The head of the CIA's Domestic Protection Division, Joan Campbell (Kari Matchett) is one of the male-dominated organization's highest-ranking female employees. Once a talented field operative, she has proven herself an equally capable administrator and strong, decisive leader. Joan occasionally butts heads with her husband and boss Arthur, bridling when she feels he's undermining her authority or cutting her out of the loop, and it can sometimes take a toll on their personal relationship. Joan is equally firm and demanding as a boss, and despite their mutual respect, she and Annie have, at times, clashed over Annie's failure to follow Joan's orders. But Joan's goal is always to protect her people, and if she's tough on Annie, it's only because she sees great potential-and a little of herself-in the young operative.
Kari Matchett stars as Joan Campbell, head of the CIA's Domestic Protection Division on the international spy drama COVERT AFFAIRS.
Most recently, Matchett completed production on "Tracing Iris" for director John L'Ecuyer starring alongside Igna Cadranel and Allie MacDonald.
Matchett previously had recurring roles on TNT's "Leverage" alongside Timothy Hutton and the series "Crash" for Starz Network from Lionsgate Television, the latter of which was based on the Academy Award-winning movie of the same name. She portrayed Jules, the CEO of a music company and daughter to Dennis Hopper's character.
After breaking onto the scene in ABC's "Invasion" opposite William Fichtner, Matchett went on to star in season six of "24" with Keifer Sutherland and Powers Boothe. She then recurred on NBC's "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" with Matthew Perry and Bradley Whitford followed by a starring role opposite Treat Williams in the TNT original series, "Heartland."
Matchett is also well-known to audiences for her recurring role as Dr. Skye Wexler on John Wells' long-running drama series, "ER."
Other television credits include "Criminal Minds" for CBS, "The Cleaner" opposite Benjamin Bratt for A&E, "Ugly Betty" for ABC, "The Philanthropist" on NBC, and "Shark" starring James Woods for CBS. She was also previously seen in The Hallmark Channel telefilm, "The National Tree" with Andrew McCarthy.
A native of Lethbridge, Alberta Canada, Matchett now resides in Los Angeles.