Costume Designer Karyn Wagner is best-known for her work on the iconic films of luminary directors, such as Frank Darabont’s The Green Mile, starring Tom Hanks; The Majestic, starring Jim Carrey; and Nick Cassavettes’ The Notebook, starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams.
More recent work includes the limited series Waco for Paramount TV, AMC’s series, Preacher, starring Dominic Cooper and Ruth Nega, as well as two seasons of Underground for Sony TV. Her film credits include Daniel Barnz’s Cake, starring Jennifer Aniston, Mr. Church, directed Bruce Beresford, starring Eddie Murphy and Britt Robertson, The Last of Robin Hood, starring Kevin Kline and Susan Sarandon. Karyn designed D.J.Caruso’s The Salton Sea, with Val Kilmer and Vincent D’Onofrio; Eve’s Bayou, directed by Kasi Lemmons and starring Samuel L. Jackson, Steven Soderbergh’s Underneath, starring Peter Gallagher, and Lovelace, with Amanda Seyfried, James Franco and Peter Sarsgaard. Her television credits include the Antoine Fuqua directed Murder Book, and the wildly successful Friday Night Lights series.
Karyn is a third generation film industry veteran and a native of California, whose grandfather met her grandmother on the set of an Erich Von Stroheim film. Karyn’s father, Richard Wagner, was a Sound Mixer, so she grew up on Hollywood studio backlots. Armed with a degree in Art History from University of California Davis, Karyn first worked in Production, and then in the Camera Department before finding her true passion of Costume Design, where her thirst for knowledge of the culture and sociology of a film’s period informs her designs.
Most recently, Karyn designed the upcoming Antoine Fuqua project for Quibi, directed by Seith Mann and starring Lawrence Fishburne and Stephan James, #freerayshawn, and the Netflix series Self Made starring Octavia Spencer, Tiffany Haddash, Blair Underwood and Carmen Ejongo. She just wrapped Martin Campbell’s The Asset, starring Michael Keaton, Samuel L Jackson and Maggie Q.