Khavari at the 2019 WonderCon
Oakland, California, United States
|Occupation||Actress, writer, producer, voice actress|
Kathreen Khavari 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.
Career and activism
Khavari realized her childhood passion of acting was unwavering, and upon returning home from London, she took small acting jobs while working in the public health field.
Khavari's satirical sketches, which she posts to her YouTube channel Brain of Terror, touch on various social justice issues, including gun control, Islamophobia, women's reproductive rights, and police brutality against black men in America.