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Kara Young

 
Bio:
Harlem Born and raised. Film: Chemical Hearts (Amazon, dir. Richard Tanne), After Yang (A24, dir. Kogonada). Theater: Revolving Cycles Truly and Steadily Roll'd (dir. Awoye Timpo, The Duke), Cullud Wattah (The Public), Syncing Ink (dir. Niegel Smith, Alley Theatre, The Flea), Pretty Hunger (dir. ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Harlem Born and raised. Film: Chemical Hearts (Amazon, dir. Richard Tanne), After Yang (A24, dir. Kogonada). Theater: Revolving Cycles Truly and Steadily Roll'd (dir. Awoye Timpo, The Duke), Cullud Wattah (The Public), Syncing Ink (dir. Niegel Smith, Alley Theatre, The Flea), Pretty Hunger (dir. ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
2021
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
MCC Theater's Off-Broadway World Premiere, 2020
Cast
  [Off-Broadway]
Atlantic Theatre's Off-Broadway World Premiere, 2019
Cast
  [Off-Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Off-Broadway World Premiere, 2019
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
World Premier Production, 2018
Karma

Photos

Danielle Brooks, Kara Young, and Kate Whoriskey Photo

Danielle Brooks, Kara Young, and Kate Whoriskey

From: 
Date:
01/27/2022
Danielle Brooks, Kara Young and Kate Whoriskey Photo

Danielle Brooks, Kara Young and Kate Whoriskey

From: 
Date:
01/27/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
2021
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
MCC Theater's Off-Broadway World Premiere, 2020
Cast

  [Off-Broadway]
Atlantic Theatre's Off-Broadway World Premiere, 2019
Cast

  [Off-Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Off-Broadway World Premiere, 2019
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
World Premier Production, 2018
Karma

Kara Young Biography

Harlem Born and raised. Film: Chemical Hearts (Amazon, dir. Richard Tanne), After Yang (A24, dir. Kogonada). Theater: Revolving Cycles Truly and Steadily Roll'd (dir. Awoye Timpo, The Duke), Cullud Wattah (The Public), Syncing Ink (dir. Niegel Smith, Alley Theatre, The Flea), Pretty Hunger (dir. Martha Banta, The Public). LAByrinth Theater Company Member and original member of Thania All-Stars. Film/TV: The lead in Hair Wolf, winner of Sundance 2018 Short film Jury Award: US fiction, ‚ÄúRandom Acts of Flyness‚ÄĚ (HBO), ‚ÄúThe Punisher‚ÄĚ (Netflix), Live Voice Over Announcer for 2018 & 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, MTV's ‚ÄúGirl Code‚ÄĚ (4 seasons). @karaakter

Kara Young Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2022 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Kara Young, Clyde's

Kara Young News

SIX, KIMBERLY AKIMBO Lead Nominations for 2022 Drama Desk Awards Photo SIX, KIMBERLY AKIMBO Lead Nominations for 2022 Drama Desk Awards
by Nicole Rosky - May 16, 2022

Nominations for the 66th Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced today, and the full list of nominees is available below.

Amber Gray, Kara Young & More Receive 2022 Actors' Equity Foundation Awards Photo Amber Gray, Kara Young & More Receive 2022 Actors' Equity Foundation Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

The Actors’ Equity Foundation announced the recipients of its 2022 awards.

Photos: Meet the 2022 Tony Awards Nominees! Photo Photos: Meet the 2022 Tony Awards Nominees!
by Jennifer Broski - May 16, 2022

Tonys season is here at last! The nominations for the biggest Broadway awards ceremony were announced last week on Monday, May 9. Leading the pack was A Strange Loop with eleven nominations, followed closely by MJ and Paradise Square, with ten nominations each.

SILENT PARTNER Starring Kara Young to Screen as part of the 25th Anniversary of Dance Photo SILENT PARTNER Starring Kara Young to Screen as part of the 25th Anniversary of Dances with Films:LA Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022

Multi-award-winning short film, Silent Partner, that explores systemic racism's effect on Black mental health will be shown at the TCL Chinese Theatres on Sat., June 11, at 12:30pm, as part of the 25th Anniversary of Dances with Films:LA (DWF:LA).

2022 Lilly Award Winners Announced Photo 2022 Lilly Award Winners Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2022

The 2022 Lilly Award winners have been announced. The Lillys celebrate, fund, and fight for women by promoting gender and racial parity in the American theatre.

2022 Tony Awards Nominations - Show by Show! Photo 2022 Tony Awards Nominations - Show by Show!
by Team BWW - May 9, 2022

The nominations are in! Below, check out how each show fared individually in BroadwayWorld's list of nominations by show.

