Kari Matchett

Having portrayed a wide variety of characters, Kari Matchett has carved out a distinctive place in Hollywood. She is perhaps best known for starring alongside Piper Perabo for five seasons of USA’s hit series, Covert Affairs.

Her latest credits include a featured role in the indie feature Maudie co-starring alongside Ethan Hawke and Sally Hawkins, Into Invisible Light opposite Jennifer Dale, as well as 2 Hearts starring opposite Jacob Elordi.

Matchett’s career began in Canada. She trained and graduated from The National Theatre School in Montreal, and soon after worked in the theatre for a few years, including the prestigious Stratford Festival. She was nominated and won numerous awards for her work in Canadian film and television. Some of her work includes Power Play, Men with Brooms, Nero Wolfe, Betrayed, and Plague City: SARS in Toronto.

In the US, after her breakout role in the sci-fi drama Invasion, Matchett had a starring role on the hit FOX series 24. She went on to recur on NBC’s Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, alongside Matthew Perry and Bradley Whitford, and then starred opposite Treat Williams in Heartland. Matchett also had a recurring role on the long-running drama ER, as well as an arc on Leverage that spanned over four years. Matchett appeared in Crash, the drama series based on the critically acclaimed movie of the same name, where she portrayed Jules, the CEO of a music company and daughter to Dennis Hopper’s character.

Most recently, Matchett has completed Mad Mom for Incendo Films opposite Romy Rosemont as well as Fly By Christmas opposite Steven Weber.

Her other TV credits include Elementary, Criminal Minds, The Cleaner, Ugly Betty, The Philanthropist, and Shark. She was also previously seen in The National Tree with Andrew McCarthy and Lead with Your Heart opposite Billy Baldwin both for The Hallmark Channel.

A native of Spalding Saskatchewan, Canada, Matchett now resides in Los Angeles with her son.

Kari Matchett

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Kari Matchett

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