Karole Foreman is a passionate and committed artist. Her work is focused and open, detailed and inspired with a mixture of sensuality and humor, warmth and intensity. She is all at once primal and sophisticated.
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In 1992 Don Shirley of the Los Angeles Times singled her out as “…one of the most versatile and accomplished stage actors in Los Angeles". Born into a military family, she relocated every two years until she was 14 years old, when the family finally settled in San Diego, California. There Karole immersed herself in student government, community activities, drama and creative writing. She took over the school’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Program, writing and directing the productions and was active in her high schools voluntary integration program and organizing various cultural events.
Karole appeared in numerous plays in high school and wrote and directed three musicals which toured the high schools and community colleges in the district. She received numerous awards for scholastic achievement, community service, and received a Bank of America Achievement Award in the Arts.
After graduation, Karole traveled with the international performing troupe Up With People. While on the road a talent scout from a college in San Diego saw her in the show and offered her a scholarship. She returned home and enrolled at United States International University’s School of Performing and Visual Arts.
After studying, Ms. Foreman relocated to Los Angeles where she was accepted into the American Center for Music Theater’s intensive at the Music Center in downtown Los Angles. She immersed herself in the program and upon completion was cast in a production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORROR’S, where she got her Equity card. She never looked back.
Karole was an original cast member in the Mark Taper Forum’s premier of JELLY’S LAST JAM. She also appeared in Tony Kushner’s adaptation of THE ILLUSION, and numerous productions at the Los Angeles Theatre Center and shows around town. She was also an original member of the Los Angeles Women’s Shakespeare Company.
She has appeared regionally at the Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts, Denver Center Theatre Company, Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Northshore Music Theater, The Goodspeed Opera House, The Pasadena Playhouse, Long Beach Civic Light Opera, Sacramento Music Circus, California Music Theater, The Odyssey Theatre, San Jose Rep, American Music Theater of San Jose, North Coast Rep, and San Diego Rep Theaters. Among her regional credits, Karole worked for two seasons with the renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
For her professional performances, Karole received a Suzi Bass Award for her portrayal of Anita in the Alliance Theatre’s production of JELLY’S LAST JAM. She has received numerous Drama Logue Awards and a Garland Award for her role as Alexa Vere de Vere in AS BEES IN HONEY DROWN. Karole also co-stared as Tanya in the Las Vegas premiere of MAMMA MIA! at the Mandalay Bay 2003-2004.
Karole’s television credits include numerous commercials and guest appearances on MURDER IN THE FIRST, RIZZOLI & ISLES, SWITCHED AT BIRTH, ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING, THE KROLL SHOW, PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, GREY'S ANATOMY, BONES, MEDIUM, MIRACLE’S BOYS, LAW& ORDER, THIRD WATCH, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, STRONG MEDICINE, BECKER, and MACGYVER. Film: 42, Rebirth, and Buddy Solitaire
Karole is a member of SAG, AEA, AFTRA and The Dramatists Guild.