Jewel Staite can next be seen in the feature film ”How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town” as the starring role of ‘Cassie Cranston’ opposite Lauren Holly. Prior to that, Jewel starred as ‘Caroline Swift’ in the critically acclaimed AMC/Netflix drama series “The Killing”. Jewel also starred as ‘Raquel’ in the CW series “The L.A. Complex”, which premiered in the Spring of 2012. In addition, Jewel was seen as ‘Dr. Keller’ in the SyFy Channel hit series “Stargate:Atlantis”. Her stellar work has earned her rave reviews, as well as recognition from The Gemini Awards (Canada’s prestigious equivalent of our Emmy) with a nomination for ‘Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role’ in 2008. This was followed up with a nomination from the Leo Awards in 2009 for ‘Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series’.
At the age of six, Jewel began studying at the Vancouver Youth Theatre where she trained several days a week for several years. This hard work paid off when she booked the lead role in the Disney Channel series “Flash Forward” with Ben Foster. Her performance earned her a nomination from The Gemini Awards for ‘Best Performance in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series’, as well as a nomination for the Canadian Television Film and Showcase Award.
Jewel made her 2005 feature film debut in Universal Pictures “Serenity”, Joss Whedon’s adaptation of the FOX science fiction television series “Firefly,” of which Jewel was a series regular. Jewel played the ship’s mechanic ‘Kaylee’, a sweet, happy and sensual farm girl who loves life and is a genius at fixing anything.
Additionally, Jewel has several TV series under her belt including Fox Family’s “Higher Ground” with Hayden Christensen, a recurring role on the highly praised FOX series “Wonderfalls,” NBC’s “Just Deal” and Nickelodeon’s “Space Cases.” Her MOW credits are just as impressive, with starring roles opposite James Brolin and Natasha Henstridge in Lifetime’s “Widow on the Hill”, Showtime’s “Damaged Care” opposite Laura Dern, as well as SyFy’s “Mothman” and “Doomsday Prophecy.” Some guest appearances include the CW’s “Supernatural”, her memorable role in the Showtime pilot “Huff” with Hank Azaria and Oliver Platt, Syfy’s “Warehouse 13”, as well as Showtime’s “Dead Like Me” opposite Ellen Muth and Rebecca Gayheart, and FOX’s “The X-Files” opposite David Duchovny.
KATE is a vivacious, independent woman, who offers to help out in a remote fly in community in need of teacher. She grew up believing she'd one day "settle down" and follow in her parents' footsteps of putting together a safe, stable life. Kate is always busy filling her life with things to keep her on track, but she’s never really stopped to understand what truly makes her happy.