Karen made her film debut in the 1960 picture The Prime Time.
Karen was the inspiration of the name of the glam/punk band, led by Kembra Pfahlet "The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black."
Karen is referenced in Cracker's song 'Dr. Bernice', the lyric is: 'Though the wind may whisper an epic sometime / The cast must include Karen Black.'
Karen played Hilda Brady in the Broadway production of "Keep It in the Family" from 11/27/67 until 11/30/67. Karen appeared in the Broadway production of "Happily Never After" from 3/10/66 till 3/12/66. Karen appeared in the Broadway production of "The Playroom" from 12/5/65 until 1/1/66.
In 2005, Karen won the International Fantasy Film Award at Fantasporto in the category of Best Actress for her role in the 2004 film Firecracker.
In 1977, Karen won the Medalla Sitges en Plata de Ley Best Award at the Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival
for her role in the 1976 film Burnt Offerings.
In 1999, Karen won the Indie Supporter Award at the Method Fest Awards.
Karen stands at 5'7" (1.70 m).
Karen appeared in The Ramones music video for "Substitute."
Karen has over 100 film performances to her credit.
In 2006, Karen was nominated for a TV Land Award in the category of Blockbuster Movie of the Week for her role in the 1975 television movie Trilogy of Terror.
In 1970, Karen won the NYFCC Award in the category of Best Supporting Actress
for her role in the 1970 film Five Easy Pieces.
According to Celebrity Sleuth Magazine, Karen's measurements are 35-24-35 1/2.
Karen has two children.
Karen is a member of the Church of Scientology.
In 1975, Karen was nominated for a Grammy Award for Album of Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Series for the film Nashville.
Karen (on the craft of acting): That's really what acting is: you imagine things, then you respond naturally to what you've imagined.
Karen: My God, there aren't any more movie stars, which is terrific with me, it's very healthy. A lot of love now occurs in the business, people helping each other to do good work, getting high on each other's success. Isn't that great?
Karen: Every time you do a part you try to find out what it would really be like to be that person, no matter who she is.