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Also Known As: Karen T Duffy Died:
Born: May 23, 1962 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor, model, writer, video jockey, social worker

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Witty, alluring performer whose offbeat charm and amiability landed her a gig as an MTV VJ. Duffy's (aka "Duff" on-air) less-than-serious approach to her job quickly made her a favorite to viewers. Unlike many of her predecessors who quickly fell into obscurity, she diversified into commercials and feature appearances. She made her feature debut playing a "Crack Den Girl" in the Christopher Walken actioner "McBain" (1991). Her subsequent feature credits include small roles in Spike Lee's "Malcolm X" (1991), "Who's the Man" (1993)--which also featured such MTV luminaries as Dennis Leary and Ed Lover--and "Reality Bites" (1994) in a cameo spoofing MTV's "The Real World". Duffy made her first substantial feature performance as a woman reminiscent of Mrs. Robinson ("The Graduate") in the Disney comedy "Blank Check" (1994).

Witty, alluring performer whose offbeat charm and amiability landed her a gig as an MTV VJ. Duffy's (aka "Duff" on-air) less-than-serious approach to her job quickly made her a favorite to viewers. Unlike many of her predecessors who quickly fell into obscurity, she diversified into commercials and feature appearances. She made her feature debut playing a "Crack Den Girl" in the Christopher Walken actioner "McBain" (1991). Her subsequent feature credits include small roles in Spike Lee's "Malcolm X" (1991), "Who's the Man" (1993)--which also featured such MTV luminaries as Dennis Leary and Ed Lover--and "Reality Bites" (1994) in a cameo spoofing MTV's "The Real World". Duffy made her first substantial feature performance as a woman reminiscent of Mrs. Robinson ("The Graduate") in the Disney comedy "Blank Check" (1994).

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 State of Fear (2006)
3.
 Marmalade (2004)
4.
 24 Hour Woman, The (1998) Margo Lynn
5.
 Celebrity (1998) Tv Reporter At Premiere
6.
 Meet Wally Sparks (1997) (Cameo Appearance)
7.
 Nothing Sacred (1997)
8.
 Fool's Paradise (1997) Dj
9.
 Synapse (1995)
10.
 Reality Bites (1994) Actress
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Worked for an old age nursing home (announcing Bingo) in NYC
1991:
Feature acting debut, "McBain"
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Worked as an MTV VJ (video jockey)
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Signed a multi-picture deal with Disney
1994:
First film in a substantial role, "Blank Check"
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Named as a Revlon spokesmodel
1996:
Discovered to have a brain lesion which was eventually diagnosed as sarcoidosis of the central nervous system, a rare disease with an unknown cause; underwent treatment with steroids, cherotherapy and morphine
1997:
Disclosed her illness on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in March
1999:
Co-starred in "The 24 Hour Woman"
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companion:
Dwight Yoakam. Singer, actor. Dated c. 1993-95.
husband:
John Lambros. Investment banker. Born c. 1966; married in February 1997.

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father:
Phil Duffy. Developer.
mother:
Carol Duffy.
brother:
James Duffy. Born c. 1960.
sister:
Kate Duffy. Born c. 1964.
sister:
Laura Duffy. Born c. 1968.
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Bibliography close complete biography

"Model Patient: My Life as an Incurable Wise-Ass" HarperCollins

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