Karen Chen Biography

Karen Chen is an American figure skater. She has been coached by Tammy Gambill and choreographed by Drew Meekins and Pasquale Camerlengo. Her ISU of Combined total is 208.63, a short program is 74.4 and free skate is 134.99. She is recently seen competing at the 2022 Olympic Games, Beijing.

Early Life

Karen Chen was born on 16th August 1999 in Fremont, California, United States of America. The names of her parents are Hsiu-Hui Tseng and Chih- Hsiu Chen. She also has a sibling whose name is Jeffrey Chen. Her parents moved from Taiwan to the USA and found their home in Fremont, California in 1995. Karen was homeschooled via connections Academy and completed her high school education. For her higher studies, she went to Cornell University’s School of Human Ecology. Over there she is majoring in Human Biology, Health, and Society on the pre-med track.

Karen Chen Career

Chen started her career in the field of skating as she has been learning since 2005. In 2011 she won gold on the National intermediate level and in Novice 2012. Later in the 2013-14 seasons, she was seen at ISU Junior Grand Prix and also qualified for LPG Final. She also suffered from type three tibia fractures in her right ankle. At the 2014 World Junior Championship in Bulgaria, she was ranked ninth overall. In 2014-15 she won a bronze at Czech Skate and silver in the Croatia cup.  She was also seen at the 2015 US Championship, World Figure Skating Championship, and World Junior Figure Skating Championship. In 2015-16 she tried 14 pairs of skate boots. She competed at the US International Classic, 2015 Skate America, Cup of China, Golden Spin of Zagreb, and other matches.

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Rise to Fame

From 2016 to 2019 she achieved many titles by participating in various competitions. She was seen at 2016 NHK Trophy, 2016 Cup of China, 2017 Four Continents Champions, 2017 World Figure Skating Champions, 2019 Olympics, 2018 World Figure Skating Champions, 2017 Skate Canada International, 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, 2018 Stars on Ice Tour, 2018 CS Tallinn Trophy and other matches. Along with that she suffered from a stress fracture on her right foot and will be attending Cornell. From 2019 to 2022 she made a comeback and participated in many events.

She was seen at 2019 CS Autumn Classic International, 2019 NHK Trophy, 2020 US Championship, 2020 Four Continents Championship, 2020 World Championships, 2020 Skate America, 2021 World Championships, 2022 Winter Olympics, 2021 World Team Trophy, 2021 Skate Canada International, 2021 Internationaux de France, and other competitions. Recently in 2022 she is seen at the 2022 Olympic Games Beijing and is from Team USA. She won a silver medal for the team with a score of 131.52 points.

Karen Chen Biography

Real Name Karen Chen
Birth Date 16 August 1999
Age (as of 2022) 22 Years
Birth Place Fremont, California, United States
Nationality American
Profession Figure Skater
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Leo

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 1” – in Centimeters – 155 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 53 kg  –  in Pounds –  117 lbs
Shoe Size 5.5 (U.S.)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Slim


Father Chih-Hsiu Chen
Mother Hsiu-Hui Tseng
Brother Jeffrey Chen


School Connections Academy
College Cornell University

Relationship Status

Marital Status In Relation
Affair Yes
Who is her boyfriend? Cam Pulkinen
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Personal Life

Karen must be in a relationship with Camden Pulkinen who is also a skater and has been the Junior Champion of Junior Prix. They both went to the same University and have the same major. The duo was first spotted hugging each other in 2019 and rumors about them started spreading. They have not reacted to these rumors yet but can be dating secretly.

Karen Chen Net Worth

Karen Chen has earned a lot as a professional skater. She has been competing from a young age and has won many medals and titles. According to sources her net worth has been estimated at around $15 million. She is also making a lot from brand endorsements through her social media accounts as well.


  • Her brother competes for the US in ice dance.
  • She took two years gap in her education cause of the Winter Olympic and Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Karen was previously coached by Gilley Nicholson and Sherri Krahne Thomas.
  • She made her international debut at the 2013 Gardena Spring trophy where she won gold.
  • In 2014 she withdrew from the Junior event at US Championship.
  • In 2015 she made her Grand Prix debut at Skate America and Cup of China where she ranked fifth.
  • She was tested positive for Covid-19.

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