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Jewel Staite in 2013.
|Born||Jewel Belair Staite
June 2, 1982
White Rock, BC, Canada
|Spouse(s)||Matt Anderson (m. 2003–11)|
Jewel Belair Staite (born June 2, 1982) is a Canadian actress. She is known for her roles as Catalina in Space Cases (1996–1997), Kaylee Frye in Firefly (2002–2003) and its spin-off film Serenity (2005), and Dr. Jennifer Keller on Stargate Atlantis (2007–2009). Staite has also starred as Raquel Westbrook in the Canadian drama The L.A. Complex (2012).
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.
She was married to actor Matt Anderson from 2003 to 2011.
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 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.
|1995||Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain||Samantha|
|1996||Carpool||Soap Opera Actress|
|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||Odyssey, TheThe Odyssey||Labelia||Episode: "The Believers"|
|1993||Liar, Liar: Between Father and Daughter||Dorianna||TV film|
|1993||Only Way Out, TheThe Only Way Out||Alexandra Carlisle||TV film|
|1994||Odyssey, TheThe Odyssey||Labelia||Episode: "The Prophecy"|
|1994||Are You Afraid of the Dark?||Kelly||Episode: "The Tale of Watcher's Woods"|
|1995||Are You Afraid of the Dark?||Cody||Episode: "The Tale of the Unfinished Painting"|
|1995||X-Files, TheThe X-Files||Amy Jacobs||Episode: "Oubliette"|
|1996||Prisoner of Zenda, Inc., TheThe 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)||Recurring role (4 episodes)|
|1999||So Weird||Callie||Episode: "Siren"|
|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||Immortal, TheThe Immortal||Danielle Jenkins||Episode: "Learning Curve"|
|2001||2gether: The Series||Josie||Episode: "Kiss"|
|2001||Seven Days||Molly||Episode: "Empty Quiver"|
|2002||Roughing It||Susan Olivia Clemens||TV film|
|2002||Damaged Care||Bryanna (15–20 years old)||TV film|
|2002||Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction||Carly / Shannon||Episode: "Second Sight"|
|2002||Just Deal||Laurel||Recurring role (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||Recurring role (4 episodes)|
|2005||Widow on the Hill||Jenny Cavanaugh||TV film|
|2005||Stargate Atlantis||Ellia||Episode: "Instinct"|
|2007–2009||Stargate Atlantis||Dr. Jennifer Keller||Main role (32 episodes)|
|2010||Mothman||Katharine Grant||TV film|
|2010||Warehouse 13||Loretta||Episode: "Mild Mannered"|
|2010||Miracle in Manhattan||Holly||TV film|
|2011||Doomsday Prophecy||Brook Calvin||TV film|
|2011||Supernatural||Amy Pond||Episode: "The Girl Next Door"|
|2012||L.A. Complex, TheThe L.A. Complex||Raquel Westbrook||Main role (19 episodes)|
|2012–2013||Animism||Mel Ravensfall||Recurring role (6 episodes)|
|2013||Listener, TheThe Listener||Lori Black||Episode: "Blast from the Past"|
|2013||Killing, TheThe Killing||Caroline Swift||Recurring role (5 episodes)|
|2013||Christmas Ornament, TheThe Christmas Ornament||Jenna||TV film|
|2014||State of Syn||Annika Drake||TV series, post-production|
- Lee, Michael J. (September 15, 2005). "Jewel Staite Interview". Radio Free Entertainment.
- Staite, Jewel (13 December 2011). "Happier Than a Pig In...:". Happy Opu. Retrieved April 16, 2013.
- Foy, Scott (November 10, 2009). "Firefly Star Encounters Mothman on Syfy". Dread Central. Retrieved December 31, 2013.
- Perenson, Melissa J. (2007-06-11). "Firefly's Staite Joins Atlantis". SciFi.com. Retrieved 2008-11-30.[dead link]
- Barton, Steve (April 21, 2010). "Syfy's Mothman Spreads Its Wings in New Clip". Dread Central. Retrieved April 16, 2013.
- Miska, Brad (April 21, 2010). "TV: First Look at 'Mothman' Creature in Clip". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved April 16, 2013.
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