Irene Karas Loeper was born and raised in Vancouver, BC and is the daughter of Andree Karas, the Artistic Director of United Players Theatre Company. Irene's training includes Circle in the Square in New York, Gastown Actors Studio in Vancouver, and the Vancouver Film School. Irene's recent performances include Janine in the short film "Two Stans and a Dan", Gogo in the movie "The Buddy Games" and Starla in the movie of the week,  "Starring Christmas".

Irene had an amazing summer at The Arts Club Theater Company last year performing the role of Tanya in the hit muscial, "MAMMA MIA!" at the Stanley Theater in Vancouver, BC.  Irene was recognized with an Ovation Award for Outstanding Lead Actress for her performance as Reno Sweeney in the musical comedy "Anything Goes" for Theatre Under the Stars. She was also nominated for an Ovation Award for Best Supporting Actress in the musical "The Wild Party and nominated for a Jessie Richardson Award and Ovation Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as "Mrs Meers" in the musical "Thoroughly Modern Millie" for the Gateway Theater in Richmond, BC.

Irene is represented by the amazing Elena Kirschner at RED Management.  Irene is married to the man of her dreams, the amazing handsome Markus!  

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