Karen StephensFeatured Actor, Actor
Karen Stephens is an actress, performer, writer, director and a member of AEA, SAG and AGVA. She received her BFA in Theatre from the University of Florida. Professionally, Karen appeared in the regional premiere of Sarah Jones' one-woman Broadway show, Bridge & Tunnel (New Times- Best Actress and Carbonell Nomination - Best Actress), the Southeastern premieres of Bruce Norris' Clybourne Park, Thomas Gibbons' Bee-Luther-Hatchee and A House With No Walls, and Michael McKeever's Charlie Cox Runs With Scissors and Hand of God. Karen is the recipient of the Carbonell Award for Best Actress for her work in Fear Up Harsh, a Silver Palm Award, for her roles in Bridge & Tunnel, Eclipsed, and Clybourne Park; The Curtain Up Award for her role in Charlie Cox Runs With Scissors and has been a Carbonell Award nominee for her roles in Florida Stage's productions of Spunk and Charlie Cox Runs With Scissors. She has also been a member of the Carbonell Award-winning ensembles of Chicago, Little Shop of Horrors, and West Side Story. Karen's TV appearances include Burn Notice, The Glades, and the TV magazine series The Casting Couch. On film, she has portrayed writer and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston in the St. Lucie Film Society's, That's Livin'; The Life and Times of Zora Neale Hurston, a role she also performs onstage in the solo performance, Loquacious & Bodacious.