Karen Cliche

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Karen Cliche
Born (1976-07-22) July 22, 1976 (age 45)
Years active1999–present
Spouse(s)Brian Mellersh (2005–present)

Karen Cliche (/ˈklʃ/; born July 22, 1976) is a Canadian actress. She is known for her roles as a regular on the television series Vampire High, Adventure Inc., Mutant X, Young Blades and Flash Gordon.

Early life[edit]

Cliche always wanted to act and did it in school. However, she thought she was "too ambitious to go into acting" and started to study psychology. During this time she already did some modeling and a bit later her modeling agency started an acting department. After studying psychology for a year Cliche decided to leave the university and wanted to focus on her acting career.[1]


In 2001 Cliche auditioned for a part in Vampire High. She was cast as the vampire Essie Rachimova.[2]

In 2017, she played Jessica in Killer Mom. Jessica is a mother who first meets her daughter Allison and wants to be the mother Allison never had.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Cliche married Brian Mellersh on September 24, 2005.[citation needed] They have a daughter, born on January 6, 2010.[citation needed]



Year Title Role Notes
2001 Heist Alex
2001 Protection Savannah
2002 Summer Stef Leduc
2002 Wrong Number Karla Mackay
2002 Steal Alex
2004 Pact with the Devil Christine
2007 Moment Anne Short
2009 Saw VI Shelby
2010 Ninety-one Cate Short


Year Title Role Notes
1999 The Collectors Kate TV film
1999 Misguided Angels Marsha TV series
1999 Big Wolf on Campus Kim "Witch College"
2000 Race Against Time Irina TV film
2000 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Muriel TV film
2001 Largo Winch: The Heir Danielle Dessaultels TV film
2001 Stiletto Dance Tamara TV film
2001 All Souls Gabby Maine "Running Scared"
2001–02 Vampire High Essie Rachimova Main role (26 episodes)
2002 Big Wolf on Campus Princess Tristan "What's Vlud Got to Do with It?"
2002 Galidor: Defenders of the Outer Dimension Lind Recurring role (7 episodes)
2002 Undressed Marissa Main role (season 6)
2002–03 Adventure Inc. Mackenzie Previn Main role (22 episodes)
2003–04 Mutant X Lexa Pierce Main role (22 episodes)
2004 I Do (But I Don't) Darla Tedanski TV film
2005 Young Blades Jacqueline Roget Main role (13 episodes)
2006 Flirting with Danger Ellen Antontelli TV film
2006 The Business Scarlett Saint-James Recurring role (6 episodes)
2006 Runaway Erin Baxter "Pilot"
2007 Love You to Death Vicky Milford "Murder Mystery Weekend"
2007 The Dresden Files Nancy "Soul Beneficiary"
2007 Involuntary Muscles Orania TV film
2007–08 Flash Gordon Baylin Main role (21 episodes)
2008 The Two Mr. Kissels Pris TV film
2009 Cartoon Gene Kitty TV series
2014 Lost Girl Diana Clare "Waves"
2014 Republic of Doyle Molly Higgins "Dirty Deeds"
2015 A Wish Come True Kate Moore TV film
2016 Beauty and the Beast Agent Kerry Duffy "Point of No Return"
2017 Killer Mom Jessica TV film
2018 Mommy's Little Angel Gloria Namm TV film


  1. ^ "Interview: Karen Cliche". Ask Men. Archived from the original on 29 July 2017. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Karen Cliche Interview". Vampire High. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  3. ^ "'Killer Mom': Meet the Cast of Lifetime's New Movie". Heavy. Retrieved 10 July 2017.

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