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Karen Robinson


B: February 28, 1968 in Toronto, Ontario

Karen Robinson is an award-winning actor who when not in front of the cameras is just as happy on stage including appearances at Stratford, Ontario and Calgary’s Alberta Theatre Projects to name just two. Nominated for a Betty in 1998, Robinson is a Dora winner for her work in Andrew Moodie’s Riot. She was also nominated for the Black Film and Video Festival’s Reel Black Awards for Best Actress her work in the short fim, Short Hymn Silent War from actor-director, Charles Officer. She may also be remembered for taking on the task of playing mother to Dennis Rodman in Bad As I Wanna Be. Robinson is probably best known for her role as Ronnie Lee in 46 episodes of the award-winning series Schitt’s Creek between 2015 and 2020. In the 2021 series Pretty Hard Cases Robinson played Unit Commander Edwina Shanks.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Stalked (1994)
Rude (1995)
Mr. & Mrs. Loving (TV-1996)
We the Jury (TV-1996)
Shadow Zone: My Teacher Ate My Homework (1997)
Booty Call (1997)
Color of Justice (TV-1997)
The Defenders: Payback (TV-1997)
Bad As I Wanna Be: The Dennis Rodman Story (TV-1998)
The Philadelphia Phenomenon (TV-1998)
The Wall (TV-1998)
One Tough Cop (1998)
Locked in Silence (TV-1999)
Freak City (TV-1999)
Dangerous Evidence: The Lori Jackson Story (TV-1999)

The Mary Kay Letourneau Story: All-American Girl (TV-2000)

Who Killed Atlanta’s Children (TV-2000)
The Perfect Son (2000)
Santa Who (TV-2000)
Recipoe for Murder (TV-2001)
Final Jeopardy (TV-2001)
My Louisiana Sky (TV-2001)
Jenifer (TV-2001)
They Call Me Sir (TV-2001)
Narc (2002)
Two Against Time (TV-2002)
Gilda Radner: It’s Always Something (TV-2002)
Owning Mahoney (2003)
Short Hymn, Silent War (2003)
Jasper, Texas (TV-2003)
Student Seduction (TV-2003)
Love, Sex and Eating the Bones (2003)
Against the Ropes (2004)
H2O (TV-2004)
Snow (TV-2004)
Martha Behind Bars (TV-2005)
Mayday (TV-2005)
Full of Grace (2006)
Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
The Call (TV-2008)
Transit Lounge (2008)
Killshot (2008)
Accidental Friendship (TV-2008)
The Call (TV-2008)

The Gospel According to the Blues (TV-2010)
Ghett’a Life (2011)
Holidaze (TV-2013)
Corner Gas: The Movie (2014)
Snow (2017, short)
Wolf (2018, short)

Dear Class of 2020 (VR-2020)
Learning to Love Again (2020)
Pigs (2020, short)
Trigger Point (2021)
Defund (voice, 2021, short)

TV Series – Cast:
King (2012)
Schitt’s Creek (2015-2020)
Morning Show Mysteries (2018-2021, mini-series)
Pretty Hard Cases (2021)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Goosebumps (1996)
The Famous Jett Jackson (2000)
PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (2000)
D.C. (2000)
The Guardian (2001)
Soul Food (2001, 2002)
Blue Murder (2001, 2002)
Tracker (2002)
Doc (2003)
Kevin Hill (2004)
1-800-Missing (2004)
The Border (2008)
The Line (2009)

Saving Hope (2012)
Working the Engels (2014)
The Lottery (2014)
The PLateaus (2015)
Real Detective (2016)
Shoot the Messenger (2016)
The Hndmaid’s Tale (2017)
Salvation (2017)
Frankie Drake Mysteries (2017, 2018, 2019, 2021)
Mary Kills People (2018)
In Contempt (2018)
Private Eyes (2018)
Forgive Me (2018)
Morning Show Mysteries (2018, 2019, 2021)
Carter (2019)

Tiny Pretty Things (2020)
Star Trek: Discovery (2020, 2021)
A Million Little Things (2021)