Jaime Erica Murray
21 July 1976
Hammersmith, London, England
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
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. 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.
Murray's first role was miming the lyrics in the original video of Stretch & Vern's dance track "I'm Alive" (1996). 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.
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. The show began airing in October 2008 but was cancelled by the end of the month. 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.
Murray finished shooting Possessions in 2010 and soon thereafter began shooting The Rapture. She starred in the horror film Devil's Playground (2010), directed by Mark McQueen, and then appeared as Helena G. Wells on the Syfy series Warehouse 13. Murray's portrayal of Wells received critical praise and was described as "saucy", "superb", as able to "anchor a series" and "endlessly fascinating". 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". Murray was nominated for a 2012 Portal Award for her portrayal of Helena G. Wells on Warehouse 13.
Murray also made a guest appearances on the Fox series The Finder, where she played a drug co-ordinator. Murray starred in the Starz miniseries Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, as Gaia, a longtime friend of Lucretia. Murray also had a guest appearance in 2009 on CBS series NCIS, playing ICE Agent Julia Foster-Yates.
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.
She has recently been cast in The Originals final season as Antoinette, a vampire Elijah meets soon after losing his memories.
Murray modelled clothing in television advertisements for Debenhams department store. 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!.
|2002||The Byzantine Cat||Jane Spencer (lead role)|||
|2007||The Deaths of Ian Stone||Medea|
|2013||Samuel Bleak||Vivian Bleak|
|2013||Fright Night 2: New Blood||Gerri Dandridge||Direct-to-video|
|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|
|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)|
|2010||Suite 7||Jessy||Episode: "Good in Bed"|
|2012||"Goodbye in Her Eyes"||Zac Brown Band|
|2014||Lichdom: Battlemage||Hedira||Voice role|
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