Karen Hillenburg Wiki
Karen Hillenburg Bio
|Karen Jean Hillenburg (Umland) was born on 10th November 1962. She is the widow of Stephen Hillenburg, an American cartoonist and animator who died on 26th November 2018. She works as a chef at a cooking school and is an active board member at Planned Parenthood.|
|Karen Hillenburg Age||
She was born on 10th November 1962 (age 56 as of 2018)
|Karen Hillenburg Husband||Stephen Hillenburg|
|Karen Hillenburg Children||Clay Hillenburg|
Karen Hillenburg Biography
Karen teaches at the New School of Cooking, which has campuses in Pasadena and Culver City. The New School offers diploma programs in culinary and pastry arts. Karen Plankton, a Fictional character in American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants was named after her.
As per IMDB, neither Karen nor Clay were credited as voicing any characters in the over 250-episode series; however, both have “Special Thanks” credits in the The Spongebob Squarepants Movie and season 3 episode 7 of the TV show (titled “As Seen on TV/Can You Spare a Dime”).
Karen Hillenburg Philanthropist
According to Inside Philanthropy, Stephen and Karen donated through the United Plankton Charitable Trust. Their charity mainly focuses on funding for arts & culture, education, and health and human services, especially in Southern California. Some of their past grantees include “Armory Center for the Art, KCRW, LACMA, Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, Pasadena Art Alliance, and Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound (SASSAS).”
Karen works actively with Planned Parenthood, and women’s reproductive health is one of their “largest areas of grantmaking.” In the 2014 Planned Parenthood Annual Report, Karen is listed on the Board of Directors.
Karen Hillenburg Children
The couple had a son named Clay (born c.1998). Clay, who is 20 years old, seems to have inherited his father’s love and talent for animation. He is credited on Fandom Wikia as a cartoonist, animator, director, producer, and writer. While his upcoming projects are unconfirmed, the site alleges that he will be involved in upcoming projects for Nickelodeon and Discovery Family.