Karen Pittman is an American actress, who is known for portraying the role of Priscilla Ridley in Netflix’s web television series Luke Cage. She first appeared in this 'Marvel Comics' based show in its debut season in 2016.
In addition to that, she has also appeared in several notable TV series/shows, including Yellowstone, The Morning Show, Living with Yourself, The Blacklist, and The Americans, amongst many. Likewise, she has acted in movies too—a few of her film credits are Benji, the Dove, Custody, Begin Again, and Last Night.
Furthermore, Karen was also the cast in the TONY nominated 2012’s Broadway play Disgraced—she played the role of Jory in the play.
Karen Pittman's Bio
Karen Pittman was born in Mississippi, USA, and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. She studied Bachelor of Science in Voice and Opera from Northwestern University. Later, she received her Masters of Fine Arts degree from NYU's Graduate Acting Program.
Karen Pittman was raised by her parents, along with her three sisters and one brother. Professionally, her mother was a teacher while her father was a science teacher. Likewise, her brother is a football coach.
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Sadly, her father passed away suddenly in 2006, and ten years later, her mother too left the world on Election Day 2016.
Married Status, Husband, Children
Karen Pittman manages her personal life as a single mother of two children: a son, Jacob Pittman Schartoff, and a daughter, Lena Pittman Williams.
Karen Pittman with her son Jacob Pittman Schartoff and daughter Lena Pittman Williams (Photos: Karen Pittman's Instagram)
Moreover, her personal life can be confusing for many because she was once married to a Jewish man, and together they gave birth to a son, Jacob. These days, neither she is seen with her husband or nor does she talks about him on social media and any interviews.
Besides that, Karen also had a dating relationship with The King of Queens’ actor, Victor Williams. But they separated briefly after Karen gave birth to their daughter, Lena. She even sued him once after their separation in January 2012, when he didn't pay his share for their daughter’s food, clothes, and child-care.
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Now, keeping her personal life a private matter, Karen lives her life with her two children—both of her children are pursuing their education in Brooklyn-based school. Her daughter studies at The Spence School.
Interesting Facts About Karen Pittman
- The talented actress blows her birthday candles on the 21st of April.
- Karen stands at a height of 5 feet and 5 inches (1.65 meters).
- Her acting idols are Ruby Dee, Diana Ross, Viola Davis, Cate Blanchett, and Meryl Streep.
- Her three favorite cities are Paris, Vancouver, and Barcelona.
- She has over 17 thousand followers on her Instagram account—her username goes as @thekarenpittman.