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Karen Finley

Karen Finley was born in 1956 in Evanston, Illinois, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for Philadelphia (1993), You Killed Me First (1985) and Mondo New York (1988). See full bio »
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What to Watch: "The Man in the High Castle"

In this episode of "What to Watch," we talk with the cast of Amazon Studios' "The Man in the High Castle" and the show's creator, Frank Spotnitz.

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 2004 Karen Finley Live (Video)
Karen Finley
 2000 12 Rounds (Short)
 1994 Fresh Kill
 1993 Philadelphia
Dr. Gillman
 1993 The Genius
Kitty Church
 1985 You Killed Me First (Short)
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 2004 Karen Finley Live (Video)
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 2012 The Debridement of Rome (Short) (special thanks)
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 2013 Let the Record Show (Documentary)
 2004 Thinking XXX (TV Movie documentary)
 1995 Lauren Hutton and... (TV Series)
- Karen Finley (1995) ... Herself
 1988 Pranks TV! (Video documentary)
 1988 Mondo New York (Documentary)

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Other Works:

Book: "Pooh Unplugged - An Unauthorized Memoir", Smart Art Press, (October 1, 1999), ISBN 188919526X. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 2 Pictorials | See more »

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Personal Quote:

[on the stress of performing:] "I could get attention a lot of other ways. Easier ways. It's so painful. I don't want to perform. Every time, I say, 'Why am I doing this, why didn't I become a veterinarian, why didn't I go the easy way out?' . . . I feel that I have to do it because I don't see many other people who are capable of doing it. I feel that it's my responsibility."


A successful performance artist known as one of the infamous 'NEA Four'; along with John Fleck, Tim Miller and Holly Hughes; whose lawsuit against the National Endowment of the Arts achieved notoriety in the early 90's.

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