Biography

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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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.

Personal Info

Gender Female

Known Credits 41

Birthday 1982-06-02

Place of Birth White Rock, British Columbia, Canada

Official Site http://jewelstaite.com/

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 The Wrong Bed: Naked Pursuit as Stella Williams
2016 Not With His Wife as Monica Boland
2016 DC's Legends of Tomorrow(1 episode) as Dr. Bryce
2015 40 Below and Falling as Kate Carter
2015 Con Man(13 episodes) as Fan Getting Autographs
2015 Blindspot(1 episode) as Kiva Garen
2015 How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town as Cassie Cranston
2013 The Christmas Ornament as Jenna
2012 Browncoats Unite: Firefly 10th Anniversary Special as Herself
2012 The L.A. Complex(19 episodes) as Raquel Westbrook
2011 Doomsday Prophecy as Brooke
2011 The Killing(5 episodes) as Caroline Swift
2011 The Pact as Anna
2010 Call Me Mrs. Miracle as Holly Wilson
2010 Mothman as Katharine Grant
2009 Warehouse 13(1 episode) as Loretta
2009 Castle(1 episode) as Erin Cherloff
2008 The Forgotten Ones as Liz
2006 Done the Impossible as Herself
2005 Supernatural(2 episodes)
2005 Serenity as Kaylee
2004 Huff(1 episode) as Carolyn
2004 Stargate Atlantis(10 episodes) as Ellia
2004 Stargate Atlantis(40 episodes) as Dr. Jennifer Keller
2004 Wonderfalls(4 episodes)
2002 Cheats as Teddy Blue
2002 Firefly(14 episodes) as Kaylee Frye
2002 Damaged Care as Bryanna
2000 Just Deal(8 episodes) as Laurel
2000 Higher Ground(22 episodes) as Daisy Lipenowski
1999 So Weird(1 episode)
1998 Da Vinci's Inquest(12 episodes)
1998 Seven Days(1 episode)
1997 EP Daily(1 episode)
1996 Flash Forward(27 episodes) as Rebecca 'Becca' Fisher
1996 Space Cases(28 episodes) as Catalina
1995 Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain as Samantha
1993 The X-Files(1 episode) as Amy Jacobs
1992 Are You Afraid of the Dark?(2 episodes)
1992 The Odyssey(39 episodes) as Labelia
1900 Highland Gardens(0 episodes) as Raquel
1900 Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy(27 episodes) as Sally Prentiss

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