Karen Kondazian (born January 27, 1950 in Newton, Massachusetts) is an American award-winning actress and author. She attended Abraham Lincoln High School, and received a B.A. from San Francisco State College, and graduated from London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. She began working in theater, starring in productions such as The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore as Flora Goforth. In 2012 Kondazian published The Whip, a novel based upon the life of Charley Parkhurst.