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Jewel Staite

Jewel Belair Staite (born June 2, 1982) is a Canadian actress who portrayed Catalina in Space Cases, Kaylee Frye in Firefly and Serenity, and Dr. Jennifer Keller on Stargate Atlantis. Most recently, she starred as Raquel Westbrook in the Canadian drama, The L.A. Complex.Staite was born in White Rock, British Columbia. The youngest of seven children, she modeled as a child and has acted since age six. She has stated that she is of British, Irish, French Canadian, and Iroquois ancestry. Staite attended the Vancouver Film School and worked at the Vancouver Youth Theatre. She married actor Matt Anderson on April 25, 2003. On December 13, 2011, she announced they were divorcing in a post on her food blog. Staite played Kaylee Frye in the short-lived space westerntelevision seriesFirefly and its subsequent 2005 film, Serenity. She wrote a chapter in the book Finding Serenity, called "Kaylee Speaks: Jewel Staite On Firefly".She played Heidi Gotts in the television series Wonderfalls, and appeared in a Season Three episode of The X-Files.Staite played the role of head medical doctor Jennifer Keller in the Stargate SG-1 spinoff Stargate Atlantis,making her the third actor from the Firefly series to move on to appear in a Stargate series (the first being Adam Baldwin, who had a brief role as a colonel in the Stargate SG-1 Season Seven episode "Heroes", and the second being Morena Baccarin, who played Adria, the main villain in the tenth season of SG-1), and the second to take a recurring role. She replaced Paul McGillion (Dr. Carson Beckett). In the fifth season her character was changed from recurring status to part of the main cast. Before taking on the role as Dr. Keller she previously played the Wraith child Ellia in the Stargate Atlantis episode "Instinct".She also appeared in the 2010 Sci-Fi film, Mothman, under direction from Sheldon Wilson. Staite guest starred in an episode of Warehouse 13 as the love interest of Sheldon (played by Sean Maher, who played Jewel's love interest in Firefly). She also did voices in the animated TV series Mummies Alive! and Sabrina: The Animated Series for DIC Entertainment. As of 2012, Staite was a series regular on The L.A. Complex, in which she portrayed Raquel Westbrook, a struggling actress. The show aired in Canada on MuchMusic and in the U.S. on The CW. She also appeared recently in an episode of The Listener.


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Born:
Jun 2, 1982 In White Rock, British Columbia, Canada
Movie/TV Credits:
37
First Appeared:
In the series The Odyssey 1992-03-09
Latest Project:
Series Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy 2017
Known For
Poster of Highland Gardens
Poster of 40 Below and Falling
Poster of The Pact
Poster of Firefly
Filmography
Series Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy Sally Prentiss 2017
Series Highland Gardens Raquel 2017
Series Legends of Tomorrow Dr. Bryce 2016-01-21
Película How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town Cassie Cranston 2015-09-19
Series Con Man Fan Getting Autographs 2015-09-30
Película 40 Below and Falling Kate Carter 2015-10-03
Película Tienda de ilusiones Jenna 2013-11-16
Series The L.A. Complex Raquel Westbrook 2012-01-10
Película Browncoats Unite: Firefly 10th Anniversary Special Herself 2012-11-11
Película The Pact Anna 2011-01-24
Película La Profecía del Juicio Final Brooke 2011-08-13
Series The Killing Caroline Swift 2011-04-03
Película Mothman Katharine Grant 2010-04-24
Película Milagro en Manhattan Holly Wilson 2010-11-27
Series Castle Erin Cherloff 2009-03-08
Series Almacén 13 Loretta 2009-07-07
Película La Tribu Liz 2008-11-08
Película Done the Impossible Herself 2006-07-28
Película Serenity Kaylee 2005-08-25
Series Sobrenatural Unknown 2005-09-13
Series Wonderfalls Unknown 2004-03-12
Series Stargate Atlantis Dr. Jennifer Keller 2004-07-15
Series Huff Carolyn 2004-11-07
Series Firefly Kaylee Frye 2002-09-20
Película Una banda de tramposos Teddy Blue 2002-10-31
Series Tierras Altas Daisy Lipenowski 2000-01-14
Series Just Deal Laurel 2000-09-23
Series So Weird Unknown 1999-01-18
Series 7 Días Unknown 1998-10-07
Series La Clave Da Vinci Unknown 1998-10-07
Series EP Daily Unknown 1997-09-01
Series Space Cases Catalina 1996-03-02
Series Flash Forward Rebecca 'Becca' Fisher 1996-09-07
Película Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain Samantha 1995-11-03
Series Expediente X Amy Jacobs 1993-09-10
Series The Odyssey Labelia 1992-03-09
Series El club de la medianoche Unknown 1992-08-15