Jaime Ray Newman (born on the 2nd of April 1978) is an American actor and singer. She is well-known for her roles in the role of Kristina Cassadine in the soap drama General Hospital and Mindy O’Dell in The drama Veronica Mars, Kat Gardener on the fantasy show Eastwick, Tess Fontana on the science-fiction thriller Eureka Kat Petrova in The drama thriller Red Widow, Sam Gordon on the comedy-drama Mind Games and Allison Roth on the crime drama Wicked City. Newman is scheduled to appear as an actor in the series on the coming Netflix television series the Marvel’s The Punisher.
Childhood and early life
Newman was born in Farmington Hills, Michigan, to parents Marsha Jo and Raphael Newman. She has a sister, Beth Nicole, a director of public relations for the global company J Brand. Newman began acting at the age of eleven in Israel Horovitz’s production “A Rosen By Any Other Name”. She was a regular performer in Detroit performing in a variety of the regional theatres. Newman began her training at Jewish Hillel Day School of Metropolitan Detroit, where she played Ado Annie Carnes, the eighth-grade production in the play the Oklahoma!.
Following Hillel, Newman attended the private Cranbrook Kingswood School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and was a summer student with the Interlochen Center for the Arts where she was awarded the Corson Award for Outstanding Achievement in the field of acting. When she was in the high school of Cranbrook Newman was awarded first prize for the Michigan Interscholastic Forensic Association, the state-wide drama competition and won it three times consecutively. When she was 16 Newman established Apollo Theatre Productions, serving as both a director and producer. Newman graduated from Cranbrook in the year 1996. Newman was then a student at the Boston University College of Fine Arts Theater Conservatory for two years prior to transfer onto Northwestern University as an English and drama major.
At Northwestern She founded The Ignition Festival for women within the Arts. In that capacity, she wrote and performed in Paula’s award-winning Pulitzer prize play The Way I Got to drive. While in Chicago she played with her own jazz group. Newman relocated from Chicago to Los Angeles in September 2000. The actor’s cousin lives nearby. Ben Kurland.
Newman initially made an income from performing with her jazz band and was offered roles in short films. Newman also appeared as a guest on the Drew Carey Show. Then, she was offered the part as Kristina Cassadine in the soap show General Hospital. In the meantime, she continued in her career as a musician and formed her own cover group, School Boy Crush. Newman and School Boy Crush performed regularly on the stages of The Buffalo Club at Santa Monica, California; Moomba in West Hollywood; Nick’s Martini Lounge; Cafe Cordiale; and at the Lux in Beverly Hills. The group covered a broad spectrum of music, from soul and funk to R&B as well as blues. They recently performed at for the ESPN Awards party at The Highlands which is the venue that is adjacent that is located next to Kodak Theatre. Newman has also been cast on Steven Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Are able in an appearance alongside Leonardo DiCaprio.
In the month of January, Newman starred with David Schwimmer, Jonathan Silverman and Tom Everett Scott in the show Turnaround The dark work of Roger Kumble, a Hollywood comedy. In October of 2006, Newman began an eight-episode period as a recurring character in the critically well-received CW program Veronica Mars. The show was also a fan-favorite by her appearance as a character on Stargate Atlantis as Lt. Laura Cadman. Alongside her fellow Stargate actress Michael Shanks, she appeared in the Christmas 2006 TV film under the Mistletoe. Other notable guest star characters are E-Ring, Heroes, Supernatural, Related, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Medium, NCIS, Grimm, CSI: NY and Castle.
Newman at San Diego Comic-Con, July 2009
In 2007 Newman played the lead role in Neil LaBute’s production of Fat Pig at the Geffen Playhouse in 2008, she appeared in LaBute’s production of A Certain Girl(s), also at the Geffen. In the next year, she appeared with Rebecca Romijn, Lindsay Price and Paul Gross in the 2009 television adaptation of Eastwick (based on the novel by John Updike The Witches of Eastwick) in the role of Kat Gardener, a nurse and mother of five, who discovers her magical abilities. The year 2010 was the first time she played important regular roles for the show Eureka on Eureka as the character Dr. Tess Fontana, and on Drop Dead Diva as Vanessa Hemmings. In January of 2011, Newman played Cynthia Karslake in David Auburn’s revival of The New York Idea by Langdon Elwyn Mitchell at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in New York City. She also appeared alongside James Van Der Beek, Kathy Baker and Chris Mulkey in the American premiere of the stage version of the Australian production The Gift at the Geffen Playhouse.
Newman was a co-star with Radha Mitchell as part of ABC’s middle-season drama Red Widow. The also year she also starred in the film that was an independent psychological thriller called “Altered Minds. On May 14, 2014, it was announced that she would be a guest in an episode of the comedy-drama series on TNT Franklin and Bash. In the following episode she was named a the series’ regular on another ABC show, Mind Games with Christian Slater and Steve Zahn. In August 2014 it was announced Newman would return on Amazon Studios’ procedural drama Bosch. In August of 2015 she was added to the main team of ABC’s crime drama serial Wicked City. In December of 2015, Newman was added to the cast of season 4 from Bates Motel for the principal recurring characters Rebecca Hamilton, a past lover to Sheriff Romero (Nestor Carbonell). Newman will be a part of Lech Majewski’s film about fantasy Valley of the Gods with Josh Hartnett and Charlotte Rampling.
