Karen was born in Los Angeles, grew up in the San Fernando Valley, and graduated from U.C.L.A. She has worked as an actress, model, and stand-up comic. She has also lived in NYC, performing stand-up on the East coast. During this time she began her first novel, BAREFOOT ON ASPHALT.
Karen performs stand-up comedy all over the Western U.S., including Las Vegas. She spent the 6th grade in Hawaii, and has traveled throughout Europe. She also studies ballet.
A second generation Angelino, Karen enjoys revealing the city’s true nature. Not one to sugarcoat it, she brings warmth and merriment to her wry observations of Los Angeles.