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  • Date of birth : 25/03/1970

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Kari Matchett (1970)

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Kari Matchett is a Canadian television and film actress. She played Mariel Underlay in Invasion, Lisa Miller in 24, and Kate Filmore in the cult favorite science fiction movie Cube 2: Hypercube. She currently appears in the USA television series Covert Affairs.

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 early years
Matchett was born in Spalding, Saskatchewan. She attended high school at Lethbridge Collegiate Institute in Lethbridge, Alberta. She attended the National Theatre School in Montreal and the Moscow Theatre School.

Matchett performed on stage for three years at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario.

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In Canada, her first major role was on The Rez, and her first starring role was as Colleen Blessed in Power Play (1998–2000). Matchett was a member of the repertory cast of the A&E Network TV series A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001–2002), in which she played several characters, including a recurring role as Lily Rowan. On Wonderfalls, she played Beth, the lesbian love interest of the main character's sister.

In 2002, she played Kate Filmore in the science fiction/horror movie Cube 2: Hypercube. In 2003, she starred with Timothy Hutton in the Syfy miniseries Five Days to Midnight. Her next role was as Detective Elaine Bender in Blue Murder in 2004. She previously guest starred on Blue Murder in 2001 as a suspect in a murder investigation.

In 2005, Matchett starred in ABC TV series, Invasion, a series about aliens taking the form of humans. She also appeared in Plague City: SARS in Toronto. She has also appeared as Mary Tate on Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. She appeared in both Shark and Wild Card. She played a single mother stalked by her boyfriend in Intimate Stranger, in 2006. In the same year she starred with Peter Krause in Civic Duty as Marla, who discovers her husband's Islamophobic psychosis.

In 2007, she joined the cast of 24, as Lisa Miller. In June 2007, Matchett played Kate Armstrong in the TNT series Heartland. In 2007 and 2008, Matchett played recurring character Skye Wexler on ER. In 2008 and 2009, she played Dennis Hopper's daughter, Jules, in the critically acclaimed Starz series Crash. She has a recurring role in the TNT series Leverage, reunited with Nero Wolfe co-star, Timothy Hutton, portraying Hutton's ex-wife. Matchett currently stars as high-ranking CIA official Joan Campbell in the USA Network series Covert Affairs (2010–present).

Matchett plays a supporting role in Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life, with Sean Penn and Brad Pitt. Shot in 2008, the film premiered in competition at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2011 and received the Palme d'Or.

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