Karen Kopins

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Karen Kopins
Born Karen Kopins
(1961-10-10) October 10, 1961 (age 52)
Ridgefield, Connecticut
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 1977—1994
Spouse(s) Mark Shaw
Children 4

Karen Kopins Shaw (born October 10, 1961[1]) is an American actress and former model.

Life and career[edit]

Kopins was Miss Connecticut 1977, having entered the pageant as Miss Ridgefield. Kopins graduated from Marymount College before moving to California to pursue an acting career.

Kopins starred in films Fast Forward, Creator, Once Bitten and Jake Speed, and appeared in guest roles in various television shows, such as The A-Team and Riptide.[2] During season 11 of Dallas, she played Kay Lloyd, a love interest of Bobby Ewing.[1] She was cast as one of Charlie's Angels in the unaired spinoff Angels '88.

In 1990 Kopins married her high school sweetheart Mark Shaw, with whom she has four children. The family resides in Redding, Connecticut.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1985 Fast Forward Susan Granger
1985 HeartBeat Erin TV Movie
1985 Creator Lucy Wolper
1985 Once Bitten Robin Pierce
1986 Jake Speed Margaret Winston
1988 The Tracker Sarah Bolton
1989 Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lesson Kimberly McDonald TV Movie
1989 Troop Beverly Hills Lisa
1990 Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again Veronica Lodge TV Movie
1994 Lady in Waiting Fiona Richards

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1983 The Fall Guy Government Agent Episode: "Baker's Dozen"
1984 Riptide Kimba Hall Episode: "Pilot"
1984 T.J. Hooker Officer Maggie Paine Episode: "Target: Hooker"
1984 Knight Rider Cindy Morgan Episode: "Dead of Knight"
1985 The Love Boat Misty Lawson Episode: "Getting Started/Daughter's Dilemma/The Captain Wears Pantyhose"
1985 Amazing Stories Liz Episode: "The Mission"
1986 Scarecrow and Mrs. King Sonja Chenko Episodes: "Stemwinder: Part 1" and "Stemwinder: Part 2"
1986 The A-Team Dominique Conré Episode: "The Spy Who Mugged Me"
1988 Full House Linda Stratton Episode: "Danny's Very First Date"
1988 Circus Jennifer TV pilot
1989 Midnight Caller Kathy Heller Episode: "Blood Red"
1988-1989 Dallas Kay Lloyd Recurring role, 13 episodes
1990 Designing Women Eugenia Weeks Episode: "Suzanne Goes Looking for a Friend"
1994 The Cosby Mysteries Lauren Murdoch Episode: "The Fine Art of Murder"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b May 1, 1988 (2001-07-22). "Karen Kopins - Sun Sentinel". Articles.sun-sentinel.com. Retrieved 2013-11-01. 
  2. ^ "Karen Kopins - Filmography - Movies & TV". NYTimes.com. 2007-01-18. Retrieved 2013-11-01. 

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Preceded by
Debra LaRoche
Miss Connecticut
1977
Succeeded by
Maryalice Flineroy