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Karen Scalia

Actor & Writer SAG-AFTRA/AEA

Latest News 
Proof completed, rough edits begin
Pilot finished, submissions begun



Emerson College grad,  actor and writer, I am also the proud owner of an award-winning and five-star rated food and event tour business in historic Salem, MA. 

I’ve performed in films such as Stronger and Gone Baby Gone; enjoyed stage performances; and hosted live events and interviews. I’ve been told I have a bit of a knack for interviewing, which might come from my love of people’s stories.

I also collaborate with other writers.  Co-writer Emma Cavalier and I were very happy to place in the 2nd round at the  ’21 Austin Film Festival with our thriller-drama feature.   

 Gratitude for sharing song I helped collaborate on –  Thank You It’s Christmas  –   dedicated to all front-line and essential workers everywhere.  

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Co-founder and Owner
Eris-Scalia Productions

For over a decade, my husband, comedian and host Mark Scalia and I have enjoyed putting together special team-building events, many with a charitable component, for large and small corporate groups. We custom craft unique excursions and events that bring folks together.  The events are fun, delicious, unique and impactful.

Founder and Owner
Salem Food Tours

Since 2012…  Salem Food Tours blends my passion for great cuisine, local foods and history. Since founding this small business I have loved sharing delicious Salem, MA with locals and visitors from all over the world.  It’s a perfect (and yummy) way to understand and appreciate this much-loved city, it’s remarkable spice trade history, and incredible modern culinary scene. Proud to share Salem Food Tours has won the Certificate of Excellence and Traveler’s Choice Award for 9 years running.  

Photo: Creative Collective and Destination Salem




"Engaging Storyteller"

Actor & Writer SAG-AFTRA/AEA

5’2” / 128

Brown eyes / Brown hair

Karen @ (aka Karen Eris Scalia)

Contact Karen

Stronger, Principal /Lori Hurley, Lionsgate/Nine Stories

We Don’t Belong Here, Principal/Mrs. D, Pugliese, Quick, Griffiths & Leavitt

Taking a Shot at Love, Principal/Aunt Jenny, Lions Way Films

Gone Baby Gone, Principal/Field Reporter, Miramax Films

Not the One, Principal/Amy, Village Chief Productions

The Men’s Room, Nurse, Boston Theater Marathon 2019

Nematodes, Irina, Firehouse Theater Marathon 2019

Everyone’s Child, Kilikina, Boston Theater Marathon 2018

The Last of the Good Stuff, MaryAnn, Firehouse Theater Marathon 2018

The Way Life Should Be, Elaine, Actors Studio of NBPT

A Good Cup of Tea, Woman, Fever Fest

Model Behavior, Professor, Fudge Theatre Festival

Vagina Monologues, Because he…, Blackburn Theatre

Gwen and Evelyn, Gwen, Boston Theatre Marathon

Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Carol, Firehouse Theatre

Glory Enough, Rosalind Franklin, Emory University

Amica, Voiceover 

Steward Family of Hospitals, Doctor/Nurse, Steward Family of Hospitals

Proctor & Gamble, Industrial, Mom, Heartwood Media

Skillsoft, Business woman, Stone Media

Medical Laser, Spokesperson, Talisman Productions

Fresenius Medical, Spokesperson, Visual Concepts, Inc.

Bayer Aspirin, Patient, Cramer Productions

Emerson College Bachelor Theatre Arts; Actors Studio NBPT; CP Casting Advanced Scene Study; CDIA

Writing, cooking, biking, photography, travel.

Watch on Vimeo for full screen options. Acting clip, Karen Scalia as Renee in “Homecoming”, 

Watch on Vimeo, Karen Scalia audition clips.

Summer ’22 theater audition clip: Scene from Faith Healer, watch on Vimeo.

Clips & Media


Actor & Writer SAG-AFTRA/AEA

Please click on link below to head to my Vimeo page for my clips, many of which I penned. New actor reel coming soon.  If you are an actor looking for fresh new monologue or short scene, please contact me for info and rates. 


Capturing in words

I love writing and deeply enjoy imagining characters and their world. My most recent works include a short film as well as two collaborations, a limited series and a feature based on a short scene I penned. “Edge of a Black Moon” placed in the second round at the Austin Film Festival. 
I’ve written other monologues, scenes, short stories, and had a holiday song produced as well as several articles published.  

I’m open to collaborations as well as proofreading creative work, research, script editing, etc.   

I look forward to hearing more
about your project.