Who is Karen Lynn Gorney? Net Worth, Partner, Biography

Karen Lynn Gorney
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What Happened To Karen Lynn Gorney And Who Is She?

Karen Lynn Gorney was born on January 28, 1945, in Beverly Hills, California, USA; her zodiac sign is Aquarius, and she is of American nationality. She is most remembered for her role in the romantic mystery drama “All My Children,” in which she co-starred with Susan Lucci, David Canary, and Michael E. Knight. The tale follows Erica Kane, who lives in the fictitious town of Pine Valley and has had multiple spouses – the series lasted from 1970 to 2011 and was immensely popular, winning 191 awards, including a Primetime Emmy, and being nominated for 573 more.

Education And Childhood

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Karen Lynn Gorney was reared in Beverly Hills with her brother Daniel by their father, Jay Gorney, a Polish composer who died in 1990, and their mother, Sondra Karyl, a public relations expert who died in 2015. Roderic Gorney, Karen’s half-brother, is a novelist and college professor. She grew interested in acting while in high school and began her career at the age of 17 when she played Josette in the drama film “David and Lisa,” which featured Keir Dullea and Janet Margolin and followed a young man in a mental institution who is beginning to grasp his mental condition.

Karen continued her study despite her acting career, and after matriculating in 1963, she enrolled at Carnegie Mellon University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1967 and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Brandeis University in 1969.

Movie Characters

Karen made an uncredited appearance as Alicia in the 1970 drama film “The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart,” and subsequently in the crime thriller “The Secret Night Caller,” starring Robert Reed and Hope Lange, about a man who is addicted to making obscene phone calls.

Karen was cast as Stephanie in the 1977 musical drama “Saturday Night Fever,” which also starred John Travolta and Barry Miller and was a major success, winning five prizes and being nominated for 12 more, including an Oscar.

In 1991, she appeared in the crime action comedy “The Hard Way,” and her subsequent appearances included the romantic drama “Ripe” in 1996, the critically praised action adventure comedy “Men in Black” in 1997, and the drama “Cradle Will Rock” in 1999. Karen received appreciation for her performance as Sophie Argano in the adventure comedy film “Searching for Bobby D,” which was both written and directed by Paul Borghese and is about four young filmmakers attempting to entice famed actor Robert DeNiro to invest in their film.

In 2007, she appeared in her first short film, “George,” written and directed by Alex Kuciw and co-starring John Joseph Galagher and John Keating.

She appeared in three films in 2010: the drama “The Imperialists Are Still Alive!” the historical adventure comedy “100 Years of Evil,” and the comedy “Bronx Paradise.”

Karen appeared as Joanne in Richard Uhlig’s short comedy-drama “Can’t Dance” in 2011, as well as in two more short films, “The Buffalo Kid” and “The Testimony of Erin J.” In 2014, she played Delores in the horror film “Night of the Wolf,” which garnered mixed reviews, and in 2016, she played a supporting character in Daniel Maldonado’s drama “H. O. M. E.”

Karen’s most recent film roles include the drama “Tarab” in 2019, the short drama “Marty’s Calling” both written and directed by Toni De Palma in 2020, and the comedy “First One In” in 2020 – she was recently cast to voice one of the lead characters in the upcoming animated adventure comedy “Clifford the Big Red Dog,” which is set to be released in November 2021.

TV Series Characters

Karen made her television debut in 1969 when she played Student Nurse in a single episode of the romantic drama “The Doctors,” which starred James Pritchett, David O’Brien, and Lydia Bruce, and follows Dr. Matt Powers, who works at Hope Memorial Hospital and looks after the staff and patients with the help of his wife; the series won four awards, including a Primetime Emmy, and was nominated for 19 more.

She later appeared in single episodes of the action crime drama “Harry O” in 1975 and the documentary series “Unsolved Mysteries” in 1993, as well as two characters in two episodes of the crime mystery drama “Law & Order” in 1998.

In 2006, she appeared as a guest star in the episode “Moe n’ Joe” of the highly acclaimed crime drama “The Sopranos,” which was recognized as the 14th best TV series of all time by the website IMDb and won 118 accolades, including five Golden Globes, while being nominated for 303 other awards.

Karen’s most recent performance in a TV series was as The Waitress in the episode “A New Light” of the drama “Six Degrees” in 2006, as she has opted to focus completely on acting in films.


Karen is also a singer, and her debut album “Used To Love You Madly” was published in 2002, featuring 12 songs such as “You’re My Thrill” and “I’ll Never Leave Again.”

Her second album, “Hot Moonlight!” (ten tracks), was released on April 12, 2005. Karen’s most recent album, “The Dance of the Deadly,” came out in 2008 and featured 11 tracks.

Karen was a member of the jazz-funk band Wendigo in the 1970s, and they toured the United States.

Relationship Status

Karen married her first husband, film producer, and production manager Ken Golden, somewhere in the 1970s, and they have kept the date of their wedding a secret to this day; they divorced a few years later and have also kept the date of their divorce a secret. Karen met non-celebrity Mark Toback in 1987 after being introduced by a mutual friend, and they remained good friends until the early 1990s when Mark asked her out on a date – they married in a private ceremony attended by their closest friends and family in July 1995, and have since led a seemingly happy life together.

Karen and Mark have both opted not to have children to concentrate on their professions.

Karen hasn’t mentioned any other men she may have dated between meeting her first husband and before starting seeing Mark, therefore she is married to her second husband and has no children as of September 2020.

Other Interests And Hobbies

Karen is an enthusiastic dancer who attended classes for many years as a youngster and subsequently in her early twenties.

She is an artist who has worked for numerous art galleries before joining Circle Fine Arts.

Karen enjoys cartoons and was formerly the manager of a store where Gary Dell’Abate purchased the ‘Baba Booey cell.

Traveling is another of Karen’s many interests, and she has traveled all across the United States to film her films and TV shows, as well as to Europe numerous times, visiting nations such as France and England.

Karen has her favorite actors and actresses, including Matt Damon, Robert DeNiro, and Angelina Jolie, and her favorite movies include “The Godfather” trilogy, “Catch Me If You Can,” and “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.”

Net Worth

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Karen is 75 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 3ins (1.6m) tall, and weighs approximately 112lbs (51kgs).

Her net worth is predicted to be more than $1 million as of September 2020.