Chicago makeup artist Karen Lynn Accattato has a long history of bringing TV characters to life. Currently  Karen Lynn Accattato is the Makeup Department Head for the FOX networks new TV series “The Exorcist”. In 2014/15 Karen was the Key Makeup Artist for America’s number one drama EMPIRE on the FOX network.  In 2013/14, Karen was the Makeup Department Head for NBC series Crisis. Prior to that, she held the same title for the series Mob Doctor on Fox. Other recent Chicago-based TV pilots include Runner for ABC; David Shore’s Doubt for ABC; ATF and Powers for Sony Pictures. Karen’s work has appeared on TV Guide; Access Hollywood; Entertainment Tonight; Insider; and Hulu. Other local clients include the Chicago Bears, Blackhawks and Bulls. By far, Karen’s most renowned (and favorite) client is President Barack Obama. She was his personal makeup artist for his 2004 Senate campaign and Obama’s first run for US President in 2008.

For a complete list of clients, please view the CLIENTS Page.

Patriot - STILLS

Exorcist (Fox) - STILLS

Empire - STILLS


Mob Doctor - STILLS

Crisis - STILLS