"Jaime Murray"

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 Grace Valentine in The CW's Valentine (2008–2009), 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.

Murray was born to English parents in London, England. Her father is the English actor 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.

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 13.

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.

She is currently cast in a new Syfy series Defiance, which premiered in April 2013.

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!.

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

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 onwards 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 onwards Defiance Stahma Tarr Main cast

Music videos
Year Title Role Notes
2012 Goodbye in Her Eyes Music video

Source : http://en.wikipedia.org


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