Karen Abercrombie is an award-winning actress, singer-songwriter, master oral storyteller, writer and producer. She is also an activist and an avid environmentalist. Born and raised in Aliquippa, PA, Karen is a graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City.
Karen has a long list of credits to her name which include playing Grandma Quill in the Marvel Franchise’s, The Guardians of The Galaxy Volume 3, Judge Eleanor Thomas in the Sony Provident TV Series – Eleanor’s Bench, Miss Virginia in OWN’s TV Series – Delilah, and Miss Clara in the Kendrick Brothers film, War Room. You may have also seen her on Vampire Diaries, Saved by The Bell, Judging Amy, The Inspectors, Ali McBeal, Strong Medicine, etc. As for stage, Karen has appeared in numerous Off-Broadway productions. Some of her favorite stage experiences include portraying Aunt Ester in August Wilson’s Gem of The Ocean at The Actors Theatre, Three Views of Mt Fuji at Playwrights Horizon, portraying Peggy in Charles Randoph Wright’s Blue at The Actors Theatre, and Tambourines to Glory at The Billie Holiday Theatre.
In 2018, Karen formed her production company, Earth Mother Entertainment, a multi-faceted media company that produces projects for the stage, television and the big screen. Her sole intent with this company is to educate, inspire, and uplift people from all backgrounds with stories that have common threads. Karen believes that art and entertainment, when used in a positive way, can bring healing, unity, growth and balance into the world, making it a better place for all people. To date, Karen has co-written and produced four films: Discarded Things, Angels Unaware, Christmas Angel, and Heaven Sent. All are currently streaming on Amazon Prime, Peacock, Pure Flix, Netflix and other streaming platforms. She has other projects on deck and three that are currently in early development.
Karen is a grateful mother to one son.