Karen Duffy

Actor, Model, Video jockey
Witty, alluring performer whose offbeat charm and amiability landed her a gig as an MTV VJ. Duffy's (aka "Duff" on-air) less-than-serious approach to her job quickly made her a favorite to viewers. Unlike many of her ... Read more »
Born: 05/23/1962 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (29)

The Fantastic Mr. Fox 2009 (Movie)

Voice of Linda Otter (Actor)

Justin Timberlake: FutureSex/LoveShow 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

House of Tiny Terrors 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Host

Hollywood Heat 2000 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

State of Fear 2006 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Marmalade 2003 (Movie)

Karen (Actor)

The Test 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Karen Duffy 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Miss USA 2001 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 24 Hour Woman 1999 (Movie)

Margo Lynn (Actor)

1998 Alt.games 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

American Journal 1993 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity 1998 (Movie)

TV Reporter at Premiere (Actor)

Fool's Paradise 1997 (Movie)

DJ (Actor)

Meet Wally Sparks 1997 (Movie)

Reporter (Actor)

Nothing Sacred 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Before They Were Stars III 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Synapse 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

TV Nation 1993 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Nation: Year-in-Review Special 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Blank Check 1994 (Movie)

Shay Stanley (Actor)

Dumb & Dumber 1994 (Movie)

J P Shay (Actor)

Reality Bites 1994 (Movie)

Actress (Actor)

Last Action Hero 1993 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Who's the Man? 1993 (Movie)

Officer Day (Actor)

Malcolm X 1992 (Movie)

Sophia's Friend (Actor)

29th Street 1991 (Movie)

Maria Rios (Actor)

McBain 1991 (Movie)

Crack Den Girl (Actor)

Biography

Witty, alluring performer whose offbeat charm and amiability landed her a gig as an MTV VJ. Duffy's (aka "Duff" on-air) less-than-serious approach to her job quickly made her a favorite to viewers. Unlike many of her predecessors who quickly fell into obscurity, she diversified into commercials and feature appearances. She made her feature debut playing a "Crack Den Girl" in the Christopher Walken actioner "McBain" (1991). Her subsequent feature credits include small roles in Spike Lee's "Malcolm X" (1991), "Who's the Man" (1993)--which also featured such MTV luminaries as Dennis Leary and Ed Lover--and "Reality Bites" (1994) in a cameo spoofing MTV's "The Real World." Duffy made her first substantial feature performance as a woman reminiscent of Mrs. Robinson ("The Graduate") in the Disney comedy "Blank Check" (1994).

Relationships

Carol Duffy

Mother

Phil Duffy

Father

James Duffy

Brother
born c. 1960

Kate Duffy

Sister
born c. 1964

Laura Duffy

Sister
born c. 1968

John Lambros

Husband
born c. 1966 married in February 1997

Dwight Yoakam Actor

Companion
dated c. 1993-95

Milestones

1999

Co-starred in "The 24 Hour Woman"

1997

Disclosed her illness on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in March

1996

Discovered to have a brain lesion which was eventually diagnosed as sarcoidosis of the central nervous system, a rare disease with an unknown cause; underwent treatment with steroids, cherotherapy and morphine

1994

First film in a substantial role, "Blank Check"

1991

Feature acting debut, "McBain"

Worked for an old age nursing home (announcing Bingo) in NYC

Signed a multi-picture deal with Disney

Worked as an MTV VJ (video jockey)

Named as a Revlon spokesmodel

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