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Jewel Belair Staite (born June 2, 1982) is a Canadian-born actress best known as the cheery, plucky mechanic Kaylee in Firefly.

Born in White Rock, British Columbia, Jewel spent most of the first four years of her life on Maui. She became a child model and actress, scoring roles on such shows as Are You Afraid of the Dark? and The X-Files (where she received CPR from David Duchovny) before scoring her first two big roles as Becca Fisher on the Disney Channel series Flash Forward (1996) and rainbow-haired mechanic Catalina on the Peter David-created series Space Cases. A successful teevee career followed, though she remained under the radar until she got her Hollywood break as Kaylee.

She has a Twitter, at the expected address.