Karen Malina White was born, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1965.
Biography and Career
Karen Malina White was born and raised in Philedelphia, where she graduated from the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts. When she had graduated from high school, she had gone on to continue her studies at Howard University, wher she attained a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with cum laude honours. During her senior year at the university, she won the Miss Howard University and landed her first role as an actress, on the television show 'In Our Lives'.
In 1989, Karen went on to New York and starred alongside Morgan Freeman in the film 'Lean On Me'. In 1990, she was nominated for the Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in the film, in the 1990 Young
Since then, she had went on to roles on different television shows, namely 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air', 'A Different World', 'Roc', 'The Cosby Show', 'Chicago Hope' and 'My So Called Life'. She has also appeared in certain episodes of 'The Shield', 'Strong Medicine' and 'Boston Public'.
From 2001 to 2005, her voice was used for Dijonay Jones in the animated Disney Channel series, 'The Proud Family'. Karen has also appeared in various stage productions, with the most recent appearance as Rosa, in 'Chain', which she was featured with RACCA. Other appearances include Ernestine Crump in 'Crumbs From The Table of Joy' and 'The Ties That Bind'.
More recently, Karen has started doing stand-up comedy, making her debut at 'The Comedy Union' in Los Angeles, in 2009. She has also created an initiative called 'The Artists Collective', which gives artists the opportunity to do what they love to do.