Winner of four Best Actress awards, a Best Supporting and a Best Actress Nominee award, Kathleen Gati was born and raised in Canada by Hungarian immigrants and was brought up in an artistic environment. Her father was a symphony conductor and her mother an opera singer, so performing was in her blood. She started acting at the age of three, wrote, directed and starred in her first play at the age of eight. After high school, she moved to New York to pursue her dream, where she studied and performed in dozens of plays both on and Off Broadway, as well as working in numerous roles on television and in film. Gati was invited to Hungary to be in the feature Goldberg variácók (1992), for which she won the Television and Film Critics Best Supporting Actress award.
She subsequently stayed on in Hungary for five years, during which time she starred in numerous films, television series and several movies of the week, winning multiple additional awards along the way including (for her story and lead role) winning the Film and Television Critics award for A színésznö és a halál (1995) (The Actress and the Death). Her performance in Hungary's biggest hit of the 1990s, Sose halunk meg (1993) (We Never Die), which made the final 35 films selected for Best Foreign Film entries for the Academy Awards, made her an extremely popular actress in eastern and central Europe. She won Best Actress at the Los Angeles Hungarian Film Festival in 2011 for her lead role in Retrace (2011) and was nominated for Best Actress at the New York International Film Festival in 2015 for A Play on Words (2014). Her lead role in Lifeline (2015) has garnered Gati two Best Actress awards.
Kathleen Gati is an experienced actor and has appeared in many productions. Apart from Flight 462, her recent work includes:
- 2015 Contingency (TV Movie) (post-production)
- 2015 Rivers of Milk and Honey (post-production)
- 2015 Winterthorne (TV Series) (pre-production)
- 2015 Being Mary Jane (TV Series)
- 2012-2015 General Hospital (TV Series, 167 episodes)
- 2015 The Fosters (TV Series)
- 2015 II Lifeline (Short)
- 2014 A Play on Words
- 2013 The Advocates (TV Movie)
- 2013 II The Advocate
- 2012 Arrow (TV Series)
- 2012 Weeds (TV Series)