Growing up in New York City, Kari began her performing career at an early age influenced by attending a performing arts grammar school near Lincoln Center as well as by Joseph Kipness, a close family friend who was a Broadway Producer.
She was four years old when she saw her first Broadway show “I Had a Ball” starring Buddy Hackett. When Karen Morrow took the stage and sang, Kari knew then and there that she wanted to perform.
Kari has acted in plays, mostly musicals, throughout grammar school, high school and college at SUNY New Paltz. During her sophomore year abroad she joined an English language theater group in Besançon, France.
Kari continued performing in theater when she moved to the Bay Area landing a role in “Tokens: A Play on the Plague”. Produced by Whoopie Goldberg, written by David Schein, and directed by Robert Ernst. “Tokens” ran for 32 extended performances at Theatre Artaud and won eleven Bay Area awards.
In 2002 Kari turned her main focus to film, voice over, industrials, television, print and commercials.
She has acted in dozens of features and short independent films, many of which have been in the festival circuit and may be seen on DVD via Netflix and Amazon.com.
Recently, she’s grown her talents as a Producer with a couple of exciting projects on board. Along with Dorna Films, she’s co-producing “Rumi’s Kimia” – a feature narrative film based on the best selling book Kimia Khatoonby Saideh Ghods, scheduled to be shot in Konya, Turkey.
Kari is also working on co-creating and conceiving a Broadway musical.
As a Life and Business Coach, Kari works other actors and small business owners using the Law of Attraction to accelerate growth and create a more fulfilling career and life.
She continues studying her craft with various teachers in the Bay Area and LA while living on 10 acres in Northern California’s wine country tending to her organic gardens.
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