Jaime Murray

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Jaime Murray
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Murray at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con
Jaime Erica Murray

(1976-07-21) 21 July 1976 (age 46)
Hammersmith, London, England
Years active2001–present
(m. 2014)
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Jaime Erica Murray (born 21 July 1976) is an English actress. She is known for playing Stacie Monroe in the BBC series Hustle (2004–2012), Lila West in the Showtime series Dexter (2007), Gaia in the Starz miniseries Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011), Olivia Charles in The CW series Ringer (2011–2012), Helena G. Wells in the Syfy series Warehouse 13 (2010–2014), Stahma Tarr in the Syfy series Defiance (2013–2015), Fiona/the Black Fairy in the ABC series Once Upon a Time (2016–2017), Antoinette in The CW series The Originals (2018), and Nyssa al Ghul in Gotham.

Early life and education[edit]

Murray was born on 21 July 1976 in Hammersmith, London, England, to Elaine and Billy Murray. Just before taking her A Levels, Murray was diagnosed with dyslexia.[1] She briefly studied philosophy and psychology at the London School of Economics, but dropped out to train at the Drama Centre London, where she graduated in 2000.[2]


Murray's first role was miming the lyrics in the original video of Stretch & Vern's dance track "I'm Alive" (1996).[1] Some of her early television appearances included minor guest roles in BBC One's Casualty, The Bill, Love Soup and ShakespeaRe-Told: The Taming of the Shrew.[citation needed]

Murray starred as Stacie Monroe in series 1–4 of Hustle. She reprised that role in Hustle, series 8.

Relocating to Los Angeles, Murray starred in Dexter as Lila West, Dexter Morgan's Narcotics Anonymous sponsor and the main antagonist in Season 2. In mid-2008, Murray joined the cast of The CW's series Valentine, playing the lead character, Grace Valentine.[3] The show began airing in October 2008 but was cancelled by the end of the month.[4] Murray was cast in another CW show, The Beautiful Life: TBL, as a wardrobe stylist, but the show was cancelled before she was able to appear.[5]

Murray finished shooting Possessions in 2010 and soon thereafter began shooting The Rapture.[6] She starred in the horror film Devil's Playground (2010), directed by Mark McQueen,[7] and then appeared as Helena G. Wells on the Syfy series Warehouse 13.[8] Murray's portrayal of Wells received critical praise and was described as "saucy",[9] "superb",[10] as able to "anchor a series"[11] and "endlessly fascinating".[12] Her absence as the villainess in the season 3 Christmas episode, "The Greatest Gift", was bemoaned with the lamentation "she would have done it better".[13] Murray was nominated for a 2012 Portal Award for her portrayal of Helena G. Wells on Warehouse 13.[14]

Murray also made a guest appearances on the Fox series The Finder, where she played a drug co-ordinator.[15] Murray starred in the Starz miniseries Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, as Gaia, a longtime friend of Lucretia.[citation needed] Murray also had a guest appearance in 2009 on CBS series NCIS, playing ICE Agent Julia Foster-Yates.

Murray made an appearance on the Partially Examined Life philosophy podcast, playing a part in Sartre's No Exit, alongside Lucy Lawless, Mark Linsenmayer and Wes Alwan.[16]

From 2013, she portrayed the character of Stahma Tarr in the Syfy series Defiance, which aired its final episode in August 2015. Murray had a recurring role in the sixth season of Once Upon a Time as the Black Fairy.[17]

She has recently been cast in The Originals final season as Antoinette, a vampire Elijah meets soon after losing his memories.

Murray also appeared in the fifth and final season of Gotham as Nyssa al Ghul.


Murray modelled clothing in television advertisements for Debenhams department store.[18] She is signed to Models 1 in London and has appeared in men's magazines such as GQ, Mayfair and FHM, as well as women's magazines like Hello!, Cosmopolitan and OK!.[19]

Personal life[edit]

Murray married Bernie Cahill, a partner in an entertainment management company, in May 2014.[20]


