Jewel 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 Matt Anderson on April 25, 2003. Staite has worked with the Dyslexia Foundation and several AIDS charities.
To her fans, her most memorable role so far has been “Kaylee”, the beloved mechanic on “Firefly”, which later became the major motion picture “Serenity”, in which Jewel reprised her role. Since then, she starred as the deliciously hateful character “Heidi” in Bryan Fuller’s “Wonderfalls”, as well as “Dr. Jennifer Keller” in “Stargate: Atlantis”.
Jewel is passionate about communicating with her fans. Follow her at at twitter or like her Facebook page!
Jewel will be signing autographs and participating in photo ops on Friday(9/19), Saturday(9/20) and Sunday (9/21).