Karen David Starring in Scorpion King Sequel

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Canadian actress/singer Karen David will be appearing in a lead role in Universal Studios' prequel to "The Scorpion King" entitled "The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian", which recently wrapped filming in Cape Town, South Africa.

"The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian" is directed by Russell Mulcahy, who holds titles not only as director of the recently released "Resident Evil: Extinction" starring Milla Jovovich , but also as director of the first music video ever aired on MTV upon launch of the station on August 1st, 1981. In addition to her lead role in Hollywood's first ever 'prequel to a prequel', Karen recently wrapped UK filming of a feature role in "The Colour of Magic" starring Sean Astin from "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy.

No stranger to showbiz, Karen was handpicked at the age of six by Bill Cosby to star alongside him in a TV commercial for Jell-O. The multi-talented 26-year-old was born in Shillong at the foot of the Himalayas and raised in Etobicoke, Ontario. After attending Toronto's Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts, at 17 she won a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and proceeded to London to study at The Guildford School of Acting in 1997.

Karen has since starred in critically lauded stage plays such as Benny Andersson's "Mamma Mia" musical and landed feature roles in a series of exciting movies including "Flight Of Fury" starring Steven Seagal and "Provoked" starring Bollywood superstar Aishwarya Rai.

A music video was also released for "Provoked" performed by Karen featuring legendary Indian composer A.R. Rahman, who Karen first collaborated with to assist in the development of material for Rahman's "Bombay Dreams" musical with Andrew Lloyd Webber, which was staged in Toronto last year.

Having wrapped filming of "The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian" in South Africa, Karen's next stop will be A.R. Rahman's studio in Chennai, India to put the finishing touches on her highly anticipated debut album entitled "Me Versus Me".

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