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Karen Maruyama

Karen Maruyama is an American actress and comedienne. She has appeared on television in supporting roles in a number of sitcoms, including recurring characters on The Jamie Foxx Show, Strip Mall, Suddenly Susan, and Arrested Development. Maruyama is well known as an improv performer and instructor, and was a featured guest on both the American and British versions of Whose Line Is It Anyway?, as well as a member of The Groundlings. She also appeared as a parking lot attendant in an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm. She also played a nurse in The Bucket List (2007) and a housekeeper in the 2012 film The Campaign. She is part of the cast of The Jim Henson Company's live stage show "Puppet Up! - Uncensored" which has toured to Aspen, Las Vegas, Edinburgh, Sydney and Melbourne and is currently appearing monthly at Avalon Hollywood. In 2013, on the serie 2 Broke Girls (third season, seventh episode), she appears how Han's mother, under the name Su-Min. Karen was also featured as a fashion victim in an episode of the makeover show How Do I Look?. She also appeared as a non-celebrity contestant on the 1984 CBS game show, Body Language, under the name Karen Upshaw, saying she was from Perris, California. She was paired with celebrity players Ted Lange and Constance Towers. She was also on The New $25,000 Pyramid in 1983 with Audrey Landers and Michael McKean.

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May 29, 1958 In U.S.A
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie I'm Totally Fine
Latest Project:
Series Dead to Me 2019-05-03
Known For
Poster of Life of the Party
Poster of The Bucket List
Poster of The American President
Poster of I'm Totally Fine
Movie I'm Totally Fine 2022
Series Dead to Me Marcy 2019-05-03
Movie Life of the Party Mediator 2018-05-10
Series Heathers Mrs. Finn 2018-10-25
Movie Pee-wee's Big Holiday Tourist at Snake Farm 2016-03-15
Series Young & Hungry Lilly 2014-06-25
Series Go-Go Boy Interrupted Liz 2014-10-07
Series Garfunkel and Oates Susie 2014-08-07
Movie The Campaign Mrs. Yao 2012-08-09
Series 2 Broke Girls Su-Min 2011-09-19
Series Shake It Up Michi 2010-11-07
Series Good Luck Charlie Coach Lutes 2010-04-04
Movie The Bucket List Nurse Shing 2007-12-25
Series Cory in the House Valerie 2007-01-12
Movie The Enigma with a Stigma Cindy Wasser 2006-10-01
Series American Dad! Unknown 2005-02-06
Series Stacked Unknown 2005-04-13
Series Ghost Whisperer Unknown 2005-09-23
Series Wanda at Large Unknown 2003-03-26
Series Nip/Tuck Unknown 2003-07-22
Series Heavy Gear 2001-09-22
Series The Division Unknown 2001-01-07
Series Curb Your Enthusiasm Unknown 2000-10-15
Series Even Stevens Unknown 2000-06-17
Series Titus Unknown 2000-03-20
Series Static Shock Unknown 2000-09-23
Series Strip Mall Unknown 2000-06-18
Series Whose Line Is It Anyway? Herself 1998-08-05
Series Guys Like Us 1998-10-05
Series King of the Hill Unknown 1997-01-12
Movie Dunston Checks In Telephone Operator 1996-01-12
Series Capitán Simio y los monos galácticos 1996-09-07
Series The Jamie Foxx Show Unknown 1996-08-28
Movie The American President Leo's Secretary 1995-11-17
Movie Pulp Fiction Gawker #1 1994-09-10
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Series Whose Line Is It Anyway? Herself 1988-09-23
Series Full House Unknown 1987-09-22
Series Columbo Maid 1971-09-15