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Jewel Staite in 2005
|Born||Jewel Belair Staite
June 2, 1982
White Rock, BC, Canada
|Spouse(s)||Matt Anderson (2003-11)|
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.
Personal life 
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 western television series Firefly and its subsequent 2005 film, Serenity. She wrote a chapter in the book Finding Serenity, called "Kaylee Speaks: Jewel Staite On Firefly".
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.
She also did voices in the animated TV series Mummies Alive! and Sabrina: The Animated Series for DIC Entertainment. As of 2012, Staite is a series regular on The L.A. Complex, in which she portrays Raquel Westbrook, a struggling actress. The show airs in Canada on MuchMusic and in the U.S. on The CW.
|1995||Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain||Samantha|
|1996||Carpool||Soap Opera Actress|
|1998||Mummies Alive! The Legend Begins||(voice)||Video|
|2009||After Dusk They Come||Liz||Video|
|2011||The Pact||Anna||Short film|
|1991||Posing: Inspired by Three Real Stories||Jennifer Lanahan||TV film|
|1992||The Odyssey||Labelia||Episode: "The Believers"|
|1993||Liar, Liar: Between Father and Daughter||Dorianna||TV film|
|1993||The Only Way Out||Alexandra Carlisle||TV film|
|1994||The Odyssey||Labelia||Episode: "The Prophecy"|
|1994||Are You Afraid of the Dark?||Kelly||Episode: "The Tale of the Watcher's Woods"|
|1995||Are You Afraid of the Dark?||Cody||Episode: "The Tale of the Unfinished Painting"|
|1995||The X-Files||Amy Jacobs||Episode: "Oubliette"|
|1996||Prisoner of Zenda, Inc.||Theresa||TV film|
|1996||Space Cases||Catalina||Main role (15 episodes)|
|1996-1997||Flash Forward||Rebecca 'Becca' Fisher||Main role (26 episodes)|
|1997-1999||Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show||Tiara VanHorn||Recurring role (5 episodes)|
|1998-2001||Da Vinci's Inquest||Gabriella Da Vinci||Recurring role (13 episodes)|
|1999||Sabrina: The Animated Series||(voice)||Episodes: "You Said a Mouse-ful", "The Importance of Being Norma",
"Saturday Night Furor", "Harvzilla"
|1999||Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy||Sally Prentiss||Episodes: "Happy Trails", "Fools for Love"|
|2000||Higher Ground||Daisy Lipenowski||Main role (22 episodes)|
|2001||The Immortal||Danielle Jenkins||Episode: "Learning Curve"|
|2001||2gether: The Series||Josie||Episode: "Kiss"|
|2001||Seven Days||Molly||Episode: "Empty Quiver"|
|2002||Roughing It||Olivia Susan Clemens||TV film|
|2002||Damaged Care||Bryanna (15-20 years)||TV film|
|2002||Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction||Carly / Shannon||Episode: "Second Sight"|
|2002||Just Deal||Laurel||(8 episodes)|
|2002-2003||Firefly||Kaylee Frye||Main role (14 episodes)|
|2003||Dead Like Me||Goth Girl||Episode: "Rest in Peace"|
|2004||Cold Squad||Thora Andrews||Episode: "Girlfriend in a Closet"|
|2004||Wonderfalls||Heidi Gotts||Episodes: "Lying Pig", "Cocktail Bunny", "Safety Canary", "Caged Bird"|
|2005||Widow on the Hill||Jenny Cavanaugh||TV film|
|2005||Stargate Atlantis||Ellia||Episode: "Instinct"|
|2007-2009||Stargate Atlantis||Jennifer Keller||Regular role (32 episodes)|
|2010||Animism||Mel Ravensfall||Episode: "The Hero's Journey... With Friends!"|
|2010||Mothman||Katharine Grant||TV film|
|2010||Warehouse 13||Loretta||Episode: "Mild Mannered"|
|2010||Call Me Mrs. Miracle||Holly||TV film|
|2011||Doomsday Prophecy||Brook Calvin||TV film|
|2011||Supernatural||Amy Pond||Episode: "The Girl Next Door"|
|2012||The L.A. Complex||Raquel Westbrook||Main role (19 episodes)|
|2012||State of Syn||Annika Drake||TV series, post-production|
- Michael J. Lee (September 15, 2005). "Jewel Staite Interview". Radio Free Entertainment.
- Jewel Staite (13 December, 2011). "Happier Than a Pig In...:". Happy Opu. Retrieved April 16, 2013. "Life has taken a turn for the interesting over the last few months, and I’ve found myself in the middle of a divorce from my lovely husband."
- Foywonder (November 10th, 2009). "Firefly Star Encounters Mothman on Syfy". DreadCentral.
- Perenson, Melissa J. (2007-06-11). "Firefly's Staite Joins Atlantis". SciFi.com. Retrieved 2008-11-30.[dead link]
- Mallozzi, Joseph (2008-02-05). "Extra! Extra! Read all about it!". Retrieved 2008-02-10.
- "Syfy's Mothman Spreads Its Wings in New Clip". Dread Central. April 21, 2010. Retrieved April 16, 2013.
- "TV: First Look at 'Mothman' Creature in Clip". Bloody Disgusting. April 21, 2010. Retrieved April 16, 2013.
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