PARK RIDGE, N.J. -- Happy birthday to model, TV personality and actress Karen Duffy, of Park Ridge. She is turning 54 this Monday, May 23.
Duffy was born in New York City and graduated Park Ridge High School in 1979. She has bachelor's degree in recreational therapy from the University of Colorado.
She modeled and was in TV commercials in the late '80s, and she was an MTV VJ in the early '90s, as "Duff." She's been in several films -- including "Dumb & Dumber" and "Fantastic Mr. Fox" -- and TV shows.In 1995, Duffy was diagnosed sarcoidosis, a multi-system inflammatory disease. She wrote about the experience in the autobiographical "Model Patient: My Life as an Incurable Wise-Ass."