Karin Konoval

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Karin Konoval
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Konoval in 2017
Born (1961-06-04) June 4, 1961 (age 61)

Karin Konoval (/ˈkɒnəvəl/;[1] born June 4, 1961[2]) is Canadian-American actress who has appeared in theatre, numerous TV series and supporting lead roles in many feature films.[3] Her screen credits include Maurice the Orangutan in Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and War for the Planet of the Apes, recurring roles in Snowpiercer and The Good Doctor, and the lead role of Mary Leonard in Cable Beach.

Early life[edit]

Konoval was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and raised in Canada in Edmonton, Alberta. She trained as a dancer until she was 16. She graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Arts, studying English and Theatre History.[4][5] She relocated to Vancouver to attend theatre school in 1981 for two years.[3]

Other projects[edit]

Besides acting she also paints, writes short stories[3] and she designed choreography and sound for theatre productions.[6]


Her writing has appeared in anthologies and magazines, including Exact Fare Only II (Anvil Press), Other Voices (Alberta literary anthology), Playboard magazine, The Courier and Live To Imagine (writing contest anthology). It has been broadcast on CBC radio.[7] She wrote and illustrated her first book "Jeffrey Takes a Walk in December" in 2015.[8]



Year Title Role Note
1986 Firefighter Fire Department Secretary
1993 For the Love of My Child: The Anissa Ayala Story Dance Instructor
Double, Double, Toil and Trouble Witch #2
1994 Spoils of War Lady in Street
1995 When the Vows Break Clerk Sybill
Ebbie Ebbie's mother
1996 Maternal Instincts Hospital Receptionist
1997 Alibi Judge Rawlings
1998 Circle of Deceit Therapist
The Alley Woman Short
1999 In a Class of His Own Mrs. Escobar
2000 Deadlocked Mrs. Novalo
My 5 Wives Janet
2001 The Whole Shebang Gum Smackin Woman Uncredited
Snow White: The Fairest of Them All Crone
The Miracle of the Cards Editor
Off Season Mona Sanchez
The Heart Department Receptionist
Silicon Follies Interviewer
2002 The Stickup Dr. Alvarez
We'll Meet Again Marta Jones
2004 Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed Aggie Wilkins
The Life Brenda Reilly
Cable Beach Mary Leonard
2005 Alone In The Dark Sister Clara
Saving Milly Annie Villareal Uncredited
14 Hours Dr. Estrada
2006 A Little Thing Called Murder Judge
The Stranger Game Susan Copeland
Black Christmas Constance Lenz
What Have You Done?: The Remaking of 'Black Christmas' Billy's Mother / Herself Documentary
Eulogy Rose Short
2007 Seventeen and Missing Helen Vetter
In the Land of Women Dr. Ida Rosen
Unthinkable Dr. Miriam Post
2008 The Quality of Life Constable Lacey
Mail Order Bride Mrs. Vaughn
The Boy Next Door Lillian
Christmas Town Roxie
2009 American Pie Presents: The Book of Love Store Manager
2012 Sally (President's Secretary)
2010 Diary of a Wimpy Kid Mrs. Irvine
Elopement Gillian Drummond
2011 Rise of the Planet of the Apes Maurice / Court Clerk
2012 The Eleventh Victim Art Teacher
It's Christmas, Carol! Older Carol
The Movie Out Here Edith
Anything But Christmas Emilia
2014 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Maurice
Step Up: All In Ana
The Christmas Secret Mrs. Meredith
2015 R.L. Stine's Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls Ms. Sarkosian
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Impossible Dream Chairwoman
2016 Cradle of Lies Cynthia
2017 War for the Planet of the Apes Maurice
Woody Woodpecker Barbara Krum
Maternal Instinct Lois
FTL Sarah Johns Short
2018 Solve for X: Constructing Season 11 Herself Documentary
2019 Republic of Sarah Judge Paula Judge
2020 Close Up Martine