A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, PARADISE SQUARE, MJ & More Lead The 2022 Tony Awards Nominat Photo A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, PARADISE SQUARE, MJ & More Lead The 2022 Tony Awards Nominations
by Team BWW - May 9, 2022

This year's Tony Awards nominations were announced this morning by Adrienne Warren and Joshua Henry and here they are, celebrating the best of the 2021-22 theatre season. The 2022 Tony Awards, hosted by Ariana DeBose, will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Sunday, June 12, 2022 (8:00 - 11:00 PM, LIVE ET/5:00 - 8:00 PM, LIVE PT) on the CBS Television Network, and streaming live and on demand on Paramount+.

Myles Frost, Sharon D. Clarke, Jaquel Spivey & More Amongst 2022 Theatre World Awards Photo Myles Frost, Sharon D. Clarke, Jaquel Spivey & More Amongst 2022 Theatre World Awards Recipients
by Nicole Rosky - May 6, 2022

Each year The Theatre World Awards presents 12 awards to outstanding debut performances on and off-Broadway. This year's honorees have just been announced!

Jury Revealed for Geena Davis' 8th Annual Bentonville Film Festival Photo Jury Revealed for Geena Davis' 8th Annual Bentonville Film Festival
by Marissa Tomeo - May 4, 2022

Today, The Bentonville Film Festival unveiled their distinguished Competition Jury, singularly dedicated to inclusive representation in media and entertainment. The festival, produced by the BFFoundation and chaired by Academy Award-winning Actor Geena Davis, will take place in-person June 22-26 and virtually June 22-July 3. The illustrious group of jurors is composed of award-winning producers, directors, actors and authors, including actor Yolonda Ross, film and television producer Bird Runningwater, actor Shohreh Aghdashloo, writer and filmmaker Justine Bateman, among others. The Festival is sponsored by Founding Partner, Walmart and Presenting Partner Coca-Cola. 

Lime Arts Productions Launches Second Annual Twenty By Twenty Fringe Photo Lime Arts Productions Launches Second Annual Twenty By Twenty Fringe
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 26, 2022

Back after a wildly successful and critically-acclaimed pilot program, Lime Arts Productions presents the second iteration of the Twenty By Twenty Fringe, a program that was conceived in an effort to provide a platform for artistic directors, theatre and film practitioners, and audiences across the country to watch bold, innovative, and intimate new works created by the most refreshing and current voices: artists in their 20s.

Kara Young Videos

VIDEO: Uzo Aduba Talks Returning to Broadway in CLYDE'S on THE VIEW VideoVIDEO: Uzo Aduba Talks Returning to Broadway in CLYDE'S on THE VIEW
by Michael Major - Nov 30, 2021

Uzo Aduba appeared on The View this morning to discuss returning to Broadway as the title role in Clyde's. She speaks on when she first fell in love in theatre and the role her costumes play in her approach to her character in the play. Watch the new interview now!

VIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night of CLYDE'S on Broadway! VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night of CLYDE'S on Broadway!
by Team BWW - Nov 24, 2021

Second Stage Theater's production of Lynn Nottage's new play CLYDE'S opened just last night, Tuesday November 23, 2021, at Second Stage's Broadway home, the Hayes Theater (240 W 44th Street at 8th Avenue).

VIDEO: Uzo Aduba Talks Returning to Broadway in CLYDE'S on LIVE! With Kelly & Ryan VideoVIDEO: Uzo Aduba Talks Returning to Broadway in CLYDE'S on LIVE! With Kelly & Ryan
by Michael Major - Nov 11, 2021

Uzo Aduba appeared on LIVE! With Kelly & Ryan this morning to discuss returning to Broadway in the new play Clyde's. Watch Aduba discuss her character in the full interview with Ryan Seacrest and guest-host Alexandra Wentworth now!

BWW TV: What Is ALL THE NATALIE PORTMANS All About? The Company Explains! VideoBWW TV: What Is ALL THE NATALIE PORTMANS All About? The Company Explains!
by TV - Press Previews - Jan 18, 2020

All The Natalie Portmans- a fantastical new coming-of-age comedy written by C.A. Johnson (MCC debut) and directed by Kate Whoriskey (Sweat, Ruined)- is now in rehearsals. The cast features Joshua Boone, Montego Glover, Elise Kibler, Renika Williams and Kara Young. All The Natalie Portmans begins performances on Thursday, February 6th, 2020 in the Susan & Ronald Frankel Theater at The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space ,511 West 52nd Street with official opening night set for Monday, February 24th. What's the show all about?


Kara Young Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Kara Young been in?
Kara Young has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Kara Young been in?
Kara Young has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Kara Young been nominated for?
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Clyde's .