Having portrayed a wide variety of strong, female characters, Kari Matchett has carved out a distinctive place in Hollywood as a versatile actress. She is perhaps best known for starring alongside Piper Perabo for five seasons of USA’s hit series “Covert Affairs.”
After her breakout role in ABC’s 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 TNT’s “Heartland.” Matchett also had a recurring role on the long-running NBC drama “ER,” as well as an arc on TNT’s “Leverage” that spanned over four years. Matchett also appeared in “Crash,” the drama series based on the critically acclaimed movie of the same name, in which she portrayed Jules, the CEO of a music company and daughter to Dennis Hopper’s character.
Matchett’s other TV credits include “Elementary,” “Criminal Minds,” “The Cleaner,” “Ugly Betty,” “The Philanthropist” and “Shark.” She also starred in the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries originals “The National Tree” with Andrew McCarthy, and “Lead with Your Heart,” opposite William Baldwin.
Matchett was recently seen in the indie feature “Maudie,” co-starring alongside Ethan Hawke and Sally Hawkins.
A native of Lethbridge, Canada, Matchett now resides in Los Angeles with her son.