Year Title Role Notes
2002 The Byzantine Cat Jane Spencer (lead role) [21]
2005 Animal Saleswoman
2007 The Deaths of Ian Stone Medea
2007 Botched Anna
2010 Devil's Playground Lavinia
2010 The Rapture Fiona
2012 Possessions Chloe
2013 Samuel Bleak Vivian Bleak
2013 Fright Night 2: New Blood Gerri Dandridge Direct-to-video
2018 The Nanny Leonor
Year Title Role Notes
2001 The Bill Tania Matthews Episode: "A Pound of Flesh"
2002 Casualty Sonia Guzman Episode: "Thicker Than Water"
2002 The Bill Melanie 3 episodes
2003 Keen Eddie Kiki Episode: "Pilot (a.k.a. Eddie)"
2004 Doctors and Nurses Bella Olazabal Episode: "Bella Bella"
Hustle Stacie Monroe Main cast (series 1–4, 8); 25 episodes
2005 Love Soup Natalie Brown Episode: "Death and Nurses"
2005 ShakespeaRe-Told Bianca Minola Episode: "The Taming of The Shrew"
2005 Agatha Christie's Poirot Ruth Kettering Episode: "The Mystery of the Blue Train"
2007 Dexter Lila West 10 episodes
2007 Demons Rebecca 1 episode
2008–2009 Valentine Grace Valentine/Aphrodite Main cast; 8 episodes
2009 The Mentalist Nadia Sobell Episode: "Carnelian Inc."
2009 Eli Stone Diane Rundlet Episode: "Flight Path"
2009 NCIS ICE Agent Julia Foster-Yates Episode: "Semper Fidelis"
2009 The Beautiful Life: TBL Vivienne 5 episodes
2010–2014 Warehouse 13 Helena G. Wells 15 episodes
2011 Spartacus: Gods of the Arena Gaia Miniseries; 4 episodes
2011–2012 Ringer Olivia Charles 10 episodes
2012 The Finder Amadea Denaris Episode: "An Orphan Walks Into a Bar"
2012 Childrens Hospital Kitty Black Episode: "British Hospital"
2013–2015 Defiance Stahma Tarr Main cast
2015 Sleepy Hollow Carmilla Pines Episode: "Kali Yuga"
2016–2017 Once Upon a Time Fiona / the Black Fairy Recurring role (8 episodes)
2018 The Originals Antoinette Recurring role (6 episodes)
2018 Midnight, Texas Delilah Recurring role (2 episodes)
2018–2021 Castlevania Carmilla (voice) Main cast (13 episode)
2019 Gotham Nyssa al Ghul / Theresa Walker Recurring role (5 episodes)
Year Title Role Notes
2010 Suite 7 Jessy Episode: "Good in Bed"
2012 Jan Andie 4 episodes
Music videos
Year Title Artist
2012 "Goodbye in Her Eyes" Zac Brown Band
Video games
Year Title Role Notes
2014 Lichdom: Battlemage Hedira Voice role


  1. ^ a b "Jamie Murray". BBC Drama Faces. Retrieved 11 May 2008.
  2. ^ "BBC - Press Office - Hustle Jaime Murray".
  3. ^ "Bob Saget, Jaime Murray to star in CW shows". THR.com. Archived from the original on 19 July 2008. Retrieved 21 July 2008.
  4. ^ "Easy Money and Valentine: MRC Cancels CW TV Shows | TV Series Finale". 6 November 2008. Archived from the original on 6 November 2008.
  5. ^ Natalie Finn (25 September 2009). "Some Ugly News: The Beautiful Life Canceled". E! Online. Retrieved 28 December 2012.
  6. ^ "The Rapture". Southend Radio. Retrieved 22 May 2009.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Yet Another Apocalyptic Tale in 'Devil's Playground' - Bloody Disgusting!". 10 November 2009.
  8. ^ Matt Webb Mitovich (20 August 2012). "Warehouse 13: Photos of Lindsay Wagner's Wild Date With Artie, Scoop on H.G. Wells' Next Visit". TVLine.com. Retrieved 28 December 2012.
  9. ^ Sheldon A. Wiebe. "The Fate of the World Hangs in the Balance in the Season Finale of Warehouse 13!". Eclipse Magazine.
  10. ^ Sheldon A. Wiebe. "Lindsay Wagner Comes to Warehouse 13 and H.G. Wells Returns With an Unlikely Agenda!". Eclipse Magazine.
  11. ^ Mark Wilson. "H.G. Wells Gets 'Warehouse 13' Spin-Off". About.com. Archived from the original on 23 June 2012.
  12. ^ Dorothy Snarker. "Warehouse 13 star confirms the show's lesbian subtext, and then some". AfterEllen.com. Archived from the original on 1 January 2013.
  13. ^ Nick McHatton (6 December 2011). "Warehouse 13 Review: It's a Wonderful Warehouse". TVFanatic.com.
  14. ^ Michael Hinman. "Portal Awards 2012". AirlockAlpha.com.
  15. ^ "Jaime Murray returns as Stacie Monroe in the last series of Hustle". BBC. 19 December 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2012.
  16. ^ "Sartre's "No Exit" Read with Lucy Lawless and Jaime Murray". 2 January 2014.
  17. ^ Mitovich, Matt Webb (15 November 2016). "Once Upon a Time: Yep, Defiance's Jaime Murray Is Playing [Spoiler]". TV Line. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  18. ^ "Debenhams Signs Jaime Murray" (PDF). Debenhams. 1 September 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 October 2011. Retrieved 11 May 2007.
  19. ^ "Models1". Models1. Archived from the original on 15 August 2012. Retrieved 30 August 2012.
  20. ^ Blumm, K. C. (31 May 2014). "Jaime Murray Marries Bernie Cahill". people.com. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  21. ^ The Byzantine Cat www.rottentomatoes.com, accessed 4 October 2022

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