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 Cassavetes’ The Notebook, starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams. More recent credits include Karyn’s work with Octavia Spencer, Tiffany Haddish, and Blair Underwood in the Netflix limited series Self Made, and two seasons of Underground for Sony TV. Additionally, her work was seen in the hit TV series Friday Night Lights for Executive Producer Peter Berg.
Wagner is a third-generation film industry veteran and a native of California, whose grandparents met on the set of an Erich Von Stroheim film. Her father was a production sound mixer of film and television, which afforded Karyn the opportunity to grow up on the backlots of the Hollywood studios. Armed with a degree in Art History from University of California Davis, her passion for Costume Design is rooted in a thirst for knowledge of the culture and sociology of a film’s characters and the society in which they exist.
Wagner’s detailed creation of period costumes is evidenced in productions such as The Last of Robin Hood, starring Kevin Kline and Susan Sarandon; Lovelace, with Amanda Seyfried, James Franco and Peter Sarsgaard; the limited series Waco for Paramount TV; and Mr. Church, starring Eddie Murphy and Britt Robertson.
Equally proficient in contemporary and contemporary-fantasy, Wagner’s credits in this arena include Martin Campbell’s The Protégé, starring Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, and Maggie Q; Daniel Barnz’s Cake, starring Jennifer Aniston; and AMC’s Preacher, starring Dominic Cooper and Ruth Negga.
Most recently, she designed the upcoming Tyler Perry film A Jazzman’s Blues, and the Lionsgate release, American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story, in theaters for Christmas 2021.