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May 13 2016

Jewel Staite talks "How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town". It's a comedy movie about a sex columnist returning to her old town.

January 07 2016

Jewel Staite will guest star in Legends of Tomorrow. She's cast as tech genius and roboticist Rachel Turner. She will appear in episode ten of this season.

August 01 2015

CSTS events in Pittsburgh and Seattle today. Serenity on the big screen, Serenity soaps, Ariel Ambulance, Sean Faust, Jewel Staite and Lee Stringer. More...

July 03 2015

CSTS event at Montreal Comic-Con today. Jewel Staite a guest at the con. More...

January 21 2015

Jewel Staite will appear on Breakfast Television Edmonton on Monday. It's likely an interview with Staite and her co-stars about 40 Below and Falling, her currently filming project. I believe the program airs at 6am. Link is to the film's instagram account. More...

August 12 2014

Jewel Staite - "There is nothing cuter than mini Browncoats. Nothing". She posts a picture of young Firefly cosplayers to her Instagram page.

August 03 2014

Jewel Staite is planning an Orgy in a Small Town. Jewel Staite will star in the edgy comedy How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town and the director is raising funds via Indiegogo to complete the project. More...

June 17 2014

Jewel Staite and Sean Maher to appear at Fanboy Expo in Tampa, FL. The fan convention runs September 12-14, 2014, with daily tickets as low as $20. In related convention news, Chloe Bennet will appear at Tampa Bay Comic Con in August and Mark Sheppard will appear at Conjure Con in Orlando (also in August).

June 02 2014

Happy Birthday to Morena Baccarin and Jewel Staite! The two lovely and talented ladies are 35 and 32 years old today, respectively.

March 23 2014

'Why 'I'll be a Browncoat forever.' Jewel Staite talks to Blastr about her work in sci-fi and her new web series, State of Syn. More...

March 12 2014

Happy Anniversary to Wonderfalls! The quirky series from creator, Bryan Fuller (as if there was only one) premiered on Fox 10 years ago today!

March 11 2014

(Most of) Firefly cast will attend Dallas Comic Con. Fillion, Staite, Maher, Baldwin, and Glass will be in attendance.

November 07 2013

Jewel Staite stars in motion novel State of Syn. Set in 2043, the motion novel follows Staite's character as she is entangled in a mystery surrounding her father's former tech company after he inexplicably dies. It is composed of eight five-minute episodes, the first of which was posted to YouTube today, and a companion game for iOS and Android. The YouTube channel also includes two, older, short interviews from Staite, including one about her character and how she believes the series is relevant today.

August 05 2013

Firefly cast talks about best moments. It's a clip from a panel featuring Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite and Alan Tudyk at the recent Fandomfest con in Kentucky.

June 01 2013

Happy birthday, Jewel Staite! Our cheerful mechanic turns 31 today.

May 29 2013

Jewel Staite guest stars in the 4th season premiere of CTV's The Listener. The new season of the Canadian show premieres tonight (May, 29th) at 10pm, she plays a character named Lori Black.

April 19 2013

Jewel Staite will appear at Phoenix ComicCon. She will be at the event May 24 to May 26.

April 18 2013

Sean Maher and Jewel Staite will appear at Serenity Forever. The event is organized by StarFury and will take place at the Renaissance Hotel in Heathrow from September 13 to September 15. More...

December 03 2012

'The L.A. Complex' not renewed for third season by Canada's MuchMusic Channel. According to the Hollywood Reporter. The ultimate fate of the Canadian-produced show, which co-stars Jewel Staite, remains uncertain at this point since it's producers are said to be in active talks with its U.S. distributor the CW as well as other Canadian networks about possible continuation scenarios.

November 08 2012

Jewel Staite calls Firefly "the one that got away". With the reunion special airing on Sunday, Hero Complex spoke to Jewel about Firefly, Serenity, Joss and what's next for her.

October 13 2012

Jewel Staite replaces Sean Maher at the Edmonton Expo. Sean unfortunately had to postpone his appearance, but his former co-star (and good friend) Jewel is taking over his spot!

July 10 2012

A report of the Firefly/Serenity panel at the London Film and Comic Con. Jewel Staite and Adam Baldwin were there and they discussed the upcoming Firefly reunion panel at Comic-Con, favourite moments on the show, who looks best naked, criticisms of Serenity and what they stole from the Firefly set.

June 11 2012

Jewel Staite gets meta in her latest SyFy Q&A. Jewel once again holds court at Blastr, dispensing tidbits on what's been up to recently. More...

June 06 2012

Premiere date for Season 2 of 'The L.A. Complex' with Jewel Staite. The new season starts on The CW on July 17th.

