Karen grew up in Inverness, Scotland and developed a love for acting very early on, attending several youth theatre groups and taking part in a wide range of productions at her school, Charleston Academy. At age 16, Karen decided she wanted to pursue her acting career further and, a year later, secured a place at the prestigious Italia Conti academy in London. During her first year, she landed a role in "Rebus" (2000) and soon appeared in a variety of programs including Channel 4's Stacked (2008) (TV) and "The Kevin Bishop Show" (2008). Karen also stars in the forthcoming film Outcast (2010), starring James Nesbitt . When she's not acting, Karen likes to play the piano and loves rummaging through vintage clothes shops.