Kathleen Gati

Kathleen Gati (born 13 August 1957) is an American-Canadian actress. She is known for portraying Liesl Obrecht on the ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital.

Kathleen Gati
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Gati in 2014
Born (1957-08-13) 13 August 1957 (age 63)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Years active1981–present
Spouse(s)Michael Browers (m. 2012)


At the age of 20, she moved to New York, and began acting in off-Broadway productions, and well as ABC daytime soap opera All My Children during 1989 to 1990. In the early 1990s, Gati moved to Hungary for a film role and stayed for five years before returning in the United States.[1]

Gati has appeared in a number of movies, include Sunshine (1999), Igby Goes Down (2002), Meet the Fockers (2004), and The Future (2011). On television, she has had guest starring roles on The Practice, NYPD Blue, ER, Cold Case Desperate Housewives, NCIS, The Mentalist, and Arrow. She also had the recurring role as Russian First Lady Anya Suvarov on Fox series 24 from 2006 to 2007.

In 2012, Gati joined the cast of ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital playing villainous Dr. Liesl Obrecht. In 2015, she also had the recurring role in the BET drama series Being Mary Jane playing network executive Shohreh Broomand, and during 2015-16 had starring role in the web series Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462.[2][3]

In 2015, Gati portrayed Valentina Winterthorne on the soap opera web series Winterthorne.[4][5][6] In 2016, she was nominated for an Indie Series Award for Best Guest Actress in a Drama,[7] and a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actress in a Digital Daytime Drama Series for the role.[8][9]



Year Title Role Notes
1981 Ms. 45 Extra
1985 Heaven Help Us Catholic School Girl Uncredited
1987 Forever, Lulu Lisa
1988 Mr. Universe
1989 Creating Rem Lezar Ashlee's Mother Straight-to-video
1989 Fear, Anxiety & Depression
1990 Frankenhooker Corner Hooker #1
1992 Goldberg variácók Kati - the American Friend
1993 Sose halunk meg Nusi
1993 Senkiföldje Ági
1995 Esti Kornél csodálatos utazása Bankárné
1995 The Zone CIA Technician
1997 Franciska vasárnapjai Moniter Sári
1999 The Diary of the Hurdy-Gurdy Man Gabriel's Wife
1999 The Fall Justine
1999 Sunshine Josefa Sonnenschein
1999 Jakob the Liar Hooker
2001 The Hollywood Sign Deb
2002 Zig Zag Doctor
2002 Man of the Year Ella
2002 Igby Goes Down Ida
2003 The Rain Has Forgotten Us Maggie Short film
2004 Meet the Fockers Venka - Immigrant Woman
2005 Induction Medical Specialist Daniel Short film
2005 Erosion Ms. Spelling
2006 The Heart Specialist Radiology Technician
2006 The Elder Son Fedya's Wife
2007 Trade Irina
2007 Az emigráns Sarah
2007 Chekhov and Maria Olga (voice)
2008 Out Any Window Neighbor Short film
2008 Villa Nova Mom Short film
2008 The House Bunny Boutique Manager
2008 Strangers Miss Stone
2010 The Space Between Natalia
2011 The Future Dr. Straus
2011 Little Birds Sally Heron
2011 Retrace Katherine
2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Russian Female Bartender
2011 The Last Mile Volunteer Short film
2012 American Dream Yulia Novenchenko Post-production
2013 The Advocate Judge Biggs
2013 Thunder and the House of Magic Carla (voice) Credited as Kathleen Browers


