Kari Matchett was born on 25 March 1970, in Spalding, Saskatchewan, Canada, so is currently aged 49. She is an actress, probably best recognized for starring in the roles of Colleen Blessed in the CTV drama series “Power Play” (1998-2000), Kate Filmore in the sci-fi horror film “Cube 2: Hypercube” (2002), and featuring as Joan Campbell in the USA Network drama series “Covert Affairs” (2010-2014).
Would you like to know more about Kari Matchett’s professional career and personal life? How rich is she, as of now? If you are interested, stay tuned and find out.
Kari Matchett Net Worth
Her career started in 1996 and she has been an active member of the entertainment industry ever since, primarily known as a professional actress. So, if you ever wondered how rich Kari Matchett is, it has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of her net worth is over $10 million, accumulated through her successful career. If she continues to develop her career further, her net worth will certainly increase in the coming years.
Early Life and Education
Concerning her early life, Kari Matchett spent her childhood in Spalding, raised by her parents but whose names and professions have not been revealed to the public yet. Regarding her education, she went to Lethbridge Collegiate Institute in Lethbridge, Alberta, and then enrolled in the National Theatre School in Montreal, and attended the Moscow Theatre School. During her studies, she also performed on stage at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario for three years, developing further her acting skills.
Speaking about Kari’s professional acting career, it began in 1996 when she made her debut film appearance in the role of Marcie Reed in Bruce Pittman’s drama “Undue Influence”, followed by her portrayal of Sheila Ramone in the Showtime teen drama series “Ready Or Not” (1996-1997), which marked the establishment of her net worth. She then starred as Nicki Corlis in the TV film “Whatever Happened To Bobby Earl?” and as Marina in another TV film, entitled “Breach Of Faith: A Family Of Cops II”, both in 1997.
The Late 1990s: Rise to Fame
In 1998, she started pursuing more serious acting roles, as she came to prominence with the role of Colleen Blessed in the CTV drama series “Power Play”, which lasted until 2000, and for which she won a 2000 Gemini Award nomination, adding a considerable amount to her net worth and increasing enormously her popularity. During the same year, she landed the role of Alison Enola in Damian Lee’s crime-drama “Papertrail”, played Elizabeth Fenwick in the TV film “A Marriage Of Convenience” and portrayed Siobhan Beckett/Rho’ha /Lt. Siobhan Beckett in the CTV sci-fi series “Earth: Final Conflict”. By the end of the decade, Kari was also cast as Saskia van Rijn in the TV film “Rembrandt: Fathers & Sons” (1999) and featured as Sarah in the 2000 romantic comedy “Apartment Hunting”, directed by Bill Robertson.
The Early 2000s
In the early 2000s, Kari continued to line up successes, as she was chosen to play various characters in the A&E Network period drama series “A Nero Wolfe Mystery” through 2001 and 2002, then guest-starred as a suspect in the Global crime drama series “Blue Murder”, winning another 2000 Gemini Award nomination, after which she joined the cast as Det. Elaine Bender, starring from 2001 to 2004. Concurrently she portrayed Kate Filmore in the sci-fi horror film “Cube 2: Hypercube”, which was followed by her appearance as Claudia Whitney in the Syfy mini-series “Five Days To Midnight” (2004).
Kari’s next major role came in 2005 when she was selected to portray Dr. Mariel Underlay in the ABC series “Invasion”, which lasted for a season, and simultaneously she was cast as Amy in the CTV medical thriller “Plague City: SARS In Toronto” (2005), then played Marla Allen in the 2006 thriller “Civic Duty”, alongside Peter Krause and Richard Schiff. During the following year, Kari won the roles of Lisa Miller in the Fox network action drama series “24”, Mary Tate in the NBC comedy-drama series “Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip”, and Kate Armstrong in the TNT medical drama series “Heartland”. Between 2007 and 2008, she starred as ER chief Skye Wexler in the NBC medical drama series “ER”.
The Late 2000s
In 2008 and 2009, Kari guest-starred in such TV series as “Ugly Betty”, “Criminal Minds” and “Flashpoint”, among many others. Besides that, she won the role of Jules in the Starz drama series “Crash” (2008-2009) and was selected to play Maggie Collins in the TNT drama series “Leverage” (2009-2012), next to Timothy Hutton. Moreover, she also portrayed Faith in the 2009 TV film “The National Tree” and featured as Dr. Michelle Young in the TV film “Meteor Storm” in 2010, after which she was chosen to appear in the role of Joan Campbell in the USA Network drama series “Covert Affairs” (2010-2014), which increased her net worth by a large margin.
The 2010s and Recent Years
In 2011, Kari landed the role of Jack’s ex- in Terrence Malick’s drama “The Tree Of Life”, alongside Brad Pitt and Sean Penn, then featured as Kate Mason in the 2012 mystery “The Riverbank”, next to Rick Roberts and Kenneth Welsh, and appeared in “Covert Affairs: Sights Unseen” (2012-2013). Thereafter, Kari was cast as Maura McCabe Walker in the TV film “Lead With Your Heart” (2015), and portrayed Sandra in the 2016 biographical drama “Maudie”, about the life of artist Maud Lewis, which led her to be nominated for the 2017 ACTRA Toronto Award in the Outstanding Performance – Female category. To speak further of her acting career, she also starred as Lydia in the romantic drama “Into Invisible Light” in 2018, and most recently filmed the drama “2 Hearts”, to be released later in 2019, so her net worth is certainly still rising.
To talk about her personal life, Kari Matchett was married to television and film director T. W. Peacocke from 1998 to 2006, when they went their separate ways and divorced. Thereafter, she started dating producer David Lyons in 2007, and gave birth to their first child, a son named Jude Lyon Matchett, in June of 2013.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Speaking about her appearance and physical attributes, Kari Matchett is apparently a beautiful and attractive woman, with long blonde hair and blue eyes. She also has an amazing body with a height of 5ft 6ins (1.68m), weight reputed to be around 120lbs (54kgs), and with vital statistics of 35-25-35.
Social Media Presence
In addition to her career, Kari is active across many of the most popular social media sites, which she uses not only to promote her projects but also to share various other contents with her fans. So, she runs her official Instagram and Twitter accounts, and also has her own Facebook page.