Karen Sillas

Karen Sillas

Highest Rated: 91% Simple Men (1992)

Lowest Rated: 27% Sour Grapes (1998)

Birthday: Jun 5, 1963

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

A cool, confident-looking blonde with evocative, glamorous eyes and a clefted, jutting chin, Karen Sillas began a collaboration with filmmaker Hal Hartley when she performed in his student thesis film, "Kid" (1985), while the two attended SUNY-Purchase. Moving to New York City, she studied at the Actors Studio and appeared in such Studio productions as "Miss Julie," "The Cherry Orchard" and "Rasputin" before making her feature debut in a small role as the no-nonsense Nurse Paine in Hartley's striking "Trust" (1990). Sillas continued her affiliation with the director, playing a more prominent part as a lonely cafe owner who becomes involved with two very different brothers in his intriguing "Simple Men" (1992), and made a cameo appearance in Hartley's feature version of "Flirt" (1994). Her search for offbeat parts to spotlight her pensive seriousness and skill at conveying an edgy toughness tinged with vulnerability led her to portray a struggling artist in Dierdre Fishel's "Risk" (1993).

Highest rated movies

What Happened Was...
Simple Men
Female Perversions
Reach the Rock
Sour Grapes

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet T11 Incomplete Unknown (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet T11 Incomplete Kate Murphy (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stuff Trish Murdoch (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 50% Among Thieves Chloe (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet 75 Degrees in July Letty Anderson (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tomorrow at Ten Janet Wise (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bad Money Jan Wells (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet As Time Runs Out Janet Wise (Character) - 1999
27% 37% Sour Grapes Joan (Character) $260.2K 1998
38% 43% Reach the Rock Donna (Character) $5.0K 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lies He Told Alyson Haywood (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Sins Dr. Hannah Garrison (Character) - 1997
71% 45% Female Perversions Renee (Character) $884.0K 1996
No Score Yet 57% The Beast Lt. Kathryn Marcus (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 42% Peter Benchley's The Beast Unknown (Character) - 1996
91% 74% What Happened Was... Jackie Marsh (Character) $324.2K 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Risk Maya (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Under Suspicion Det. Rose 'Phil' Phillips (Character) - 1994
91% 89% Simple Men Kate (Character) $141.6K 1992

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 63% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
59% No Score Yet Falcone Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
92% 97% The Sopranos Debbie (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Sins Dr. Hannah Garrison (Character) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Under Suspicion Det. Rose "Phil" Phillips (Character) 1994-1995
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1994