Karen Malina White

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TV Actress
Date of Birth July 7, 1965
Place of Birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age 55 years old
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Karen Malina White is an American film and television actress. White is best known for her roles as Kaneesha Carter, in the 1989 drama film Lean on Me, as Charmaine Brown during the two final seasons on The Cosby Show and its spin-off A Different World; Nicolette Vandross on Malcolm & Eddie and the voice of Dijonay Jones on the Disney Channel animated comedy The Proud Family.

Born: July 7, 1965, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Nationality: American
Education: Howard University
Occupation: Actress
Years active: 1980–present
Known for: Kaneesha Carter – Lean on Me, Charmaine Brown – The Cosby Show, A Different World
Partner(s): Malcolm-Jamal Warner, (2000–2007)
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About Karen Malina White

Philadelphia native best known for her two-season role as Charmaine Brown on "The Cosby Show". She was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress for her role in the 1989 film "Lean On Me".

Before Fame

She graduated cum laude from Howard University.


She is also a voice actress who has voiced Dijonay Jones on the animated series "The Proud Family".

Family Life

She was in a seven-year relationship with "Cosby Show" actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner.


She co-starred with Oscar-winner Morgan Freeman in "Lean on Me".

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Latest information about Karen Malina White updated on January 24, 2021.

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