Karen Hensel (Doris Collins on The Young and the Restless)

Current Character: Doris Collins

Birthday: 1948-11-01

Birthplace: Born in Ventura, California

Marital Status: Married (2 children)


Karen was born in Ventura, California. At 12, her family relocated to Libya, as her father was in the Foreign service. The family relocated to a few more places such as Ethiopia, France, Australia and the Phillipines before settling back in California. Karen attended The American College in Paris, UC Santa Barbara and The American Academy of Dramatic Arts where she majored in Theatre Arts.

She has numerous television credits which include guest starring primetime television, feature films and several stage productions. When Karen is not acting, she is the Director of Conservatories at The Southcoast Repertory.

She also teaches classical theater at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Karen has two children, a daughter, Katja and a son, Roman Elliott.

Career Highlights

The Young and the Restless - Doris Collins (1994 - Present)
Woman with a Past - female driver (1992)
Locked Up: A Mother's Rage - Cookie (1991)
Caged Fear - Scary Mary (1992)
Pyscho III - Sister Catherine (1986)


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