Jaime Murray(Actress Definance 2013)

Jaime Murray (born 21 July 1977) is an English actress, best known for playing Stacie Monroe in the BBC television series Hustle (2004–2007; 2012) and Lila West in season two of the Showtime television series Dexter (2007). She is also known for her recurring roles as Gaia in Starz' Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011) and as Olivia Charles in The CW's Ringer (2011–2012). She is currently appearing as Stahma Tarr in the Syfy series Defiance and Helena G. Wells in Warehouse 13.
Early life and education
Murray was born in London, England, to Elaine and Billy Murray. She was named after Lindsay Wagner's character Jaime Sommers in The Bionic Woman. Just before taking her A Levels, Murray was diagnosed with dyslexia. She briefly studied philosophy and psychology at the London School of Economics, but dropped out to train at the Drama Centre London, graduating in 2000.[citation needed]
Acting
Murray's first taste of stardom was miming the lyrics in the 1996 original video of Stretch & Vern's dance track "I'm Alive" Some of her early television appearances included minor guest roles in BBC One's Casualty, The Bill, Love Soup, and ShakespeaRe-Told: The Taming of the Shrew.
Murray starred as Stacie Monroe in Hustle from series 1 until series 4. In one episode of Hustle, Murray so impressed her co-star Robert Vaughn with her modeling of a Wonder Woman costume that, according to several online sources, he showed it to studio executives in Hollywood; on the strength of this, Murray was invited to audition for the part of Wonder Woman in the upcoming Wonder Woman movie.
Relocating to Los Angeles, California, Murray starred in Dexter as Lila Tourney, Dexter Morgan's Narcotics Anonymous sponsor and the main antagonist in Season 2. Dexter has an affair with her, leading to his breakup with his girlfriend Rita Bennett, but he soon realizes that Lila is in fact a sociopath who hangs out in support groups in an attempt to vicariously experience emotions in a safe environment by closely observing them in recovering addicts. She immediately sees through Dexter's "mask" and becomes obsessed with him, believing him to be her soulmate.
In mid-2008, Murray joined the cast of The CW's Valentine playing the lead character, Grace Valentine.The show began airing in October 2008, but was cancelled by the end of the month.
Murray starred in another CW show, The Beautiful Life: TBL (also known as The Beautiful Life), an American television drama series which ran from 16 to 23 September 2009. Murray was cast to play a powerful wardrobe stylist and resident cougar who has her eyes on Isaac (Corbin Bleu).
Murray finished shooting Possessions, in 2010, and is currently shooting The Rapture.She starred in the film The Devil's Playground (2010) directed by Mark McQueen and then appeared as Helena G. Wells on the Syfy's series, Warehouse 13. Murray's portrayal of Helena G. Wells received critical praise. Her portrayal was described as "saucy","superb" as able to "anchor a series" and "endlessly fascinating" Her absence as the villain in the Season 3 Christmas episode The Greatest Gift was bemoaned with the lamentation "she would have done it better" Murray was nominated for a 2012 Portal Award for her portrayal of Helena G. Wells on Warehouse
Murray has also had a guest appearance the Fox show The Finder (now cancelled), where she played a drug coordinator.
Murray starred in the Starz miniseries Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, as Gaia, a longtime friend of Lucretia.
Murray had an interesting appearance on the Partially examined life philosophy podcast, playing a part in Sarte's "No Exit", together with Lucy Lawless and Mark Linsenmayer.
She is currently cast in a new Syfy series Defiance, which premiered in April 2013
Modelling
Murray modelled clothing in television advertisements for Debenhams department store.Murray is signed to Models 1 in London. She has also appeared in men's magazines such as GQ, Mayfair, and FHM, as well as women's magazines such as Hello!, Cosmopolitan, and OK!.[22]
Filmography
Films Year     Title     Role     Notes
2005     Animal     Saleswoman    
2007     Demons     Rebecca     TV film
The Deaths of Ian Stone     Medea    
Botched     Anna    
2010     The Rapture     Fiona    
Devil's Playground     Lavinia    
2011     Samuel Bleak     Vivian Bleak    
2012     Possessions     Chloe    
2013     Fright Night 2: New Blood     Gerri Dandridge    
Television Year     Title     Role     Notes
2001     The Bill     Tania Matthews     Episode: "A Pound of Flesh"
2002     Casualty     Sonia Guzman     Episode: "Thicker Than Water"
2002     The Bill     Melanie     Recurring character (3 episodes)
2003     Keen Eddie     Kiki     Episode: "Pilot (a.k.a. Eddie)"
2004     Doctors and Nurses     Bella Olazabal     Episode: "Bella Bella"
2005     Love Soup     Natalie Brown     Episode: "Death And Nurses"
ShakespeaRe-Told     Bianca Minola     Episode: "The Taming of The Shrew"
Agatha Christie's Poirot     Ruth Kettering     Episode: "The Mystery of the Blue Train"
2007     Dexter     Lila West     Main cast (10 episodes)
2009     The Mentalist     Nadia Sobell     Episode: "Carnelian, Inc."
Eli Stone     Diane Rundlet     Episode: "Flight Path"
NCIS     ICE Agent Julia Foster-Yates     Episode: "Semper Fidelis"
The Beautiful Life: TBL     Vivienne     Recurring character (5 episodes)
2008–2009     Valentine     Grace Valentine/Aphrodite     Main cast (8 episodes)
2010     Suite 7     Jessy     Episode: "Good in Bed"
2011     Spartacus: Gods of the Arena     Gaia     Recurring character (4 episodes)
2004–2007; 2012     Hustle     Stacie Monroe     Main cast (25 episodes)
2011–2012     Ringer     Olivia Charles     Recurring character (10 episodes)
2010–2014     Warehouse 13     Helena "H.G." Wells     Recurring character (14 episodes)
2012     The Finder     Amadea Denaris     Episode: "An Orphan Walks Into a Bar"
Jan     Andie     Recurring character (4 episodes)
Childrens Hospital     Kitty Black     Episode: "British Hospital"
2013     Defiance     Stahma Tarr     Main cast





















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