Jewel Staite has enjoyed rave reviews for her work on SyFy channel hit Stargate:Atlantis as ‘Dr. Keller’, a role which saw her earn a Gemini nomination for 'Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role' in 2008.
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 plays the ship’s mechanic ‘Kaylee’, a sweet, happy and sensual farm girl who loves life and is a genius at fixing anything.
She is a Gemini “Best Actor” nominee (Canada’s prestigious equivalent of an Emmy) for her role in the Disney Channel’s “Flash Forward” with Ben Foster (also earned her a nomination for the Canadian Television Film and Showcase Award). Jewel made her second home at the Vancouver Youth Theatre where she trained several days a week for several years, eventually leading her to numerous large television roles including starring opposite James Brolin and Natasha Henstridge in Lifetime’s Widow on the Hill and her memorable role in the Showtime pilot “Huff “ with Hank Azaria, Blythe Danner and Oliver Platt.
Additionally, Jewel has several TV series under her belt including Fox Family’s “Higher Ground” with Hayden Christensen, MTV and Much Music's “The L.A. Complex”, AMC's “The Killing”, a recurring role on the highly praised FOX series “Wonderfalls,” NBC’s “Just Deal” and Nickelodeon’s “Space Cases.” She had guest appearances on Showtime’s “Dead Like Me” opposite Ellen Muth and Rebecca Gayheart, UPN’s “Seven Day’s” with Jonathan LaPaglia, FOX’s “The X-Files” opposite David Duchovny and CBC’s “The Odyssey” and “Da Vinci’s Inquest” as well as Disney’s “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” with Peter Scolari and Hillary Tuck.