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Spotlight >> Karen Kondazian


Karen Kondazian Karen Kondazian was educated at San Francisco State College and did graduate work at the University of Vienna and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. Her first professioanl work was in the award-winning production of Michael Cacoyannis' The Trojan Woman at the Circle in the Square Theatre. Her theatre career has included working with Stacey Keach in Hamlet (dir. Gordon Davidson), with Richard Chamberlain in Richard II (dir. Jonathan Miller) and opposite Ed Harris in Sweet Bird of Youth. She won an LA Drama Critics Circle Award for Tennessee Williams' The Rose Tattoo. Other awards for performance include Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Berkeley Rep), Orpheus Descending (The Fountain Theatre, LA) Lady House Blues and Freedomland (South Coast Repertory), Night of the Iguana (dir. Jack O'Brien, Old Globe Theatre) and as Maria Callas in Master Class (Fountain Theatre, LA). Her recent film and television roles include guest starring on NYPD Blue and Mark Rydell's James Dean. She also starred as a series regular on CBS' Shannon. She is a lifetime member of the Actors' Studio, and a published writer and journalist. Karen is currently appearing in Kissing Fidel in NY, written by the playwright Eduardo Machado with whom she has worked for over twenty years.

ACTOR

BEYOND THE CITY LIMITS (2001)... Helena's Mother... aka Rip It Off (USA: video title)
 
JAMES DEAN (2001) (TV) .... Mrs. Pierangeli
 
CALIFORNIA MYTH (1999) .... Sonia
 
MY BROTHER JACK (1998) (as Karen Colonna Kondazian) .... Rose Casale
 
SHADOW OF DOUBT (1998) .... TV Host/Panel... aka Reasonable Doubt
 
ZORK: NEMESIS (1996) (VG) .... Female Patient #2
 
STEAL BIG STEAL LITTLE (1995) .... Mrs. Agopian
 
MORTAL SINS (1992) (TV) .... Rose Croce
 
LOCKED UP: A MOTHER'S RAGE (1991) (TV) ... aka Other Side of Love
 
BRIDE OF BOOGEDY (1987) (TV) .... Madeleinska
 
COBRA (1986) .... Nurse
 
YES, GIORGIO (1982) .... Francesca Giordano
 
"SHANNON" (1981) TV Series .... Irene Locatelli
 
DREAM ON! (1981)
 
A RUMOR OF WAR (1980) (TV) .... Mrs. Modesta
 
BARE KNUCKLES (1977) (as Karen Kondan) .... Pamela Devlin
 
THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES(1972) (TV) (as Karen Kondan) .... Mrs. Mortimer
 
NOTABLE TV GUEST APPEARANCES

"NYPD BLUE" playing "Mrs. Kilik" in episode: "Oh, Mama!" (episode #9.12) 19 February 2002
 
"FRASIER" playing "Adrianna Pettibone" in episode: "And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon: Part 2" (episode # 8.2, 8.2) 24 October 2000
 
"TRACEY TAKES ON..." playing "Casaba Woman" in episode: "Sex" (episode # 2.1) 18 January 1997
 
"ELLEN" playing "Gypsy Fortune Teller" in episode: "Ellen's Choice" (episode # 3.11) 6 December 1995
 
"LAND'S END" playing "Mrs. Commandante" in episode: "El Perico" (episode # 1.7) 28 October 1995
 
"BAYWATCH" playing "Rosalind's Mom" in episode: "Summer of '85" (episode # 2.22) 18 May 1992
 
"MURDER, SHE WROTE" "Rosalee Rossari" in episode: "Lines of Excellence" (episode # 8.5) Nov. 1991
 
"FERRIS BUELLER" playing "Marjorie" in episode: "Ferris Bueller Can't Win" (episode # 1.7) 22 Oct. 1990
 
"WISEGUY" in episode: "Aria for Don Aiuppo" (episode # 2.5) 7 December 1988
 
"MOONLIGHTING" playing "Margaret Renborn" in episode: "Poltergeist III - Dipesto Nothing" (episode # 3.10) 13 January 1987
 
"CAGNEY & LACEY" playing "Arroyo" in episode: "Capitalism" (episode #5.20) 7 April 1986
 
"HILL STREET BLUES" playing "Saleswoman" in episode: "The Shooter" (episode # 2.17) 6 May 1982
 
"THE WALTONS" playing "Franzia" (as Karen Kondan) in episode: "The Gypsies" (episode # 1.19)Feb 1973
 
"APPOINTMENT WITH DESTINY" playing "Kate Elder Holliday" (as Karen Kondan) in episode: "Showdown at O.K. Corral" 1972
 


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