Karen Young (actress)

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Karen Young
Karen Young at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.jpg
Karen Young at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival
Born (1958-09-29) September 29, 1958 (age 57)
Pequannock Township, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1984–present
Spouse(s) Tom Noonan (1992–1999) (divorced, 2 children)
Ken Eisen (2012-present)

Karen Young (born September 29, 1958) is an American actress.

Born in Pequannock Township, New Jersey, Young studied at Rutgers University.[1] After graduation she moved to New York City and became an actress, starring in Tony Garnett's 1984 vigilante thriller Handgun (also known as Deep in the Heart). She also appeared in such films as 9½ Weeks, Heat, Jaws: The Revenge, Night Game, The Wife, Daylight and Mercy. Her ex-husband is Tom Noonan. Young portrayed FBI Agent Robyn Sanseverino on The Sopranos and has portrayed various characters for the Law & Order franchise, as well as in The Equalizer. Young has also portrayed Sister Mary in The Orphan Killer (2011), and starred in many U.S. independent and Foreign Films including Heading South, Two Gates of Sleep and Conviction, and on stage starred in both New York productions of A Lie of the Mind, playing daughter and mother.

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  1. ^ Dicker, Ron. "Young's Star Rises in Midlife", San Francisco Chronicle, August 27, 2006. Accessed July 21, 2007. "A Pequannock, N.J., native and graduate of Douglass College, the women's school at Rutgers University, Young got her start on a film called Deep in the Heart (1983)."

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