Karen O

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Rock Singer
Date of Birth November 22, 1978
Place of Birth Busan, South Korea
Age 41 years old
Horoscope Sagittarius

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Karen O

Karen Lee Orzolek, known professionally as Karen O, is a South Korean-born American singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. She is the lead vocalist for American rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

Birth name: Karen Lee Orzolek
Also known as: Marshmellow
Born: November 22, 1978, Seoul, South Korea
Genres: Indie rock, alternative rock, art rock, punk
Occupation(s): Singer, songwriter, record producer
Instruments: Vocals
Years active: 2000–present
Labels: Shifty, Touch and Go, Dress Up, DGC, Interscope, Cult
Associated acts: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Unitard, The Kids, Native Korean Rock, Swans, Danger Mouse, The Flaming Lips
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About Karen O

Singer-songwriter best known as the lead vocalist for the New York garage rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs, best known for singles such as "Maps" and "Heads Will Roll."

Before Fame

She attended New York Univerity's Tisch School of the Arts.


She was approached by Playboy but turned them down.

Family Life

She has dated Spike Jonze and musician Angus Andrew. She married her longtime boyfriend Barnaby Clay in 2011. The couple welcomed a son, Django, in 2015.


She contributed vocals to the cover of "Immigrant Song," which was featured on the soundtrack for the American version of the film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which starred Rooney Mara.

Information related to Karen O

  • Musicians from Seoul
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs members
  • NME Awards winners
  • American female rock singers
  • South Korean emigrants to the United States
  • Singers from New Jersey
  • American indie rock musicians
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Latest information about Karen O updated on October 25, 2020.

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