Karen Ceesay

Actress

Years Active

1999 - Present

Known For

Last Vegas
Rings
The Internship
The Walking Dead

Karen Ceesay is an actor, writer & producer in Atlanta, Georgia who can currently be seen as Mrs. Sinclair, one of “the Moms,” on Netflix’s Stranger Things, as Veretta Henderson on The CW’s Black Lightning, and still surviving the apocalypse, finishing her fourth season as Bertie on AMC’s long running hit series, The Walking Dead.

A lifelong theater enthusiast, Karen started performing at age ten, studying theater and dance at Freedom Theater in her hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Spelman College brought her to Atlanta where she graduated with a B.A. in theater arts. She has been a long standing member of Atlanta’s improv & sketch community, starting as a main stage cast member with Whole World Theater then going on to perform with many of the local improv & sketch comedy troupes including serving as emcee for Atlanta’s Women of Improv Benefit Show.

An active participant in the Atlanta Film & Television community, Karen is a member of Georgia Production Partnership (GPP), SAG/AFTRA and served on the Board of Directors for Women in Film & Television Atlanta (WIFTA) for several years, overseeing the chapter's fortieth anniversary celebration.

filmography

2018
  • The Walking Dead

    Bertie

  • Black Lightning

    Veretta

2017
  • Stranger Things

    Mrs. Sinclair

  • Rings

    Flight Attendant

2015
  • Clairvoyance the Ellis Files

    Camille

  • Satisfaction

    Monica

2014
  • Resurrection

    Nurse

2013
  • Last Vegas

    Ezra's Wife

  • The Internship

    Female Interviewer

2012
  • Trouble with the Curve

    Carol

  • Army Wives

    Jessica

2011
  • Reed Between the Lines

    Joyce

2009
  • Addicted

    Main Addict

  • One Tree Hill

    Receptionist

  • Drop Dead Diva

    Popular Girl #1

2008
  • Somebodies

    Mrs. Sharon

  • Ryan Cameron: Uncensored

    Various

1999
  • Whole World Comedy

    Various

Gallery of Work