February 12 2012

Recap of the Firefly panel at the Dallas SciFi Expo. Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite, Sean Maher and Ron Glass were on the panel. On Sunday, Jewel tweeted this great pic of the four of them. Clips of the panel (plus one of Eliza chatting about Dollhouse at the Expo) can be found here.

January 17 2012

US Network picks up Canadian Original "The LA Complex". The CW will be airing a Canadian show starring, among others, Jewel Staite.

January 10 2012

A candid conversation with Jewel Staite. She talks to the TV addict about her new show "L.A. Complex" and her early days in Hollywood (including what it was like auditioning for Firefly).

October 20 2011

Jewel Staite talks Firefly, Food, Fun and Fillion. She talks about food, wine, Nathan, and muppets. Yes, muppets.

October 19 2011

Interviews with actors at ComicCon: reaction edition. They say a picture is worth a thousand words...

October 06 2011

(SPOILER) Jewel Staite talks about guesting on Supernatural. Her episode airs tonight. Looks like she had a good time working on the show.

October 03 2011

Out in every way, Sean Maher is happier than ever. A more revealing look at Sean's experience of spending 14 years in the closet. Also, in an interview with, Jewel Staite comes out as a huge supporter of Sean's. More...

August 13 2011

Tonight on Syfy - Jewel Staite stars in 'Doomsday Prophecy'. There's an interview with Jewel and her fellow lead A.J. Buckley about the movie over at Blastr.

July 25 2011

Video of the Nerd HQ Panel with Nathan Fillion. With an awesome introduction by the doubly awesome Zachary Levi and featuring a couple surprise appearances from some old friends. And, while you're at it, go give the charity behind it Operation Smile a look-see.

July 09 2011

(SPOILER) Jewel Staite to appear in 'Supernatural'. She will be in the third episode, scheduled to air Oct. 7th. The 3rd paragraph in the link contains some spoilers for the episode.

June 09 2011

Simon & Kaylee know No H8. A beautiful reunion shot for the anti-prejudice project. More...

March 23 2011

'What Nathan Fillion stole from the set of Firefly' by Jewel Staite. It's the latest installment of her Blastr blog.

February 12 2011

"I am not a food critic. Or a chef." - Jewel Staite's food blog. Jewel Staite's started a food blog called 'Happy Opu'. She says: "[I'm not] even a professional writer. What I am schooled in the art of, however, is enjoying myself. And this blog is going to be about just that: the art of enjoying yourself. Through food. And drink."

January 17 2011

First images and trailer from "The Pact" starring Jewel Staite. In anticipation of the Nicholas McCarthy directed short film's 2011 Sundance Film Festival debut.

January 13 2011

Jewel State has a new blog entry on Blastr. She explains why seeing Serenity makes her cry, recounts her recent visit to Maui, and lists some of the the things she'd like to do.

January 07 2011

Some rare Firefly behind-the-scenes photos. Kelly Wheeler, one-time producer's assistant, show blogger, and Blue Sun girl, has been tweeting some pictures. Here's another. And yet another.

December 12 2010

Jewel Staite stars in the Hallmark Original Holiday movie "Call Me Mrs. Miracle". Based on a book by Debbie Macomber, the movie's next air date is Dec 15th on the Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas.

November 16 2010

Jewel Staite: Stargate stunts, my favorite superpower and more. Your monthly dose of nonsense has arrived!

November 05 2010

Report and pics from last weekend's Hallowhedon 2 Convention. Tony Head, Robin Sachs, Stephanie Romanov, Jewel Staite and Alan Tudyk were the guests and the event looked like a lot of fun.

September 24 2010

Before the Scene Q & A with Jewel Staite. Let's see if we can break the site again. Jewel did with her twitter announcement.

September 14 2010

Which Whedonverse alum do you want following you on Twitter? Auction to raise money for Whedonverse actors available to bid for: Alyson Hannigan, Felicia Day, Jewel Staite, Julie Benz, Eliza Dushku, Nathan Fillion and Christopher Gorham. More...

July 13 2010

(SPOILER) Preview clip of Jewel Staite and Sean Maher in tonight's Warehouse 13. The episode starts at 9/8c on Syfy.

July 09 2010

Warehouse 13 episode with Jewel Staite & Sean Maher. The episode airs on Syfy on Tuesday 9/8c July 13.

July 07 2010

Jewel Staite confirmed for Hallowhedon. She'll be joining Anthony Head, Alan Tudyk and Stephanie Romanov at the London event in October.

June 29 2010

Jewel Staite Q&A with fans at Cyphan June 26, 2010. A fan asks Jewel about Joss' commentary from Firefly, the sound isn't the best quality, but it is very funny. But then Jewel is always charming and funny!

