- Credits S.E. Hinton's novels, in particular The Outsiders, with helping her focus on acting.
- Became a star in Canada by appearing on TV and in films, such as The Rez, Power Play, Cube 2: Hypercube, A Colder Kind of Death and Blue Murder.
- Won a 2001 Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role for her appearance on Blue Murder and was subsequently invited to join the show as a regular cast member.
- Broke into American TV with the A&E series Nero Wolfe.
- Has appeared with Timothy Hutton in three projects: Nero Wolfe, 5ive Days to Midnight and Leverage.
- A sign in her hometown of Spalding, Saskatchewan, welcomes passing motorists to the birthplace of Kari Matchett.