Karen Black - Rotten Tomatoes

Karen Black

Highest Rated:   100% Easy Riders---Raging Bulls (2003)
Lowest Rated:   0% Zapped Again (1990)
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Karen Black began acting shortly after college, appearing in off-Broadway satirical revues. She trained with Lee Strasberg at the Actors' Studio. Her Broadway debut was in a play that closed within a month, The Playroom (1965), but she was acclaimed for her performance and nominated for a Critics Circle award. A year later, 26-year-old filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola cast her in his first professional film, You're a Big Boy Now (1967), a comedy in which she co-starred as one of three women involved with a young man learning about sex. After another film she landed her first important role, as an LSD-taking prostitute in the surprise hit Easy Rider (1969), which featured Jack Nicholson; she went on to appear again with Nicholson in her next two films: Five Easy Pieces (1970), for which she won the New York Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress and an Oscar nomination; and Drive He Said (1971), Nicholson's directorial debut. She went on from there to be one of the screen's busiest actresses, though the quality of her films has been wildly uneven.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Wild in Blue
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Contamination
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet She Loves Me Not
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Ooga Booga
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Karen Black: On Acting
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Maria My Love
  • Maria
2012
No Score Yet Nothing Special
  • Actor
2011
86% Letters from the Big Man
  • Actor
2011
40% Repo Chick
  • Aunt De La Chasse
2011
No Score Yet Mommy's Little Monster
  • Actor
2011
90% Some Guy Who Kills People
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Watercolors
  • Mrs. Martin
2010
No Score Yet ITW Pathway
  • Actor
2010
62% The Blue Tooth Virgin
  • Zena
2009
29% Irene in Time
  • Sheila Shiwers
2009
No Score Yet A Single Woman
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Stuck!
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos
  • Actor
2008
36% Hollywood Dreams
  • Luna
$89.7k 2007
No Score Yet One Long Night
  • Barbara
2007
No Score Yet Suffering Man's Charity (Ghost Writer)
  • Renee
2007
No Score Yet Read You Like a Book
  • Kate
2006
No Score Yet Firecracker
  • Sandra/Eleanor
2005
No Score Yet My Suicidal Sweetheart (Crazy for Love)
  • Grace's Mom
2005
No Score Yet The Straun House
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Trailer for a Remake of Gore Vidal's Caligula
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Dixie Lanes
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Dixie Lanes
  • Zelma Putnam
2004
No Score Yet Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars
  • Actor
2004
80% America Brown
  • Marianne Brown
2004
No Score Yet Tuesday Never Comes
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Miner's Massacre
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Paris
  • Chantelle
2003
19% House of 1000 Corpses
  • Mother Firefly
$12.6M 2003
100% Easy Riders---Raging Bulls
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet A Light in the Darkness
  • Mrs. Melnick
2002
30% Teknolust
  • Dirty Dick
2002
No Score Yet First Degree
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Buttleman (Harold Buttleman, Daredevil Stuntman)
  • Actor
2002
60% The Independent
  • Herself
2001
54% Gypsy 83
  • Bambi LeBleau
2001
No Score Yet Soulkeeper
  • Magnificient Martha
2001
No Score Yet Hard Luck
  • Aunt Judy
2001
No Score Yet Fallen Arches
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Red Dirt
  • Aunt Summer
1999
No Score Yet Charades
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Mascara
  • Aunt Eloise
1999
33% The Underground Comedy Movie
  • Mother
1999
82% Conceiving Ada
  • Lady Byron/Mother Coer
1999
No Score Yet My Neighbor's Daughter
  • Social Worker
1998
No Score Yet Dogtown
  • Rose
1998
27% I Woke Up Early the Day I Died
  • Whip Lady
1998
No Score Yet Men
  • Screenwriter
  • Alex
1998
No Score Yet Dinosaur Valley Girls
  • Ro-Kell
1997
No Score Yet First Degree
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
1997
No Score Yet Plan 10 From Outer Space
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Malaika