June 01 2010

Happy Birthday Morena Baccarin and Jewel Staite! A two-fer! Click here to visit Jewel Staite's imdb page. More...

March 24 2010

Q&A: 'Firefly' star Jewel Staite on Reavers, 'V', and Clooney. She talks about her strangest experience on Comic Con, V and her job as an actress in general.

March 10 2010

Jewel Staite and Sean Maher re-unite for Warehouse 13. They'll both be guest starring in an episode that will air in July. More...

September 29 2009

(SPOILER) 7 years after Firefly: Where are they now? Sci Fi Wire takes a look (minor spoilers for Summer's role on Dollhouse). More...

August 29 2009

What kind of Girl Talk girl are you? On a lazy saturday morning, I bring you this blast from the past. More...

June 25 2009

Portal Awards 2009 are open for voting. Voting is open from June 25 to July 25 and you may vote once per day and email address. You can vote for Eliza Dushku, Olivia Williams, "Omega", Alan Tudyk, Summer Glau, Jewel Staite, Dollhouse, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Dollverse and Whedonesque.

May 06 2009

xkcd: The Race - Part 4. And they're off!

May 05 2009

xkcd: The Race - Part 3. Part 3 of the XKCD comic featuring Nathan Fillion, his Firefly compatriots, and his electric skateboard.

April 10 2009

Details about next week's FX con in Orlando. Of particular relevance is the "Women of the Whedonverse" panel featuring Julie Benz, Juliet Landau, Jewel Staite, Morena Baccarin and Claire Kramer. Plus there's the James Marsters event "Life After Spike" and Juliet will be screening her new music video. More...

September 06 2008

The Other Firefly Panel Dragon*Con 2008. Whoo-hoo, there was another one with Alan Tudyk, Jewel Staite, Morena Baccarin and Nathan Fillion ! Here's Part2, Part3, Part4, Part5. Thank you Gonturan74. More...

August 31 2008

Stars of Firefly/Serenity at DragonCon 08. Thank you juice817! Here's part2, part3, part4, part5, part6. More...

August 24 2008

All good things.... Jewel Staite is NOT married to Matthew Fox. Onward to Dragon*Con and the future!

August 20 2008

Stargate Atlantis canceled. Jewel Staite joined as a full time cast member this season after being a recurring guest in season 4. Now the show's been canceled but there will be Atlantis movies.

August 09 2008

Jewel Staite talks about Firefly, bondage, cheeseburgers. interviews Jewel Staite about what she thinks Kaylee is doing right now, what it was like to gain weight for Firefly, and why she is always tied up in Stargate: Atlantis.

August 05 2008

Happy August from Jewel Staite. "Embrace the years you're lucky enough to meet".

May 20 2008

Jewel Staite becomes full-time cast member of Stargate: Atlantis. "Staite described Keller as growing more comfortable with her place in Atlantis this season. "She steps up to the plate a little bit more," Staite said. "She's becoming more courageous.""

May 10 2008

Vancouver CSTS - Jewel Staite to do Q&A before screening. "She will also be autographing some items for the silent charity auction." More...

April 15 2008

CharityBuzz Auction for Lunch with Jewel Staite. Part of the Waterkeeper Alliance Earth Day auctions.

April 12 2008

Charity Auction for Dinner with Jewel Staite and Paul McGillion back on. "All previous bids were indeed lost." This a charity auction to raise money to help with medical bills of Babz Chula. More...

April 01 2008

Auction to raise money for Babz Chula's medical bills - dinner with Jewel Staite is up for grabs. Babz Chula, a Canadian actor, is once again battling cancer. A group of her friends and colleagues has formed a website to help raise money for her medical bills. More...

March 10 2008

Jewel Staite reconfirms Supanova 2008 Melbourne & Brisbane! Unfortunately this means Jewel will not be appearing at the Dallas Comic Con as the Brisbane event is the same weekend. (I have it on good authority that she's definitely going to be in Brisbane that weekend)

February 26 2008

Sci/Fi Magazine to feature "TV's Hot New Super Women". Included in the List: Whedon Alumni Jewel Staite and Summer Glau.

February 17 2008

Happy Spring from Jewel Staite. Prosthetics? Jen's babies? Twice as many breakfast sandwiches!
Jewel Staite to get her own action figure. At the US Toy Fair this weekend, Diamond Select announced that Jewel's character on Stargate Atlantis will be coming out as an action figure in July. Pics of the toy can be found here and here.

February 07 2008

Jewel Staite to be an Atlantis regular from next season. Dr. Keller gets a promotion (sort of). Minor spoilers for other casting news.

