by Sherif Awad
An Australian-born character actress who is currently based in Hollywood, Karen Mitchell has also French origins from her father side and English/Welsh/Australian from the other side. Karen not only starred in Aussie films and TV series but also, she had her share of appearing on theatre in her dancing and drama teaching practices. In 2011, she moved to Hollywood to broaden her choices although the competition is quite relevant. “I decided to join and enjoy the enjoy the challenge because I've got a pretty sharp mind”, laughs Karen who is sometimes mistaken to be Greek, Spanish or Mideastern during some casting calls.
Being a SAG-AFTRA member opens the opportunity to land the best TV roles in town. We have spotted Karen in acclaimed roles co-starring in numerous television shows and feature films. Her series have included Nameless, Fearless Games, and a wide range of detective roles in: Atomic Kingdom, Starship One, and Ice Cold Blood. Karen has studied with some of the top teachers in the world. Sometimes playing light and funny roles and often playing deep and strong ones, she frequently utilizes her expertise in weapons and martial arts. Karen is not only a highly talented actress and an exquisite dancer, she’s also a voice actor, model and presenter. Worldwide viewers have been really responsive to my performances especially in Nameless: Blood and Chains. Karen admits that her role as Detective Alison in the TV series Ice Cold Blood is a role that united all her acting and physical capabilities.
Look for Karen Mitchell in the upcoming short film So Long, See You Tomorrow…