Jaime Ray Newman

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Jaime Ray Newman
JaimeRayNewmanCCJuly09.jpg
Newman at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con
Born (1978-04-02) April 2, 1978 (age 40)
Farmington Hills, Michigan, U.S.
Alma mater Northwestern University
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 2000–present
Spouse(s)
Guy Nattiv (m. 2012)
Children 1
Relatives Ben Kurland (cousin)

Jaime Ray Newman (born April 2, 1978) is an American actress and singer. She is known for starring as Kristina Cassadine in the soap opera General Hospital, Mindy O'Dell in the drama series Veronica Mars, Kat Gardener in the fantasy series Eastwick, Tess Fontana in the science-fiction series Eureka, Kat Petrova in the drama-thriller series Red Widow, Sam Gordon in the comedy-drama series Mind Games, Allison Roth in the crime drama series Wicked City, and Sarah Lieberman in the Marvel series The Punisher.

Early life[edit]

Newman was born in Farmington Hills, Michigan,[1] to parents Marsha Jo and Raphael Newman.[2][3] She has one sister, Beth Nicole, a global public relations director at J Brand.[4][5] Newman started performing at age eleven in the debut of Israel Horovitz's play A Rosen by Any Other Name.[6] She worked consistently around Detroit, acting in many of the regional theaters. Newman received her elementary education at the Jewish Hillel Day School of Metropolitan Detroit,[7] where she starred as Ado Annie Carnes in an eighth grade play of Oklahoma!.

After Hillel, Newman attended the private Cranbrook Kingswood School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan,[8] and spent her summers at the Interlochen Center for the Arts where she won the Corson Award for Outstanding Achievement in Acting.[9] While in high school at Cranbrook, she won first place in the Michigan Interscholastic Forensic Association, a statewide dramatic competition, for three years in a row. At age 16, Newman founded Apollo Theatre Productions, serving as both a producer and director.[10] She graduated from Cranbrook in 1996. Newman then attended Boston University College of Fine Arts' theater conservatory for two years, before transferring to Northwestern University as an English and drama major.[1][6]

At Northwestern, she founded the Ignition Festival for Women in the Arts. Through that, she produced and acted in Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning play How I Learned to Drive. While living in Chicago, she performed with her own jazz quartet.[11] Newman moved to Los Angeles in September 2000. Her cousin is actor Ben Kurland.

Career[edit]

Newman first earned a living performing with her jazz quartet, and landed parts in several short films. She also made an appearance on The Drew Carey Show. Soon after, she landed the role of Kristina Cassadine on the soap opera General Hospital. While there, she continued with her music career, putting together her cover band, School Boy Crush. Newman and School Boy Crush played regularly at The Buffalo Club in Santa Monica, California; Moomba in West Hollywood; Nick's Martini Lounge; Café Cordiale; and at the Lux in Beverly Hills. The band covered a wide variety of music from funk and soul to R&B and blues. Most recently, they played the ESPN Awards party at The Highlands, the adjoining venue to the Kodak Theatre. Newman also landed a part in Steven Spielberg's Catch Me If You Can, with a scene opposite Leonardo DiCaprio.

In January 2003, Newman starred with David Schwimmer, Jonathan Silverman and Tom Everett Scott in the play Turnaround, Roger Kumble's dark Hollywood satire.[12] In October 2006, Newman began an eight-episode run in a recurring role in the critically acclaimed CW show Veronica Mars. She also became a fan favorite with her appearance on Stargate Atlantis as Lt. Laura Cadman. Along with fellow Stargate actor Michael Shanks, she appeared in the Christmas 2006 television film Under the Mistletoe. Other high-profile guest starring roles include E-Ring, Heroes, Supernatural, Related, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Medium, NCIS,[13] Grimm,[13] CSI: NY,[14] and Castle.[15]

Newman at San Diego Comic-Con, July 2009

In 2007, Newman starred in Neil LaBute's play Fat Pig at the Geffen Playhouse,[16] and in 2008, starred in LaBute's play Some Girl(s), also at the Geffen.[17] The following year, she appeared alongside Rebecca Romijn, Lindsay Price and Paul Gross in the 2009 television adaptation of Eastwick (based on the John Updike novel The Witches of Eastwick), playing Kat Gardener, a nurse and mother of five who discovers her magical powers.[18] In 2010, she held major recurring roles on Eureka as Dr. Tess Fontana,[19] and on Drop Dead Diva as Vanessa Hemmings.[20] In January 2011, Newman played Cynthia Karslake in David Auburn's revival of The New York Idea by Langdon Elwyn Mitchell at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in New York City.[21] In 2013, she starred opposite James Van Der Beek, Kathy Baker and Chris Mulkey in the American stage premiere of the Australian play The Gift at the Geffen Playhouse.[22]

Newman starred with Radha Mitchell in ABC's 2013 midseason drama series Red Widow.[23] That same year, she starred in the independent psychological thriller film Altered Minds.[24] In May 2014, it was reported that she would guest star in an episode of TNT's comedy-drama Franklin & Bash.[25] Later, she was cast as series regular in another ABC series, Mind Games, opposite Christian Slater and Steve Zahn.[26] In August 2014, it was announced that Newman would recur on Amazon Studios' procedural drama Bosch.[27] In August 2015, she joined the main cast of ABC's crime drama series Wicked City.[28] In December 2015, Newman joined the fourth-season cast of Bates Motel as the major recurring character Rebecca Hamilton, a past love interest of Sheriff Romero (Nestor Carbonell).[29] She will star in Lech Majewski's fantasy film Valley of the Gods, opposite Josh Hartnett and Charlotte Rampling.[30]

