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CHARACTER
Karen van der Beek
KarenvanderBeek
Gender Female
Date of Birth c. 1972
First Appearance Pilot
Last Appearance La Petite Mort
Occupation Architect

(home designer)

Number of episodes 24
Relatives Becca (daughter)
Portrayed by Natascha McElhone

Karen van der Beek is a major character in the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh seasons of Californication.

the former girlfriend of Hank Moody. They had one daughter, while together, named Becca. Karen left her fiance, Bill at the altar to return to Hank, however they parted again, shortly after.

Biography Edit

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.

Season One Edit

Season Two Edit

Season Three Edit

Season Four Edit

Season Five Edit

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.

Season Six Edit

Season Seven Edit

Personality Edit

Relationships Edit

Family Edit

Lovers Edit

  • Hank Moody - Life partner
  • Richard Bates
  • Ben - Ex-Boyfriend

Friends Edit

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