Karen Hassan Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Jaba Sharma
Feb 29, 2024 By Jaba Sharma
Originally Published on Feb 06, 2023
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Karen Hassan Birthday & Fun Facts
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About Karen Hassan

Karen Hassan is a Northern Irish Actress.

 From 2010 until 2013, Karen Hassan played Lynsey Nolan in the main series of Channel 4, 'Hollyoaks'. Her other work includes the series 'Hollyoaks Later', 'The Fall', 'Vikings', and 'Hunger'. 

Karen Hassan also appeared in the American TV series 'FBI: International' in 2022. She appeared in nine episodes of 'Sketchy' with Diarmuid Corr. Lastly, she also appeared in episodes of 'Casualty'. Read more about her net worth, family, career, and other trivia.

Karen Hassan Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Karen Hassan's net worth?

The approximate net worth of Karen Hassan is $4 million.

How much does Karen Hassan earn per year?

The annual income of Karen Hassan is not available.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Karen Hassan?

Karen Hassan stands at a height of 5 ft 8 in (178 cm). Karen Hassan has hazel eyes and dark brown hair.

How old is Karen Hassan?

Born on July 31, 1981, Karen Hassan is 41 years old.

Childhood And Education

Karen Hassan was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and was one of five sisters.

Her parents are Rodie Hassan and Jean Hassan. She was the quiet one in a family of storytellers and, apart from Nativity plays, showed little interest in acting during her Holy Cross and Dominican College schooldays. She later grew fond of it while at the drama club at Queen's University, where she obtained a first-class BA degree.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Karen Hassan dating?

No information is available regarding her relationship.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Karen Hassan began her career by undertaking minor roles on the stage, most notably in 'Mixed Marriage' at the Lyric Theatre, as well as roles in feature films 'Hunger' and 'Fifty Dead Men Walking' and TV movies including 'Scapegoat' (BBC).

Karen Hassan's appearances in short films include 'Checkout (2007)' as 
Checkout Girl, 'Master of Reality (2008)' as Elizabeth Darwin, 'Loss (2014)' as Kate, and 'Miss Conception (2008)' as Young Nun. The actress also appeared in the TV movie 'Last Man Hanging (2008)' as Pearl Gamble.

Karen Hassan appeared as Lynsey Nolan in the multi-award-winning main series 'Hollyoaks'. Her first episode aired on August 11, 2010.

The 'Hollyoaks' character Lynsey was intended to only appear in the 'Hollyoaks Later' spin-off series and was created as Kris Fisher's (Gerard McCarthy) ex-girlfriend. In June 2010, it was revealed that Brendan Brady (Emmett J. Scanlan), Bart McQueen (Jonny Clarke), and Lynsey would start working on 'Hollyoaks' in August.

For the role, Karen Hassan moved from Belfast to Liverpool, where Hollyoaks is filmed. Hassan stated that she was dead chuffed to learn that Lynsey would appear in 'Hollyoaks' in an interview with the show's official website. A Hollyoaks episode which was broadcast on June 29, 2012, featured the murder of Hassan's character.

The Northern Ireland actress portrayed Aidie in the suspenseful feature film 'Cellar Door', directed by Vicko Nikci in collaboration with the Irish Film Board. The movie took home an award for Best First Feature Film at the 2018 Galway Film Fleadh.

Karen Hassan appeared in the RTE comedy 'Finding Joy', alongside Amy Huberman, as Sarah. She also appeared as DC Rachel Miskelly, in a BBC flagship film 'Doing Money,' directed by Lynsey Miller.

Karen Hassan worked with The Comedy Unit and The BBC to play boss Lisa McCoy in the comedy series 'Soft Boarder Patrol', which exposed the hilarious consequences of the UK-EU border change post-Brexit.

Karen Hassan also appeared in the award-winning drama, 'The Fall' (all three seasons) alongside Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan. She reprised her role as accountant Annie Brawley, who will recover from an attack in the last season by Dornan's creepy serial killer character, Paul Spector.

In 2015, Karen Hassan appeared as the formidable Therese in Season Four of 'Vikings' (The History Channel). The actress also appeared in 'Rose Freeman' in series two of 'Suspects' (Channel 4).

Karen Hassan portrayed the role of Emily in season two of 'The Royals' (Lionsgate).

Charity Work

Karen Hassan was the guest of honor at the Hollywood to Bollywood Winter Ball on November 22 in aid of Lagan's Foundation. The charity was established in honor of Lagan Katherine Anne Grant, who lost the battle for life in April 2011 at the age of 15 weeks after being born with congenital heart defects (CHD).

Karen Hassan's Hobbies And Interests

Karen Hassan has two pet cats. She trained and qualified as a nail technician.

Other Interesting Karen Hassan Facts And Trivia

  • Northern Ireland-born actress Karen Hassan dated her 'Hollyoaks' co-star Rob Norbury.
  • Karen Hassan played the role of Therese in 'Vikings' (TV Series 2013–2020).
  • The actress was nominated for The British Soap Award for Best Actress.
  • In an interview with a Belfast newspaper in March 2011, Karen Hassan admitted that she was very quiet while growing up but always enjoyed acting, which inspired her to study drama at Queens University in Belfast before becoming a professional actress.
  • London's been her base for the past few years since moving from Manchester and Liverpool, where she moved to begin filming 'Hollyoaks' in 2008.

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Queen's University

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Rodie Hassan, Jean Hasan
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