Karen Kopins Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 24 May, 2019
Facts of Karen Kopins
Date of Birth: 1958 , October-10
Age: 60 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Karen Kopins
Birth Name Karen Kopins Shaw
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA
Ethnicity White
Profession Acting
Affair with Mark Shaw
Boyfriend Mark Shaw
Married to Mark Shaw
Children Four
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Born and raised in Ridgefield, Connecticut, Karen Kopins became Miss Connecticut in 1977. She subsequently moved to California to initiate her acting career. She has played in both movies and TV series, and some of her successful projects are Once Bitten, Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lesson, and Dallas. 

Besides a successful professional life, the actress is also leading a perfect personal life. She is married to her school sweetheart Marc Shaw for a long time and the couple is proud parents of four children.        

Early Life And Education Of Karen Kopins

Karen Kopins was born on 10 October 1961, in the Ridgefield, Connecticut, in the United States. She also became the Miss Ridgefield as a child. She is a Libra which defines her personality to be a leader, initiative, balance and a strong sense of justice.   

Kopins graduated from Marymount College. Following her graduation, she went on to California to pursue an acting career. 

Karen Kopins' Professional Career: Movies And TV Shows

Following her graduation, Karen Kopins made her way to California to pursue her acting career. The actress initiated her career by appearing in the adventure TV program The Fall Guy in 1983. She appeared in the following year in Riptide, T.J. Hooker, and Knight Rider

Kopins made her silver screen debut playing the role of Susan Granger in the movie Fast Forward in 1985. She additionally appeared in Creator, The Love Boat, Amazing Stories, and Scarecrow and Mrs. King. Her portrayal in a 1985 comedy horror movie Once Bitten brought her a lot of fame.


Kopins also featured in the prime-time TV soap opera Dallas for a year from 1988-89. She played Kay Lloyd, a love interest of Bobby Ewing alongside Barbara Bel GeddesJim Davis, Patrick Duffy, and Linda Gray.

She was also cast in the unaired spinoff Angels '88.  In the year 1990, she appeared in the Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again and  Designing Women. In 1994, she appeared in The Cosby Mysteries along with Bill Cosby, Robert Stanton, and James Naughton as well. 

Karen Kopins' Net Worth, Salary, And Earnings 

From her illustrious career, Karen Kopins has earned a decent amount of net worth but the actual amount is still under review. As per estimation made by various online sources, her net worth can be assumed in $0.5million.   

In the year 1985, Kopins featured in the movie Once Bitten which was turned out to be a box office success as it grossed over $10 million worldwide against its producing cost of $3.2 million. In the movie, she shared the screen with Lauren Hutton and Jim Carrey

Kopins has also worked as a model for several big brands which is also the pivotal part of her net worth. She was paid around $67,000 a year. 

Karen Kopins' Married, Husband, Affair, And Relationship 

Karen Kopins is a married woman. She tied the knot with her longtime boyfriend Marc Shaw on 8 December 1990. Her husband is a residential contractor. The couple first met while they both were studying at the school. They first became friends and then eventually started dating.  The two are pretty supportive of each other. 


They are also proud parents of four children Brooke Kopins, Serena Kopins, Spencer Kopins, and Mav Kopins. Karen and her spouse Marc often seen at various place spending time together. 

It's been over two and a half decade and the two are still together and living happily with their kids in Redding, Connecticut. 

Karen Kopins' Body Measurements

  • Height: Kopins stands at the height of 5ft 7 inch (1.7 m. 
  • Age: As of 2019, she is at the age of 57. 
  • Body Measurements: She has an average body shape.     
  • Hair Color: Brown 
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Nationality: American 
  • Ethnicity: White

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