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Occupation  Actress
Name  Karen Sillas

Role  Film actress
TV shows  Under Suspicion
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Born  June 5, 1963 (age 52) (1963-06-05) Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Spouse  Ivan Menchell (m. 2002), Peter Stormare (m. 1989–2006)
Children  Lou Menchell, Olivia Menchell
Nominations  Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead, Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female
Movies  Female Perversions, Simple Men, The Beast, What Happened Was, Stuff
Similar People  Peter Stormare, Hal Hartley, Jeff Bleckner, Tom Noonan, Ted Hope


TV crime drama: "Under Suspicion" 1994, starring Karen Sillas, Philip Casnoff & Seymour Cassel

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

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


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Sillas appeared in Hal Hartley's 1992 film Simple Men. In 1994, she starred in What Happened Was..., which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and launched Sillas into prime-time television. In CBS's critically acclaimed detective series Under Suspicion, Sillas portrayed Rose Phillips, the only female detective in an otherwise male-dominated squad room. She also starred in several miniseries for television, including Peter Benchley's The Beast with William Petersen.

In the 1998–99 prime-time television season, Sillas appeared on two of CBS's most acclaimed series, Touched by an Angel and Promised Land. She also appeared on the hit HBO series The Sopranos as Debbie.

Personal life

Sillas was married to Peter Stormare from 1989 until 2006, but is now married to writer Ivan Menchell. They have two daughters, Olivia and Lucille.


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  • Ned Rifle (2014) .... Alice Gardner
  • Bad Money (1999) .... Jan Wells
  • Reach the Rock (1998) .... Donna
  • Sour Grapes (1998) .... Joan
  • Female Perversions (1996) .... Renee
  • Flirt (1995) .... Doctor Clint
  • Risk (1994) .... Maya
  • What Happened Was... ... (1994) .... Jackie Marsh
  • Simple Men (1992) .... Kate
  • Liebestraum (1991) .... Nurse #3
  • Trust (1990) .... Nurse Paine
  • The Cartographer's Girlfriend (1987)
  • Kid (1984) .... Patsy
  • Television

    Karen Sillas Interview Karen Sillas on Resurfacing and Getting Past Stuff

  • Wanted (2005) (TV movie and series) .... Mariah Belichek
  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV series)
  • "Consumed" (2004) .... Beth Landau
  • The Sopranos (TV series)
  • "Nobody Knows Anything" (1999) .... Debbie
  • Lies He Told (1997) (TV movie) .... Alyson Haywood
  • Night Sins (1997) (TV movie) .... Dr. Hannah Garrison
  • The Beast (1996) (TV movie) .... Lt. Kathryn Marcus
  • Under Suspicion (1994) (TV series) .... Det. Rose Phillips (1994–1995)
  • Law & Order (TV series) .... Cynthia Thomas (1 episode, 1994)
  • Monsters: Bug House (1990) (TV series) .... Ellen
  • References

    Karen Sillas Wikipedia