Karen Aldridge is an accomplished TV, Film and Theatre actor. Karen originated the role of "Mrs. Phelps" in Matilda on Broadway. On television, Karen has appeared in a recurring role as "Dr. Kendra" on NBC's CHICAGO FIRE and as "Dr. Ella Harris" in the Golden Globe winning series BOSS. Other television & film credits include CBS' Blue Bloods, CBS' Unforgettable and Ron Howard's THE DILEMMA. Karen is a critically acclaimed theater artist consistently starring in productions at Chicago's most prestigious theaters such as The Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre and Chicago Shakespeare Theatre as well. She also toured around the world in Le Costume with the Theatre des Bouffes du Nord. Karen has also been nominated for two Joseph Jefferson Awards.