Irene Karas Loeper was born and raised in Vancouver, BC and is the daughter of Andree Karas, the Artistic Director of United Players Theatre Company.
Irene's training includes: Circle in the Square in New York, Gastown Actors Studio in Vancouver, and the Vancouver Film School. Irene was last seen in The Arts Club Theater Companies production of the hit musical "Mamma Mia" playing the role of Tanya (Spring/Summer 2018). Irene's other recent role's include Daniella in the hit musical "In the Heights" and Tilly in "Its A Wonderful Life" for the Arts Club Theatre Company in Vancouver, BC. Irene's recent Film and Television projects include roles in the "The Buddy Games", "Impastor", and "Motive".
Irene is well known for her performance of Reno Sweeney in the musical comedy "Anything Goes" for Theatre Under the Stars in Vancouver, BC in which she received an Ovation Award for Outstanding Lead Actress.
Other nominations for Irene include an Ovation Award Nomination (2011) for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as "Miss Madelaine True" in the La Chuisa version of the musical "The Wild Party", and a Jessie Richardson Nomination (2010) and an Ovation Award Nomination (2010) for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as "Mrs Meers" in the musical comedy "Thoroughly Modern Millie". Irene also Produced and Performed in the Web Series "The Acting Class" nominated for a Leo Award for Best Web Series (2011) and "The Staff Room".
Irene married the love of her life and is enjoying her home in The Country! Irene is represented by the wonderful Elena Kirschner at Red Management.