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Invisible Dad
  • Courtney Whitmer
1997
No Score Yet Stir
  • Psychiatrist
1997
No Score Yet Crimetime
  • Millicent Hargreave
1996
No Score Yet Children of the Corn 4: The Gathering
  • June Rhodes
1996
86% Who Is Henry Jaglom?
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Plan 10 From Outer Space
  • Nehor
1994
No Score Yet Bound and Gagged: A Love Story
  • Carla
1993
80% Dark Blood
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Cries of Silence
  • Rose
1993
No Score Yet Tuesday Never Comes
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Return of the Roller Blade Seven
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Hitz
  • Tiffany
1992
98% The Player
  • Herself
1992
No Score Yet The Double O Kid
  • Mrs. Elliot
1992
No Score Yet Auntie Lee's Meat Pies
  • Auntie Lee
1992
No Score Yet Caged Fear
  • Blanche
1992
No Score Yet The Double 0 Kid
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Quiet Fire
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet Children of the Night
  • Karen Thompson
1991
No Score Yet Children, The
  • Sybil Lullmer
1991
No Score Yet Haunting Fear
  • Dr. Harcourt
1991
No Score Yet Blood Money
  • Barrett
1991
No Score Yet Rubin and Ed
  • Rula
1991
No Score Yet Evil Spirits
  • Ella
1990
No Score Yet Club Fed
  • Sally
1990
No Score Yet Night Angel
  • Rita
1990
No Score Yet Over Exposed
  • Mrs. Towbridge
1990
No Score Yet Mirror, Mirror
  • Susan Gordon
1990
0% Zapped Again
  • Homeroom Teacher
1990
No Score Yet Twisted Justice
  • Mrs. Granger
1990
0% Homer & Eddie
  • Belle
1989
No Score Yet Trust Me
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet The Heist
  • Actor
1989
50% Out of the Dark
  • Ruth Wilson
1989
No Score Yet Final Judgment
  • Mrs. Sorrel
1989
No Score Yet The Invisible Kid
  • Mom / Deborah
1988
No Score Yet The Legendary Life of Ernest Hemingway
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Hostage
  • Laura Lawrence
1987
No Score Yet Eternal Evil
  • Janus
1987
50% It's Alive III: Island of the Alive
  • Ellen
1987
36% Invaders from Mars
  • Linda Magnusson
1986
No Score Yet Savage Dawn
  • Rachel Wade
1985
No Score Yet Cut and Run
  • Karin
1985
No Score Yet Martin's Day
  • Karen
1985
No Score Yet The Blue Man (Eternal Evil)
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet Bad Manners
  • Gladys Fitzpatrick
1984
No Score Yet The Power
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet Can She Bake a Cherry Pie?
  • Zee
1983
No Score Yet 1922 (The Number)
  • Actor
1982
No Score Yet Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
  • Joanne
1982
No Score Yet Separate Ways
  • Valentine Colby
1982
No Score Yet Chanel Solitaire
  • Emilienne d'Alencon
1981
No Score Yet Gräset sjunger (Killing Heat) (The Grass Is Singing)
  • Mary Turner
1981
No Score Yet Miss Right
  • Amy
1981
No Score Yet Mr. Horn
  • Ernestina Crawford
1979
No Score Yet In Praise of Older Women
  • Maya
1978
No Score Yet The Squeeze (The Rip-Off)
  • Clarisse
1978
61% Capricorn One
  • Judy Drinkwater
1978
No Score Yet Killer Fish
  • Kate Neville
1978
95% Family Plot
  • Fran
1976
33% Burnt Offerings
  • Marian Rolf
1976
94% Nashville
  • Connie White
1975
64% The Day of the Locust
  • Faye Greener
1975
90% Trilogy of Terror
  • Julie/Millicent Larimore/Therese Larimore/Amelia
1975
No Score Yet Crime and Passion
  • Susan
1975
29% Airport 1975
  • Nancy Pryor
1974
No Score Yet Law and Disorder
  • Gloria
1974
39% The Great Gatsby
  • Myrtle Wilson
1974
No Score Yet The Outfit
  • Bett Harrow
1974
No Score Yet Rhinoceros
  • Daisy
1974
No Score Yet The Hooker Cult Murders
  • Elizabeth Lucy
1973
No Score Yet Little Laura and Big John
  • Laura
1973
No Score Yet Cisco Pike
  • Sue
1972
No Score Yet Portnoy's Complaint
  • Mary Jane Reid
1972
40% Born to Win
  • Parm
1971
No Score Yet A Gunfight
  • Jenny
1971
67% Drive, He Said
  • Olive
1971
87% Five Easy Pieces
  • Rayette Dipesto
1970
No Score Yet Hard Contract
  • Ellen
1969
89% Easy Rider
  • Karen
1969
80% You're a Big Boy Now
  • Amy
1966
No Score Yet The Prime Time
  • Painted Woman
1960

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Funny Or Die Presents
2010-2011
  • Appearing
  • 2010
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Vera Morgan
  • 2003
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Host
  • Guest
  • 1981
  • 1976

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