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Karen Moncrieff is a Actor, Director, Writer and Producer American born on 20 december 1963 at Sacramento (USA)

Karen Moncrieff

Karen Moncrieff
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Nationality USA
Birth 20 december 1963 (60 years) at Sacramento (USA)

Karen Moncrieff (born December 20, 1963 in Sacramento, California), is an American actress, director and screenwriter. Her directorial debut was Blue Car.

Her directing credits are in both television and features and she acted in the soap operas Passions, Days of Our Lives and Santa Barbara. In 1985, she was crowned Miss Illinois and competed in the Miss America 1986 pageant. Karen graduated from Rochester Adams High School in 1982, the same high school Madonna and David Geister attended.

Biography

Karen Moncrieff est diplômée de la Rochester Adams High School en 1982. En 1985, elle est couronnée Miss Illinois et participe au concours Miss America.

Elle joue dans les feuilletons Passions, Des jours et des vies et Santa Barbara. Lorsque son personnage est supprimé de la série Santa Barbara, son agent lui explique qu'à son âge — 29 ans —, il lui sera difficile de trouver de nouveaux rôles, même si elle est un petit peu connue. Cette expérience la mène à vouloir écrire des personnages de femmes dans les films qu'elle réalise.

Elle réalise son premier film, Blue Car, en 2002.

En 2006 sort The Dead Girl, un film qu'elle écrit parce qu'elle souhaite écrire une histoire avec plusieurs personnages féminins. L'histoire est fortement influencée par le fait que Karen Moncrieff, alors qu'elle a commencé à travailler sur cette idée, doit faire partie d'un jury d'assise lors d'un procès concernant le meurtre d'une jeune prostituée droguée.


Vie privée
Karen Moncrieff a épousé le 15 juin 1987 le scénariste et producteur Eric Karten qui a produit ses trois premiers films qu'elle a réalisés au cinéma.

Usually with

Dale Dickey
Dale Dickey
(1 films)
Kathy Baker
Kathy Baker
(1 films)
Lee Weaver
Lee Weaver
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Karen Moncrieff (5 films)

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Actress

Xtro 3: Watch the Skies, 1h30
Directed by Harry Bromley Davenport
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Horror
Actors Robert Culp, Andrew Divoff, Daryl Haney, Jim Hanks, Karen Moncrieff, Virgil Frye
Roles J.G. Watkins
Rating36% 1.8206551.8206551.8206551.8206551.820655
For years, the government has successfully covered up very real proof of U.F.O.s. but when a group of Marines is dispatched to a deserted island, they uncover unsettling evidence: old films documenting brutal medical experiments on aliens. They also uncover a lone surviving alien out for revenge, and a military intelligence plot to sacrifice them and conceal existence of the encounter. The shroud of mystery is about to be lifted.

