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Karen O

Karen O was born on November 22, 1978 in South Korea as Karen Lee Orzolek. She has been married to Barnaby Clay since December 2011. They have one child. See full bio »
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 2015 Rise of the Tomb Raider (Video Game) (performer: "I Shall Rise")
 2015 Goosebumps (writer: "Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix)" - as Karen Orzolek)
 2015 Spy (performer: "Go!") / (writer: "Go!" - as Karen Orzolek)
 2015 Dope (writer: "GO!" - as Karen Orzolek)
 2014 Waterloo Road (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Home Sweet Home (2014) ... (performer: "Hideaway" - uncredited)
 2014 The Oscars (TV Special) (music: "The Moon Song") / (performer: "The Moon Song")
 2013 Her (performer: "The Moon Song" - as Karen O.) / (writer: "The Moon Song" - as Karen O.)
 2013 Grand Theft Auto V (Video Game) (writer: "Meet Me Halfway" - as Karen Lee Orzolek)
 2012 Frankenweenie (performer: "Strange Love") / (writer: "Strange Love" - as Karen Orzolek)
 2012 Winning Streak (writer: "Cheated Hearts" - as Karen Orzelek)
 2012 My Daughter the Teenage Nudist (TV Special documentary) (performer: "Rumpus" - uncredited)
 2011 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo ("Immigrant Song")
 2011 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Sue Sylvester Shuffle (2011) ... (writer: "Thriller/Heads Will Roll" - uncredited)
 2010 Jackass 3D (Documentary) (performer: "If You're Gonna Be Dumb, You Gotta Be Tough")
 2010 Kaboom (writer: "Soft Shock" - as Karen Orzolek)
 2009 Where the Wild Things Are (performer: "Rumpus Reprise" - as Karen O) / (performer: "Worried Shoes", "Animal", "Rumpus", "Hideaway", "Building All Is Love", "On The Shore", "Heads Up", "All Is Love") / (producer: "Worried Shoes", "Animal", "Rumpus", "Rumpus Reprise", "Hideaway", "Building All Is Love", "On The Shore", "Heads Up", "All Is Love") / (writer: "Animal", "Rumpus", "Rumpus Reprise", "Hideaway", "Building All Is Love", "On The Shore", "Heads Up", "All Is Love")
 2009 Reading and Leeds Festival (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Radiohead (2009) ... (writer: "Heads Will Roll")
 2009 Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak (TV Short documentary) (performer: "Hideaway - Reprise", "Suicidal Worried Shoes", "Worried Shoes Instrumental") / (writer: "Discovery Demo", "Hideaway - Reprise")
 2008 The Ruins (writer: "Phenomena")
 2008 August (writer: "Rich")
 2006 Jackass Number Two (Documentary) ("Backass") / (performer: "Backass" - as Karen O)
 2005 House of Wax (writer: "Cut Me Up")
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Other Works:

Music video for "Y-Control" (2004 - directed by Spike Jonze). See more »

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1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Karen Lee Orzolek | The Yeah Yeah Yeahs


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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I'm not a 21-year-old angsty self-destructive rapscallion anymore. See more »


Singer of the band Yeah Yeah Yeahs. See more »


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