Karen Austin Biography

Published On Jun 06, 2018
Facts of Karen Austin
Date of Birth: 1955 , October-24
Birth Nation: United States
Name Karen Austin
Birth Name Karen Brammer
Nick Name Karen
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Welch, West Virginia
Profession Actress
Net Worth $1 million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Weight in KG 72 kg
Famous for The Court, Summer Rental, Taken
Married to Kris Slava
Children Olivia Slava
Divorce Divorced after seven years of marriage
Education Master degree from Northwestern University
Awards Dramalouge Award, Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award
Movies Taken, The Quest, Live Shot
TV Show Happy Days (1978), Three’s Company , CSI: Miami (2009), Desperate Housewives (2005)
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Karen Austin is an American actress known for her role in the television series The Quest as Carrie Welby, Night Court as Lana Wagner, and Live Shot as Helen Forbes. She has continually worked on the film, television shows, and stage plays in a wide variety of roles.

Karen was born on October 24, 1955, in Welch, West Virginia, U.S.A. She attended Virginia’s Mary Baldwin College from where she got her bachelor’s degree in theatre and after that, she joined Illinois’ North-western University where she completed her master’s in Dramatic Literature.

Austin has been in the film industry since the early 80’s. She has appeared in many shows and films including both Star Trek Deep Space Nine and Star Trek Voyager. She also portrayed the role of Doctor Kalandra in Nor the Battle to the Strong and Miral in Barge of the Dead.

She was a regular on the first season of Night Court along with John Larroquette and played Sister Ignatius in Steven Spielberg’s Taken series in 2002.

Austin also appeared in the 1989 thriller Far from Home alongside Drew Barrymore. She has also appeared in several episodes of Murder One with Mary McCormack.

Austin has had roles on a number of TV shows including Happy Days (1978), Three’s Company, CSI: Miami (2009), Desperate Housewives (2005), Sliders (1999), NYPD Blue (1996), Cold Case (2004), and The Rockford Files (1978).

She has won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award and a Dramalogue Award for Lead Performance for the play NUTS. She also had a lead role as the wife of John Candy’s character in Summer Rental (1985).

Karen was married to Kris Slava at the age of 19 while she was still in college. They have a daughter together, Olivia. Karen later settled in Los Angeles with her daughter.

Karen and Kris got divorced seven years later without a verified reason. Regarding her affairs, relationship, boyfriend, and re-marriage or divorce there is no information on any sources.

The Summer Rental star has played in many films, TV shows throughout her career to present. Although her salary is under review by some sources her net worth is estimated to be around $1 million by far. However, the information may not be correct as Karen is a very private person and likes to keep her personal life very private.

Karen Austin

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Born in Welch, West Virginia

October 24 , 1955

Karen was born on October 24, 1955, in Welch, West Virginia, U.S.A. 

Net Worth around $1 million

2018

Although her salary is under review by some sources her net worth is estimated to be around $1 million by far. 

Married to Kris Slava

1974

Karen was married to Kris Slava at the age of 19 while she was still in college. They have a daughter together, Olivia. Karen and Kris got divorced seven years after their marriage.