Who is Karen Malina White?
Karen Malina White was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States on July 7, 1965. Her zodiac sign is Cancer and she holds American citizenship. She’s an actress who is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Charmaine Brown in the final two seasons of the comedy series “The Cosby Show,” which aired from 1984 to 1992 and starred Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad and Keshia. Knight Pulliam – the story follows a successful African American family and was a huge hit as it won 55 awards including three Golden Globes and was nominated for 58 other awards.
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Early life and education
Karen was raised as an only child in Philadelphia by her father who was a firefighter and her mother who was a seamstress.
She attended Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts and while there decided she would one day become a popular actress. Karen matriculated in 1983, then enrolled at Howard University from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1987 – as she was taking her senior year, Karen became Miss Howard University.
Roles in television series
Karen has appeared in around 70 movies and TV series, and we are about to mention some of her most notable performances in this article.
Karen made her first TV series appearance in 1980, when she played the role of Jasmine in a single episode of the drama “In Our Lives.” In 1989, she guest starred in the episode “Beautiful Are the Stars” of the action drama “A Man Called Hawk.” In 1993, she was cast as supporting character Yolanda in the comedy series “Getting By” starring Cindy Williams, Telma Hopkins and Deon Richmond, which is about two women who live together in a huge house. Karen went on to appear in one or two episodes of numerous series, such as the comedy “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” in 1994, the sitcom “Me and the Boys” and another sitcom “The Parent Hood” both in 1995.
In 1996, she was invited to play Nicolette Vandross, one of the main characters in the comedy “Malcolm & Eddie”, which also starred Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Eddie Griffin, and which was nominated for three awards. Her next notable performance came in 2001, when she was asked to play lead character Dijonay Jones in the animated sitcom “The Proud Family,” also starring Kyla Pratt and Tommy Davidson, and which follows Penny Proud and her adventures – the series aired until 2005, and won six awards while it was nominated for 23 others. Karen went on to appear in single episodes of several series such as post-apocalyptic action drama “Jeremiah” in 2002, crime drama “The Shield” in 2003, and drama “Boston Public” in 2004.
She won her next supporting role in 2015, when she was invited to play Betty LeBox in the comedy “I Didn’t Do It”, and some of Karen’s more recent notable performances in television series have starred in two 2017 episodes of the crime drama “Snowfall” as Doris Roberts, the comedy-drama “Kidding” in which she played Latrice in two episodes, and the family sitcom “Raven’s Home” in which she starred as of Loretta in the episode “Keepin’ It Real” both in 2018.
Karen was recently cast as the voice of Dijonay Jones in the upcoming animated series “The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder.”
Karen made her first film appearance in 1989 when she was cast as Kaneesha Carter in the biographical drama “Lean on Me,” which starred Morgan Freeman, Beverly Todd and Robert Guillaume, and is about Joe Clark becoming headmaster of a school and tries to improve it by doing the right thing – the film won four awards and was nominated for five more.
In 1995, she appeared in the short comedy “Statistically Speaking”, which starred Shaun Baker, Victoria Dillard and Lillian Lehman, and is about a middle-aged woman as she goes from dating to another. The same year, Karen played Mary in the romantic drama “Once Upon a Time…When We Were Colored”, which starred Al Freeman Jr., Phylicia Rashad and Leon, and which follows a narrator as he speaks from her youth spent in an African-American community in the southern United States – she won three awards and was nominated for two more.
Three of Karen’s most recent notable performances in movies were in the 2004 comedy “Fronterz,” which starred Reno Wilson and Dennis T. Carnegie, the 2005 animated adventure comedy “The Proud Family Movie” in which she voiced Dijonay Jones, and the 2006 drama thriller “Ties That Bind” in which she played Madison.
Husband Jamal Warnerm
Many rumors are circulating on the internet claiming that Karen was or is still married to her husband Malcolm-Jamal Warner, an American actor, director and producer, who is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Theodore Huxtable in the comedy series “The Cosby Show,” when the two first met.
They started dating just a few years after the show ended in 2000 and stayed together until the end of 2007 – as Karen said in an interview: “I’m not married. People probably started saying that because we had been a couple for seven and a half years. Although some sources claim that Karen has no children, it is well known that she has a daughter with Jamal.
She hasn’t spoken of any other men she might have been with before or after Jamal, so as of September 2020 she is single, unmarried, and has one daughter.
Hobbies and other interests
Karen’s favorite season is summer, as she enjoys sunbathing at the beach, swimming in the ocean, and playing beach volleyball with her friends.
She is a supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement and has participated in several peaceful protests.
Karen likes to drink alcoholic cocktails with her friends – her favorite is Sex on the Beach.
Travel is one of her main hobbies, and her acting career has taken her all over the United States, while Karen has also visited many European countries, including France and Germany. .
She has her own favorite actors and actresses, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jim Carrey, and Natalie Portman, and some of her favorite movies are “Titanic”, “Shutter Island” and “Ace Ventura – Pet Detective”.
Karen’s age is 55. She has brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5 feet 3 inches (1.6 m) and she weighs around 110 pounds (51 kg).
As of October 2020, his net worth is estimated at over $1 million.