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Karen Austin


Notable on her behalf recurring assignments in the tv screen series The Goal (as Carrie Welby), Evening Court (as Lana Wagner), and Live Shot (as Helen Forbes), Austin also appeared in a number of films, like the Wicked Within (2013), The Rum Journal (2011), and Shed in the Pershing Stage Resort (2000). After gaining a bachelor’s level in theater from Virginia’s Mary Baldwin University, she finished the dramatic books master’s plan at Illinois’ Northwestern School. She made an appearance alongside Drew Barrymore in the 1989 thriller Definately not Home. A indigenous of Welch, Western world Virginia, she afterwards settled in LA, California, with her little girl Olivia. She made an appearance with Mary McCormack in a number of shows of Murder One.

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Full Name Karen Austin
Date Of Birth October 24, 1955
Place Of Birth West Virginia
Profession TV Actress
Nationality American
Children Olivia Austin
Movies Summer Rental, The Rum Diary, The Wicked Within, Jagged Edge, Far from Home, The Ladies Club, Laura Lansing Slept Here, A Piano for Mrs. Cimino, The Case Of The Hillside Stranglers, A Girl To Kill For, The Clan of the Cave Bear, Penalty Phase, House of Frankenstein, For Love of a Child, Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel, Fish Hawk, Amber's Story, Moment of Truth: Murder or Memory?, When a Stranger Calls Back, Assassin, Homecoming, Confined, Wyvern, When the Time Comes, The Quest, Sweet Talk, Best Friends for Life
TV Shows House of Frankenstein, Live Shot, Night Court, The Quest, Fresh Hell
Star Sign Scorpio

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1Former Recording Secretary for the Screen Actor's Guild.



The Wicked Within2015Jean
Whole Day Down2011-2015TV SeriesDeWitt
Infamous: Second Son2014Video GameBetty (voice)
Sweet Talk2013Newsvendor / Nurse
Fresh Hell2011-2012TV SeriesValerie
The Rum Diary2011Mrs. Zimburger
The Closer2011TV SeriesLinda Prall
Better People2010TV MovieJacquie
Order of Chaos2010Sherri
Bitch Slap2009Narrator
CSI: Miami2009TV SeriesJudge Gloria Stets / Judge Stets
Big Days Ahead2009ShortCarol Glass
Palisades Pool Party2008TV MovieDesiree
Rodney2004-2008TV SeriesPatsy
Battlestar Galactica2008TV SeriesLilly
I Love You More2007Short
Crossing Jordan2007TV SeriesSarah Fulton
Amber's Story2006TV MovieGlenda Whitson
The Evidence2006TV SeriesMrs. Vicarrio
Freddie2005TV SeriesMrs. Reyerson
Wanted2005TV SeriesTaffy Dibortello
Without a Trace2005TV SeriesHilda
Desperate Housewives2005TV SeriesLois McDaniel
Girlfriends2002-2004TV SeriesSandy Bickle
Kingdom Hospital2004TV SeriesMrs. Powell
Cold Case2004TV SeriesTerri Maxwell (2004)
Taken2002TV Mini-SeriesNun #2
ER2002TV SeriesMrs. Carlson
The Division2001TV SeriesHelen
Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel2000Pierrepont Summers
Profiler1999TV SeriesCandice Harding
Star Trek: Voyager1999TV SeriesMiral, B'Elanna Torres' Mother
Sliders1995-1999TV SeriesAmanda Starr / Lydia the Secretary
Rescue 771999TV SeriesRuth Caraway
Beverly Hills, 902101999TV SeriesBobbi Kincaid
Vengeance Unlimited1999TV SeriesDr. Lorraine Simmons
The Battery1998ShortSandy
Martial Law1998TV SeriesElaine Caranza
JAG1998TV SeriesDr. Inge
Touched by an Angel1998TV SeriesCandace Everett
3rd Rock from the Sun1998TV SeriesAnita
Best Friends for Life1998TV MovieViolet Evans
Breast Men1997TV MovieDr. Tammy (uncredited)
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters1997TV SeriesCimmarron Kilkenny
House of Frankenstein1997TV Mini-SeriesIrene Lassiter
Murder One1997TV SeriesLynette Parker
Step by Step1997TV SeriesPatti Roberts
Murder One: Diary of a Serial Killer1997TV Mini-SeriesLynette Parker Banks
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine1996TV SeriesKalandra
NYPD Blue1996TV SeriesJessica Herman
Mr. & Mrs. Smith1996TV SeriesHaley Rodgers Johnson
The Marshal1995TV SeriesEllen Christopher
Live Shot1995TV SeriesHelen Forbes
Murder or Memory: A Moment of Truth Movie1994TV MovieConnie Frawley
The Commish1992-1994TV SeriesLinda Scott
Lightning Jack1994Mama Wheeler (uncredited)
The Trials of Rosie O'Neill1991-1992TV SeriesSheila Crane / Suzanne
Midnight Caller1991TV SeriesJenna Holloway
A Girl to Kill For1990Karen / Shopper
Casey's Gift: For Love of a Child1990TV MovieDonna Bolen
Hunter1990TV SeriesLt. Megan Malone
Far from Home1989Louise
The Case of the Hillside Stranglers1989TV MovieJ.D. Jackson
Dolphin Cove1989TV SeriesLisa Ruddick
Columbo1989TV SeriesDr. Paula Hall
Laura Lansing Slept Here1988TV MovieMelody Gomphers
Jake and the Fatman1987TV SeriesRebecca Warfield
When the Time Comes1987TV MovieJoanna
The Penalty Phase1986TV MovieJulie
L.A. Law1986TV SeriesHillary Mishkin
The Ladies Club1986Joan Taylor
Assassin1986TV MovieMary Casallas
The Twilight Zone1986TV SeriesJune Wright (segment "A Matter of Minutes")
A Letter to Three Wives1985TV MovieKate
Our Family Honor1985TV SeriesDetective Sgt. Sharon Howland
Jagged Edge1985Julie Jensen
Summer Rental1985Sandy Chester
St. Elsewhere1985TV SeriesDr. Mary Woodley
London and Davis in New York1984TV MovieAdrienne Crowe
Night Court1984TV SeriesLana Wagner
Celebrity1984TV Mini-SeriesCeil Shannon
The Taming of the Shrew1983VideoKatherina
Trauma Center1983TV SeriesJulie
Quincy M.E.1982TV SeriesRachael Kane
Three's Company1980-1982TV SeriesDenise / Jennifer
A Piano for Mrs. Cimino1982TV MovieAlice Cimino
Fantasies1982TV MovieAllsion
The Quest1982TV SeriesCarrie Welby
Hill Street Blues1981TV SeriesWest Virginia
S.O.B.1981Piano Girl (uncredited)
CHiPs1981TV SeriesWoman with Rabbit
Waikiki1980TV MovieJoanie
Family1980TV SeriesEmily
Soap1979TV SeriesChester's Woman
Hart to Hart1979TV SeriesKaren Shields
The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo1979TV SeriesLily
Fish Hawk1979Mrs. Gideon
Dallas1978TV SeriesDailey
The American Girls1978TV Series
The Rockford Files1978TV SeriesVeronica Teasedale
Happy Days1978TV SeriesPeggy Clark
The Ottawa Valley1974TV ShortLena

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Night Court1989TV SeriesLana Wagner

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