Karen Reuter (born January 22, 1957 – died January 24, 2019) was an American Professional Makeup Artist and Author from Little Falls, New Jersey. She was famous for working as the main makeup artist on the TV series “Orange Is The New Black”.
Furthermore, Karen later became the head of the makeup department in the show. Recently, the makers of the series paid tribute to the makeup artist in the episode titled “The Big House”.
Reuter started her career in the entertainment industry as a makeup artist in Hollywood. From 1986 to 1990, she worked on the television kids’ show “Pee-wee’s Playhouse”. She served as one of the main artists for four years.
Karen then practiced her work in the American drama show “The Sopranos” in the past. In her profession, she worked in numerous runway fashion shows. Some of her art pieces are also available on popular movies like Step Up 3D and 28 Days.
As an author, Reuter published her book named “Read My Lips: A Cultural History of Lipstick” in 1998. She co-authored the book along with Meg Cohen.
Death Cause, Cancer & Detail
On January 24, 2019, Karen Reuter passed away at the age of 62. The main cause of her death was cancer. Last September, she fell seriously ill and also stopped working in the show “Orange Is The New Black”.
In addition, Reuter first served in the series from 2013 to 2014 and was a co-key makeup artist in 20 episodes of the show. Then, she became the makeup department head for OITNB between 2015 and 2016.
Personal Affairs, Spouse & Children
The late makeup artist was a married woman. She tied the knot with her husband “Steven Kozlowski” on September 02, 2017. Their wedding ceremony was a private affair and only a few people were invited.
According to a source, the former couple began their relationship in 2012. After her death, Steven published an emotional message and said that she was a wonderful wife. Karen also had four children from her previous affair.
She had three sons named Eden, Anton, & Damon Fabbo and a daughter named Simone Fabbo. However, she never mentioned anything about her ex-boyfriend(s) on the internet.
On July 28, 2019, her kid, Simone, also posted a message after the episode “The Big House” paid tribute to the Reuter. She wrote on her Instagram account that she was very thankful to the makers of the “Orange Is The New Black”.
They dedicated one episode to her mother in Karen’s memory. Simone stated that her mom was a wonderful, hardworking, cool, and loving person.
|Real Full Birth Name||Karen Reuter.|
|Profession||Professional Makeup Artist and Author.|
|Famous for||for working as the main makeup artist on Orange Is The New Black.|
|Age (As of 2019)||62 years old.|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||January 22, 1957.|
|Date of Death||January 24, 2019.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Little Falls, New Jersey, USA.|
|Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)||Straight.|
|Ethnicity||White Caucasian Descent.|
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Aquarius.|
|Current Residence||California, USA.|
|Social Media Account Stats||Instagram: NA.
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||Feet & Inches: 5' 6".
Centimeters: 168 cm.
Meters: 1.68 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 55 Kg.
Pounds: 121 lbs.
|Body Measurements (Breast-waist-hips)||35-27-36.|
|Shoe Size (UK)||6.|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown.|
|Parents||Father: Name not Known.
|Siblings||Brother: Not Known.
Sister: 1 sis.
|Dating History?||Love Affair with her boyfriend Steven.|
|Son||Eden. Anton, Damon.|
|Highest Qualification||High School Graduate.|
|School||Passaic Valley Regional High School.|
|Alma Mater||Will update.|
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Tom Hanks.
Actress: Meryl Streep.
|Dream Holiday Destination||Paris.|
|Love to do||Reading.|
|Favorite Food||Pizza, Fries & Ice Cream.|
|Net worth (approx.)||$450K US Dollars (As of 2019).|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Karen Reuter
- Makeup Artist Karen Reuter was born on the 22nd of January 1957 (aged 62 years old) in Little Falls, New Jersey, USA.
- There is no information about her father, mother, early life, and siblings available on the internet. But we will update you in the future.
- During her childhood, she remained a volunteer at the Liquid Church in Nutley, New Jersey.
- In 1975, Karen graduated from Passaic Valley Regional High School.
- She was also a member of the Make-Up and Hair Local 798 in New York.
- Karen also nominated by the Artists & Hairstylists Guild for a Best Contemporary Makeup Award for her work on OITNB.
- The cast and the crew of the show also thanked Reuter for her countless contributions to the superhit series.
- The episode “The Big House” that aired in July 2018 ended with a message “In loving memory of Karen Reuter”.
My makeup artist on OITNB, Karen Reuter, passed away last week. Farewell to a warm-eyed woman wearing low-slung dungarees and a wry smile at 6am, whose work ethic was surpassed only by her bravery, which she revealed through laughter, kindness, and a turning away from self.
— Kate Mulgrew (@TheKateMulgrew) February 2, 2019
- Kate Mulgrew has also tweeted to tell her kind feelings for her former Makeup artist, Karen.