Will I Be Loved
Alexandra Barrie
 2003/I The Root
 2003 Briar Patch
Butcher Lee
 2001 World Traveler
Delores
 2000 Wind River
Martha (Wilson)
 1999 Falling Sky
Resse Nicholson
 1999 The Basket
Bessie Emery
 1997 'Til There Was You
Betty Dawkan
 1993 Ghost in the Machine
Terry Munroe
 1993 King of the Hill
Miss Mathey
 1993 The Sandlot
Mom
 1992 Malcolm X
Miss Dunne
 1991 Sweet Talker
Julie Maguire
 1989 Animal Behavior
Alex Bristow
 1988 Backfire
Mara McAndrew
 1987 Terminus
Gus
 1984 Until September
Mo Alexander
 1982 Split Image
Rebecca / Amy
 1982 Shoot the Moon
Sandy
 1980 A Small Circle of Friends
Jessica Bloom
 1980 Cruising
Nancy
 1979 Manhattan
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Radio commercial for Kaiser Permanente. See more »

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3 Interviews | 2 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on the difference between Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)] Crystal Skull was more low tech than you might think, although we did do some green screen on it, but not that much. I guess that is the difference, there wasn't that type of special effects in 'Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)'. CGI [Computer Generated Imagery] didn't exist. See more »

Trivia:

An accomplished hand knitting fanatic, Karen runs her own knitwear design studio, "Karen Allen Fibre Arts". See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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