|Karen van der Beek|
|Date of Birth||c. 1972|
|Last Appearance||La Petite Mort|
|Number of episodes||24|
|Portrayed by||Natascha McElhone|
Before the series Edit
During her college years, Karen was taught by Richard Bates.
Karen first met Hank Moody in Los Angeles. The two eventually fell in love, and Karen soon became pregnant, eventually giving birth to their daughter Rebecca.
During the three year gap between seasons four and five, Karen had broken up with Ben, and eventually began another relationship with Richard Bates, eventually marrying him.
After returning to LA, Hank immediately visits Karen and Bates at their new home.
- Hank Moody - Life partner
- Richard Bates
- Ben - Ex-Boyfriend