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Karen Austin has worked continually on film, television and stage in a wide variety of roles. She received an MA in Theatre and Philosophy from Northwestern University. She won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award and a Dramalogue Award for Lead Performance for the play NUTS. Known for her role as John Candy's wife in Summer Rental. She has ... See full bio »
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Known For

Summer Rental
Summer Rental Sandy Chester
(1985)
The Rum Diary
The Rum Diary Mrs. Zimburger
(2011)
Infamous: Second Son
(2014)
Far from Home
Far from Home Louise
(1989)

Filmography

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 2015 The Wicked Within
Jean
 2011-2015 Whole Day Down (TV Series)
DeWitt
- Last Impressionists (2012) ... DeWitt
- What Wood Raven Do? (2011) ... DeWitt
- China Syndrome ... DeWitt
 2014 Infamous: Second Son (Video Game)
Betty (voice)
 2013 Sweet Talk
Newsvendor / Nurse
 2011-2012 Fresh Hell (TV Series)
Valerie
- Dakota Leaving (2012) ... Valerie
- The Seance (2012) ... Valerie
- A Short Time Later (2012) ... Valerie
- Episode #1.5 (2011) ... Valerie
 2011 The Closer (TV Series)
Linda Prall
- A Family Affair (2011) ... Linda Prall
 2010 Better People (TV Movie)
Jacquie
 2010 Order of Chaos
Sherri
 2009 Bitch Slap
Narrator
 2009 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Judge Gloria Stets / Judge Stets
- Dissolved (2009) ... Judge Gloria Stets
- Sink or Swim (2009) ... Judge Stets
 2009 Big Days Ahead (Short)
Carol Glass
 2008 Palisades Pool Party (TV Movie)
Desiree
 2004-2008 Rodney (TV Series)
Patsy
- Hot Tub Blues (2008) ... Patsy
- Thanksgiving (2004) ... Patsy
- Rodney's Mom (2004) ... Patsy
 2008 Battlestar Galactica (TV Series)
Lilly
- Escape Velocity (2008) ... Lilly
 2007 I Love You More (Short)
 2007 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
Sarah Fulton
- Fall from Grace (2007) ... Sarah Fulton
 2006 Amber's Story (TV Movie)
Glenda Whitson
 2006 The Evidence (TV Series)
Mrs. Vicarrio
- Pilot (2006) ... Mrs. Vicarrio
 2005 Freddie (TV Series)
Mrs. Reyerson
- I'll Be Homeless for Christmas (2005) ... Mrs. Reyerson
 2005 Wanted (TV Series)
Taffy Dibortello
- Sex Pistols (2005) ... Taffy Dibortello
 2005 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Hilda
- Second Sight (2005) ... Hilda
 2005 Desperate Housewives (TV Series)
Lois McDaniel
- Your Fault (2005) ... Lois McDaniel
 2002-2004 Girlfriends (TV Series)
Sandy Bickle
- New York Unbound (2004) ... Sandy Bickle
- The Fast Track & the Furious (2003) ... Sandy Bickle
- The Mommy Returns (2002) ... Sandy Bickle
 2004 Kingdom Hospital (TV Series)
Mrs. Powell
- Black Noise (2004) ... Mrs. Powell
 2002 Taken (TV Mini-Series)
Nun #2
- Beyond the Sky (2002) ... Nun #2
 2002 ER (TV Series)
Mrs. Carlson
- Bygones (2002) ... Mrs. Carlson
 2001 The Division (TV Series)
Helen
- Redemption (2001) ... Helen
 2000 Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel
Pierrepont Summers
 1999 Profiler (TV Series)
Candice Harding
- Original Sin (1999) ... Candice Harding
 1999 Star Trek: Voyager (TV Series)
Miral
- Barge of the Dead (1999) ... Miral
 1995-1999 Sliders (TV Series)
Amanda Starr / Lydia the Secretary
- Way Out West (1999) ... Amanda Starr
- Eggheads (1995) ... Lydia the Secretary
 1999 Rescue 77 (TV Series)
Ruth Caraway
- The Wedding (1999) ... Ruth Caraway
 1999 Vengeance Unlimited (TV Series)
Dr. Lorraine Simmons
- Legalese (1999) ... Dr. Lorraine Simmons
 1998 The Battery (Short)
Sandy
 1998 Martial Law (TV Series)
Elaine Caranza
- How Sammo Got His Groove Back (1998) ... Elaine Caranza
 1998 JAG (TV Series)
Dr. Inge
- The Martin Baker Fan Club (1998) ... Dr. Inge
 1998 3rd Rock from the Sun (TV Series)
Anita
- Auto Erodicka (1998) ... Anita
 1998 Best Friends for Life (TV Movie)
Violet Evans
 1997 Breast Men (TV Movie)
Dr. Tammy (uncredited)
 1997 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (TV Series)
Cimmarron Kilkenny
- Showdown/Internal Affairs (1997) ... Cimmarron Kilkenny (voice)
 1997 House of Frankenstein (TV Mini-Series)
Irene Lassiter
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Irene Lassiter
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Irene Lassiter
 1997 Step by Step (TV Series)
Patti Roberts
- Just Say Maybe (1997) ... Patti Roberts
 1996/II Lazarus
Anne
 1996 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series)
Kalandra
- ...Nor the Battle to the Strong (1996) ... Kalandra
 1996 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Jessica Herman
- The Nutty Confessor (1996) ... Jessica Herman
 1996 Mr. & Mrs. Smith (TV Series)
Haley Rodgers Johnson