Director

Petals on the Wind, 1h25
Directed by Karen Moncrieff
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors Heather Graham, Ellen Burstyn, Rose McIver, Wyatt Nash, Bailey De Young, Dylan Bruce
Rating61% 3.0580953.0580953.0580953.0580953.058095
En 1970, dix ans après la fuite de Cathy, Christopher et Carrie du grenier des Foxworth, ils enterrent Paul Sheffield, l'homme qui les a adoptés. Les enfants tracent chacun leur chemin et réalisent leurs rêves : Cathy est danseuse de ballet ; Christopher est en faculté de médecine ; et Carrie étudie dans une école d'Elite. Cathy rencontre Julian, le fils de sa professeur qui l'emmène dans une école de ballet à New York, elle se retrouvera dans une relation abusive. Christopher, pour oublier son amour pour sa sœur, s’éprend de Sarah Reeves, la fille de son professeur à la faculté. Carrie subit les moqueries de ses camarades qui la traitent d'anormale. Quant à leur mère, Corrine, elle a complètement oublié ses enfants et s'est mariée à Bart Winslow. Elle renouvelle le manoir Foxworth et possède une grande place dans la haute société.
The Trials of Cate McCall, 1h29
Directed by Karen Moncrieff
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Kate Beckinsale, David Lyons, James Cromwell, Nick Nolte, Clancy Brown, Mark Pellegrino
Rating62% 3.101673.101673.101673.101673.10167
Cate McCall (Kate Beckinsale) is an alcoholic lawyer who is in recovery, on probation, and estranged from her family. In order to regain custody of her young daughter and be reinstated to the bar, this former hotshot lawyer accepts a pro bono appeal of a woman, Lacey, who has been convicted of murder. Aided by her assistant, Cate pulls out all stops to prove Lacey's innocence, as well as work on her own alcohol and work addictions. Cate does not move past her work addiction, neglecting arranged time with her daughter while she successfully gets Lacey's conviction overturned. When Cate finds out that Lacey is guilty, she starts drinking again, further neglecting her daughter. Cate returns to her original, high profile law firm, and purposefully torpedoes her own client's case in the middle of a trial. Cate then takes multiple illegal actions to put Lacey back in prison. Cate gives evidence to the prosecutor that can convict Lacey, then conspires with the prosecutor, with the two of them agreeing to keep it a secret so that she won't be disbarred, which would deny him the ability to use the evidence that he should not have, stating "if you have me disbarred, you can't take credit for my idea". Cate, with the full knowledge of the prosecutor that she is working illegally against her client, does not recuse herself from Lacey's trial – though she does blackmail the original judge, who previously ruled in Lacey's favour, to recuse himself. The prosecutor, exercising prosecuterial misconduct, does not recuse himself from the case either. Cate's overt acts of fraud, conspiracy, blackmail and misconduct enable her to get Lacey re-convicted. Cate's reward for her illegal actions is to be granted shared custody of her daughter.
The Dead Girl, 1h33
Directed by Karen Moncrieff
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Toni Collette, Piper Laurie, Brittany Murphy, Giovanni Ribisi, Rose Byrne, James Franco
Rating65% 3.296013.296013.296013.296013.29601
The Stranger: Arden (Colette) lives with her abusive, invalid mother (Laurie). One day she discovers the naked body of a dead woman on the property. Arden becomes a minor celebrity, drawing the attention of Rudy (Ribisi), who tells her the dead woman is the victim of a serial killer preying on young women in the area. Rudy asks Arden out. Arden gets into a fight with her mother, which compels her to finally leave home. Arden has her date with Rudy. In the morning, Arden calls the police to report a woman (her mother) left alone at home. The Sister: Leah (Byrne) is prepping the dead woman in the morgue when she notices a certain birthmark. Leah suspects that the dead woman is her sister, Jenny, who was taken from a nearby park fifteen years ago. She asks the sheriff to match the dental records. She is certain the dead woman is her missing sister, but Leah's parents (Steenburgen, Bruce Davison) refuse to believe that Jenny is dead. The sheriff delivers the test result: the dead woman is not Jenny.
Blue Car
Blue Car (2002)
, 1h36
Directed by Karen Moncrieff
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about education
Actors David Strathairn, Agnes Bruckner, Margaret Colin, Alan John Buckley, Frances Fisher
Rating65% 3.2970653.2970653.2970653.2970653.297065
A gifted teenager named Megan living in the Dayton, Ohio area has been abandoned by her father and neglected by her mother, who works twelve-hour days and goes to school at night, leaving Megan to babysit her younger sister, Lily. The girls' father does not pay child support often, causing financial strain in the household.

