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Karen Y. McClain

Karen McClain was born in Los Angeles. Her father was a Los Angeles based singer/songwriter for the 1960s r&b group "Dan & The Clean Cuts". Later her parents moved back to Texas were she grew up in Houston with her younger sister Francine. She began performing in plays while in high school with Main Street Theatre. She attended Houston's High ... See full bio »

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 2016 Lady Dynamite (TV Series)
Casting Person
- A Vaginismus Miracle (2016) ... Casting Person (as Karen McClain)
 2016 American Crime Story (TV Series)
Black Lady
- The Verdict (2016) ... Black Lady (as Karen McClain)
 2016 Togetherness (TV Series)
Security Guard
- Just the Range (2016) ... Security Guard
 2016 The Middle (TV Series)
- Birds of a Feather (2016) ... Librarian (uncredited)
 2014 I Didn't Do It (TV Series)
Dr. Lommen
- Now Museum, Now You Don't (2014) ... Dr. Lommen (as Karen McClain)
 2014 Three Minutes to Live (Short)
Nurse (as Karen McClain)
 2013 The Arsenio Hall Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.27 (2013) ... Marsenia (as Karen McClain)
 2013 But Now I See (Short)
Mary (as Karen McClain)
 2013 The Jeselnik Offensive (TV Series)
- Jonah Ray and Jeff Ross (2013) ... (as Karen McClain)
 2013 Modern Family (TV Series)
- Party Crasher (2013) ... Nurse (as Karen McClain)
 2011-2013 Raising Hope (TV Series)
Big Judy / Judy / Natalie
- Lord of the Ring (2013) ... Big Judy (as Karen McClain)
- I Want My Baby Back, Baby Back, Baby Back (2012) ... Judy (as Karen McClain)
- Gambling Again (2012) ... Big Judy (as Karen McClain)
- Mongooses (2011) ... Natalie (as Karen McClain)
 2012 Call for Back-up (Short)
Betty (as Karen McClain)
 2012/II Stigma (Short)
Train Operator (as Karen McClain)
 2012 Christmas in Compton
Mrs. Jones (as Karen McClain)
 2012 The Newest Pledge
Mrs. Maine (as Karen McClain)
 2012 Kings of Van Nuys (TV Movie)
Fat Jenny (as Karen McClain)
 2011 Hollywoo
Douanière américaine (as Karen McClain)
 2011 Two and a Half Men (TV Series)
- What a Lovely Landing Strip (2011) ... Chrissy (as Karen McClain)
 2010-2011 Lopez Tonight (TV Series)
Oprah / Moviegoer / Heckler / ...
- Episode dated 25 May 2011 (2011) ... Oprah (as Karen McClain)
- Episode dated 28 February 2011 (2011) ... Moviegoer / Heckler (as Karen McClain)
- Episode dated 19 January 2011 (2011) ... Oprah in a bath tub (as Karen McClain)
- Episode dated 29 September 2010 (2010) ... A Heckler (as Karen McClain)
 2011 The Hard Times of RJ Berger (TV Series)
Women #1
- Hunkeez (2011) ... Women #1 (as Karen McClain)
 2011 Law & Order: LA (TV Series)
- Reseda (2011) ... Le-Anndra (as Karen McClain)
 2011 Harry's Law (TV Series)
Yvonne Morris
- Wheels of Justice (2011) ... Yvonne Morris (as Karen McClain)
- Innocent Man (2011) ... Yvonne Morris (as Karen McClain)
 2011 In the Flow with Affion Crockett (TV Series)
Hotel Guest
- No Rush! (2011) ... Hotel Guest (as Karen McClain)
 2010 Cougar Town (TV Series)
- The Damage You've Done (2010) ... Tina (as Karen McClain)
 2010 Hawthorne (TV Series)
Nurse Lana
- No Exit (2010) ... Nurse Lana (as Karen McClain)
- Final Curtain (2010) ... Nurse Lana (as Karen McClain)
- Afterglow (2010) ... Nurse Lana (as Karen McClain)
- No Excuses (2010) ... Nurse Lana (uncredited)
 2010 Hotel Hell Vacation (Video short)
Conventioneer #1 (as Karen McClain)
 2009 The Bold and the Beautiful (TV Series)
Robin Harvey
- Episode #1.5588 (2009) ... Robin Harvey (as Karen McClain)
- Episode #1.5587 (2009) ... Robin Harvey (as Karen McClain)
 2009 ER (TV Series)
Homeless Woman
- Love Is a Battlefield (2009) ... Homeless Woman (as Karen McClain)
 2009 The Crooked Eye (Short)
Sharon's Loud Co-Worker (as Karen McClain)
 2008 My Name Is Earl (TV Series)
- Little Bad Voodoo Brother (2008) ... Babysitter (as Karen McClain)
 2007-2008 The Sarah Silverman Program. (TV Series)
Karen McClain / Large Woman
- Making New Friends (2008) ... Karen McClain (as Karen McClain)
- Officer Jay (2007) ... Large Woman (as Karen McClain)
 2008 Senior Skip Day (Video)
Ms. Minn (as Karen McClain)
 2007 The Call (TV Movie)
Homeless Women (as Karen McClain)
 2007 Blonde Ambition
Betty (as Karen McClain)
 2006-2007 Mind of Mencia (TV Series)
Black Women / Karen / Customer
- Dean Carlos (2007) ... Karen (as Karen McClain)
- Episode #3.9 (2007) ... Black Women (as Karen McClain)
- Highlights (2007) ... Black Women (as Karen McClain)
- Episode #3.2 (2007) ... (as Karen McClain)
- Episode #2.12 (2006) ... Black Women (as Karen McClain)
 2007 7-10 Split
Black Woman (as Karen McClain)
 2007 Over the Wall (Short)
Marcy (as Karen McClain)
 2006 Rocker
Meter Maid (as Karen McClain)
 2006 Mr. Tempest Is Here (Short)
Grace (as Karen McClain)
 2004 Earl's Your Uncle (Short)
Sheena (as Karen McClain)
 2003 Who Killed the Idea? (Short)
Gospel Choir (as Karen McClain)
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Other Works:

"Once On This Island" - role of Mama Euralie, at the Fullerton Civic Light Opera in 2005.

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Karen McClain


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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Founding Artistic Director of the Star Pupil Players - a former interactive theatre company for kids.

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