Having been in the entertainment world and the public eye since she was 15 years old, Karen Larrea knew she would always return back to the spotlight. Born in Manhattan, raised in South America and Miami, Karen started her entertainment career in the music industry at the age of 15 years old as part of the all-girl musical trio Carrousel who were signed by Sonotone Latin Record the US subsidiary of Songraphica Discos in Venezuela and produced by the A-Team (Alejandro Jaen, Manny Benito & O. Valdes). Karen spent her teen years touring with Carrousel throughout North, Central and South America and sharing musical stages with legends such as Celia Cruz, Willy Chirino, Juan Luis Guerra, Marc Anthony, Luis Miguel and Menudo. After Carrousel broke up and guided under the direction of her musical Godfather “El Caballo Mayor” superstar icon Johnny Ventura, Karen recorded an EP and was a spoke model for Coca Cola International and FIFA World Cup in Ecuador, South America but shortly retired to start and raise her family. Having gone through a divorce in 2013 Karen returned to the entertainment world but this time behind the scenes as a Music Manager in the Circuit Music World.
2022 has brought Karen back to the front of the spotlight once again as she was presented with the opportunity and was cast along with her daughter Breana Symone, 20 years old as one of the main “original 7” cast members and the only Hispanic cast member for the new HBO Max “unscripted” reality hit series "My Mom, Your Dad". A Rom Com dating series who follows a group of single parents who have been nominated by their college age kids for a second chance at love. The series is created by Greg & Haley Daniels (The Office developer/EP and Parks & Recreation co-creator/EP. The series is hosted by Emmy-nominated actress Yvonne Orji.
A lead cast member as well with the series main love story line. Karen is looking now towards the future in representing Latina women and mothers over 40 being able to find love again, have a career, make a comeback and representing worldwide to the Anglo & Hispanic communities with speaking engagements, appearances, aligning with reputable brands, hosting and other TV Projects. Karen is also a certified dating & relationship coach and works privately with clients. .