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Jaime Ray Newman

Mostly Credited As: Jaime Ray Newman
Sometimes Credited As: Jamie Ray Newman

Birth Name: Jaime Ray Newman
Date Of Birth: April 02, 1978 (Age 36)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Farmington Hills, Michigan
Height: 5' 4" (1.62 m)

Jaime Ray Newman


Jaime began performing at an early age, singing at Bar-Mitzvah parties at the age of six. By age 12, she was performing professionally in stage plays at local Detroit theaters. At 16, she founded her own company to produce theatrical productions.

Her education includes the Jewish Hillel Day School of Metropolitan Detroit, the private Cranbrook Kingswood School in Bloomfield Hills, Boston University's School for the Arts theater conservatory, and Northwestern University.

While living in Chicago, she developed a love for music and performed in a jazz quartet. After moving to Los Angeles, she formed her own band called School Boy Crush and performs regularly in Southern California clubs.

Her acting breakthrough came when she landed a role on the long running soap opera General Hospital, and a role in the Steven Spielberg film Catch Me If You Can. Her popularity has soared as she has earned numerous television roles including Veronica Mars, Stargate Atlantis, Heroes, NCIS, Grimm and Castle.

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TV Appearances

Main cast 
Mind Games (ABC) (2014)As: Samantha "Sam" Gordon
Red Widow (2013)As: Katerina "Kat" Petrova
Eastwick (2009)As: Kat Gardener
General Hospital (US) (1963)As: Kristina Carter Cassadine (2001-2002)
Episode Cast Credits 

Drop Dead Diva (2009) 
  Fool for Love 05x06: (Jul/28/2013) As Vanessa Hemmings 
  The Wedding 03x04: (Jul/17/2011) As Vanessa Hemmings 
  Dream Big 03x03: (Jul/10/2011) As Vanessa Hemmings 
  Hit and Run 03x01: (Jun/19/2011) As Vanessa Hemmings 

Grimm (2011) 
  Over My Dead Body 02x06: (Oct/05/2012) As Angelina Lasser 
  The Three Bad Wolves 01x06: (Dec/09/2011) As Angelina Lasser 

CSI: NY (2004) 
  Near Death 08x18: (May/11/2012) As Claire Taylor 
  Indelible 08x01: (Sep/23/2011) As Claire Taylor 

Castle (2009) (2009) 
  Till Death Do Us Part 04x11: (Jan/09/2012) As Holly Franklin 

NCIS (2003) 
  Engaged (Part II) 09x09: (Nov/15/2011) As Navy Lieutenant Commander Melanie Burke 
  Engaged (Part I) 09x08: (Nov/08/2011) As Navy Lieutenant Commander Melanie Burke 

Royal Pains (2009) 
  Astraphobia 02x16: (Feb/10/2011) As Stacey Saxe 

Life Unexpected (2010) 
  Affair Remembered 02x13: (Jan/18/2011) As Julia 
  Honeymoon Interrupted 02x06: (Oct/19/2010) As Julia 

Eureka (2006) 
  The Ex-files 04x08: (Aug/27/2010) As Tess Fontana 
  All the Rage 04x03: (Jul/23/2010) As Tess Fontana 
  A New World 04x02: (Jul/16/2010) As Tess Fontana 
  Founder's Day 04x01: (Jul/09/2010) As Tess Fontana 

Mental (2009) 
  Coda 01x09: (Jul/24/2009) As Zan Avidan 
  House of Mirrors 01x08: (Jul/17/2009) As Zan Avidan 
  Obsessively Yours 01x07: (Jul/10/2009) As Zan Avidan 

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) 
  A Space Oddity 09x20: (Apr/16/2009) As Melinda Carver 
  After the Show 04x08: (Nov/20/2003) As Julie Walters 

Nip/Tuck (2003) 
  Gene Shelly 05x16: (Jan/13/2009) As Daphne Pendell 
  Ronnie Chase 05x15: (Jan/06/2009) As Daphne Pendell 

Leverage (2008) 
  The Two-Horse Job 01x03: (Dec/16/2008) As Aimee Martin 

Lincoln Heights (2007) 
  Disarmed 03x06: (Oct/21/2008) As Sabrina Gasper 
  Number One With a Bullet 03x05: (Oct/14/2008) As Sabrina Gasper 
  The Day Before Tomorrow 03x04: (Oct/07/2008) As Sabrina Gasper 
  The New Wild Ones 03x03: (Sep/30/2008) As Sabrina Gasper 

