Karen Malina White


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Karen Malina White was born on July 7, 1965 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Lean on Me (1989), Caged (2016) and Malcolm & Eddie (1996). See full bio »

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Known For

Lean on Me Kaneesha Carter
(1989)
Caged Karen Stevens
(2016)
Malcolm & Eddie Nicolette Vandross
(1996-2000)
In Our Lives Jasmine
(1980)

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 2020 Cherish the Day (TV Series) (pre-production)
Samatha
- Episode #1.1 (2020) ... Samatha
 2020 Storyville (TV Movie) (pre-production)
Sister Vera
 2020 The Crack'd Nutz Experiment (TV Movie) (completed)
Karen
 2017 a.m. Sunday (Short) (completed)
Julia
 2018-2020 Kidding (TV Series)
Latrice
- The Puppet Dalai Lama (2020) ... Latrice
- Philliam (2018) ... Latrice
 2019 Lodge 49 (TV Series)
Trish
- Exile (2019) ... Trish
- Estrella y Mar (2019) ... Trish
- DisOrientation (2019) ... Trish
 2019 Better Things (TV Series)
Debra
- Chicago (2019) ... Debra
 2018 Raven's Home (TV Series)
Loretta
- Keepin' It Real (2018) ... Loretta
 2016-2018 Animal Kingdom (TV Series)
Dina
- In the Red (2018) ... Dina
- Treasure (2017) ... Dina
- Pilot (2016) ... Dina
 2017 Snowfall (TV Series)
Doris Perkins
- 2016 Original Pilot (2017) ... Doris Perkins
- Make Them Birds Fly (2017) ... Doris Perkins
 2017 Conflict of Interest
Gabriele's Mother
 2016 The Middle (TV Series)
Mrs. Roberts
- Look Who's Not Talking (2016) ... Mrs. Roberts
 2016 Shameless (TV Series)
Sylvie Prum
- Home Sweet Homeless Shelter (2016) ... Sylvie Prum
 2016 Mule (Short)
Nurse Vasquez
 2016 Veep (TV Series)
Kimberly
- C**tgate (2016) ... Kimberly
 2016 Mike & Molly (TV Series short)
Paula
- The Adoption Option (2016) ... Paula
 2016 Silent Cry Aloud
Dina
 2016/IV Caged (Short)
Karen Stevens
 2015 I Didn't Do It (TV Series)
Betty LeBow
- The Rescuers (2015) ... Betty LeBow
- The Bite Club (2015) ... Betty LeBow
- The Doctor Is In (2015) ... Betty LeBow
- Drum Beats, Heart Beats (2015) ... Betty LeBow
- Doggie Daddy (2015) ... Betty LeBow
 2014 Freeloader (Short)
Aretha
 2014 Unspeakable Indiscretions
Paulette (as Karen Malena White)
 2014 How to Get Away with Murder (TV Series)
Carla Brookings
- Let's Get to Scooping (2014) ... Carla Brookings
 2014 The Mentalist (TV Series)
Elsie Graham
- Black Helicopters (2014) ... Elsie Graham
 2013 Mom (TV Series)
Natalie
- Episode #7.12 ... Natalie
 2013 Southland (TV Series)
Irene
- Heroes (2013) ... Irene
 2013 Golden Boy (TV Series)
Lydia Lent
- Vicious Cycle (2013) ... Lydia Lent (as Karen Malena White)
 2013 Jump In: The Movie
Camryn Davis
 2012 Where Do We Go from Here (Short)
Florence Theresa Ford
 2012 Love Overboard (Video)
Tina
 2012 A Bitter Pill (Short)
Nurse Kathy
 2012 Suits (TV Series)
Doris Miller
- The Choice (2012) ... Doris Miller (as Karen Malena White)
 2012 Who's Watching the Kids
Elaine Nolan
 2011 Cheaper to Keep Her (Video)
Koren
 2011 Kissed by the Devil (Short)
June Henderson
 2011 Aurora Borealis (Short)
Head Nurse
 2007 Random! Cartoons (TV Series short)
Mindy 500
- Hero Heights (2007) ... Mindy 500 (voice)
 2007 I Gotta Be Better Than Keanu
Acting Teacher
 2006 The Ties That Bind (Short)
Madison
 2005 The Bernie Mac Show (TV Series)
Denise
- The Big Payback (2005) ... Denise
 2001-2005 The Proud Family (TV Series)
Dijonay Jones
- Psycho Duck (2005) ... Dijonay Jones (voice)
- Who You Callin' a Sissy? (2005) ... Dijonay Jones (voice)
- She Drives Me Crazy (2005) ... Dijonay Jones (voice)
- Twins to Tweens (2004) ... Dijonay Jones (voice)
- Suga Mama's Believers (2004) ... Dijonay Jones (voice)
 2005 The Proud Family Movie (TV Movie)
Dijonay Jones (voice)
 2004 Fronterz
 2004 Boston Public (TV Series)
Sonia Williamson
