The Christmas Ornament

Jewel Staite


Jewel Staite can currently be seen as Caroline Swift in the critically acclaimed AMC drama series "The Killing." Prior to that, Staite starred as Raquel in the CW series "The L.A. Complex," which premiered in the Spring of 2012. In addition, she was seen as Dr. Keller in the SyFy Channel hit series "Stargate: Atlantis." Her stellar work in the series earned her rave reviews, as well as recognition from The Gemini Awards 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, Staite 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 Staite made her 2005 feature film debut in Universal Pictures' "Serenity," Joss Whedon's adaptation of the FOX science fiction television series "Firefly," on which she was a series regular. Staite played the ship's mechanic Kaylee, a sweet, happy, and sensual farm girl who loves life and is a genius at fixing anything. 

Additionally, Staite 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 television movie credits are just as impressive, with starring roles opposite Doris Roberts in Hallmark Channel Original Movie "Debbie Macomber's Call Me Mrs. Miracle," with 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 of Staite's 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.

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