June 5, 1963 |
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Peter Stormare (divorced)
Ivan Menchell (m. 2002)
Karen Sillas (born June 5, 1963) is an American stage and film actress. She graduated from the Acting Conservatory of the State University of New York. She is also a speech coach.
Karen Sillas was born in Brooklyn and graduated from the Acting Conservatory of the State University of New York at Purchase (SUNY Purchase).
Karen Sillas appeared in Hal Hartley's 1992 film Simple Men. She kicked off the 1998–99 prime-time television season with a double dose of family viewing during premiere week, appearing on two of CBS's most acclaimed TV series, Touched by an Angel and Promised Land.
In 1994, What Happened Was... won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and launched Sillas into prime-time television. With CBS's critically acclaimed detective series Under Suspicion, Sillas broke through the tough female cop stereotype with her portrayal of Rose "Phil" Phillips, the only female detective in an otherwise male-dominated sq room. Sillas has also starred in several miniseries for television, including Peter Benchley's The Beast with William Petersen.
She was married to Peter Stormare, but is now married to writer Ivan Menchell. They have two daughters, Olivia and Lou.
- Bad Money (1999) .... Jan Wells
- Reach the Rock (1998) .... Donna
- Female Perversions (1996) .... Renee
- Flirt (1995) .... Doctor Clint
- Risk (1994) .... Maya
- What Happened Was... ... (1994) .... Jackie Marsh
- Simple Men (1992) .... Kate
- Liebestraum (1991) .... Nurse #3
- Trust (1990) .... Nurse Paine
- The Cartographer's Girlfriend (1987)
- Kid (1984) .... Patsy
- Wanted (2005) (TV movie and series) .... Mariah Belichek
- Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV series)
- "Consumed" (2004) .... Beth Landau
- The Sopranos (TV series)
- "Nobody Knows Anything" (1999) .... Debbie
- Lies He Told (1997) (TV movie) .... Alyson Haywood
- Night Sins (1997) (TV movie) .... Dr. Hannah Garrison
- The Beast (1996) (TV movie) .... Lt. Kathryn Marcus
- Under Suspicion (1994) (TV series) .... Det. Rose "Phil" Phillips (1994–1995)
- Law & Order (TV series) .... Cynthia Thomas (1 episode, 1994)
- Karen Sillas at the Internet Movie Database
- Karen Sillas at AllRovi
- Karen Sillas Current Month TV Schedule
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