Karin Konoval

Biography

Karin Konoval has appeared in guest starring roles in numerous TV series and supporting lead roles in many feature films, including the role of "Maurice" (the orangutan) in Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), and War for the Planet of the Apes (2017). She received a Philip Borsos award for her lead role as "Mary Leonard" in the feature Cable Beach (2004) and has received numerous awards for her work in theatre, performing lead roles in contemporary classics and a wide range of musicals. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Karin moved to Canada with her family as a child and grew up in Edmonton, Alberta where she originally trained as a dancer. After graduating from the University of Alberta with a B.A. in theatre history, she moved to Vancouver, British Columbia to pursue a career in acting. Her writing has been published in various anthologies and literary magazines and broadcast on CBC Radio. As an artist, she has had many solo gallery exhibits of her paintings for a growing audience. Her first illustrated children's book, "Jeffrey Takes a Walk in December" was published in 2015. For more information please see www.karinkonoval.com