Karen Holness - Vancouver Acting Schools, Classes, & Workshops

Karen Holness

Karen is the series lead of Cashing In and with over 60 other film and television credits to her name including  FOX’s Almost Human, CW’s Arrow, ABC’s Once Upon a Time, and a recurring role FOX’s Fringe. Karen played wife to Danny Glover in Donovan’s Echo, wife to Laurence Fishburne in Tortured.  Karen also appeared in the Oscar winning movie production of Chicago.

Stage credits are extensive and include Rent,  Dreamgirls, Crazy for You. Karen was also the co- founding member for Toronto’s Beacon Theatre Company for 4 years.

Karen attended Performing Arts High School in Toronto and then transferred to American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Manhattan, New York. Since then Karen has studied at the top schools out of Los Angeles namely Edgemar Studios with Larry Moss, Cameron Thor Studios and the Ivana Chubbuck Studios. Karen has privately coached many bringing them successful results. Karen taught the Arts Program for the City of Toronto and at the Kate Booth centre, Vancouver.

As big sister of four, Karen says, “Teaching is as natural to me as breathing. It’s exciting to witness the growth, progress and success of a fellow artist”.


Karen is available for private coachings and is teaching the Presence Weekend Intensives as well as weekly Scene Study classes.