Karen Young (actress)

Karen Young (born September 29, 1958) is an American actress.

Karen Young
Karen Young at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival
Born (1958-09-29) September 29, 1958
Years active1983–present
Tom Noonan
(m. 1992; div. 1999)

Ken Eisen
(m. 2012)

Born in Pequannock Township, New Jersey, Young studied at Rutgers University.[1]


After graduation, Young moved to New York City and became an actress, starring in Tony Garnett's 1983 vigilante thriller Handgun. She also appeared in films such as 9½ Weeks, Heat (1986), Jaws: The Revenge, Night Game, The Wife, Daylight and Mercy. Young portrayed FBI Agent Robyn Sanseverino on The Sopranos and has portrayed various characters for the Law & Order franchise, as well as in The Equalizer. Young has also portrayed Sister Mary in The Orphan Killer (2011), and starred in many U.S. independent and foreign films including Heading South, Two Gates of Sleep and Conviction, and on stage starred in both New York productions of A Lie of the Mind, playing daughter and mother.

Personal life

Young married actor Tom Noonan in 1992, and they had two children together before their 1999 divorce. She married Ken Eisen in 2012.

Selected filmography


  1. Dicker, Ron. "Young's Star Rises in Midlife", San Francisco Chronicle, August 27, 2006. Accessed July 21, 2007. "A Pequannock, N.J., native and graduate of Douglass College, the women's school at Rutgers University, Young got her start on a film called Deep in the Heart (1983)."

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