All About Karen . . .
Her feature film credits include, Queen & Slim, Triple Nine, Don’t Kill It, Hurricane Season, & Sonny to name a few. She has appeared in several TV series CLAWS, One Mississippi, NCIS New Orleans, & Vampire Diaries. With recurring roles on The Originals as Agnes the most powerful elder witch, the Gumbo Party Lady, Latonya, on K-Ville and Mrs. Robinette, the wife of a Mardi Gras Indian Trail Chief in the HBO series Treme. While on the series she was also hired to work behind the scenes in productions as Treme’s Specialty Casting Director & Musician’s Coordinator for all four seasons.
Her casting credits include “Old Boy” & “Miracle at St. Anna” directed by Spike Lee. She is also a consultant and specialty casting director for Freeform channel’s Cloak & Dagger; WGNO series “Underground”; “American Horror Story – The Coven”; 12 Years A Slave, plus many other independent films, music videos & documentaries.
On stage, critics have recognized her talent with great reviews. Her last theatrical tour included a finale performance at the Apollo Theater in “Swimming Up Stream,” a collaborative writing by New Orleans Women about their experiences surviving Hurricane Katrina. Under the direction of Tony Award winners Eve Ensler and Kenny Leon.
Film & Casting Credits
Feature & Independent Films
- Queen & Slim (Bar owner)
- Burning Cane (Helen)
- Triple Nine (Shanice)
- Don’t Kill It (Susie McCullum)
- Speech & Debate (Nurse)
- 1 Mile to You (Principle Brill)
- Last Fair Deal (Midwife)
- Homefront (Waitress)
- Hurricane Season (Mable)
- Spirit (Tarot Card Reader)
- Skeleton Keys (Preacher)
- CLAWS (Nurse)
- One Mississippi (Tessa)
- The Originals (Agnes)
- Vampire Diaries (Fortune Teller)
- NCIS: New Orleans (Nurse Gina Garland)
- Your Worst Nightmare (Det. Reba Lambert)
- Treme (Mrs. Robinette)
- K Ville (LaTonya)
- Going to California (Voodoo Woman)
- Faubourg Treme: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans (Living History Characters)
Theater - Productions - Commercials
- UNDERGROUND (Etiquette Coach/Consultant)
- American Horor Story: The Coven (Spiritual Consultant)
- 12 Years A Slave (Period Dance Choergrapher)
- Swimming UpStream (Kaia)
- PA Past Players Living History Company (Living History Actor)
- LaLiving History Company (Living History Actor)
- Audubon Aquarium of the Americas (Mageni Laveau)
- Diet Coke (Waitress)
- Popeyes 1990’s (Singer)
Karen has received several awards for her work including; HBO Treme Series, ‘MVP Player’; , ACT I’s Best Actress & Best Director, CAC Sweet Arts Award, Mayor’s Arts Award, with many more to add to the list.