In August of 2016 she was cast in the part of Wildred Darnell in five seasons of TNT’s procedural show Major Crimes. Newman was cast in the regular role on the series as Sarah Lieberman on the Netflix/Marvel superhero drama series The Punisher A spin-off of Daredevil’s character. Daredevil..
Newman was married to director and writer Guy Nattiv on April 2, 2012(her birthday), in Tel Aviv, Israel. She had their first daughter in 2013.
|2002||The Violent Kind||Amanda|
|2002||Star Quality||Katie Swellhead||Short film|
|2002||Catch Me If You Can||Monica|
|2005||Lonesome Matador||Emily||Short film|
|2005||Living ’til the End||Audrey Gersons|
|2005||Rumor Has It…||Conference Greeter|
|2007||Raw Footage||Rachel Graham||Short film|
|2007||LA Blues||Jack’s Ex-Wife|
|2007||Sex and Breakfast||Betty|
|2008||Made of Honor||Ariel / Bakery Date|
|2008||A Line in the Sand||Ann Marie|
|2009||Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts||Emmy||Video; voice role|
|2009||Logorama||Radio Dispatch Girl||Short film; voice role|
|2013||Game of Assassins||Emma|
|2013||Altered Minds||Julie Shellner|
|2013||Tarzan||Alice Greystoke||Voice role|
|2016||Heirloom||Dr. McKoy||Short film|
|2016||A New York Christmas||Susan Clark||Completed|
|2017||Valley of the Gods||Laura Ecas||Post-production|
|2001||The Drew Carey Show||Tina||Episode: “The Warsaw Closes”|
|2002-03||General Hospital||Kristina Cassadine||68 episodes|
|2003||Happy Family||Amanda||Episode: “The Doghouse”|
|2003||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Julie Waters||Episode: “After the Show”|
|2004||Wedding Daze||Teri Landry||Movie|
|2005||McBride: Murder Past Midnight||Emily Harriman||Movie|
|2005||Supernatural||Amanda Walker||Episode: “Phantom Traveler”|
|2005||Stargate: Atlantis||Lt. Laura Cadman||2 episodes|
|2006||Hollis & Rae||Hollis Chandler||Pilot|
|2006||Crossing Jordan||Cpt. Gwen Osbourne||Episode: “Code of Ethics”|
|2006||Bones||Stacy Goodyear||Episode: “The Woman in the Car”|
|2006||Medium||Angela Saunders / Jade||Episode: “A Changed Man”|
|2006||Related||Kylie Stewart||2 episodes|
|2006||E-Ring||Natalie Hughes||4 episodes|
|2006||Under the Mistletoe||Susan Chandler||Movie|
|2006-07||Veronica Mars||Mindy O’Dell||8 episodes|
|2007||I’m Paige Wilson||Paige Wilson||Movie|
|2007||Criminal Minds||Lacy Kyle||Episode: “The Big Game”|
|2007||Heroes||Young Victoria Pratt||Episode: “Truth & Consequences”|
|2008||Lincoln Heights||Sabrina Gasper||4 episodes|
|2008||Leverage||Aimee Martin||Episode: “The Two-Horse Job”|
|2009||Nip/Tuck||Daphne Pendell||2 episodes|
|2009||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Melinda Carver||Episode: “A Space Oddity”|
|2009||Mental||Zan Avidan||3 episodes|
|2009-10||Eastwick||Kat Gardener||13 episodes|
|2009-10||Eureka||Tess Fontana||12 episodes|
|2010-13||Drop Dead Diva||Vanessa Hemmings||10 episodes|
|2010-11||Life Unexpected||Julia||2 episodes|
|2011||Royal Pains||Stacey Saxe||Episode: “Astraphobia”|
|2011||CSI: NY||Claire Taylor||2 episodes|
|2011||NCIS||Lt. Cmdr. Melanie Burke||2 episodes|
|2011-12||Grimm||Angelina Lasser||2 episodes|
|2012||Castle||Holly Franklin||Episode: “Til Death Do Us Part”|
|2012||Red Widow||Kat Petrova||8 episodes|
|2014||Mind Games||Sam Gordon||9 episodes|
|2014||Franklin & Bash||Cheryl Koch||Episode: “Spirits in the Material World”|
|2015||Bosch||Laura Kell||2 episodes|
|2015||Wicked City||Allison Roth||6 episodes|
|2016||Bates Motel||Rebecca Hamilton||7 episodes|
|2016||Major Crimes||Wildred Darnell||3 episodes|
|2017||The Punisher||Sarah Lieberman||The next series is in the works.|
|2003||Turnaround||Sahara||Coast Playhouse, Los Angeles|
|2007||Fat Pig||Jeannie||Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles|
|2008||Some Girl(s)||Bobbi||Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles|
|2011||The New York Idea||Cynthia Karslake||Lucille Lortel Theatre (Off-Broadway)|
|2013||The Gift||Chloe||Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles|