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. After that, she joined Illinois’ North-western University where she completed her master’s in Dramatic Literature. Karen is of American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity.
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 television 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 being married. The couple has not disclosed the reason behind their separation. After divorcing the first husband, there is no any information regarding her affairs, relationship, boyfriend, and re-marriage or divorce.
The Summer Rental star has played in many films, television shows throughout her career to present. Karen Austin' net worth is estimated to be around $1 million by far, but there is no any information about her salary. However, the information may not be correct as Karen is a very private person and likes to keep her personal life very private.