After receiving her B TECH (DRAMA) degree as well as her National Diploma in drama at the Technicon in Pretoria, Karen has become a household name for her roles in Egoli, Begeertes and Song vir Katryn. She played one of the main characters in kykNET’s Hester en Ester Bester and she was the very popular Orpa in Casper de Vries’ HAAK EN STEEK. Karen also performed in Groet Die Grotvrou at the Renegades Theatre. She has acted in productions such as Haar Hare, Windmaker, Varkplaas, Skilpoppe and Vlerkdans. In 2007, Karen released her debut album HOE DURF JY.