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Karen Scalia

Actor & Writer SAG-AFTRA/AEA

Latest News 
OCT '21:  "Edge of a Black Moon" places in the 2nd Round of the Austin Film Festival
SEPT '21: Monologue "Lucky" as part of WHAT Theater premieres
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Karen Scalia

Actor & Writer SAG-AFTRA/AEA

Latest News 
NOV 20:  Thank You Its Christmas released. Watch NBC Boston news segment
FEB 21: Monologue December 2020 to be showcased at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater



I am an actor, voiceover artist and writer. I travel as needed, with bases in CT and New England. I am also the proud owner of an award-winning and five-star rated food and event small business. 

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

Recently collaborated on a screenplay with fellow actor and writer Emma Cavalier. We are thrilled to announce our feature – a thriller and family drama – just placed in the Second Round at the 2021 Austin Film Festival.  

Fall 2021: promoting new holiday song. Thank You It’s Christmas  is a song of gratitude dedicated to all front line and essential workers everywhere.  

Karen Scalia commercial shot b

Co-founder and Owner
Eris-Scalia Productions

For over a decade, my husband Mark Scalia – a veteran comic and actor – and I have enjoyed putting together special team building events, many with a charitable component, for large and small 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

In 2012 founded Salem Food Tours. I have a passion for fresh local foods, a love of cooking and history, and a background in event planning that helps support my artistic endeavors. It is exciting to share historic and delicious Salem, MA with locals and visitors from all over the world.  And it’s a perfect way to understand and appreciate this much-loved city and it’s incredible culinary scene. Proud to share Salem Food Tours has now won the Certificate of Excellence and Traveler’s Choice Award for 7 years running.  2022: our tenth anniversary! 

Photo: Creative Collective and Destination Salem

Kitchen witch, tea lover,
cycling enthusiast

I love to cook or take a good ride on my bike. I can never be too far from the ocean. Nothing beats a great leisurely dinner and glass of wine with family and friends.  
I count my blessings. Gratitude to the many incredibly talented and good people around me.   




"Engaging Storyteller"

Actor & Writer SAG-AFTRA/AEA

Height 5’2” / Weight 125 lbs

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

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”, written by Karen Scalia*

Watch on Vimeo, Karen Scalia audition clip

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. 

Production Stills

2017 “Stronger” Movie Premiere and Wrap Party

Giada De Laurentiis Book Tour Boston Area Karen Scalia Host/Emcee

Sharing a few media appearances from Salem Food Tours inception a we head towards our 10th anniversary


Capturing in words

Since I was a kid I’ve loved writing. In recent years I’ve found my way back to it.  And it feels darn good. In 2020,  I collaborated on a screenplay based on a short scene I wrote. “Edge of a Black Moon” is now complete and submitted to two major film festivals, having recently placeds in the Second Rounders tier 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 have two TV scripts and a  screenplay in the works. 

I am open to collaborations as well proofreading creative work and giving feedback.  

I look forward to hearing more
about your project.