Karen Reuter (Makeup Artist) Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Boyfriend, Family & More

Karen Reuter

Biography / Wiki

A professional makeup artist Karen Reuter worked as a key makeup artist on Orange Is The New Black. The popular Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black” dedicated the penultimate episode of the final season, titled “The Big House,” to one Karen Reuter.

Though she was not an actor on the show she was a beloved crew member who passed away while the final season was filming.

She was the face behind our favorite characters’ jail looks and special-effects wounds. She passed away in January 2019, which saddened the cast and crew to lose a dear colleague and friend. Apart from a make-up artist, she also co-authored ‘Read my lips: A cultural history of lipstick’.

Height / Weight / Age

Karen Reuter weighed 55 kg and 121 lbs in pounds. This makeup artist and the author was 168 cm or in feet, inches 5’6” tall. She looked beautiful in short dark brown color hair and sparkling wide blue color eyes.

She had a slim body with figure measurement is 35 inches breast, 27 inches waist, and 36 inches hips approximately. She was 62 years old at the time of death. Her bra size is 34B whereas her dress size is 6 and shoe size is 5 (UK).

Net Worth

Karen Reuter’s estimated net worth was $450K US dollars approximately.

Education / Family

Karen Reuter was born in Little Falls, New Jersey to Robert Richard Reuter and Rose Mary Reuter. She has a sister named Sue Reuter. She attended Passaic Valley Regional High School for elementary education.


Karen Reuter

Nickname Karen
Birth Place Little Falls, New Jersey, USA
Date Of Birth January 22, 1957
Age 62 years (at the time of death)
Height In centimeters – 168 cm

In feet inches – 5’6”

Weight In kilograms – 55 kg

In pounds – 121 lbs

Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Dark brown
Profession Makeup artist and author
Zodiac sign Aquarius
School Passaic Valley Regional High School
College Not attended
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Home Town New Jersey, USA
Debut Not known
Fathers Name Robert Richard Reuter
Mothers Name Rosemary Reuter
Brothers Name not known
Sister Sue Reuter

Career / Fashion And Style

Karen Reuter started her career as a make-up artist in Hollywood. She made her debut as a makeup artist and worked as the co-key make-up artist on the kid’s show “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” from 1986 to 1990. As a make-up artist, she was also associated with The Sopranos, Project Runway, and big movies like Step Up 3D and 28 days.

Along with Michal Biggar, she was nominated for the TV and New Media Series Contemporary Make-Up award by the Make-up Artists and Hairstylists Guild Awards. She was a member of the Make-up & hair local 798 in New York. She also worked with the Amazon Prime series “Rise” as Make-up departmental head.

Boyfriends, Affairs, Husband and More

On September 2, 2017, she got married to Steven Kozlowski. She was blessed with four children named Eden, Simone Fabbo, Anton, and Damon. On January 24, 2019, Karen Reuter died in South Orange, New Jersey due to cancer.

Boyfriends Steven Kozlowski
Marital Status Married
Husband Steven Kozlowski


Karen Reuter with her husband
Karen Reuter with her husband
Children Son – Eden, Damon, Anton

Daughter – Simone Fabbo

Karen Reuter with her daughter
Karen Reuter with her daughter

Favorite Things

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Favorite Actors Tom Hanks
Favorite Actress Meryl Streep
Favorite Food Pizza, Fries, ice cream
Favorite Destinations Paris
Favorite Color(s) Red

Karen Reuter

Some Interesting Facts About Karen Reuter

  • In her childhood, she was a volunteer at the Liquid Church in New Jersey.
  • Her demise saddened her co-workers, hence they thanked her for countless contributions to the superhit series.
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