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Karyn Dwyer

Born and raised in Newfoundland, Karyn attended theatre school in Toronto. She is perhaps best known for her starring role as Maggie in the hit independent film, "Better Than Chocolate". In addition she wrote and starred in her feminist one woman show "Bad Girls" at the Rivoli, as well as playing Phoebe in "As You Like It" for the internationally ... See full bio »

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 2015 Burning, Burning
The Woman
 2013 A Trip to the Island
 2013 The Art of the Steal
 2013 Silent Garden (Short)
 2013 Shit Mainlanders Say to Newfoundlanders (TV Series)
 2012 Monster Mountain (Video)
 2011 First World Problems (TV Series)
- Mani Pedi (2011)
- Tooth Brush 2 (2011)
- Tooth Brush 1 (2011)
- Homeless (2011) ... Karyn
- Tooth Brush 3 (2011)
 2011 Rose Bud's Guide to Seduction (TV Series)
Rose Bud
- Orgasm: Coming or Going (2011) ... Rose Bud
- When to Jump a Feller's Bones (2011) ... Rose Bud
 2010 Republic of Doyle (TV Series)
- He Sleeps with the Chips (2010) ... Brooke
 2009 In My Back Yard (Short)
Female Victum
 2007 Last Call Before Sunset (Video)
 2005 The Archer (Short)
Store Clerk
 2005 This Is Wonderland (TV Series)
- Episode #2.7 (2005) ... Tammy
 2003 Snow on the Skeleton Key (Short)
Clea Dowd
 2002 Dying Like Ophelia (Short)
Joanne "Ophelia"
 2002 Polished (Short)
 2002 Pony (Short)
 2002 Bliss (TV Series)
- The Footpath of Pink Roses (2002) ... Mitzi
 2001 Doc (TV Series)
 2001 Dead by Monday
 2001 An Intrigue of Manners
Lady Emelia
 2001 Laughter on the 23rd Floor (TV Movie)
Toga Girl
 2000 Sailor Moon (TV Series)
- Dreams of Her Own (2000) ... Besubesu (voice)
- The Sweetest Dream (2000) ... Besubesu (voice)
- Golden Revival (2000) ... Besubesu (voice)
- One in the Hand (2000) ... Besubesu (voice)
- The Dark Legend (2000) ... Besubesu (voice)
 2000 Rivals (TV Movie)
 2000 The List
Kathy Miller
 2000 Cheaters (TV Movie)
Angela Lam
 1999 Ecstasy (Short)
 1999 Superstar
 1999 The Life Before This
Teenage Girl
 1998 Tian shang ren jian
 1998 Thanks of a Grateful Nation (TV Movie)
 1998 The Fixer (TV Movie)
 1996-1998 PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (TV Series)
Karen Russell / Receptionist
- The Labyrinth (1998) ... Karen Russell
- The Freefall/Presence (1996) ... Receptionist
 1997 Space (Short)
 1997 Ursa Major (Short)
 1997 End of Summer (TV Movie)
Jenny Melone
 1997 Lethal Tender
Sparky (as Karen Dwyer)
 1995-1996 Due South (TV Series)
Tiffany / Mary Ann
- Some Like It Red (1996) ... Tiffany
- Heaven and Earth (1995) ... Mary Ann
 1996 A Husband, a Wife and a Lover (TV Movie)
 1996 Double Jeopardy (TV Movie)
Melanie Marks
 1996 Avonlea (TV Series)
- Woman of Importance (1996) ... Laura
 1995 The Great Defender (TV Series)
- Camille (1995)
- Naked Truth (1995)
- I Wuz Robbed (1995)
 1995 A Taste of Shakespeare (TV Series)
Ophelia / Horatio
- Hamlet (1995) ... Ophelia / Horatio
 1994 The Paper Boy
 1994 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (TV Series)
Ginger Dawson
- May I Ride with You (1994) ... Ginger Dawson
 1994 Boozecan
 1993 J.F.K.: Reckless Youth (TV Movie)
 1993 The Hidden Room (TV Series)
- Transfigured Night (1993) ... Rhoda
 1993 Class of '96 (TV Series)
- See You in September (1993) ... Julia
- David Is Authorized (1993) ... Julia
 1993 Family Pictures (TV Movie)
Stephanie (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Played Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet" for Native Earth directed by Pam Mathews. See more »

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10 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Karen Dwyer | Karyn O'Dwyer


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Growing up, I was always doing theater. But for a short time I almost convinced myself I wanted to be a journalist...right after I saw Holly Hunter in "Broadcast News". Then I considered the FBI...right after I saw Jodi Foster in "Silence of the Lambs". When I finally told Mom I wanted to pursue acting as a career she didn't bat an eyelash. She just gave me a look that said, "Really? What was ... See more »


Interests include going to the cottage, swimming, jogging, pilates, yoga, current events, reading, music, improv and comedy. See more »



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