Kari Matchett

Biography: Kari Matchett was always a performer. Growing up in Alberta, Canada, she took singing and dancing lessons as a kid and at age 12 she became obsessed with S.E. Hinton's novels, especially The Outsiders. She loved the pure emotions revealed in the stories. When she learned that The Outsiders was going to be a movie, she realized acting was a great way to express the pent-up emotions she felt. Matchett pursued her newfound obsession and achieved fame in her native country long before crossing the U.S. border. Canadian audiences were first wowed by her in 1996 on the First Nations drama The Rez and later on the hockey-themed series Power Play and the Toronto-based police drama Blue Murder. In 2001, Matchett made her biggest U.S. splash on A&E's Nero Wolfe as part of its ensemble cast, although some viewers recalled her from the syndicated sci-fi series Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict, in which she played Siobhan Beckett. She subsequently starred on three criticallyKari Matchett was always a performer. Growing up in Alberta, Canada, she took singing and dancing lessons as a kid and at age 12 she became obsessed with S.E. Hinton's novels, especially The Outsiders. She loved the pure emotions revealed in the stories. When she learned that The Outsiders was going to be a movie, she realized acting was a great way to express the pent-up emotions she felt. Matchett pursued her newfound obsession and achieved fame in her native country long before crossing the U.S. border. Canadian audiences were first wowed by her in 1996 on the First Nations drama The Rez and later on the hockey-themed series Power Play and the Toronto-based police drama Blue Murder. In 2001, Matchett made her biggest U.S. splash on A&E's Nero Wolfe as part of its ensemble cast, although some viewers recalled her from the syndicated sci-fi series Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict, in which she played Siobhan Beckett. She subsequently starred on three critically acclaimed but short-lived series (Wonderfalls; Invasion; Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip) and made extensive appearances on two well-established hits (ER; 24), as well as the TNT hospital drama Heartland. While Matchett's résumé does boast some big-screen credits, it's TV where she continues to shine, with memorable guest shots (Crash; Leverage; Miami Medical) and as a regular (Covert Affairs). Expand

Kari Matchett's Scores

Average career score: 61
Highest Metascore: 79 24: Season 6
Lowest Metascore: 41 The Cleaner: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
12 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
79 24: Season 6 Jan 14, 2007 Lisa Miller / Lisa Miller 8.0
75 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: Season 1 Sep 18, 2006 Mary Tate 8.3
73 Elementary: Season 1 Sep 27, 2012 Kathryn Drummond 7.6
72 Invasion: Season 1 Sep 21, 2005 Dr. Mariel Underlay / Dr. Mariel Underlay 8.3
68 Leverage: Season 1 Dec 7, 2008 Maggie Collins 8.8
68 Covert Affairs: Season 2 Jun 7, 2011 Joan Campbell / Joan Campbell 7.8
64 Covert Affairs: Season 1 Jul 13, 2010 Joan Campbell / Joan Campbell 7.0
60 Shark: Season 1 Sep 21, 2006 Monica Tanner 7.9
43 Crash: Season 1 Oct 17, 2008 Jules 5.7
42 Heartland: Season 1 Jun 18, 2007 Kate Armstrong / Kate Armstrong 6.4
42 Miami Medical: Season 1 Apr 2, 2010 Dr. Helena Sable / Helena Sable 7.7
41 The Cleaner: Season 1 Jul 15, 2008 Actor 6.3
tbd ER: Season 14 Jan 8, 2018 Dr. Skye Wexler / Skye Wexler tbd
tbd Forever Knight: Season 3 Sep 11, 1995 Alyssa tbd
tbd Blue Murder: Season 4 Dec 3, 2007 Detective Elaine Bender tbd
tbd Crash: Season 2 Sep 12, 2009 Jules tbd
tbd Criminal Minds: Season 4 Sep 24, 2008 Amy Bridges 7.9
tbd Ugly Betty: Season 2 Sep 27, 2007 Dr. Wallace 7.6
tbd Flashpoint: Season 2 Jan 9, 2009 Semple 9.4
tbd Leverage: Season 2 Jul 15, 2009 Maggie Collins 7.1
tbd Covert Affairs: Season 3 Jul 10, 2012 Joan Campbell / Joan Campbell 7.7
tbd Covert Affairs: Season 4 Jul 16, 2013 Joan Campbell / Joan Campbell 7.6
tbd Covert Affairs: Season 5 Jun 24, 2014 Joan Campbell / Joan Campbell 8.1
tbd Ransom (2017): Season 3 Feb 16, 2019 Holly Preston tbd