Karla is an actress and writer and has starred in shows such as HIT & MISS alongside Chloe Sevigny, ITV’s LIGHTFIELDS, PRISONERS WIVES for BBC1, and the award winning E4 series MISFITS. Karla also played the lead, Coleen, in Birger Larsen's BAFTA award winning production of MURDER for BBC2. She was one of Screen International's Stars Of Tomorrow in 2012 and starred in UNDER THE DOME for CBS. Karla also stars in the Sky and NBC co-production YOU ME AND THE APOCALYPSE. Karla also played the part of Alice in the Royal Court’s ‘LINDA’ directed by Michael Longhurst earlier this year. Karla starred as Nancy Devlin in ITV's drama THE LEVEL and played Constanze in AMADEUS at the National Theatre in 2017. She has recently wrapped a leading role in independent feature VITA & VIRGINIA and will next be seen in a leading role opposite Cara Delevigne CARNIVAL ROW for Amazon. Karla was most recently seen on stage at the Almeida in DANCE NATION.
Karla's writing includes the critically acclaimed play MUSH AND ME, which was performed at the Bush Theatre and won the Ideas Tap Underbelly Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Holden Street Theatres Award in 2014. She is currently adapting MUSH & ME for TV for Channel 4 (Snowed-In Productions), developing a television series called BOOM BOX for Channel 4 (Urban Myth) and writing an episode of Howard Overman's new series THE ONE for Netflix. Karla has written on several shows including the last two Danny Brocklehurst/Harlan Coben series for Netflix (THE STRANGER and SAFE) and previously she wrote an episode of Tony Jordan's Sky One series HOOTEN AND THE LADY (Red Planet). Karla is also developing a short film, a ghost story, which she will direct.