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Karen Lea Fowler was a houseguest on Big Brother 1 (US).

Karen is most memorable for openly discussing her struggling marriage while in the house. She was the third person to be banished from the house with 76% of the vote after asking to be eliminated.


Karen Fowler Biography

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Born in Quincy, Illinois on September 17, 1956, Karen is the assistant to a small-town mayor. She lives with her husband and four children in Columbus, Indiana. She considers her children to be her greatest accomplishment.

Swimming and basketball (watch out William, Josh and Eddie) help Karen stay in shape, and she keeps her mind sharp with her favorite card games - spades and euchre - or a challenging, fun-filled evening of SKIP-BO.

The best book she's ever read is John Howard Griffin's classic "Black Like Me." At the movies, though, she prefers a good laugh. The Jack Nicholson-Helen Hunt Oscar winner "As Good As It Gets" remains a personal favorite, and Karen admits a weakness for anything with Jim Carrey or Adam Sandler.

A veteran of several memorable European vacations, Karen would next like to change directions and try a holiday in sun-drenched Jamaica.

Player History - Big Brother 1 (US)[]

Task History[]

Week 1 Weekly Task Loss
Week 2 Weekly Task Win
Week 3 Weekly Task Win
Week 4 Weekly Task Win
Week 5 Weekly Task Loss
Week 6 Weekly Task Win

Nomination History[]

Week Nominated Nominated By Final Position
2 Jean Jordan
William Collins
Curtis Kin
Jean Jordan
4 Curtis Kin
Jean Jordan
Curtis Kin
Jean Jordan
8 Cassandra Waldon
Josh Souza
Cassandra Waldon
Jamie Marie Kern
Josh Souza

Post Big Brother[]

  • After their evictions, Karen moved in with fellow houseguest Brittany Petros before reconciling with her husband.
  • In 2001, Karen produced and was a voice announcer for a game show called "Sponk!"[1][2]



Big Brother 1 (US) Houseguests
BB1 Small Eddie
BB1 Small Josh
BB1 Small Curtis
BB1 Small Jamie
BB1 Small George
BB1 Small Cassandra
BB1 Small Brittany
BB1 Small Karen
BB1 Small Jordan
BB1 Small William
3rd Place