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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 Barney Clay since December 2011. They have one child. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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Her Soundtrack
(2013)
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(2015)

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 2021 Mortal Kombat (writer: "Heads Will Roll (A-Trak remix)" - as Karen Orzolek) (post-production)
 2020/I Clouds (writer: "Soft Shock (Acoustic Version)")
 2020 Hightown (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- #Blessed (2020) ... (writer: "Date with the Night")
 2019 Euphoria (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2019) ... (writer: "Hold Up")
 2019 Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé (Documentary) (writer: "Hold Up" - as Karen Lee Orzolek)
 2019 Hanna (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Forest (2019) ... (performer: "Anti-Lullaby")
 2018 The Happytime Murders (performer: "Go!") / (writer: "Go!" - as Karen Orzolek)
 2018 Succession (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Prague (2018) ... (writer: "Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix)")
 2018 The Handmaid's Tale (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Baggage (2018) ... (performer: "Go!")
 2018 A Vigilante (writer: "Black Tongue" - as Karen Lee Orzolek)
 2018 Love (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sarah from College (2018) ... (writer: "Modern Romance" - uncredited)
 2017 Atypical (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- I Lost My Poor Meatball (2017) ... (writer: "Heads Will Roll")
 2017 Girlboss (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sophia (2017) ... (writer: "Gold Lion" - uncredited)
 2017 Before I Fall (writer: "Skeletons" - as Karen Lee Orzolek)
 2016 Daredevil (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Regrets Only (2016) ... (writer: "Date with the Night")
 2015 Rise of the Tomb Raider (Video Game) (performer: "I Shall Rise")
 2015 Flesh and Bone (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 4 episodes)
- F.U.B.A.R. (2015) ... (performer: "Obsession")
- M.I.A. (2015) ... (performer: "Obsession")
- Boogie Dark (2015) ... (performer: "Obsession")
- Bulling Through (2015) ... (performer: "Obsession")
 2015 Goosebumps (writer: "Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix)" - as Karen Orzolek)
 2015 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Germany vs. England (2015) ... (writer: "Maps" - uncredited)
 2015 Spy ("Go!") / (writer: "Go!" - as Karen Orzolek)
 2015 Dope (writer: "GO!" - as Karen Orzolek)
  Waterloo Road (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Home Sweet Home (2014) ... (performer: "Hideaway" - uncredited)
- Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (2014) ... (writer: "Wedding Song" - uncredited)
 2014 The Originals (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Big Uneasy (2014) ... (writer: "Under The Earth")
 2014 The 86th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "The Moon Song") / (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) (as Karen Lee Orzolek, "Meet Me Halfway")
 2012 Frankenweenie (performer: "Strange Love") / (writer: "Strange Love" - as Karen Orzolek)
 2012 Winning Streak (writer: "Cheated Hearts" - as Karen Orzelek)
 2012 Project X (writer: "Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix)" - as Karen Orzolek)
 2012 My Daughter the Teenage Nudist (TV Movie 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 Gran Turismo 5 (Video Game) (writer: "Heads Will Roll (Little Vampire Remix)" - as Karen Orzolek)
 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 - 2 episodes)
- Highlights (2009) ... (writer: "Zero")
- Radiohead (2009) ... (writer: "Heads Will Roll", "Zero")
 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")
 2009 Later... With Jools Holland (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #34.1 (2009) ... (writer: "Zero", "Heads Will Roll")
 2009 Echelon Conspiracy (writer: "Phenomena")
 2008 The Ruins (writer: "Phenomena")
 2008 August (writer: "Rich")
 2007 Rock Band (Video Game) (writer: "Maps")
 2007 SingStar Amped (Video Game) (writer: "Gold Lion")
 2007 Skins (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sid (2007) ... (writer: "Date With The Night" - uncredited)
 2006 Jackass Number Two (Documentary) ("Backass") / (performer: "Backass" - as Karen O)
 2006 Driver: Parallel Lines (Video Game) (performer: "Sealings") / (writer: "Sealings")
 2005 House of Wax (writer: "Cut Me Up")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Yeah Yeah Yeahs album: Show Your Bones (2006). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Karen Lee Orzolek | The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

My onstage persona really is a persona, you know, and really the moment I step onstage, it kind of kicks into gear. See more »

Trivia:

Lives in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, California. See more »

Nickname:

Karen O

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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