Becki Newton


Becki Newton

Infobox actor


caption = Becki Newton attending Los Angeles Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios, Culver City, CA on March 18, 2007
imagesize = 150px
birthname = Rebecca Sara Newton
birthdate = birth date and age|1978|07|4
birthplace = New Haven, Connecticut
spouse = Chris Diamantopoulos (2005-present)

Rebecca Sara "Becki" Newton (born July 4, 1978) is an American actress. Newton is currently a regular cast member of "Ugly Betty".

Biography

Born in New Haven, Connecticut, she was raised in Guilford, Connecticut. She began performing musicals and plays at local theaters, and studied at the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated with a BA in European History. She then moved to New York City and landed several roles in television commercials. She was also featured as writer and host for a celebrity interview show on TBS called "Movie Junky".

She currently plays the role of Amanda Tanen in the comedy-drama series, "Ugly Betty," and, with co-star and personal friend Michael Urie, is co-host of the Official Ugly Betty Podcast. In the episode "Sofia's Choice," Newton did a dual role as Ruthie, a frumpy assistant at another magazine. [ [http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/entertainment_tv/2007/01/ugly_betty_snag.html 'Ugly Betty' snags Tim Gunn as a guest star] "Featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com" Retrieved on 04-19-07] In the episode "Secretaries' Day" she parodied her infamous Olive Garden commercial by having her alter ego Amanda show off a video resume that featured the receptionist performing as a "Serving Wench" in a commercial for a medieval-themed restaurant during her pre-"MODE" days as an actress. Also from Season 2 onward, she took over the role of Fey Sommers so that Fey shares more of a resemblance to Amanda.

Newton met her future husband Chris Diamantopoulos in a subway station in New York, when he asked for directions. She later found out that he lived less than a block from the station in which they met, meaning he had simply used asking for directions as an excuse to talk to her.He invited her to one of his shows (The Full Monty) on broadway.

Filmography

* "August Rush" (2007) as Jenny
* "Ugly Betty" (2006-present) as Amanda (starring) and Ruthie (unbilled cameo)
* "Charmed" (2005) TV Episode as Glamoured Piper
* "" (2004) as Colleen Heaton
* "American Dreams" (2004) as Mindy
* "P.S." (2004) as Rebecca
* "The Men's Room" (2004) as Lily
* "The Guiding Light" (2003-2004) as the Fantasy Daughter
* "Cold Case" (2003) TV Episode as Young Melanie
* "Burly TV" (2001) HostBecki Newton on MTV (2006)

Notes

* Was one of the ten finalists for the 2007 Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in Ugly Betty.

References

External links

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* [http://www.stylepointer.com/index.php/trends/others/205-BeckiNewton Becki Newton's latest styles at StylePointer]

Persondata
NAME = Newton, Becki
ALTERNATIVE NAMES = Rebecca
SHORT DESCRIPTION = actress
DATE OF BIRTH = July 4, 1978
PLACE OF BIRTH = New Haven, Connecticut
DATE OF DEATH =
PLACE OF DEATH =


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