Karen Christie-Ward is a dedicated stage and screen actor, with countless credits opposite heavy hitters such as Mariska Hargatiy and Bryan Cranston. She’s performed at well renowned theatres including McCarter Theatre and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Tales from the Oven, directed by Jim Gaffigan and Emily Mann. Karen is currently working on a one woman show and can be seen in the upcoming season 3 of I Think You Should Leave.
Karen began her stage career in improv and sketch comedy at NYC comedy clubs, Stand Up NY, The NY Comedy Club, Don't Tell Mama’s and The Duplex. Her work there led her to the Making Light Theater Company, with whom she continues to collaborate today. Other regional credits include Nurse in Romeo and Juliet, Wicka in Sepulkur, Gracious in Overdevelopment of Scott, Marthy Owen in Anna Christie, and Sister Marilyn in Where Sleeping Gods Lie.
Karen discovered her love for television when she played the diabolical Nurse Charles on One Life to Live. Karen soon found herself working with major stars on television, appearing in Girls, Difficult People, High Maintenance, FBI and recurring as Sister Ida on Law and Order SVU. Film credits include The Son of No One, where she appeared opposite Channing Tatum and Ray Liotta and The Upside where she got to work with Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart.