Jewel Staite

Highest Rated: 83% Serenity (2005)
Birthday: Jun 2, 1982
Birthplace: White Rock, British Columbia, Canada
Born in British Colombia in 1982, Jewel Staite began her career at age six when she was discovered at a Sears photography studio. At first the little girl was completely uninterested in appearing in a video, but once she was promised the chance to wear pretty clothes, she agreed. Staite soon appeared in commercials and on television shows such as Liar, Liar, The Odyssey, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, and The X-Files. At age 14, she was offered the lead role on the Disney TV show Space Cases. She soon afterward took a recurring role on the series Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show, as well as the troubled teen series Higher Ground. She continued to maintain her career through regular appearances on television until 2002 when Joss Whedon offered her a role that would help to define her as an actress. Playing the adorable, genius mechanic Kaylee aboard a space cargo ship on the TV series Firefly, Staite endeared herself to a feverishly devoted fan base. The cult audience that Firefly earned, however, was not enough for Fox to keep it on the air, and the series was pulled after only 11 episodes. Staite disappointed many fans when she was married in 2003. She regularly appeared on Wonderfalls, another "tragically canceled" show, before reprising the role of Kaylee in 2005 for the feature film adaptation of Firefly, Serenity. That same year, she also appeared on an episode of a show that shared a similar audience, Stargate Atlantis. She went on to appear in The Forgotten Ones, Mothman, and After Dusk They Come.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Wrong Bed: Naked Pursuit Stella Williams 2017
31% How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town Executive Producer Cassie Cranston 2016
No Score Yet The Christmas Ornament Jenna 2013
No Score Yet Doomsday Prophecy Brook Calvin 2011
No Score Yet Mothman Katharine 2010
No Score Yet Call Me Mrs. Miracle Molly Wilson 2010
No Score Yet The Forgotten Ones Liz 2009
83% Serenity Kaylee $25.4M 2005
No Score Yet Widow on the Hill Jenny Cavanaugh 2005
No Score Yet Damaged Care Actor 2002
No Score Yet Cheats Teddy Blue 2002
50% Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain Samantha 1995
No Score Yet The Only Way Out Alexandra 1993

TV

CREDIT
89% The Magicians
2016
Guest
  • 2019
67% Take Two
2018
Jackie Jarvis
  • 2018
No Score Yet Blindspot
2015
  • 2017
  • 2016
80% Castle
2009-2016
Erin Cherloff
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Listener
2009-2014
  • 2014
100% The L.A. Complex
2012
Raquel
  • 2012
88% Supernatural
2005
Amy
  • 2011
83% Warehouse 13
2009-2014
Loretta
  • 2010
No Score Yet Stargate Atlantis
2004-2009
Ellia Dr. Jennifer Keller
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2005
  • 2004
85% Firefly
2002-2003
Kaylee
  • 2003
  • 2002
74% The X-Files
1993-2018
Amy Jacobs
  • 1995

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