Jaime Ray Newman
|Jaime Ray Newman|
Newman at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con
April 2, 1978 |
Farmington Hills, Michigan, U.S.
|Alma mater||Northwestern University|
|Spouse(s)||Guy Nattiv (m. 2012)|
|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 on the soap opera General Hospital, Mindy O'Dell on The CW's drama Veronica Mars, Kat Gardener on ABC's fantasy drama Eastwick, Tess Fontana on Syfy's science-fiction drama Eureka, Kat Petrova on ABC's drama-thriller Red Widow, Sam Gordon on ABC's comedy-drama Mind Games, and Allison Roth on ABC's crime drama Wicked City.
Newman was born in Farmington Hills, Michigan, to parents Marsha Jo and Raphael Newman. She has one sister, Beth Nicole, a global public relations director at J Brand. Newman started performing at age eleven in the debut of Israel Horovitz's play A Rosen by Any Other Name. 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, 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, and spent her summers at the Interlochen Center for the Arts where she won the Corson Award for Outstanding Achievement in Acting. While in high school at Cranbrook, she won first place in the Michigan Interscholastic Forensic Association, a state-wide dramatic competition, for three years in a row. At age 16, Newman founded Apollo Theatre Productions, serving as both a producer and director. 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.
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. Newman moved to Los Angeles in September 2000. Her cousin is actor Ben Kurland.
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. 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, Grimm, CSI: NY, and Castle.
In 2007, Newman starred in Neil LaBute's play Fat Pig at the Geffen Playhouse, and in 2008, starred in LaBute's play Some Girl(s), also at the Geffen. 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. In 2010, she held major recurring roles on Eureka as Dr. Tess Fontana, and on Drop Dead Diva as Vanessa Hemmings. 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. 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.
Newman starred with Radha Mitchell in ABC's 2013 midseason drama series Red Widow. That same year, she starred in the independent psychological thriller film Altered Minds. In May 2014, it was reported that she would guest star in an episode of TNT's comedy-drama Franklin & Bash. Later, she was cast as series regular in another ABC series, Mind Games, opposite Christian Slater and Steve Zahn. In August 2014, it was announced that Newman would recur on Amazon Studios' procedural drama Bosch. In August 2015, she joined the main cast of ABC's crime drama series Wicked City. 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). She will star in Lech Majewski's fantasy film Valley of the Gods, opposite Josh Hartnett and Charlotte Rampling. 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.
|2002||The Violent Kind||Amanda|
|2002||Star Quality||Katie Swellhead||Short film|
|2002||Catch Me If You Can||Monica|
|2005||Lonesome Matador||Emily||Short film|
|2005||Living 'til the End||Audrey Gersons|
|2005||Rumor Has It...||Conference Greeter|
|2007||Raw Footage||Rachel Graham||Short film|
|2007||LA Blues||Jack's Ex-Wife|
|2007||Sex and Breakfast||Betty|
|2008||Made of Honor||Ariel / Bakery Date|
|2008||A Line in the Sand||Ann Marie|
|2009||Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts||Emmy||Video; voice role|
|2009||Logorama||Radio Dispatch Girl||Short film; voice role|
|2013||Game of Assassins||Emma|
|2013||Altered Minds||Julie Shellner|
|2013||Tarzan||Alice Greystoke||Voice role|
|2016||Heirloom||Dr. McKoy||Short film|
|2016||A New York Christmas||Susan Clark|
|2017||Valley of the Gods||Laura Ecas||Filming|
|2001||The Drew Carey Show||Tina||Episode: "The Warsaw Closes"|
|2002–03||General Hospital||Kristina Cassadine||68 episodes|
|2003||Happy Family||Amanda||Episode: "The Doghouse"|
|2003||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Julie Waters||Episode: "After the Show"|
|2004||Wedding Daze||Teri Landry||Movie|
|2005||McBride: Murder Past Midnight||Emily Harriman||Movie|
|2005||Supernatural||Amanda Walker||Episode: "Phantom Traveler"|
|2005||Stargate: Atlantis||Lt. Laura Cadman||2 episodes|
|2006||Hollis & Rae||Hollis Chandler||Pilot|
|2006||Crossing Jordan||Cpt. Gwen Osbourne||Episode: "Code of Ethics"|
|2006||Bones||Stacy Goodyear||Episode: "The Woman in the Car"|
|2006||Medium||Angela Saunders / Jade||Episode: "A Changed Man"|
|2006||Related||Kylie Stewart||2 episodes|
|2006||E-Ring||Natalie Hughes||4 episodes|
|2006||Under the Mistletoe||Susan Chandler||Movie|
|2006–07||Veronica Mars||Mindy O'Dell||8 episodes|
|2007||I'm Paige Wilson||Paige Wilson||Movie|
|2007||Criminal Minds||Lacy Kyle||Episode: "The Big Game"|
|2007||Heroes||Young Victoria Pratt||Episode: "Truth & Consequences"|
|2008||Lincoln Heights||Sabrina Gasper||4 episodes|
|2008||Leverage||Aimee Martin||Episode: "The Two-Horse Job"|
|2009||Nip/Tuck||Daphne Pendell||2 episodes|
|2009||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Melinda Carver||Episode: "A Space Oddity"|
|2009||Mental||Zan Avidan||3 episodes|
|2009–10||Eastwick||Kat Gardener||13 episodes|
|2009–10||Eureka||Tess Fontana||12 episodes|
|2010–13||Drop Dead Diva||Vanessa Hemmings||10 episodes|
|2010–11||Life Unexpected||Julia||2 episodes|
|2011||Royal Pains||Stacey Saxe||Episode: "Astraphobia"|
|2011||CSI: NY||Claire Taylor||2 episodes|
|2011||NCIS||Lt. Cmdr. Melanie Burke||2 episodes|
|2011–12||Grimm||Angelina Lasser||2 episodes|
|2012||Castle||Holly Franklin||Episode: "Til Death Do Us Part"|
|2012||Red Widow||Kat Petrova||8 episodes|
|2014||Mind Games||Sam Gordon||9 episodes|
|2014||Franklin & Bash||Cheryl Koch||Episode: "Spirits in the Material World"|
|2015||Bosch||Laura Kell||2 episodes|
|2015||Wicked City||Allison Roth||6 episodes|
|2016||Bates Motel||Rebecca Hamilton||7 episodes|
|2016||Major Crimes||Wildred Darnell||3 episodes|
|2003||Turnaround||Sahara||Coast Playhouse, Los Angeles|
|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)|
|2013||The Gift||Chloe||Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles|
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- Petski, Denise (December 18, 2015). "Jaime Ray Newman Checks Into 'Bates Motel'". Deadline.com.
- Hipes, Patrick (June 27, 2016). "Karla Souza Ascends 'Jacob's Ladder'; Jaime Ray Newman Joins 'Valley Of The Gods'". Deadline.com.
- Mitovich, Matt Webb (August 19, 2016). "Major Crimes: Jaime Ray Newman to Recur in 'Difficult' Storyline". TVLine.
- Leon, Anya (July 7, 2013). "Jaime Ray Newman Celebrates Her Baby Shower". People.
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