Kathleen Gati was raised by Hungarian immigrants in Canada, and was brought up in an artistic environment. Her father was a symphony conductor and her mother an opera singer. She started acting at the age of three and wrote, directed and starred in her first play at the age of eight. Gati studied ballet and acting until the age of 18, when she moved to New York to study and pursue her acting career.
After performing in dozens of plays both on and off-Broadway, as well as working in numerous roles on television and in film, Gati traveled to Hungary to film "Goldberg Variations," for which she won the Hungarian Best Supporting Actress Award. She subsequently stayed on in Hungary for several years, during which time she starred in multiple films, television series and movies of the week, winning several awards along the way. Her lead performance in Hungary's biggest hit of the '90s, "We Never Die," (Sose Halunk Meg) made her an extremely popular actress in Eastern and Central Europe.
Gati returned to the States and has worked continuously in New York, Los Angeles and Canada in over ninety stage plays and in over a hundred feature films and television roles. She is best known for her role on "24" as Anya Suvarov, First Lady of Russia. Other TV credits include "Alphas," "Arrow," "Fairly Legal," "Leverage," "Covert Affairs," "The Mentalist", "NCIS," "Bones," "Desperate Housewives," "Cold Case," "The League," "Lie to Me," "Weeds," "ER," "Las Vegas" and "Me, Eloise." Gati's film work includes "Transformers: Dark of The Moon," "Trade," "Igby Goes Down," "Jakob the Liar," "ZigZag," "Meet The Fockers," and "House Bunny."
Gati currently lives in Los Angles with her husband, Michael.