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Karen Maruyama is an actress and voice actress. She provided the voice for the passport attendant and additional characters across two episodes of Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Avatar: The Last Airbender credits

Passport attendant

Character information: Passport attendant

Additional voices

Selected other credits

Television work


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Biographical Information

Maruyama has appeared on TV in supporting roles in a number of sitcoms, including recurring characters on The Jamie Foxx Show, Strip Mall, and Suddenly Susan. She is also well known as an improv performer and instructor and is a member of The Groundlings, a major comedy improv group. She was a featured guest on both the American and British versions of Whose Line Is It Anyway? and also appeared as a parking lot attendant in an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm. She also played a nurse on The Bucket List. She is part of the cast of The Jim Henson Company's live stage show Puppet Up!—Uncensored, which has toured to Aspen, Las Vegas, Edinburgh, Sydney, and Melbourne and is currently appearing monthly at Avalon Hollywood.

Maruyama was also featured as a fashion victim in an episode of the makeover show How Do I Look? She appeared as a non-celebrity contestant on the 1984 CBS game show Body Language under the name Karen Upshaw, saying she was from Perris, California. She was paired with celebrity players Ted Lange and Constance Towers. She was also on The New $25,000 Pyramid in 1983 with Audrey Landers and Michael McKean.

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