Heroes (2006) 
  Truth & Consequences 02x10: (Nov/26/2007) As Victoria Pratt (1977) 

Veronica Mars (2004) 
  Papa's Cabin 03x15: (Feb/27/2007) As Mindy O'Dell 
  Mars, Bars 03x14: (Feb/20/2007) As Mindy O'Dell 
  Postgame Mortem 03x13: (Feb/13/2007) As Mindy O'Dell 
  Show Me the Monkey 03x10: (Jan/23/2007) As Mindy O'Dell 

Criminal Minds (2005) 
  The Big Game 02x14: (Feb/04/2007) As Lacy Kyle 

Medium (2005) 
  A Changed Man 02x14: (Feb/06/2006) As Jade/Angela Saunders 

Related (2005) 
  Daddy's Little Girl 01x12: (Feb/06/2006) As Kylie 
  London Calling 01x11: (Jan/30/2006) As Kylie 

Bones (2005) 
  The Woman in the Car 01x11: (Feb/01/2006) As Stacy Goodyear 

Crossing Jordan (2001) 
  Code Of Ethics 05x12: (Jan/22/2006) As Captain Osborne 

Stargate Atlantis (2004) 
  Critical Mass 02x13: (Jan/20/2006) As Lt. Laura Cadman 
  Duet 02x04: (Aug/05/2005) As Lt. Laura Cadman 

Supernatural (2005) 
  Phantom Traveler 01x04: (Oct/04/2005) As Amanda Walker 

McBride (2005) 
  Murder Past Midnight 01x02: (Feb/04/2005) As Emily Harriman 

Happy Family (2003) 
  The Doghouse 01x07: (Oct/21/2003) As Amanda 

The Drew Carey Show (1995) 
  The Warsaw Closes 06x12: (Jan/10/2001) As Tina 

E-Ring (2005) 
  Acceptable Losses 01x22: (Unaired) As Natalie Hughes 
  Isolation 01x21: (Unaired) As Natalie Hughes 
  Brothers In Arms 01x19: (Unaired) As Natalie Hughes 
  Friends and Enemies 01x17: (Unaired) As Natalie Hughes 
Trivia

She considers Julianne Moore as the celebrity she finds most beautiful and New York City as the city she loves the most.

During her stay at Northwestern University, Jamie produced and performed in How I Learned to Drive, a Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Paula Vogel.

Jaime and her funk/soul/rock band School Boy Crush have played at various clubs in and around Los Angeles, California.

When she was six years old, Jaime used to sing at Bar Mitzvah parties.

While she was in high school, Newman topped the Michigan Interscholastic Forensic Association state-wide dramatic competition for three consecutive years.

Jaime Ray Newman Quotes
In this business, you have to enjoy the process because if you pin your self-worth on the outcome, you're screwed.

As an actress. I'm so grateful for the opportunity to meet people who are inspiring and aren't afraid to creatively stretch themselves... So for me, the best part about this job is watching others who are really free within their craft and sharing in that creative energy.

I come from a theater background, and onstage there's a real freedom. You can do whatever you want, within the confines of the character you've created, of course. Every night can be different and you don't have to be worried about hitting your mark, being lit in a certain way, etc.

I did my first professional play when I was 12. A local theater came to my middle school to audition girls for a new Israel Horowitz play, and I got the gig. My parents first reaction was 'There are two people in this household with careers and you're not one of them'. But after much begging, they acquiesced, and away I went.

I love romantic comedies, but I also love small indie dramas. I'd love to produce one at some point, and actually have something in the works right now. Small budgets don't scare me, I think they free you up to take risks and throw rules and regulations to the wind. And dream role? Anything far from myself -- accents, different time periods, etc. What's the fun of acting if you can't stretch your imagination wide?

Eureka was definitely a male-centric show, but there are powerful, strong women on that series as well. It was a really easy transition for me. There were a lot of effects on Eureka, and we were working 16 hours every single day. So this is kind of a similar genre in that sense. But I am so grateful we're in L.A., because Eureka's in Vancouver. I like being home.

I loved the science of Eureka. It was kind of an education in and of itself. Joe Morton was kind of our local scientist. He was our local encyclopedia. We'd always come to him, so I learned a lot on it.

(about working on the "Stargate Atlantis" set) Everyone is so generous and open. After a day working together it felt like family. I spent a lot of time with David Hewlett, Paul McGillion, and the writer Martin Gero. They made me feel right at home, and showed me Vancouver as well. Everyone really seems to get along and have respect for each other on the set. It was very easy going, yet the work ethic high. A great combination.

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