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Jewel Staite

Jewel Staite

  • Born on
    • June 2nd, 1982
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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Filmography

Acting (18 Credits)

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2015How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town as Cassie Cranston
2015A Frosty Affair as Kate Carter
2013The Christmas Ornament as Jenna
2012The L.A. Complex as Raquel Westbrook
2011Doomsday Prophecy as BrookeWatch Free
2010Call Me Mrs. Miracle as Holly Wilson
2010Mothman as Katharine Grant
2009The Forgotten Ones as Liz
2005Widow on the Hill as Jenny Cavanaugh
2005Serenity as Kaywinnet Lee "Kaylee" Frye
2004Stargate Atlantis as Jennifer Keller
2002Cheats as Teddy Blue
2002Firefly as Kaylee Frye
2000Higher Ground as Daisy Lipenowski
1996Space Cases as Catalina
1995Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain as Samantha
1995Flash Forward as Rebecca 'Becca' Fisher
1992The Odyssey as Labelia

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