Karen Ludwig performs, directs and teaches in New York and L.A.
Her first film was Woody Allen's Manhattan (Meryl Streep's lover), and her most recent film was Thirteen Days opposite Kevin Costner. Her Broadway credits include THE DEPUTY with Ron Leibman, THE DEVILS with Anne Bancroft, PRELUDE TO A KISS with John Randolph, BROADWAY BOUND with Joan Rivers and many plays at the Public Theater, including THE SEAGULL and Wallace Shawn's OUR LATE NIGHT with Andre Gregory's Manhattan Project. Ms. Ludwig is very proud of her work as Ethel Rosenberg in HBO's Citizen Cohn opposite James Woods, after which she helped raise money for the Rosenberg Foundation for Children.
She taught acting and directing for 7 years at USC School for Cinema/TV and, as a filmmaker, directed and produced UTA HAGEN'S ACTING CLASS — a two-part DVD of the incomparable Uta Hagen teaching Master Acting Classes in Toronto, Chicago, L.A. and New York.
As a playwright, two of her one-acts were performed at The HB Playwright's Foundation last season, as well as LOVE, LOSS AND LIMBO, which she directed. Recently, she was on a panel with Austin Pendleton and Rochelle Oliver at the New York Public Library of the Performing Arts discussing the teachings of Uta Hagen, her mentor and friend.