Kathreen Khavari (born June 23, 1983 in Oakland, California) is an American actress, writer, and producer who first gained attention when her sketch Brain of Terror, in which she played eleven different characters, went viral after it was featured on Upworthy. She's best known for her role as Patricia on HBO's Insecure, Samantha on HBO's Big Little Lies, and for voicing Ms. Marvel in Avengers Assemble, Marvel Rising, and Spider-Man on Disney XD.
Khavari was born and raised in Oakland, California to Iranian immigrant parents. After graduating from Skyline High School, she attended the University of California, Berkeley, studying public health, then later earned a Master's degree from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in Control of Infectious Diseases.
Khavari’s Oakland-based pilot, Embrace, debuted at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival in their Indie Episodic category. The pilot also won the Episodic Pilot Competition Jury Award at SXSW “For its originality of voice, its depiction of characters and relationships that are both enigmatic and appealing, as well as telling an absorbing story in a world unseen on television at the moment.
- Monarca (2019-2021) - Itzel, Adela (ep. 3), Nora (eps. 4, 7)
- The Gift (2019-2021) - Atiye
- Ethos (2020-present) - Meryem