Karen Bankhead


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Karen grew up in an Air Force family and began her acting career on stage, appearing in regional theater in Arizona, New York and Northern California. She grew up in San Jose, CA received a BA in Psychology from UCLA. She has played a variety of delightful roles including the wacky receptionist "Taylor" on the ABC series "New Attitude," the ... See full bio »

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Curb Your Enthusiasm Denise Pendergrass / Line Producer
(2000-2005)
I Am Sam Rita's Colleague
(2001)
Kidding Maryann
(2020)
The Parkers Elaine Hadley
(2001)

Filmography

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  They Keep Playing That Song (Short) (post-production)
Helen Wright
 2021 Speechifyin' (Video short)
Sojourner Truth
 2020 Meet Me at the Barre (TV Series)
Xenia
- Cliff Hanger (2020) ... Xenia
 2020 Two Degrees (TV Series)
Karen
- DATING MYself (2020) ... Karen
 2020 Kidding (TV Series)
Maryann
- The Puppet Dalai Lama (2020) ... Maryann
 2019 Low (Short)
Jackie
 2018 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Georgia
- Blowin' in the Wind (2018) ... Georgia
 2015 Fifty & Over Club (TV Movie)
Karen
 2013 Franklin & Bash (TV Series)
Judge Sarah Bruno
- Control (2013) ... Judge Sarah Bruno
 2005 Talk Show Diaries (TV Movie)
Show Guest
 2003 The Men's Room
Lauren
 2003 The Bernie Mac Show (TV Series)
Nurse
- Laughing Matters (2003) ... Nurse
 2003 Will & Grace (TV Series)
Burnadean
- Swimming from Cambodia (2003) ... Burnadean
 2003 Reno 911! (TV Series)
Domestic Disturbance Woman
- Clementine's Pregnant (2003) ... Domestic Disturbance Woman
 2002-2003 Good Morning, Miami (TV Series)
Nurse Becker
- One Flew Over the Cuckold's Nest (2003) ... Nurse Becker
- It Didn't Happen One Night (2002) ... Nurse Becker
 2003 Saying Grace (Short)
Maria
 2002 Gilmore Girls (TV Series)
Rose
- Application Anxiety (2002) ... Rose
 2002 Girlfriends (TV Series)
Elaine
- Coming to Terms (2002) ... Elaine
 2002 When the Truth Hurts, Lie (Short)
Samantha
 2001 I Am Sam
Rita's Colleague
 2001 Spy TV (TV Series)
Various
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Various
 2001 The Parkers (TV Series)
Elaine Hadley
- Single Black Female (2001) ... Elaine Hadley
 2000 Running with Scissors (TV Series)
Various
- Episode #1.1 ... Various
 2000 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
Denise Pendergrass / Line Producer
- Affirmative Action (2000) ... Denise Pendergrass / Line Producer
 2000 Little Richard (TV Movie)
Dorothy La Bostrie
 1999 Becker (TV Series)
Mother
- Hate Thy Neighbor (1999) ... Mother
 1998 You're the One (TV Series)
Carla Perdue
- Pilot (1998) ... Carla Perdue
 1998 The Jamie Foxx Show (TV Series)
Sister Eloise
- Convent-ional Gifts (1998) ... Sister Eloise
 1997 The Single Guy (TV Series)
Postal clerk
- Grandfather Clause (1997) ... Postal clerk
 1996-1997 Boston Common (TV Series)
Adrienne
- Extra Credit (1997) ... Adrienne
- Commander-in-Grief (1997) ... Adrienne
- A Night in Camelot (1997) ... Adrienne
- Soup to Nuts (1997) ... Adrienne
- The Finals Curtain (1996) ... Adrienne
 1997 Sister, Sister (TV Series)
Janice
- Bring on the Debate (1997) ... Janice
 1996 Last Exit to Earth (TV Movie)
Anchor
 1996 The Parent 'Hood (TV Series)
Bettina Brooks
- Substitute's Pet (1996) ... Bettina Brooks
 1991 Roc (TV Series)
Celia Miller
- Daddy's Girl (1991) ... Celia Miller
 1991 Coach (TV Series)
Elizabeth
- Dauber Graduates (1991) ... Elizabeth
 1990 New Attitude (TV Series)
Taylor
- Who's Bachin' Who? (1990) ... Taylor
- Beauty School (1990) ... Taylor
- A Star Is Born (1990) ... Taylor
- Advertise (1990) ... Taylor
- Not Your Average Date (1990) ... Taylor
 1984 The Party Animal
Back Up Singer
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Additional Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Self (2 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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Height:

5' 1" (1.55 m)
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Trivia:

Has appeared on several game shows, and was the winning contestant on $25,000 Pyramid, Your Number's Up, Debt, Win, Lose or Draw, among others. See more »

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Aries

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