Karen Sillas

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Karen Sillas
Born(1963-06-05) June 5, 1963 (age 49)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1984-2005
Spouse(s)Peter Stormare (divorced)
Ivan Menchell (2002-present) 2 children
 
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Karen Sillas
Born(1963-06-05) June 5, 1963 (age 49)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1984-2005
Spouse(s)Peter Stormare (divorced)
Ivan Menchell (2002-present) 2 children

Karen Sillas (born June 5, 1963) is an American stage and film actress. She graduated from the Acting Conservatory of the State University of New York. She is also a speech coach.

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Early life

Karen Sillas was born in Brooklyn and graduated from the Acting Conservatory of the State University of New York at Purchase (SUNY Purchase).

Career

Karen Sillas appeared in Hal Hartley's 1992 film Simple Men. She kicked off the 1998-99 prime-time television season with a double dose of family viewing during premiere week, appearing on two of CBS's most acclaimed TV series, Touched by an Angel and Promised Land.

Sillas also appeared on the hit HBO series The Sopranos, which happened to garner the most Emmy nominations of that season.

In 1994, What Happened Was... won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and launched Sillas into prime-time television. With CBS's critically acclaimed detective series Under Suspicion, Sillas broke through the tough female cop stereotype with her portrayal of Rose "Phil" Phillips, the only female detective in an otherwise male-dominated squad room. Sillas has also starred in several miniseries for television, including Peter Benchley's The Beast with William Petersen.

Personal life

She was married to Peter Stormare, but is now married to writer Ivan Menchell. They have two daughters, Olivia and Lou.

Filmography

Films

Television

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