Shallo, Karen 1946–

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Shallo, Karen 1946–


Born September 28, 1946, in Philadelphia, PA; daughter of Andrew Anthony (an artist) and Blanche Ruth (a government worker; maiden name, Walunas) Shallo. Education: Pennsylvania State University, B.S., 1968, M.F.A., 1975.

Addresses: Agent— Henderson Hogan Agency, 8929 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 312, Beverly Hills, CA.

Career: Actress.

Member: Actors' Equity Association, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Screen Actors Guild.


Stage Appearances:

Lady Macbeth, Macbeth, Arts Company Repertory, 1969–71.

Elizabeth, The Crucible, Arts Company Repertory, 1970.

Mary Tyrone, Long Day's Journey into Night, Studio Theatre, 1970.

Velma, Birdbath, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 1970.

Madame Dubonnet, The Boyfriend, Clark Arts Center, 1971.

Masha, The Three Sisters, Pavilion Theatre, 1971.

Mrs. Crowe, Hadrian VII, Alley Theatre, 1971–72.

Laetitia, Children of Darkness, Greenwich Mews Theatre, New York City, 1973.

Luce, The Boys from Syracuse, Washington Theatre Club, Washington, DC, 1973.

Stella and Eunice, A Streetcar Named Desire, Pavilion Theatre, 1973.

Doll Tearsheet, Henry VI, Parts I and II, Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1974.

Multiple roles, Scenes from American Life, Washington Theatre Club, 1974.

Mrs. Malaprop, The Rivals, Festival Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1975.

Olivia, Twelfth Night, Festival Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1975.

Patsy, Little Murders, Pavilion Theatre, 1975.

Vicky, My Fat Friend, New York City, 1975.

Clarisse, When You Coming Home, Red Ryder?, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati, OH, 1976.

Ernesta, Sacraments, Theatre Off Park, New York City, 1976.

Madeleine, Moliere in Spite of Himself, Colonnades Theatre, New York City, 1978–80.

Rita, Ballroom in St. Pat's Cathedral, Colonnades Theatre, 1978–80.

Maggie, The Shadow Box, Williamstown Theatre, Williamstown, MA, and Boston, MA, 1979.

Martha, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Magnus Theatre Centre, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, 1979.

Valerie, Carnival Dreams, Promenade Theatre, New York City, 1979.

Gertrude, The Sea Horse, Stage West, 1980.

Understudy for Francine, Passione, Morosco Theatre, New York City, 1980.

Anastasia, The Overcoat, Westside Theatre Mainstage, New York City, 1981.

Antonia, We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay!, Chelsea Theatre Center, Westside Theatre Downstairs, New York City, 1981.

Josie, Moon for the Misbegotten, Stage West, 1981.

Dionyza, Pericles, New York City, 1982.

Tina, Raggedy Ann and Andy, New York City, 1983.

The Rose Tattoo, Broadway production, 1985.

Rosa, About Face, off–Broadway production, 1985–86.

Marriage, Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1985–86.

Maria, Two into One, Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ, 1987–88.

Honorine, Fanny, Paper Mill Playhouse, 1989–90.

Anne Frank and Me, American Jewish Theatre, New York City, 1996.

Appeared as Monika, The Physicists, Pavilion Theatre; also appeared in Standby.

Major Tours:

Appeared in My Fat Friend, U.S. cities.

Film Appearances:

Landlady, Dana's Time, Hornbein–Wood, 1970.

Marlena, Over the Brooklyn Bridge (also known as Across the Brooklyn Bridge and My Darling Shiksa), Metro—Goldwyn—Mayer, 1983.

Lucy Aiello, Once Upon a Time in America (also known as C'era una volta in America), Warner Bros., 1983.

Harriet, Garbo Talks, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1984.

Psychic, Hannah and Her Sisters, Orion, 1985.

Wig–pulling woman, Hello Again, Buena Vista, 1987.

Blondie, Spike of Bensonhurst (also known as Throw Back!), FilmDallas Pictures, 1988.

Secretary, Me and Him (also known as Ich und er),Columbia, 1990.

Gloria Urbanski, Mortal Thoughts, Columbia, 1991.

Edie, School Ties, Paramount, 1992.

Woman in red, Two Bits (also known as A Day to Remember), Miramax, 1995.

Chubby's wife, Big Night (also known as Pasta e Fagioli and Pasta e Fasule), Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1996.

Group therapy leader, Lifebreath (also known as Last Breath), A–Pix Entertainment, 1997.

Mother at audition, Center Stage (also known as Centre Stage), Columbia, 2000.

Irma, Last Ball, Sugar Pond Films, 2001.

Esther, Mind the Gap, Sky Island Films, 2004.

Little old lady, The Producers, Universal, 2005.

Heavy Petting, Entertainment Studios, 2007.

Television Appearances; Series:

Louise Adams, As the World Turns, CBS, 1982–83.

Judge Anna Shiro, a recurring role, Law & Order, NBC, between 2001 and 2005.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Betty Vehon, A Time to Live, NBC, 1985.

Jean Gabrielson, Trapped in Silence (also known as Silent Rage), CBS, 1986.

Marie Sarantopolous, A Case of Deadly Force, CBS, 1986.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Frosine, The Miser, PBS, 1970.

Mrs. Alving, Ghosts, PBS, 1970.

Wife, Play, PBS, 1970.

Maggie Green, The Burgher Family, PBS, 1981.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Woman with necklace, "Road Show" (also known as "Travellin'" and "O'Malley"), CBS Summer Playhouse, CBS, 1989.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Another World, NBC, 1984.

Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 1984.

Linda Hagstrom, "The Word Processor of the Gods," Tales from the Darkside, syndicated, 1984.

Voice of caller, "The Devil's Advocate," Tales from the Darkside, syndicated, 1985.

Voice on radio, "The Enormous Radio," Tales from the Darkside, syndicated, 1987.

Third customer, "The Nightmare before Christmas," Kate & Allie, CBS, 1988.

Williams, "Tongs," Gideon Oliver (also known as By the Rivers of Babylon), 1989.

"One Wolf's Family," Monsters, 1990.

Marie Greevey, "Confession," Law & Order, NBC, 1991.

Hester Blight, "Privileged," Law & Order, NBC, 1994.

Nurse Bullrumple, Cosby, CBS, 1996.

"Remand," Law & Order, NBC, 1996.

Doreen, "Sunny, like Sunshine," Third Watch, NBC,1999.

Judge Janet Shiro, "Stiff," Law & Order, NBC, 2000.

Foster mother, "Man Enough," Third Watch, NBC, 2001.

"Domestic Abuses," 100 Centre Street, Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

Judge Shechtel, "Fallacy," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2003.

Carol Vanston, "Beast," Law & Order: Criminal Intent (also known as Law & Order: CI), NBC, 2005.

Paula Deeks, "Harm," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2007.

Also appeared as a mourner in an episode of Spin City, ABC.