January 07 2008

Jewel Staite to appear at Creation's Salute to Firefly and Serenity. The event is scheduled for Nov. 22-23, 2008 in Burbank, CA.

November 24 2007

First official Firefly/Serenity art by Steve Anderson. The first artwork features Kaylee.

November 22 2007

Jewel Staite's Offical Site is now open.

October 27 2007

An interview with Firefly's Ron Glass. Lovely audio chat with oodles of insight into his career. And in keeping with the theme of non traditional media Firefly cast interviews, there's a great interview with Jewel Staite in the latest issue of Ray Gun Revival (pdf reader req.).

October 24 2007

SCI-FI Renews Stargate Atlantis. Jewel Staite's new show will be back for a fifth season! More...

October 21 2007

(SPOILER) Jewel Staite Answers Fan's Questions About Stargate: Atlantis. This is a Sci/ Video Interview, and a lot of fun. Several mentions of Firefly, with a few clips from the show included. More...

October 17 2007

Jewel Staite Addresses Serenity 2 Rumors. Among other topics, Jewel states that a Serenity sequel has not been greenlit as of yet in her latest blog post.

October 04 2007

Jewel Staite joins The Tribe. A new action-horror movie.

September 24 2007

(SPOILER) Staite of Change. GateWorld chats to Jewel about her role on Stargate Atlantis as well as her time on Firefly. More...

September 23 2007

Stargate Atlantis Premiere! Friday night, September 28th. It's Jewel Staite's latest blog. "The stakes are high, everyone's in peril, major jeopardy, etc etc. You'll like it... funny seeing people go bug-eyed when they see the Captain and Kaylee downing chardonnay and eating fried shrimp." And Jewel's not pregnant. More...

September 02 2007

Jewel's latest blog: Blondes have more fun. She'd do more Firefly/Serenity "in a heartbeat". But we all knew that, right? Then why do people keep asking her that?

July 27 2007

(SPOILER) David Hewlett talks Jewel Staite. Amongst other things. Spoilers for season 4 of Stargate Atlantis. More...

June 14 2007

Jewel to introduce CSTS screening in Vancouver BC. Organizers announce that she will "introduce the movie, as well as draw the names for the door prizes".

June 11 2007

(SPOILER) Firefly's Staite Joins Atlantis. Lucky Jewel gets to stay in Vancouver AND work full time. More...
Bid for a signed 'Kaylee' print. It's one of the stunning covers from issue 2 of "Serenity: Those Left Behind" and it's signed by Joss Whedon, Jewel Staite and the artist herself Jo Chen. This auction is part of Austin's 'Can't Stop the Serenity' event and proceeds will go to Equality Now. More...

June 07 2007

Jewel Staite to appear at FedCon XVI this weekend. The mostly-Star Trek convention is being held in Bonn, Germany from June 8th to 10th.

April 01 2007

Jewel Staite's former series 'Da Vinci's Inquest' Season 1 DVD (R1) reviewed. Her character is described as, "Dominic's daughter, Gabriella, a teenager flitting between living with her mother and father, often challenges Dominic's role as a father."

February 27 2007

The cutest fundraiser in town. Jewel Staite and other actors have autographed bears for the BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre Foundation. Go bid now, you know you want to.

February 23 2007

(SPOILER) Jewel Staite back on Stargate Atlantis for season 4. According to, Jewel Staite will return to Stargate Atlantis for eight episodes in Season 4. Yay!

January 20 2007

(SPOILER) Jewel Staite speaks. About a lot of things actually: her movie "The Tribe", Firefly and Serenity, kissing Sean Maher, Wonder Woman, The X-Files, Stargate Atlantis (hence the spoiler tag) and lots more. It's a very enjoyable interview. More...

January 18 2007

Jewel Staite (Kaylee) signed the Ariel Ambulance! "Shiny Ride". Awwww, she drew a heart too! More...

January 11 2007

Imposters, iPhones, and Jewel Staite. So even though I am not a member of Nathan's myspace, I click view more on his new blog. Just checking ya know. Well, everybody can read it. More...

January 10 2007

Jewel Staite joins the fun at MySpace. No doubt inspired by Nathan Fillion (and by Whedonesque of course), Ms. Staite has created a public MySpace page to battle the scourge of imposters.

November 28 2006

(SPOILER) Tiny rumor about Jewel Staite's role on Stargate Atlantis. Does contains big spoilers for the current season of the show. More...

November 22 2006

Jewel Staite is attending Darkcon in Phoenix, Jan 2007. Jewel will be the Media Guest of Honor at the event Jan 4-7, 2007 held in Phoenix, Arizona.

November 09 2006

The Tribe trailer. Featuring a bouncy Jewel Staite and an island. What's not to love?

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