Jewel Belair Staite (born June 2, 1982 in White Rock, British Columbia) is the Canadian actress who plays Serenity's mechanic, Kaylee Frye.
She began working as a model as a young child, and has been acting since the age of 6. She attended the Vancouver Film School and worked at the Vancouver Youth Theatre.
Her other television work includes
- Liar, Liar: Between Father and Daughter (1992)
- Flash Forward (1996)
- Space Cases (1996)
- Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show (1997)
- Da Vinci's Inquest (1998)
- Higher Ground (2000).
- Stargate Atlantis (2007-2009)
She has also been a guest star on The X Files (episode "Oubliette"), Just Deal, Wonderfalls, and Dead Like Me.
Staite is reprised her role from Firefly in the Joss Whedon film Serenity (2005).
She has worked with the Dyslexia Foundation and several AIDS charities.
Jewel was a part of Stargate Atlantis in the role of Dr. Jennifer Keller. This marks one of many STEM roles Jewel has played throughout her career, such as in Space Cases , Firefly , and Legends of Tomorrow .
Staite runs a personal blog, Happy Opu , where she discusses her life experiences with a focus on food and travel.This entry uses information from the Wikipedia article Jewel Staite.