Who Is Karen Reuter? Orange Is the New Black title card

Karen Reuter was a makeup artist on Orange Is the New Black. Karen Reuter death happened January 24, 2019. She was 62 years old.

Karen Reuter
Karen Reuter Parents. She was the daughter of the late Robert Richard Reuter and Rose Mary (Abbrescia) Reuter.

Karen Reuter is a well-known makeup artist from Netflix show “Orange is the new black“. This 60-year-old famous makeup professional is from Little Falls, New Jersey. Unfortunately, on 24th January 2019, Karen Reuter passed away after a long struggle with cancer. Moreover, the whole team of the show and Kate Mulgrew paid tribute to this legendary makeup artist. Her death is a great loss for her family and the film industry. Her work ethic and passion have greatly inspired her co-workers. 

Karen Reuter
Karen Reuter

Karen Reuter Wikis

✔Real Name Karen Reuter
✔Birthday 22 January, 1957
✔Birthplace New Jersey
✔died January 24, 2019
✔Nationality American
✔Age 62 year Old (as of 2019)
✔Profession Professional Makeup Artist and Author
✔Dating/Boyfriend Steven Kozlowski
✔Married/Husband Steven Kozlowski
✔Net Worth Estimated Net Worth of her is $380K USD as of 2019.
✔Parents Robert Richard Reuter, Rose Mary (Abbrescia) Reuter.

Background information on Karen Reuter

Karen Reuter was born on 22nd January 1957 at Little Falls, New Jersey. She started to pursue her high school education in 1975 from the Passaic regional valley school in New Jersey. She belongs to the white Caucasian ethnicity. The parents of Karen Reuter are Robert Richard Reuter and Rose Mary Reuter. 

Who was Karen Reuter
Karen Reuter was a make-up artist on “Orange Is the New Black.” She passed away on January 24, 2019, two days after her 62nd birthday

Karen Reuter was raised with her younger sister Sue Reuter at New Jersey. Her brother-in-law is known as James Wynd. Sue Reuter has two kids that are Erin and Adrienne. Some sources say that she is very close with her family. Karen and her siblings were raised in Christianity. Further, in her childhood days, He was a volunteer in the Liquid Church in New Jersey. In the early stages of her career, she was a hair-makeup stylist in the Local 798 of New York. 

Career development of Karen Reuter

Make-up artist Karen started her career as a makeup artist in 1986. Her first ever show as a makeup artist was the famous kid’s show “Pee-wee’s” playhouse. She was a co-key makeup professional for this show for 4 years that is from 1986 to 1990. Later, she got several opportunities for Hollywood movies and series. Karen worked as a makeup artist for the films The Sopranos, Project Runway, 28 days and Step Up 3D. In 1998, she also co-authored a book named ‘Read My Lips: A Cultural History of Lipstick’. 

She got the opportunity to work as a makeup artist for the shows “The Beautiful Life”, “Rise”, “Mercy”, “Saturday Night Live” and “Orange is the new black”. He has worked as a makeup artist for several other hit and successful TV commercials and movies. She was the head of the department for the “Orange is the new black” show and for which she was also nominated for the best contemporary makeup artist award. 

Personal life of Karen Reuter 

On 2nd September 2017, Make-up artist Karen married Steven Kozlowski after 5 years of dating. The marriage was a private occasion, only close family members and friends were invited to her wedding. The couple has two daughters and two sons. Eden, the daughter of Karen Reuter, follows the same line of a career like her mother. Unfortunately, the marriage was only 18 years as Make-up artist Karen passed away due to cancer. Karen’s daughter Simonne fabbo paid tribute to her mother by dedicating a whole episode of “Orange is the new black show”. Karen was a part of the show during her last days, and the whole cast and crew greatly miss her presence. 

The net worth of Karen Reuter 

The height of Karen Reuter is 5 feet, and her weight is 57 Kg. She acquired all the wealth by working as a makeup artist for some successful Hollywood shows. As of 2019, her net worth is estimated at $380K USD as of 2019. 


Make-up artist Karen was often described as a loving and warm person by her friends and family. Even though her death was devastating news, her friends, family, co-worker still remember and admire her presence through her amazing personality and her career.

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