Karen Kopins

Karen Kopins Shaw (born October 10, 1961)[1] is an American actress and former model.

Karen Kopins
Karen Kopins

(1961-10-10) October 10, 1961
ResidenceRedding, Connecticut
OccupationActress, model
Years active1977–94
Mark Shaw (m. 1990)

Life and career

Kopins was Miss Connecticut 1977, having entered the pageant as Miss Ridgefield. Kopins graduated from Marymount College before moving to California to pursue an acting career.

Kopins starred in films Fast Forward, Creator, Once Bitten,[2] and Jake Speed, and appeared in guest roles in various television shows, such as The A-Team and Riptide.[3] During seasons 11 and 13 of Dallas, she played Kay Lloyd, a love interest of Bobby Ewing.[1] She was cast as one of Charlie's Angels in the unaired spinoff Angels '88.

In 1990, Kopins married her high school sweetheart, Marc Shaw, with whom she has four children.[4] The family resides in Redding, Connecticut.



Year Title Role Notes
1985 Fast Forward Susan Granger
1985 HeartBeat Erin TV Movie
1985 Creator Lucy Wolper
1985 Once Bitten Robin Pierce
1986 Jake Speed Margaret Winston
1988 The Tracker Sarah Bolton
1989 Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lesson Kimberly McDonald TV Movie
1989 Troop Beverly Hills Lisa
1990 Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again Veronica Lodge TV Movie
1994 Lady in Waiting Fiona Richards (final film role)


Year Title Role Notes
1983 The Fall Guy Government Agent Episode: "Baker's Dozen"
1984 Riptide Kimba Hall Episode: "Pilot"
1984 T.J. Hooker Officer Maggie Paine Episode: "Target: Hooker"
1984 Knight Rider Cindy Morgan Episode: "Dead of Knight"
1985 The Love Boat Misty Lawson Episode: "Getting Started/Daughter's Dilemma/The Captain Wears Pantyhose"
1985 Amazing Stories Liz Episode: "The Mission"
1986 Scarecrow and Mrs. King Sonja Chenko Episodes: "Stemwinder: Part 1" and "Stemwinder: Part 2"
1986 The A-Team Dominique Conré Episode: "The Spy Who Mugged Me"
1988 Full House Linda Stratton Episode: "Danny's Very First Date"
1988 Circus Jennifer TV pilot
1989 Midnight Caller Kathy Heller Episode: "Blood Red"
1988-1989 Dallas Kay Lloyd Recurring role, 13 episodes
1990 Designing Women Eugenia Weeks Episode: "Suzanne Goes Looking for a Friend"
1994 The Cosby Mysteries Lauren Murdoch Episode: "The Fine Art of Murder"


Preceded by
Debra LaRoche
Miss Connecticut
Succeeded by
Maryalice Flineroy
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