Actress Kari Matchett has certainly become aligned with the science fiction genre, due in part to roles on the television series "Invasion" and in the movie "Cube 2: Hypercube". The Canadian-born Matchett studied theatre while attending Red Deer College in Alberta, and performed at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario. By the late 1990s, Matchett was landing roles in television series ("Ready or Not"), television movies ("Undue Influence"), and motion pictures ("Papertrail"). Soon after (and well into the early 21st century), Matchett began securing extended roles in other television series, including "Power Play", "A Nero Wolfe Mystery", "Blue Murder" (for which she won a Gemini Award), "24", "ER", and "Crash". But it was her roles in "Cube 2: Hypercube" and "Invasion" (as the characters Kate Filmore and Dr. Mariel Underlay, respectively) that introduced Matchett to sci-fi buffs. In 2010, Matchett received one of the lead roles in the television series "Covert Affairs", alongside Piper Perabo and Christopher Gorham.