Karen Black

Highest Rated:
100% Easy Riders, Raging Bulls (2003)
Lowest Rated:
0% Homer and Eddie (1989)
Birthday:
Jul 1
Birthplace:
Not Available
Bio:
Though her career of the late '80s and early '90s might indicate otherwise, Karen Black is one of Hollywood's finest actresses and has appeared in a number of well-wrought dramas. Born Karen Ziegler, she began her professional acting career after graduating from Northwestern University. After…

Filmography


MOVIES   

Rating Title Credit Box Office Year
Karen Black: On Acting
  • Actor
-- 2013
Ooga Booga
  • Actor
-- 2013
Maria My Love
  • Actor
-- 2012
89% Some Guy Who Kills People
  • Actor
-- 2011
Nothing Special
  • Actor
-- 2011
Mommy's Little Monster
  • Actor
-- 2011
40% Repo Chick
  • Actor
-- 2011
86% Letters from the Big Man
  • Actor
-- 2011
Watercolors
  • Actor
-- 2010
Itw Pathway
  • Actor
-- 2010
Stuck!
  • Actor
-- 2009
62% The Blue Tooth Virgin
  • Zena
-- 2009
29% Irene in Time
  • Sheila Shiwers
-- 2009
A Single Woman
  • Actor
-- 2009
No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos
  • Actor
-- 2008
36% Hollywood Dreams
  • Luna
$89.2k 2007
Suffering Man's Charity (Ghost Writer)
  • Actor
-- 2007
One Long Night
  • Actor
-- 2007
Read You Like A Book
  • Kate
-- 2006
Wanderlust
  • Actor
-- 2006
Trailer for a Remake of Gore Vidal's Caligula
  • Actor
-- 2005
My Suicidal Sweetheart
  • Grace's Mom
-- 2005
Dr. Rage (The Straun House)
  • Actor
-- 2005
Dixie Lanes
  • Actor
-- 2005
Firecracker
  • Sandra/Eleanor
-- 2005
Dixie Lanes
  • Zelma Putnam
-- 2004
Tuesday Never Comes
  • Actor
-- 2004
80% America Brown
  • Marianne Brown
-- 2004
100% Easy Riders, Raging Bulls
  • Actor
-- 2003
Curse of the Forty-Niner (Miner's Massacre)
  • Actor
-- 2003
Summer Solstice
  • Actor
-- 2003
19% House of 1000 Corpses
  • Mother Firefly
$12.6M 2003
Buttleman (Harold Buttleman, Daredevil Stuntman)
  • Actor
-- 2002
First Degree
  • Actor
-- 2002
Miner's Massacre
  • Actor
-- 2002
A Light in the Darkness
  • Actor
-- 2002
30% Teknolust
  • Dirty Dick
-- 2002
60% The Independent
  • Actor
-- 2001
Soulkeeper
  • Actor
-- 2001
54% Gypsy 83
  • Bambi LeBleau
-- 2001
Oliver Twisted
  • Actor
-- 2000
33% The Underground Comedy Movie
  • Actor
-- 1999
Fallen Arches
  • Actor
-- 1999
Red Dirt
  • Aunt Summer
-- 1999
82% Conceiving Ada
  • Lady Byron
-- 1999
Charades
  • Actor
-- 1999
Mascara
  • Aunt Eloise
-- 1999
Dogtown
  • Rose Van Horn
-- 1998
Men
  • Alex
  • Screenwriter
-- 1998
Angel Blue
  • Actor
-- 1998
Dinosaur Valley Girls
  • Ro-Kell
-- 1997
Modern Rhapsody
  • Actor
-- 1997
First Degree
  • Actor
-- 1997
Stir
  • Psychiatrist
-- 1997
Invisible Dad
  • Actor
-- 1997
Tons of Trouble
  • Actor
-- 1997
Plan 10 From Outer Space
  • Actor
-- 1997
Children of the Corn 4: The Gathering
  • Actor
-- 1996
Crimetime
  • Millicent
-- 1996
Who Is Henry Jaglom?
  • Actor
-- 1995
Plan 10 from Outer Space
  • Nehor
-- 1994
Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black, The - Teather Penumbra
  • Actor
-- 1994
80% Dark Blood
  • Actor
-- 1993
Bound and Gagged: A Love Story
  • Carla
-- 1993
Return of the Roller Blade Seven
  • Actor
-- 1993
Tuesday Never Comes
  • Actor
-- 1993
Cries of Silence
  • Actor
-- 1993
Double O Kid
  • Actor
-- 1992
Hitz
  • Actor
-- 1992
Auntie Lee's Meat Pies
  • Auntie Lee
-- 1992
Caged Fear
  • Blanche
-- 1992
98% The Player
  • Herself
-- 1992
The Double 0 Kid
  • Actor
-- 1992
Children of the Night
  • Karen Thompson
-- 1991
Haunting Fear
  • Dr. Julia Harcourt
-- 1991
Quiet Fire
  • Actor
-- 1991
The Roller Blade Seven
  • Actor
-- 1991
Children, The
