PROFILE
Name:
Jaime Murray
Birth Date:
London, England, UK
Birth Place:
July 21, 1977
Height:
5' 7" (1.70 m)
BIOGRAPHY
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Dexter

Background:

British actress Jaime Murray is best recognized for her roles as Stacie Monroe in the BBC series “Hustle,” which she played from 2004 to 2007, and as Lila Tournay in the season two of the Showtime series “Dexter” (2007), where she nabbed a Saturn nomination for her performance. She is also known for her appearances on The CW's shows: “Valentine” (2008-2009), “The Beautiful Life: TBL” (2009) and The CW's “Ringer” (2011-2012), Syfy's “Warehouse 13” (2010-2011) and Starz's “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena” (2011). Murray's film credits include “The Deaths of Ian Stone” (2007), “The Rapture” (2010), “Devil's Playground” (2010) and “Possessions” (2012).   

Murray is good friends with Julie Benz, her former co-star on “Dexter.”     


Billy's Daughter

Childhood and Family:

In London, England, Jaime Murray was born on July 21, 1977. Her father is British actor Billy Murray. She was named after Jaime Sommers, Lindsay Wagner's character on “The Bionic Woman.”  Mr. Murray was a big fan of the original series. Jaime was diagnosed with dyslexia just before she took  her A Levels. While attending the London School of Economic and Political Science (LSE), where she studied Philosophy and Psychology, Jaime discovered that she had a knack for acting and decided to leave the school and pursue her dream at the Drama Centre London. She completed her training in 2000.


The Deaths of Ian Stone

Career:

Jaime Murray made her first television appearance in the episode “A Pound of Flesh” (2001) of “The Bill,” the series that has made her father Billy Murray famous thanks to his role as the corrupt officer Don Beech. She returned to the ITV show to play Melanie in three episodes in 2002. The same year, she also appeared as Sonia Guzman in an episode of BBC's “Casualty” called “Thicker Than Water.” Murray played Kiki in the pilot of the short lived Fox series “Keen Eddie” (2003), starring Mark Valley, and made her feature film debut in the science fiction/thriller “Animal” (2005), written and directed by Rose Bosch and starring Andreas Wilson, Emma Griffiths Malin and Diogo Infante. She also appeared in episodes of “Doctors and Nurses” (2004), “Love Soup” (2005) and “Agatha Christie's Poirot” (2005).

Murray worked with Adrian Lester, Robert Glenister, Matt Di Angelo, Kelly Adams and Robert Vaughn on the British television crime/drama series “Hustle,” which ran on BBC from February 24, 2004 to February 17, 2012. Playing Stacie Monroe, the only female member of a team-come-family of 'long con' artists, she was on the show during its first four seasons from 2004 to 2007 and later returned    to appear in the season eight's last episode, “The Con is Off.”  

“I'm so close to those boys now, but when I started, I was soooo intimidated. I was a nobody, with no experience. I didn't even know what to do with the camera! I thought the best thing to do was ignore it.” Jaime Murray (On starting out as an unknown actress on “Hustle”)

After leaving “Hustle,” Murray joined the cast of Showtime's “Dexter” in the second as Lila Tournay, a beautiful but disturbed, egotist, British “artist” who becomes obsessed with Michael C. Hall's Dexter. She was nominated for a 2008 Saturn Award in the category of Best Supporting Actress on Television for her performance.

Still in 2007, she portrayed Rebecca in the CBD television movie “Demons,”  starred with Stephen Dorff in the comedy/horror film “Botched,” helmed by Kit Ryan, and delivered a memorable turn as Medea in the British/American horror film “The Deaths of Ian Stone,” opposite Mike Vogel and Christina Cole.

Murray starred as the Grace Valentine, the family matriarch on the romance/comedy series “Valentine,” opposite Kristoffer Polaha and Christine Lakin. The series premiered on The CW Television Network on October 5, 2008 but was put on hiatus after four episodes aired. The remaining unaired episodes broadcast later from June 28, 2009 until July 19, 2009.  

2009 saw Murray make guest appearances in television series like “The Mentalist” (as Nadia Sobell), “Eli Stone” (as Diane Rundlet) and “NCIS” (as ICE Agent Julia Foster-Yates). She also played Vivienne, a powerful wardrobe stylist and resident cougar who has her eyes on Isaac (played by Corbin Bleu) on The CW short lived series “The Beautiful Life: TBL” (2009), which was canceled after two episodes because of poor ratings.  

Murray appeared together with her father on the British film “The Rapture” (2010), written and directed by William Steel, and portrayed Lavinia in “Devil's Playground” (2010), a British horror film directed by Mark McQueen and starring Craig Fairbrass, and starred with Keith David and Deborah Kara Unger in the American drama/thriller movie “Samuel Bleak” (2011), by director/writer Dustin Dugas Schuetter. From July 2010 to October 2011, the beautiful actress played the recurring role of H.G. Wells, a British Agent of Warehouse 12 in the late 19th century, on Syfy's series “Warehouse 13,” starring Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Saul Rubinek, Genelle Williams and Allison Scagliotti. She was cast as Gaia, a social climber and Lucretia's friend on the television miniseries “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena,” which originally aired on Starz from January 21, 2011 to February 25, 2011.  

Murray played the recurring role of Olivia Charles, Andrew's business partner, on The CW neo-noir series “Ringer,” which ran for a season from September 13, 2011 to April 17, 2012.  

In January 2012, Murray played Amadea Denaris in an episode of  Fox's “The Finder” called “An Orphan Walks Into a Bar.” In May, she portrayed Andie in four episodes of the US TV series “Jan.” On the film front, she appeared with Trent Ford, Brien Perry and Autumn Reeser in the American drama “Possessions” (2012).  

Murray will play Stahma Tarr on the upcoming television series “Defiance,” which is set to debut on Syfy on October 31, 2012.


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