- Chapter Seventy-Eight (2004) ... Sonia Williamson
 2003 The Shield (TV Series)
Dez' Girlfriend
- Barnstormers (2003) ... Dez' Girlfriend
 2002 Jeremiah (TV Series)
Rickie
- City of Roses (2002) ... Rickie
 2001 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Constance 'Connie' MacRane
- Relief (2001) ... Constance 'Connie' MacRane
 1996-2000 Malcolm & Eddie (TV Series)
Nicolette Vandross
- Three of Club (2000) ... Nicolette Vandross
- Mid-Wife Crisis (2000) ... Nicolette Vandross
- Double Play (2000) ... Nicolette Vandross
- Moving Violations (2000) ... Nicolette Vandross
- Buddy's Ashes (2000) ... Nicolette Vandross
 2000 Seven Days (TV Series)
Tracy Donovan
- Mr. Donovan's Neighborhood (2000) ... Tracy Donovan
 1993-1997 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (TV Series)
Florence / Sandra
- The Spa (1997) ... Florence
- Security (1997) ... Florence
- Will She or Won't She? (1996) ... Florence
- Seoul Shake (1993) ... Sandra
- Father Fairest (1993) ... Sandra
 1996 Dave's World (TV Series)
Natalie
- Do You Want to Know a Secret? (1996) ... Natalie
 1996 Living Single (TV Series)
Shayla
- Woman to Woman (1996) ... Shayla
 1996 The Home Court (TV Series)
Leslie
- Laborer of Love (1996) ... Leslie
 1995 Statistically Speaking (Short)
 1995 New York Daze (TV Series)
 1995 The Parent 'Hood (TV Series)
Nina
- Track Dreams (1995) ... Nina
 1995 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Jennifer Koosman
- Hello Goodbye (1995) ... Jennifer Koosman
 1995 Me and the Boys (TV Series)
Janet
- When Stanley Met Shirley (1995) ... Janet
- The B Word (1995)
- The Age of Reason (1995) ... Janet
- The Kiss-Off (1995) ... Janet
 1994-1995 My So-Called Life (TV Series)
Abyssinia Churchill
- Betrayal (1995) ... Abyssinia Churchill
- Self-Esteem (1994) ... Abyssinia Churchill
 1993-1994 Getting By (TV Series)
Yolanda
- My Brilliant Career (1994) ... Yolanda
- Just Say No (1994) ... Yolanda
- Three Days of the Condo (1994) ... Yolanda
- It Takes a Thief (1994) ... Yolanda
- A Life in the Theater (1994) ... Yolanda
 1994 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series)
Jewel Robertson
- Mother's Day (1994) ... Jewel Robertson
- The Ol' Ball and Chain (1994) ... Jewel Robertson
 1993-1994 Roc (TV Series)
Michelle
- Citizen Roc: Part 2 (1994) ... Michelle
- God Bless the Child (1993) ... Michelle
- The Poker Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1993) ... Michelle
 1993 Herman's Head (TV Series)
Rene
- There's a Fly Girl in My Soup (1993) ... Rene
 1992-1993 A Different World (TV Series)
Charmaine Brown
- College Kid (1993) ... Charmaine Brown
- A Rock, a River, a Lena (1993) ... Charmaine Brown
- Homey, Don't Ya Know Me? (1993) ... Charmaine Brown
- Great X-Pectations (1993) ... Charmaine Brown
- Cabin in the Sky (1993) ... Charmaine Brown
 1990-1992 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Charmaine Brown
- And So, We Commence (1992) ... Charmaine Brown
- Rudy's Retreat (1992) ... Charmaine Brown
- Eat, Drink and Be Wary (1992) ... Charmaine Brown
- The Price Is Wrong (1992) ... Charmaine Brown
 1989 A Man Called Hawk (TV Series)
Lisa
- Beautiful Are the Stars (1989) ... Lisa
- The Divided Child (1989) ... Lisa
 1989 Lean on Me
Kaneesha Carter
 1980 In Our Lives (TV Series)
Jasmine
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Show Show Self (2 credits)
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Other Works:

TV commercial for Total cereal, 1994.

Alternate Names:

Karen Malena White

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Alumus of the Philadelphia School of Creative and Performing Arts. Graduated from Howard University in Washington, DC, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. See more »

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