Karen Ceesay is an actor, writer, wife and mom living and working in Atlanta, Georgia.
A self-proclaimed "Processed Peach," this Philly native continues to make her mark on the Southeast and beyond.
Over the years, Karen Ceesay has appeared in various projects on stage, in film & televison and on the radio. You can catch her kicking zombie butt as Bertie in her fourth season on the long running, hit series The Walking Dead (AMC), check out her 1980s parenting style as Mrs. Sinclair on the Emmy nominated series Stranger Things (Netflix) or watch her debate the merits of superhero intervention as Veretta Henderson on The CW's newest hit, Black Lightning.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Karen Ceesay's "career" started at age ten. After attending a friend's performance at the New Freedom Theater, she begged her mom to enroll her in their prestigious program to study drama, dance and musical theater. Just a few years later, she had already performed in over ten full scale theater productions, then enrolled at the Weist-Barron School of Television to pursue her true love, television. She continued her training at and maintained her acting chops throughout high school participating in drama club and various local performance competitions. Upon graduation, she arrived in Atlanta, Georgia to attend Spelman College where she received her B.A. in theater.
A long standing member of Atlanta’s improv & sketch community, she started studying improv with Laughing Matters, then went on to study and become a main stage member at Whole World Theatre. Since then, she has appeared/performed with - Dad’s Garage, The Village Theatre, Highwire, Red Pill Players, Dark Side of the Room and served as emcee for Atlanta’s Women of Improv Benefit Show.
An active participant in Atlanta's Film & Television community, Karen is a member of Georgia Production Partnership (GPP) and served on the Board of Women in Film & Television Atlanta (WIFTA) for several years, overseeing the chapter's fortieth anniversary celebration.
Freedom Theatre; Performing Artist Training