- The Big Easy Episode (1996) ... Haley Rodgers Johnson
 1995 The Marshal (TV Series)
Ellen Christopher
- Time Off for Clever Behavior (1995) ... Ellen Christopher
 1994 Murder or Memory: A Moment of Truth Movie (TV Movie)
Connie Frawley
 1992-1994 The Commish (TV Series)
Linda Scott
- Ghost (1994) ... Linda Scott
- Judgement Day (1992) ... Linda Scott
 1994 Lightning Jack
Mama Wheeler (uncredited)
 1991-1992 The Trials of Rosie O'Neill (TV Series)
Sheila Crane / Suzanne
- Lady Luck (1992) ... Sheila Crane
- Wolf Pack (1991) ... Sheila Crane
- Knock, Knock (1991) ... Suzanne
 1991 Midnight Caller (TV Series)
Jenna Holloway
- Her Dirty Little Secret (1991) ... Jenna Holloway
 1990 A Girl to Kill For
Karen / Shopper
 1990 Casey's Gift: For Love of a Child (TV Movie)
Donna Bolen
 1990 Hunter (TV Series)
Lt. Megan Malone
- Unfinished Business (1990) ... Lt. Megan Malone
 1989 Far from Home
Louise
 1989 The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (TV Movie)
J.D. Jackson
 1989 Dolphin Cove (TV Series)
Lisa Ruddick
- The Initiation of Lisa Ruddick (1989) ... Lisa Ruddick
 1988 Laura Lansing Slept Here (TV Movie)
Melody Gomphers
 1987 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series)
Rebecca Warfield
- Fatal Attraction (1987) ... Rebecca Warfield
 1987 When the Time Comes (TV Movie)
Joanna
 1986 The Penalty Phase (TV Movie)
Julie
 1986 The Ladies Club
Joan Taylor
 1986 Assassin (TV Movie)
Mary Casallas
 1986 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
June Wright (segment "A Matter of Minutes")
- Monsters!/A Small Talent for War/A Matter of Minutes (1986) ... June Wright (segment "A Matter of Minutes")
 1985 A Letter to Three Wives (TV Movie)
Kate
 1985 Our Family Honor (TV Series)
Detective Sgt. Sharon Howland
- End of the Line (1985) ... Detective Sgt. Sharon Howland
 1985 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Dr. Mary Woodley
- Amazing Face (1985) ... Dr. Mary Woodley
- Red, White, Black and Blue (1985) ... Dr. Mary Woodley
- Any Portrait in a Storm (1985) ... Dr. Mary Woodley
- Give the Boy a Hand (1985) ... Dr. Mary Woodley
- Saving Face (1985) ... Dr. Mary Woodley
 1984 London and Davis in New York (TV Movie)
Adrienne Crowe
 1984 Night Court (TV Series)
Lana Wagner
- Hi Honey, I'm Home (1984) ... Lana Wagner (credit only)
- Bull's Baby (1984) ... Lana Wagner (credit only)
- Harry and the Rock Star (1984) ... Lana Wagner (credit only)
- Wonder Drugs (1984) ... Lana Wagner
 1984 Celebrity (TV Mini-Series)
Ceil Shannon
- Part 2 (1984) ... Ceil Shannon
- Part 3 (1984) ... Ceil Shannon
- Part 1 (1984) ... Ceil Shannon
 1983 Trauma Center (TV Series)
Julie
- Trauma Center (Pilot) (1983) ... Julie
 1982 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Rachael Kane
- The Shadow of Death (1982) ... Rachael Kane
 1980-1982 Three's Company (TV Series)
Denise / Jennifer
- Jack's 10 (1982) ... Denise
- Chrissy's Cousin (1980) ... Jennifer
 1982 A Piano for Mrs. Cimino (TV Movie)
Alice Cimino
 1982 Fantasies (TV Movie)
Allsion
 1982 The Quest (TV Series)
Carrie Welby
- R.S.V.P. (1982) ... Carrie Welby
- Daddy's Home (1982) ... Carrie Welby
- Hunt for the White Tiger (1982) ... Carrie Welby
- A Prince of a Fellow (1982) ... Carrie Welby
- Escape from a Velvet Box (1982) ... Carrie Welby
 1981 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
West Virginia
- The Second Oldest Profession (1981) ... West Virginia (uncredited)
- The Last White Man on East Ferry Avenue (1981) ... West Virginia (uncredited)
- Blood Money (1981) ... West Virginia
 1981 S.O.B.
Piano Girl (uncredited)
 1981 CHiPs (TV Series)
Woman with Rabbit
- A Simple Operation (1981) ... Woman with Rabbit
 1980 Waikiki (TV Movie)
Joanie
 1980 Family (TV Series)
Emily
- Daylight Serenade (1980) ... Emily
- Play on Love (1980) ... Emily
 1979 Soap (TV Series)
Chester's Woman
- Episode #3.10 (1979) ... Chester's Woman
 1979 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Karen Shields
- A New Kind of High (1979) ... Karen Shields
 1979 The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (TV Series)
Lily
 1979 Fish Hawk
Mrs. Gideon
 1978 Dallas (TV Series)
Dailey
- Survival (1978) ... Dailey
 1978 The American Girls (TV Series)
- Little Girl Lost (1978)
 1978 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Veronica Teasedale
- White on White and Nearly Perfect (1978) ... Veronica Teasedale
 1978 Happy Days (TV Series)
Peggy Clark
- Kid Stuff (1978) ... Peggy Clark
 1974 The Ottawa Valley (TV Short)
Lena
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Former Recording Secretary for the Screen Actor's Guild.

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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