Karen Kopins Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 14 Jan, 2020
Facts of Karen Kopins
Date of Birth: 1958 , October-10
Age: 62 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
Net Worth $0.5 million
Affair with N/A
Boyfriend N/A
Married Yes
Married to Mark Shaw
Children Four
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Born and raised in Ridgefield, Connecticut, Karen Kopins crowned Miss Connecticut in 1977. After making her way to Californian, the then-aspiring actress discovered her true passion for acting and landed many jobs in small projects initially. She later appeared in many hit movies and TV shows like Once Bitten, Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lesson, and DallasBesides a successful professional life, the actress is also leading a perfect personal life behind the camera. She is married to her school sweetheart Marc Shaw for a long time and the couple is proud parents of four children too.        

Who Is Karen Kopins? 

Karen Kopins was born on 10 October 1961, in Ridgefield, Connecticut, in the United States. She is an American as per her nationality and as far as her ethnicity is concerned, Karen is a White American. Karen also became the Miss Ridgefield as a child. She is a Libra that defines her personality to be a leader, initiative, balance and a strong sense of justice.   

Karen grew up in her hometown RKopins graduated from Marymount College. Following her graduation, she went on to California to pursue an acting career.  

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. 

Since Karen's last 1994 appearance on both TV and Movie, the actress has totally vanished from the mainstream.  

Apart from her career in the industry, she is also an advocate of Lyme Disease.

What is Her Net Worth In 2020? 

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 about $0.5 million.   

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. 

Where Does Karen Kopins Live? 

Karen has clandestine regarding her house and properties. But, sources reported that the actress owns a house in Redding, California. The financial detail of the house is yet to be revealed, but the average price of the mansion in California is $548,700. 

Shared Four Children With Marc Shaw; How Is Their Married Life Going On?

Karen Kopins is a married woman. She tied the knot with her longtime boyfriend Marc Shaw on 8 December 1990, in a private wedding ceremony. 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 and still sharing a loving relationship. 


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 places 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. 

Body Measurements, Height, and Other Facts

  • Height: Kopins has a height of 5ft 7 inch (1.7 m. 
  • Age: As of 2020, she is at the age of 58. 
  • Body Measurements: She has an average body shape.     
  • Hair Color: She has brown hair color
  • Eye Color: She has a beautiful blue color hair.
  • Nationality: She is of American nationality.
  • Ethnicity: Her ethnicity is White.
  • In the years 1997, she participated in Miss Connecticut 1977 and was able to win the title.
  • She also took part in Miss Ridgefield.