Mostly Credited As: Jewel Staite
Sometimes Credited As: Jewel Straite
Birth Name: Jewel Belair Staite
Date Of Birth: June 02, 1982 (Age 34)
Country Of Birth: Canada
Birth Place: White Rock, British Columbia
Height: 5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Trivia Originally auditioned for the role of Rosie on "Space Cases" (1996), which went to Paige Christina. She later got the role of Catalina.
Is the youngest of seven children, and lives just three blocks away from her parents in Vancouver.
Has been involved with AIDS Project since her uncle died of the disease.
Her favorite hobbies are traveling and writing.
Had to move from her hometown of Vancouver to Toronto during her two year run on the Disney show "Flash Forward" (1996), one of the better shows for young people of the 1990s.
In Vancouver she joined in the ground-breaking ceremony for an AIDS memorial where the names of AIDS victims in the area will be permanently memorialized.
Gained 20 lbs for the part of Kaylee in the TV series "Firefly" (2002). When the show was later adapted into a motion picture (Serenity (2005)), the show had been over for a little while and she had lost the weight. She was told that they weren't going to give anyone else the part anyway, so she didn't have to re-gain the weight.
Was featured on the preteen video/board game "Party Mania".
She played the role of "Catalina" on "Space Cases" (1996), a show that featured a space pirate named "Reaver" played by Chip Chuipka. She played "Kaylee" on "Firefly" (2002) which featured a race of people called "Reavers", also with malicious intentions.
In 2006, she appeared at the Armageddon Expo in Wellington, New Zealand.
Jewel Staite Quotes
I love acting because it allows me to be as many different people as my imagination can conceptualize, and I can spill my guts, bare my soul and be a bitch without actually offending anyone in the real world.