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Karen 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 American Crime Story (TV Series) (filming)
Black Lady
- Episode #1.10 (2016) ... Black Lady
 2015 Lady Dynamite (TV Series) (pre-production)
Casting Person
- A Vaginismus Miracle ... Casting Person
 2016 Togetherness (TV Series)
Security Guard
- Episode #2.1 (2016) ... Security Guard
 2014 I Didn't Do It (TV Series)
Dr. Lommen
- Now Museum, Now You Don't (2014) ... Dr. Lommen
 2014 Three Minutes to Live (Short)
 2013 The Arsenio Hall Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.27 (2013) ... Marsenia
 2013 But Now I See (Short)
 2013 The Jeselnik Offensive (TV Series)
 2013 Modern Family (TV Series)
- Party Crasher (2013) ... Nurse
 2011-2013 Raising Hope (TV Series)
Big Judy / Judy / Natalie
- Lord of the Ring (2013) ... Big Judy
- Gambling Again (2012) ... Big Judy
- Mongooses (2011) ... Natalie
 2012 Call for Back-up (Short)
 2012/II Stigma (Short)
Train Operator
 2012 The Newest Pledge
Mrs. Maine
 2012 Kings of Van Nuys (TV Movie)
Fat Jenny
 2011 Hollywoo
Douanière américaine
 2010-2011 Lopez Tonight (TV Series)
Oprah / Moviegoer / Heckler / ...
- Episode dated 28 February 2011 (2011) ... Moviegoer / Heckler
- Episode dated 29 September 2010 (2010) ... A Heckler
 2011 The Hard Times of RJ Berger (TV Series)
Women #1
- Hunkeez (2011) ... Women #1
 2011 Law & Order: LA (TV Series)
- Reseda (2011) ... Le-Anndra
 2011 Harry's Law (TV Series)
Yvonne Morris
- Wheels of Justice (2011) ... Yvonne Morris
- Innocent Man (2011) ... Yvonne Morris
 2011 In the Flow with Affion Crockett (TV Series)
Hotel Guest
- No Rush! (2011) ... Hotel Guest
 2010 Cougar Town (TV Series)
- The Damage You've Done (2010) ... Tina
 2010 Hawthorne (TV Series)
Nurse Lana
- No Exit (2010) ... Nurse Lana
- Final Curtain (2010) ... Nurse Lana
- Afterglow (2010) ... Nurse Lana
- No Excuses (2010) ... Nurse Lana (uncredited)
 2010 Hotel Hell Vacation (Video short)
Conventioneer #1
 2009 The Bold and the Beautiful (TV Series)
Robin Harvey
- Episode #1.5588 (2009) ... Robin Harvey
- Episode #1.5587 (2009) ... Robin Harvey
 2009 ER (TV Series)
Homeless Woman
- Love Is a Battlefield (2009) ... Homeless Woman
 2009 The Crooked Eye (Short)
Sharon's Loud Co-Worker
 2007-2008 The Sarah Silverman Program. (TV Series)
Karen McClain / Large Woman
- Officer Jay (2007) ... Large Woman
 2008 Senior Skip Day (Video)
Ms. Minn
 2007 The Call (TV Movie)
Homeless Women
 2006-2007 Mind of Mencia (TV Series)
Black Women / Karen / Customer
- Dean Carlos (2007) ... Karen
- Episode #3.9 (2007) ... Black Women
- Highlights (2007) ... Black Women
- Episode #3.2 (2007)
- Episode #2.12 (2006) ... Black Women
 2007 7-10 Split
Black Woman
 2007 Over the Wall (Short)
 2006 Rocker
Meter Maid
 2006 Mr. Tempest Is Here (Short)
 2004 Earl's Your Uncle (Short)
 2003 Who Killed the Idea? (Short)
Gospel Choir
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"Once On This Island" - role of Mama Euralie, at the Fullerton Civic Light Opera in 2005.

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

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