Scriptwriter

The Trials of Cate McCall, 1h29
Directed by Karen Moncrieff
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Kate Beckinsale, David Lyons, James Cromwell, Nick Nolte, Clancy Brown, Mark Pellegrino
Roles Writer
Rating62% 3.101673.101673.101673.101673.10167
Cate McCall (Kate Beckinsale) is an alcoholic lawyer who is in recovery, on probation, and estranged from her family. In order to regain custody of her young daughter and be reinstated to the bar, this former hotshot lawyer accepts a pro bono appeal of a woman, Lacey, who has been convicted of murder. Aided by her assistant, Cate pulls out all stops to prove Lacey's innocence, as well as work on her own alcohol and work addictions. Cate does not move past her work addiction, neglecting arranged time with her daughter while she successfully gets Lacey's conviction overturned. When Cate finds out that Lacey is guilty, she starts drinking again, further neglecting her daughter. Cate returns to her original, high profile law firm, and purposefully torpedoes her own client's case in the middle of a trial. Cate then takes multiple illegal actions to put Lacey back in prison. Cate gives evidence to the prosecutor that can convict Lacey, then conspires with the prosecutor, with the two of them agreeing to keep it a secret so that she won't be disbarred, which would deny him the ability to use the evidence that he should not have, stating "if you have me disbarred, you can't take credit for my idea". Cate, with the full knowledge of the prosecutor that she is working illegally against her client, does not recuse herself from Lacey's trial – though she does blackmail the original judge, who previously ruled in Lacey's favour, to recuse himself. The prosecutor, exercising prosecuterial misconduct, does not recuse himself from the case either. Cate's overt acts of fraud, conspiracy, blackmail and misconduct enable her to get Lacey re-convicted. Cate's reward for her illegal actions is to be granted shared custody of her daughter.
The Dead Girl, 1h33
Directed by Karen Moncrieff
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Toni Collette, Piper Laurie, Brittany Murphy, Giovanni Ribisi, Rose Byrne, James Franco
Roles Writer
Rating65% 3.296013.296013.296013.296013.29601
The Stranger: Arden (Colette) lives with her abusive, invalid mother (Laurie). One day she discovers the naked body of a dead woman on the property. Arden becomes a minor celebrity, drawing the attention of Rudy (Ribisi), who tells her the dead woman is the victim of a serial killer preying on young women in the area. Rudy asks Arden out. Arden gets into a fight with her mother, which compels her to finally leave home. Arden has her date with Rudy. In the morning, Arden calls the police to report a woman (her mother) left alone at home. The Sister: Leah (Byrne) is prepping the dead woman in the morgue when she notices a certain birthmark. Leah suspects that the dead woman is her sister, Jenny, who was taken from a nearby park fifteen years ago. She asks the sheriff to match the dental records. She is certain the dead woman is her missing sister, but Leah's parents (Steenburgen, Bruce Davison) refuse to believe that Jenny is dead. The sheriff delivers the test result: the dead woman is not Jenny.
Blue Car
Blue Car (2002)
, 1h36
Directed by Karen Moncrieff
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about education
Actors David Strathairn, Agnes Bruckner, Margaret Colin, Alan John Buckley, Frances Fisher
Roles Writer
Rating65% 3.2970653.2970653.2970653.2970653.297065
A gifted teenager named Megan living in the Dayton, Ohio area has been abandoned by her father and neglected by her mother, who works twelve-hour days and goes to school at night, leaving Megan to babysit her younger sister, Lily. The girls' father does not pay child support often, causing financial strain in the household.

Production

The Trials of Cate McCall, 1h29
Directed by Karen Moncrieff
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Kate Beckinsale, David Lyons, James Cromwell, Nick Nolte, Clancy Brown, Mark Pellegrino
Roles Producer
Rating62% 3.101673.101673.101673.101673.10167
Cate McCall (Kate Beckinsale) is an alcoholic lawyer who is in recovery, on probation, and estranged from her family. In order to regain custody of her young daughter and be reinstated to the bar, this former hotshot lawyer accepts a pro bono appeal of a woman, Lacey, who has been convicted of murder. Aided by her assistant, Cate pulls out all stops to prove Lacey's innocence, as well as work on her own alcohol and work addictions. Cate does not move past her work addiction, neglecting arranged time with her daughter while she successfully gets Lacey's conviction overturned. When Cate finds out that Lacey is guilty, she starts drinking again, further neglecting her daughter. Cate returns to her original, high profile law firm, and purposefully torpedoes her own client's case in the middle of a trial. Cate then takes multiple illegal actions to put Lacey back in prison. Cate gives evidence to the prosecutor that can convict Lacey, then conspires with the prosecutor, with the two of them agreeing to keep it a secret so that she won't be disbarred, which would deny him the ability to use the evidence that he should not have, stating "if you have me disbarred, you can't take credit for my idea". Cate, with the full knowledge of the prosecutor that she is working illegally against her client, does not recuse herself from Lacey's trial – though she does blackmail the original judge, who previously ruled in Lacey's favour, to recuse himself. The prosecutor, exercising prosecuterial misconduct, does not recuse himself from the case either. Cate's overt acts of fraud, conspiracy, blackmail and misconduct enable her to get Lacey re-convicted. Cate's reward for her illegal actions is to be granted shared custody of her daughter.