Karen Ziemba Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 23 May, 2017
Facts of Karen Ziemba
Date of Birth: 1957 , November-12
Age: 60 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Karen Ziemba
Father Barbara Marie (Heidt)
Mother Oscar Hugo Ziemba
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Michigan
Ethnicity white
Profession Actress
Net Worth N/A
Hair Color Dark brown
Married Yes
Married to Bill Tatum (m. 1984)
Education University of Akron
Awards Tony Award
TV Show Law & Order
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Karen Ziemba is an American actress, singer, and dancer, recognized for her hard work in musical theater and as the winner of the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a musical movie in 2000. 

Early life and education

Ziemba was born on 12 November 1957 in St. Joseph, Michigan, to her mother Barbara Marie and father Oscar Hugo Ziemba who is and investment broker. Her Grandmother was an opera singer. 

She attended the University of Akron in Ohio, and she studied dance and performed with Ohio Ballet in the year 1977. Ziemba also attended vocal training with Nancy Evers and later with Joan Lader. 

She is white in ethnicity and holds American nationality.


Ziemba's career began making her Broadway debut in a Chorus Line appearing as Diana Morales. She also played the lead of Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street. Later she made her appearance in various musical theaters and movies. 

During her appearance on 42nd Street, Ziemba showed up herself in the October 1984 issue of Playboy in the article named "Babes of Broadway," where she moderately posed for nude pictures. 

In 1991, Ziemba arose Off-Broadway in the Kander and Ebb revue and the World Goes Round, which made her the winner of Drama Desk Award. Later in 2000, she won Tony Awards for Best Featured Actress in Musical for her hard work in Susan Stroman's Contact.

In the year 1992, she gave her performance featuring in The New York City Opera in 100 in the shade as her character Lizzie. Ziemba has also appeared in numerous New York City Center Encores! Staged musicals, some of them including The Pajama Game in the year 2000, Bye Bye Birdie in 2004, and on your toes in 2013.

Additionally, Ziemba has also starred in the staged reading of Vincent's Crapelli's Otherwise, associating with Beth Leavel and Bonarrigo-Koffman and also appeared as Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello, Dolly

Personal life 

Karen Ziemba is married to her long-term husband, Bill Tatum. The couple first met at the theater and started dating, later they decided to get married after long-term dating. The couple got married in the year 1984 on Sunday night.

It has been 33 years of their togetherness, and still, they are spending their life in joy. While the couple gets distance due to their work they always get touched on call, whereas before these technologies were invented, they maintained their love and relationship through a love letter.

Net worth

Karen Ziemba earns a huge amount of money from her singing, acting career and through endorsements, as she has appeared in numerous shows and theaters throughout her career. Currently, she lives in a big mansion with her husband as they have a huge amount of net worth which maintains their luxurious life.