Karen Dyer aka Eva La Dare was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This first generation Jamaican-American with Irish and East Indian roots, began her career as a 10-year old triple threat. After working in professional theatre productions, commercials, and print campaigns for eight years, she traveled the world for three years performing as back-up singer and dancer for Latin superstar Chayanne.
Since moving to LA, she has worked and performed with Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, Madonna, Britney Spears, Stevie Wonder, Ricky Martin, Aretha Franklin, Will Smith, Christina Aguilera, Lionel Richie, and Usher, just to name a few. Her acting credits include roles on "How To Get Away with Murder" with Viola Davis, "The Mindy Project" with Mindy Kaling as well as roles on "NCIS", "According To Jim", "Malcolm In The Middle", "Spin City", and "General Hospital".
Also known for her skills as a cirque burlesque artist, her credits include The Grammys with Ricky Martin, Motown 45 with Lionel Richie, Britney Spears's music video "Oops! I Did It Again", NBC's The Voice, the TV show "Glee", Jane's Addiction Tour and many other live performances around the world. Besides doing numerous live TV appearances (Jimmy Kimmel, SNL, MTV Music Awards, BET Awards) with T-Pain and Ludacris for T-Pain's Thr33 Ringz album release, she was also featured in T-Pain and L'il Wayne's I Am Music National Tour.
Eva's most famous role, as the voice and motion of Capcom's newest female lead character Sheva Alomar in Resident Evil 5, gave her a great introduction into the world of video games as well as the award for Best Supporting Role at the MTV Game Awards and a nomination, along with fellow nominees Jack Black and Mark Hamill, for Outstanding Character Performance from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences.
A recent valedictorian graduate of Los Angeles Film School, Eva wrote and directed a 10 minute pilot episode of her action spy television series, A Dare To Remember. Loosely based on her real life experience as a cirque burlesque performer, Eva created the character of recruited spy Nina Monroe and pays homage to one of her favorite filmmakers, Luc Besson.
Name: Eva La Dare
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Actor, Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Filmmaker and Voice Actor