Her favorites stars include Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep and anyone who is talented and takes risks is great in her eyes.
She lived in Milan with three other models.
(2005) She got married.
At age fourteen she began work at a local McDonalds.
(2005) She reside in Toronto, Canada.
Throughout high school she took drama classes and performed in many stage productions.
One of her passions is the rights of women and children in third world countries.
A few years at McDonalds under her belt, she was approached by a hairdresser who asked if she'd like to model at a convention
In high school, she took drama classes and performed in many stage productions.
Her first movie was " Tunnel ", she was only playing a woman on a train.
She was at the 2004 Toronto Film Festival.
She appeared in Stuff Magazine in May 2003.
She was a model.
At the age of 12, she ended up residing Montreal where she was raised by her mother.
Her father was in the Canadian army, she was forced to move around Canada, as well as Germany and Virginia.
She did a semester in psychology at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
In 1993, she graduated from Rosemount High School in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
She speaks french and english.
Her last name is pronouced as "Kleesh"
She is a natural blonde
She is 5' 9" (1.75 m).
(about what she want people to think of when they hear the name Karen Cliche)
Karen Cliche: Well, I want people to know that I am really down-to-earth; I do not take myself too seriously. I think I am a big loser sometimes (laughs)! I have a horrible laugh... but if they think that I am a good actor and a nice person, that's even better.
(about how important is it to get involved with acting in school)
Karen Cliche: Well, I was not trained in the traditional sense, but growing up, you become inhibited about acting. Things like improv make you a better actor -- you become less shy and more open to ideas.
(about her career choice)
Karen Cliche: I always wanted to act, it was something I did in school, but then something happened when I hit college. I thought it was too ambitious to go into acting, so fear kicked in and I went into psychology. But then my modeling agency started an acting department, so I just went for it. I was lucky to have that outlet.
(about when she went in Italy)
Karen Cliche: I lived a fantastic period in Milan. I was living with three other models and we had lots of fun. I did many photo shoots in and around Milan. And I remember taking splendid walks. I would love to go back. I travelled a lot with my father and I always love to learn about other cultures. And then in Italy I also fell in love. It was so hard to leave.
(about is she feel more blonde or brunette)
Karen Cliche: After being blonde for a long time when I was a model, I felt the need to change. I was surer of myself and I followed my instincts. I played in "Adventure Inc." and "Mutant X" as a brunette. However, I would redye my hair if a part called for it.
(about the women in television)
Karen Cliche: For a long time, the roles of men and women were very defined. But now things have changed. There is not just one way of being feminine and I believe that an intelligent, strong woman with a good sense of humor is very appreciated.
(about the craziest thing someone did for her)
Karen Cliche: I've received various poems and also a painting. It's very beautiful when you can communicate your feelings for someone on paper. It's very romantic.
Reporter: What is the one thing about you that would shock our readers?
Karen Cliche: I burp really well, [but] not on command... there are some things I can't say... one thing I have done is, I have really long toes, so I once smoked a cigarette with my toes for a pitcher of beer...
Reporter: You've traveled a bit to Hong Kong and obviously L.A.; tell us about some of the places you've been to.
Karen Cliche: Oh my God, I loved Germany, Italy and Australia as well. The people are just great. I love Europe -- both the UK and France.
Reporter: You studied psychology; how useful is that?
Karen Cliche: I have never played a psychopath (laughs), but I did a year in college so I did not get into it too much... but acting is psychology so it does help