June 2, 1982
39 years old
5 ft 5 ½ in | 166.5 cm tall
34-26-35 in | 86.5-66-89 cm
56 kg | 123.5 pounds
10 US | 40.5 EU
Jewel Belair Staite was born in White Rock, British Columbia, Canada, on June 2, 1982, is a Canadian actress.
Young Jewel Staite first started her career as a model and a child actress at the age of 6.
She made her big screen debut in adventure film Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain (1995) in role as Samantha.
She got her television debut in drama movie Posing: Inspired by Three Real Stories (1991) in role as Jennifer Lanahan.
Her breakthrough performance came as Kaylee Frye in Fox space Western drama television series Firefly (2002-2003).
She won the Canadian Filmmakers' Festival Award for Best Ensemble for her role as Cassie Cranston in comedy film How to Plan an Or*y in a Small Town (2015).
Carpool (1996) comedy opposite Tom Arnold and David Paymer
Cheats (2002) comedy with Trevor Fehrman, Matthew Lawrence and Mary Tyler Moore
Serenity (2005) space Western opposite Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk and Adam Baldwin
After Dusk They Come (2009) horror thriller with Justin Baldoni and Kellan Lutz
She Who Must Burn (2015) horror opposite Shane Twerdun and Sarah Smyth
Same Time Next Week (2017) romantic comedy opposite Travis Milne and Chris McNally
She won the Leo Award for Best Performance by a Female in a Short Drama for her role as CC in short science fiction film CC (2018).
She was nominated for the Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role for her role as Jennifer Keller in adventure and military science fiction television series Stargate: Atlantis (2004).
She was nominated for the Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series for her role as Rebecca "Becca" Fisher in The Disney Channel sitcom Flash Forward (1995).
She was nominated for the Leo Award for Best Guest Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series for her role as Renee Marand in Netflix horror drama television series The Order (2019).
Space Cases (1996) Nickelodeon science fiction series in role as Catalina
She had recurring role as Tiara VanHorn in comic science fiction sitcom Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show (1997-1999).
She had recurring role as Gabriella Da Vinci in Canadian dramatic television series Da Vinci's Inquest (1998-2001).
Higher Ground (2000) Fox drama series in role as Daisy Lipenowski
Just Deal (2002) NBC comedy drama series in role as Laurel
The L.A. Complex (2012) Canadian drama series in role as Raquel Westbrook
The Killing (2013-2014) AMC crime drama series in role as Caroline Swift
The Magicians (2019) Syfy fantasy series in role as Phyllis
Family Law (2021) Canadian drama series in role as Abigail Bianchi
Attended Vancouver Film School.
She also worked at the Vancouver Youth Theatre.
She was discovered in a Vancouver shopping mall at the age of 5.
She is youngest of seven children.
Has British, Irish, French Canadian and Iroquois ancestry.
Good friends with A.J. Cook, Meghan Ory and Chelan Simmons.
She was married to actor Matthew Kevin Anderson (2003-2011).
She married Charlie Ritchie in 2015, they have one son, Wilder Cathcart Ritchie.