Jewel Staite - Updated May 2024

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Jewel Staite

Jewel Staite is a famous movie and series actress from Canada. Jewel Staite gained popularity for her role in “Serenity”, “The L.A. Complex”, “Firefly,” and “The Killing”.

Early Life and Childhood

Actress Jewel was born on June 2, 1982,  in White Rock, British Columbia, Canada. Currently, she is 41 years old. Her real name is Jewel Belair Staite and her nickname is Jewel Staite.

She is the daughter of Peter Staite (father), a Shipyard worker, and Carole Staite (mother), a designer. She has two siblings named Nathaniel and Heidi. She tends to keep her personal life private and she has not disclosed much information about her family background till now in the media. Her family members help and encourage her to be a success in her career. She is one of the most successful people now due to the support of her family.

There is not much information available about Jewel’s childhood. She has not spoken much about her childhood in interviews or public appearances. But she was interested in acting. She is Canadian by nationality, and her zodiac sign is Gemini. As well as her religion is Christian and her ethnicity is British, Irish, French Canadian, and Iroquois descent.


There is no information available about the name of the school and college she studied at. She studied at several different schools during her childhood due to her family’s frequent moves. However, she eventually graduated from the Vancouver Film School in British Columbia, Canada.

There is no information available about how she was with his teachers and pals and her interest in studies and so on. Maybe in the future, she will give details related to her educational background at that time, and we will update her here.

Jewel Staite – Net Worth 2024

The estimated value of her net worth is $1 million, and her monthly, weekly, and yearly salaries are unknown. She accumulated her wealth through her successful career as a movie and series actress.

Additionally, the entertainment industry can be unpredictable, and actresses’ net worth can fluctuate significantly over time depending on their success and the demand for their work.

Career and Professional Life

Jewel began her acting career as a child, appearing in commercials and local theater productions. Her breakthrough role came in 2002 when she played Kaylee Frye in the TV series “Firefly,” created by Joss Whedon. Despite the show’s short-lived run, her performance as Kaylee became a fan favorite, and she continued to be associated with the role throughout her career.

Then she continued to work in television, with recurring roles in shows like “Stargate Atlantis” where she played the character of Dr. Jennifer Keller, and played in “The L.A. Complex”.

She played in the series named”The Killing” and gained popularity. Also, she appeared in several made-for-TV movies, including “Damaged Care,” “Widow on the Hill,” and “Doomsday Prophecy”. In addition to her work on TV, she appeared in several independent films, including “Serenity”.

Also, she continued to work in films like “How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town,” “Unspeakable,” and “She Who Must Burn“. She did voiceover work for animated movies and TV shows like “Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles” and “Marvel Super Hero Adventures“.


Her acting career in television began at a young age when she appeared in several commercials and on TV shows. She made guest appearances on a variety of TV shows over the years, including “The X-Files” and  “Da Vinci’s Inquest“.

Additionally, she appeared in “Andromeda”, “Motive,” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow“. She has also appeared in many made-for-TV movies, such as “The Goodbye Girl,” and “The Pact.”

More recently, she played in television “The Order,“The Magicians,” and “The Good Doctor“. She did voiceover work for various animated TV shows, including “Miles from Tomorrowland,” “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic,” and “Pound Puppies.”

Jewel Staite during her shoot (Soure YVLine)

Caption: Jewel Staite during her shoot (Source YVLine)

Brand Endorsements

She has not been very active in brand endorsements. In comparison, Jewel is well-known for her work in various movies as well as television productions. But not yet endorsed by any brands. She may receive offers for brand partnerships as well as endorsements in the future.

However, as of now, there is limited public information about any brand endorsement deals she may have participated in. If we get any information it will be updated here.

Awards and Nomination

In 2005, she won a Syfy Genre Award for Best Supporting Actress/Television for her role in “Firefly“. And in 2008, she won a Leo Award for Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series for her role in “Stargate Atlantis.”

In 2009, she won a Streamy Award for Best Female Actor in a Dramatic Web Series for her role in “The L.A. Complex“. Plus, in 2015, she won a UBCP/ACTRA Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Television Movie for her role in “The Killing“.

Relationship Status

Jewel married twice. Firstly, she married actor and writer Matthew Kevin Anderson in 2003, but the couple later divorced in the year 2011 due to a misunderstanding. Then, she married her second husband, actor Charlie Ritchie, in the year 2016. The couple welcomed their first child, a son named Wilder Cathcart Ritchie, in December 2015.

Like many celebrities, she may prefer to keep her personal life separate from her public persona and focus on her career as an actress. She uploaded lots of images with her son and husband on her social media accounts.

Jewel Staite with her son (Source Instagram)

Caption: Jewel Staite with her son (Source Instagram)


There have been no major scandals involving her throughout her career. She has maintained a relatively low profile and she has not been involved in any significant controversies or scandals that have made headlines in the media about her.

Overall, she has maintained a positive reputation in the entertainment industry and she is known for her talent and professionalism both on and off the screen.

Body Measurements

Her exact body measurements are 34-27-36 inches and she is estimated to be around 5 feet 6 inches tall and her weight is estimated to be around 57 kg. She has a slim build with a well-proportioned figure.

She has naturally dark reddish brown hair and her eye color is hazel, Her unique features and striking appearance have made her a standout in the entertainment industry.

Jewel Staite posing for a photo (Source Instagram)

Caption: Jewel Staite posing for a photo (Source Instagram)

Jewel Staite – Social Media

Jewel Staite is active on social media and has a significant following on her official accounts. On Instagram, she has 181K followers and has followed 1637 people there as well as posted 2305 posts. And her Instagram account is marked with a blue checkmark with the username “jewelstaite“.

Jewel Staite is active on Facebook where she has 17K followers and lots of fan accounts are available. It will be helpful to collect information related to her personal and professional lives. We find her official Twitter account where she has 357.8K followers and has followed 317 people. She joined Twitter in April 2009.