In August 2016, she was cast in the recurring role of Wildred Darnell on the fifth season of TNT's procedural drama series Major Crimes.[31] The following year, Newman began starring in the series regular role of Sarah Lieberman on Netflix's Marvel drama The Punisher, a spin-off series featuring the character from Daredevil.[32] She then recurred as Irene McAllistair in the third season of the Syfy drama series The Magicians.[33] Newman had a recurring role as Linda Langer in the second season of Bravo's dark comedy series Imposters.[34] She is currently producing her first feature film, the biographical racial drama Skin, directed by her husband Guy Nattiv.[35]

Personal life[edit]

Newman married Israeli-born writer and director Guy Nattiv in Tel Aviv, Israel on April 2, 2012 (her 34th birthday.[36][37]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Full Blast Bo
2002 The Violent Kind Amanda
2002 Star Quality Katie Swellhead Short
2002 Catch Me If You Can Monica
2005 Lonesome Matador Emily Short
2005 Living 'til the End Audrey Gersons
2007 Raw Footage Rachel Graham Short
2007 Sex and Breakfast Betty
2008 Made of Honor Ariel
2008 A Line in the Sand Ann Marie
2009 Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts Emmy (voice) Video
2012 Rubberneck Danielle Jenkins
2013 Altered Minds Julie Shellner
2013 Game of Assassins Emma
2013 Tarzan Alice Greystoke (voice)
2016 Heirloom Dr. McKoy Short
2016 A Christmas in New York Susan Clark
2018 Valley of the Gods Laura Ecas Post-production
2018 Midnight Climax Rose Strauss Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 The Drew Carey Show Tina "The Warsaw Closes"
2002–03 General Hospital Kristina Cassadine Regular role
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Julie Waters "After the Show"
2003 Happy Family Amanda "The Doghouse"
2004 Wedding Daze Teri Landry TV film
2005 McBride: Murder Past Midnight Emily Harriman TV film
2005 Supernatural Amanda Walker "Phantom Traveler"
2005 Stargate Atlantis Lt. Laura Cadman "Duet", "Critical Mass"
2006 Crossing Jordan Cpt. Gwen Osbourne "Code of Ethics"
2006 Bones Stacy Goodyear "The Woman in the Car"
2006 Related Kylie Stewart "London Calling", "Daddy's Little Girl"
2006 Medium Angela Saunders / Jade "A Changed Man"
2006 Under the Mistletoe Susan Chandler TV film
2006 Hollis & Rae Hollis Chandler TV film
2006 E-Ring Natalie Hughes Recurring role (4 episodes)
2006–07 Veronica Mars Mindy O'Dell Recurring role (season 3)
2007 Criminal Minds Lacy Kyle "The Big Game"
2007 Heroes Victoria Pratt (young) "Truth & Consequences"
2007 Marlowe Tracy Faye TV film
2007 I'm Paige Wilson Paige Wilson TV film
2008 Lincoln Heights Sabrina Gasper Guest role (season 3)
2008 Leverage Aimee Martin "The Two-Horse Job"
2009 Nip/Tuck Daphne Pendell "Ronnie Chase", "Gene Shelly"
2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Melinda Carver "A Space Oddity"
2009 Mental Zan Avidan "Obsessively Yours", "House of Mirrors", "Coda"
2009–10 Eastwick Katherine 'Kat' Gardener Main role
2009–10 Eureka Tess Fontana Regular role (seasons 3–4)
2010–11 Life Unexpected Julia "Honeymoon Interrupted", "Affair Remembered"
2010–2013 Drop Dead Diva Vanessa Hemmings Recurring role (seasons 1–3)
2011 Royal Pains Stacey Saxe "Astraphobia"
2011 NCIS Melanie Burke "Engaged: Parts 1 & 2"
2011–12 CSI: NY Claire Taylor "Indelible", "Near Death"
2011–12 Grimm Angelina Lasser "The Three Bad Wolves", "Over My Dead Body"
2012 Castle Holly Franklin "'til Death Do Us Part"
2013 Red Widow Katrina 'Kat' Petrova Main role
2014 Mind Games Samantha 'Sam' Gordon Main role
2014 Franklin & Bash Cheryl Koch "Spirits in the Material World"
2015 Bosch Laura Kell "Lost Light", "Blue Religion"
2015 Satisfaction Kate "...Through New Beginnings", "...Through Risk"
2015 Wicked City Allison Roth Main role
2016 Bates Motel Rebecca Hamilton Recurring role (season 4)
2016 Major Crimes Wildred Darnell "White Lies: Parts 1–3"
2017 The Punisher Sarah Lieberman Main role
2018 The Magicians Irene McAllistair Recurring role (season 3)
2018 Imposters Linda "Trouble Maybe", "Old Unresolved S...", "Andiamo"
2018 Midnight, Texas Patience "Resting Witch Face"

Stage[edit]

Year Title Role Venue
2007 Fat Pig Jeannie Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles
2008 Some Girl(s) Bobbi Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles
2011 The New York Idea Cynthia Karslake Lucille Lortel Theatre, Off-Broadway

References[edit]

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  7. ^ "Hillel 50th" (PDF). Hillel Day School of Metropolitan Detroit. Retrieved December 13, 2011.
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  29. ^ Petski, Denise (December 18, 2015). "Jaime Ray Newman Checks Into 'Bates Motel'". Deadline Hollywood.
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  35. ^ Galuppo, Mia (March 2, 2018). "Vera Farmiga Joins Jamie Bell in Neo-Nazi Drama 'Skin' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.
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  37. ^ Leon, Anya (July 7, 2013). "Jaime Ray Newman Celebrates Her Baby Shower". People.

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