Actress Kari Matchett

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on June 25, 2006

I've fallen for Kari Matchett, who plays the brainy, beautiful Dr. Underlay on Invasion. What can you tell me about her, including how to correctly pronounce her name?
—S. Cherry, Findlay, Ohio

The Invasion actress (who pronounces her name KAH-ree MATCH-it) was born in rural Spalding, Saskatchewan, where passing motorists today can see a sign welcoming them to her birthplace. Matchett, 35, attended theatrical school in Montreal and later Russia, and began working almost immediately after graduation in television on the A&E mini-series 5ive Days to Midnight, the CBS movie A Very Merry Christmas, the Sci-Fi Network series Earth Final Conflict and the FOX-TV series Wonderfalls. For her biggest role yet, in the aliens-among-us series Invasion, she relocated earlier this year to Los Angeles, where she enjoys running, yoga and living half a block from something she never had back in Saskatchewan: a beach.