Biography

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Karen Maruyama (born May 29, 1958) 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.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Karen Maruyama (born May 29, 1958) 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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 26

Birthday 1958-05-29

Place of Birth U.S.A

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 Life of the Party as Mediator
2014 Young & Hungry(1 episode) as Lilly
2012 The Campaign as Mrs. Yao
2011 2 Broke Girls(1 episode) as Su-Min
2007 The Bucket List as Nurse Shing
2006 The Enigma with a Stigma as Cindy Wasser
2005 Ghost Whisperer(3 episodes)
2005 Stacked(1 episode)
2005 American Dad!(3 episodes)
2003 Nip/Tuck(1 episode)
2003 Wanda at Large(2 episodes)
2001 Heavy Gear(40 episodes)
2001 The Division(1 episode)
2000 Curb Your Enthusiasm(1 episode)
2000 Static Shock(1 episode)
2000 Strip Mall(6 episodes)
2000 Even Stevens(1 episode)
2000 Titus(1 episode)
1998 Guys Like Us(13 episodes)
1997 King of the Hill(1 episode)
1996 Captain Simian & the Space Monkeys(26 episodes)
1996 The Jamie Foxx Show(10 episodes)
1994 Pulp Fiction as Gawker #1
1989 The Simpsons(2 episodes)
1987 Full House(1 episode)
1971 Columbo(1 episode) as Maid

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