Year Title Role Notes
1989–1990 All My Children Taffy Winslow Recurring role
1994 A Change of Place Mimi TV film
1994–95 Patika Christine 12 episodes
1996 The Prophet: Kahlil Gibran Teacher TV film
1998 The Practice Uniformed Officer Episode: "Reasons to Believe"
1998 Brother's Keeper Katya Episode: "Cleaning Lessons"
1999 Da Vinci's Inquest Gwen Marquetti Episode: "A Cinderella Story: Part 1"
2000 Arrest & Trial Joy Hooker Episode: "T.J. Hooker"
2000 Resurrection Blvd. Ivana Episode: "Los Manos de Piedra"
2001 When Billie Beat Bobby Debbie the Hairdresser TV film
2001 The Agency American/Russian Woman Episode: "In Our Own Backyard"
2002 NYPD Blue Eileen Healey Episode: "Low Blow"
2003 Ghost Dog: A Detective Tail Madame Wanda TV film
2003 The Agency Polina Kachan Episode: "Mi Cena con Andrei"
2003 Carnivàle Emma Templeton Episode: "After the Ball Is Over"
2003 Cold Case Irene Jablonski Episode: "Fly Away"
2004 ER Stacy Coleman Episode: "Intern's Guide to the Galaxy"
2006 Strong Medicine Kathy Mided Episode: "Baby BOOM!"
2006 Jimmy Kimmel Live! Ivana Trump Episode: "4.182"
2006 Commander in Chief Lucinda Wallace Episode: "State of the Unions"
2006 Bones Mrs. Crane Episode: "The Boy in the Shroud"
2006 Desperate Housewives Maya Episode: "Bang"
2006–07 Me, Eloise Mrs. Thornton (voice) Recurring role (5 episodes)
2006–07 24 Anya Suvarov Recurring role (6 episodes)
2007 Ghost Whisperer Elena's Mother Episode: "The Prophet"
2008 NCIS Natasha Lenkov Episode: "Judgment Day: Part 2"
2008 Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight Kit's Foster Mother Episode: "Search for the Dragon"
2009 The Mentalist Mariska Kopecki / Vanna Clooney Episode: "Red John's Friends"
2009 Leverage Irina Larenko Episode: "The Stork Job"
2010 The Young and the Restless Aunt Juliette 1 episode
2010 Covert Affairs Fatima, the Turk Episode: "No Quarter"
2010 Lie to Me Nurse Episode: "Double Blind"
2011 Fairly Legal Renata Episode: "Bridges"
2011 Jon Benjamin Has a Van Woman in Window Episode: "Little Little Italy"
2011 Borderline Murder Irena TV film
2011 Alphas Zahra Pirzad Recurring role (4 episodes)
2012 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Nightsister / Old Daka (voice) Episode: "Massacre"
2012 Weeds Olga Episode: "It's Time, Part 1"
2012; 2017–2018 Arrow Raisa 6 episodes
2012–present General Hospital Dr. Liesl Obrecht Recurring role
2012 The Unknown Anne Smith Episode: "Relapse"
2015 Winterthorne Valentina Winterthorne Web series[4][5][6]


Year Title Role
2004 World of Warcraft
2008 Turning Point: Fall of Liberty
2016 World of Warcraft: Legion
2017 Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Bette Hoskins, Gizela Balog, Gabriella Benning

Awards and nominationsEdit

  • Won the Film Critics Award at the Hungarian Film Critics Awards in 1993 for Best Supporting Actress for Goldberg variácók (1992)
  • Won the Best Actress Award at the Los Angeles Hungarian Film Festival in 2011 for Visszatérés-Retrace (2011)
  • Won the Best Documentary award at the Hungarian Film Week in 1995 for A Színésznõ és a halál (1993) shared with Gábor Dettre
  • Nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actress in a Digital Daytime Drama Series for Winterthorne (2016).[8][9]
  • Nominated for an Indie Series Award for Best Guest Actress in a Drama for Winterthorne (2016)[7]

Personal lifeEdit

Gati is the daughter of Laszlo and Agnes Gati; Hungarian immigrants to Canada, a symphony conductor and an opera singer.[1]

Gati married Michael Browers on April 7, 2012.[10]


  1. ^ a b "General Hospital - Soaps.com". Retrieved 21 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Kathleen Gati in Fear the Walking Dead Flight 462". Retrieved 21 March 2016.
  3. ^ "WATCH: GH's Kathleen Gati boards zombie infested plane for new series - General Hospital @ soapcentral.com". soapcentral.com. Retrieved 21 March 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Watch The Winterthorne First Trailer … Where Candy and Drama Come Together!". Michael Fairman On-Air On-Soaps. 22 May 2015. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  5. ^ a b Mulcahy, Jr., Kevin (27 August 2015). "Watch the Premiere of Michael Caruso's Winterthorne". We Love Soaps. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  6. ^ a b Kerr, Luke (22 May 2015). "Winterthorne Debuts Epic First Trailer". Daytime Confidential. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Nominations Announced For 7th Annual ISAs". Indie Series Awards. 3 February 2016. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  8. ^ a b "The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Announces the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy® Award Nominations". National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. 24 March 2016. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  9. ^ a b "Young & Restless Leads Daytime Emmy Noms But Ceremony Won't Be on TV". Variety. 24 March 2016. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  10. ^ Soap Shows Team (23 September 2015). "Top 10 Facts About Kathleen Gati (Liesl Obrecht on GH)". SoapShows.com. Retrieved 21 March 2016.

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