  • Sybil Lullmer
-- 1991
Rubin & Ed
  • Rula
-- 1991
The Killer's Edge
  • Barrett
-- 1991
Club Fed
  • Sally Rich
-- 1990
Zapped Again!
  • Homeroom Teacher
-- 1990
Mirror Mirror
  • Mrs. Gordon
-- 1990
Overexposed
  • Mrs. Towbridge
-- 1990
Night Angel
  • Rita
-- 1990
Evil Spirits
  • Ella Purdy
-- 1990
Twisted Justice
  • Mrs. Granger
-- 1990
The Heist
  • Actor
-- 1989
Final Judgement
  • Mrs. Sorrel
-- 1989
40% Out of the Dark
  • Ruth
-- 1989
0% Homer and Eddie
  • Belle
-- 1989
The Legendary Life of Ernest Hemingway
  • Actor
-- 1988
The Invisible Kid
  • Mom
-- 1988
Eternal Evil
  • Janus
-- 1987
Hostage
  • Laura Lawrence
-- 1987
50% It's Alive III: Island of the Alive
  • Ellen Jarvis
-- 1987
27% Invaders from Mars
  • Linda
-- 1986
Savage Dawn
  • Rachel Wade
-- 1985
Cut and Run (Inferno in diretta)
  • Karin
-- 1985
The Blue Man (Eternal Evil)
  • Actor
-- 1985
Martin's Day
  • Karen
-- 1985
Power
  • Actor
-- 1984
Growing Pains (Bad Manners)
  • Gladys Fitzpatrick
-- 1984
Can She Bake A Cherry Pie
  • Zee
-- 1983
Separate Ways
  • Valentine Colby
-- 1982
Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
  • Joanne
-- 1982
1922 (The Number)
  • Actor
-- 1982
Chanel Solitaire
  • Emilienne d'Alencon
-- 1981
Miss Right
  • Amy
-- 1981
Gräset sjunger (Killing Heat) (The Grass Is Singing)
  • Mary Turner
-- 1981
Mr. Horn
  • Ernestina Crawford
-- 1979
61% Capricorn One
  • Judy Drinkwater
-- 1978
In Praise of Older Women
  • Maya
-- 1978
Killer Fish
  • Kate
-- 1978
44% It Lives Again
  • Actor
-- 1978
Mister Horn
  • Actor
-- 1978
The Squeeze (The Rip-Off)
  • Clarisse
-- 1978
38% Burnt Offerings
  • Marian
-- 1976
95% Family Plot
  • Fran
-- 1976
64% The Day of the Locust
  • Faye Greener
-- 1975
93% Nashville
  • Connie White
-- 1975
90% Trilogy of Terror
  • Amelia
-- 1975
Crime and Passion
  • Susan
-- 1975
37% The Great Gatsby
  • Myrtle Wilson
-- 1974
Rhinoceros
  • Daisy
-- 1974
31% Airport 1975
  • Chief Stewardess Nancy Pryor
-- 1974
Law and Disorder
  • Gloria
-- 1974
The Outfit
  • Bett Jarrow
-- 1974
The Hooker Cult Murders
  • Elizabeth Lucy
-- 1973
Little Laura and Big John
  • Laura
-- 1973
Cisco Pike
  • Sue
-- 1972
Portnoy's Complaint
  • Mary Jane Reid
-- 1972
Born to Win (Addict)
  • Parm
-- 1971
64% Drive, He Said
  • Olive
-- 1971
A Gunfight
  • Jenny
-- 1971
80% Airport
  • Actor
-- 1970
86% Five Easy Pieces
  • Rayette Dipesto
-- 1970
86% Easy Rider
  • Karen
-- 1969
Hard Contract
  • Ellen
-- 1969
78% You're a Big Boy Now
  • Amy
-- 1966
Prime Time
  • Painted Woman
-- 1960


TV SERIES   

Rating Title Credit Year
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Vera Morgan
2003

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Quotes from Karen Black's Characters

    1. Palm Apodaca: Hey, follow that truck. They know the best places to stop.
    2. Rayette Dipesto: That's an old maid's tale.
    3. Palm Apodaca: Bullshit! Truck drivers are the only ones that know the best places to stop on the road.
    4. Rayette Dipesto: Salesmen and cops are the ones. If you'd ever waitressed, honey, you'd know that.
    5. Palm Apodaca: Don't call me honey, mac.
    6. Rayette Dipesto: Don't call me mac, honey.
    From Five Easy Pieces. Submitted by Kia M (6 months ago)
    1. Rayette Dipesto: That was real good, wasn't it? I finally did it!
    2. Robert Eroica Dupea: Great. You throw the big Z's for 19 frames, and then you throw a strike on the last ball of a losing game. Wonderful. Just wonderful.
    From Five Easy Pieces. Submitted by Kia M (6 months ago)
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