Year Title Role Note
1987–1991 21 Jump Street Waitress / Nurse 3 episodes
1989 Wiseguy Gloria Episode: "Where's the Money?"
1990 Danger Bay Audrey Pike Episode: "Hijacked"
1991 Max Glick Stella Porretta 4 episodes
1993 The Commish Hamburger Stand Manager / Christine Harrison 2 episodes
1993–1994 Exosquad Additional Voices 12 episodes
1995–2018 The X Files Little Judy Poundstone / Little Chucky Poundstone / Mrs. Peacock 3 episodes
1996 Sliders Fortune Teller Episode: "Into the Mystic"
Two Prosecutor Episode: "A.D."
Adventures in Parenting Riley and Megan's mother / Mother 2 episodes
1996–1999 The Sentinel Nancy 2 episodes
Poltergeist: The Legacy Gypsy Woman / Woman #1 2 episodes
1997–1998 Millennium Dr. Angela Horvath / Woman 3 episodes
1998 Cold Squad Iris Turin 2 episodes
The Outer Limits Sarah Episode: "Lithia"
Dead Man's Gun Woman Episode: "The Trapper"
1998–2003 Da Vinci's Inquest Linda Saltwyn / Madeline / Julie Parks 4 episodes
1999 Aftershock: Earthquake in New York FEMA Official 2 episodes
Beggars and Choosers Wife 1 episode
You, Me and the Kids 2 episodes
2000 Strange World Dr. Karen Michaels 1 episode
2002 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction Margaret Walker 1 episode
Just Cause Judge Franklin 1 episode
2002–2003 John Doe Beehive 3 episodes
2003 Stargate SG-1 Dr. Sandy Van Densen 1 episode
Romeo! Mrs. Landers 1 episode
2003–2004 Dead Zone Sylvia Tesich 2 episodes
2004 Century City Judge Wallenstein 1 episode
The 4400 Dr. Emily Sanford 1 episode
2004–2005 Tru Calling Detective / Head Nurse 2 episodes
2005 Reunion Doctor Polson 1 episode
2006 Da Vinci's City Hall Martha Mellors 1 episode
Godiva's Dr. Balfour 2 episodes
The Evidence Jan McGee 1 episode
Blade: The Series Mina 1 episode
Saved Dr. Fish / ER Doctor 2 episodes
Men in Trees Miss Frankel 1 episode
2007 The L Word Dee Dee 1 episode
Tin Man Wicked Witch 3 episodes
The Virgin of Akron, Ohio Zelda 1 episode
2008 Psych Pamela 1 episode
Robson Arms Marg 1 episode
Stargate: Atlantis Second in Command 1 episode
2009 The Good Wife Mrs. Duretsky 1 episode
2009–2013 Supernatural Ruth / Mrs. Curry 2 episodes
2010 Hiccups Marsha 1 episode
Tower Prep Nurse 3 episodes
2011 Fringe Dr. Christine Albright 1 episode
2011–2012 R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Old Gresilda / Mrs. Hollinger / Mrs. Biazevich 4 episodes
2012 Level Up Rhea 1 episode
2013 Continuum Elena 1 episode
2014 Intruders Bobbi Zimmerman 3 episodes
Garage Sale Mysteries Louise 1 episode
2015 Backstrom Louise Hanley 1 episode
Motive Lorraine 1 episode
Arrow Dr. Vaca 1 episode
When Calls the Heart Agatha 2 episodes
Minority Report Lynn Dravecky 1 episode
iZombie Dr. Erving 1 episode
2016 Bates Motel Kara Episode: "A Danger to Himself and Others"
Travelers Mrs. Bloom 1 episode
Lucifer Judge Vicky Estrada 1 episode
2017 The Magicians Kitchen Witch 1 episode
The Exorcist Sister Dolores 3 episodes
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Frija Dengdamor 5 episodes
2018 Beyond Dr. Coleman 2 episodes
Take Two Melanie Ray 1 episode
2018–2020 The Good Doctor Deena Petringa 13 episodes[9]
2019 Supergirl Senator Granberry 1 episode
Charmed Elder Robinson 1 episode
The Twilight Zone Aidia 1 episode
2020–present The Baby-Sitters Club Esme Porter / Morbidda Destiny
2020–present Snowpiercer Dr. Pelton Recurring
2021 Big Sky Penelope Denesuk 3 episodes


  1. ^ "The X-Files Panel – New York Comic Con 2017" at 14:33
  2. ^ "Karin Konoval on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2020-11-30.
  3. ^ a b c Conner, Shawn (August 1, 2017). "Vancouver actor Karin Konoval learns from orangutans for her Planet of the Apes role". Inside Vancouver. Archived from the original on January 29, 2019. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  4. ^ "Karin Konoval". Karin Konoval. Retrieved 2020-11-30.
  5. ^ Roche, John (2018). "Karin Konoval". Simian Scrolls. #20: 26.
  6. ^ "Stage". Karin Konoval. 2015-08-23. Retrieved 2020-11-30.
  7. ^ Live To Imagine. Scribes Valley Publishing. p. 86. ISBN 978-0-9742652-2-3.
  8. ^ "Jeffrey Takes a Walk in December". Karin Konoval. 2015-09-19. Retrieved 2020-11-30.
  9. ^ Watson, Fay (2020-11-18). "The Good Doctor: Why did Deena Petringa star Karin Konoval leave series?". Express.co.uk. Retrieved 2020-11-30.

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