Karen Abercrombie is an award-winning actress, singer-songwriter and a Parents’ Choice Award-winning storyteller. This summer you can see her in movie theaters around the country, playing the spicy, eighty year old, prayer warrior, Miss Clara, in the Kendrick Brothers (Courageous and Fireproof) new film, War Room. The film opened on August 28, 2015. It has been receiving wonderful reviews and people are raving about Abercrombie’s powerful performance as Miss Clara.
Karen has guest starred on several television shows and most recently, CBS’s new show, The Inspectors. She also has a starring role in a new movie called, God’s Compass, which is set to come out in the spring of 2016.
Abercrombie recently formed her own production company, Handmaiden Entertainment, and will create and produce family-friendly entertainment with thought-provoking, engaging stories with good role models for children and teens. And children and teens will always be the central characters in these stories. With a list of Off-Broadway credits to her name, for which she has received critical acclaim, Karen will take to the stage again, in 2016, in a riveting, musical drama, titled, Ciao Bella. Karen wrote the play and all of the music.
In 2013, Karen released her debut jazz album, Matters of The Heart, to very favorable reviews and was featured in the jazz music magazine, The Jazz In Me. She was listed among their top new jazz singers to watch. Abercrombie wrote all of the songs on the album. Karen is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City and has had the privilege of training under the masterful and highly esteemed drama professor, Dr. Vernelle A. Lillie at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon.