New Friend of DAA: Karen David
Author: Ninette Murk
Saturday 12th of May 2012 10:46:25 AM

Karen David is not your average "girl next door." This exotic star has everything you've been looking for: talent, sex appeal, star quality that shines through everything she puts her passion to. The stylish actress, singer, and songwriter's budding career has been going from strength to strength. Born in the foothills of the Himalayas, raised in Canada, and London, UK, Karen David forged her own way from the very beginning. Musically, Karen proved herself at an early age; as a seventeen year old she won a prestigious scholarship to the Berklee College of Music studying Voice. She returned to the UK where Benny Anderson snapped her up to join the original stage cast of Mamma Mia! She subsequently signed a record deal with BMG Europe with whom she enjoyed substantial success including a top ten single in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Soon afterwards, Karen was discovered by A.R Rahman, the composer who would famously achieve worldwide success for his score for Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire. Together they created the theme tune for the British drama Provoked in which Karen had a supporting role.
Acting and music would intertwine exactly as she'd originally desired. Her film career has included a starring role in the Scorpion King franchise and she was personally cast by Christopher Nolan in a supporting role in Batman Begins. "It's a brief but pivotal 'pay your dues' moment", she laughs wholeheartedly. "But working with him for even just a week was a great learning experience". But it is perhaps her television roles that have earned her the majority of her diehard fans in the UK. In BBC 1's BAFTA nominated, primetime, Waterloo Road (2011) she played Francesca Montoya, a teacher who fell in love with a student. The storyline generated plenty of controversy however, more and more admirers fell for Karen's compelling performance with the series generating over 9 million viewers per episode.
Karen also just completed her second series on the hugely popular comedy series, Pixelface, (produced by Graham Norton's So Television), which is now on repeats on the BBC. Her screen career has continued to flourish with subsequent work with Robert De Niro in the upcoming summer release, 'Red Lights', Kevin MacDonald and Rodrigo Cortes and now with Francis Lawrence in Fox TV's new drama, Touch. Written by Heroes creator, Tim Kring, and starring Kiefer Sutherland and Danny Glover, Karen plays recurring role, Kayla Graham, an aspiring singer who works in a menial job at her local call centre in Dublin, Ireland. The one hour special preview was a huge success and debuted in America to 12.5 million viewers, winning it's time slot, and making it the 2nd highest debut for a Fox drama in the past 5 years. It continues to gain momentum not only in North America but to it's worldwide audience.
Karen  is represented by our partners Above & Beyond Consulting and Brand Imaging (@aabonline)

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