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Jewel Staite

Jewel Belair Staite (born June 2, 1982) is a Canadian actress who portrayed Catalina in Space Cases, Kaylee Frye in Firefly and Serenity, and Dr. Jennifer Keller on Stargate Atlantis. Most recently, she starred as Raquel Westbrook in the Canadian drama, The L.A. Complex.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. Staite attended the Vancouver Film School and worked at the Vancouver Youth Theatre. She married actor Matt Anderson on April 25, 2003. On December 13, 2011, she announced they were divorcing in a post on her food blog. Staite played Kaylee Frye in the short-lived space westerntelevision seriesFirefly and its subsequent 2005 film, Serenity. She wrote a chapter in the book Finding Serenity, called "Kaylee Speaks: Jewel Staite On Firefly".She played Heidi Gotts in the television series Wonderfalls, and appeared in a Season Three episode of The X-Files.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. Staite guest starred in an episode of Warehouse 13 as the love interest of Sheldon (played by Sean Maher, who played Jewel's love interest in Firefly). 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.

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Jun 2, 1982 In White Rock, British Columbia, Canada
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In the movie Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain 1995-11-03
Latest Project:
Movie Same Time Next Week 2017-08-05
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Movie Same Time Next Week Sarah 2017-08-05
Movie The Wrong Bed: Naked Pursuit Stella Williams 2017-06-02
Movie Not With His Wife Monica Boland 2016-05-18
Movie How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town Cassie Cranston 2015-09-19
Movie She Who Must Burn Margaret 2015-01-01
Movie A Frosty Affair Kate Carter 2015-10-03
Movie The Christmas Ornament Jenna 2013-11-16
Series The L.A. Complex Raquel Westbrook 2012-01-10
Movie Browncoats Unite: Firefly 10th Anniversary Special Herself 2012-11-11
Movie The Pact Anna 2011-01-24
Movie Doomsday Prophecy Brooke 2011-08-13
Movie Mothman Katharine Grant 2010-04-24
Movie Call Me Mrs. Miracle Holly Wilson 2010-11-27
Movie Done the Impossible Herself 2006-07-28
Movie Widow on the Hill Jenny Cavanaugh 2005-01-24
Movie Serenity Kaywinnet Lee "Kaylee" Frye 2005-09-03
Series Stargate Atlantis Dr. Jennifer Keller 2004-07-15
Movie Damaged Care Bryanna 2002-05-26
Movie Cheats Teddy Blue 2002-10-31
Series Firefly Kaylee Frye 2002-09-20
Series Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy Sally Prentiss 1999-01-08
Series Space Cases Catalina 1996-03-02
Movie Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain Samantha 1995-11-03
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