Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Women We Love: Becki Newton

Object of our affection: Becki Newton, actress.

- As the delicious diva wannabe Amanda Tanen in Ugly Betty, she has taken a role that we have all seen before and made it truly unique ... and truly hilarious. Give this woman an Emmy already!

- In addition to playing Amanda, she played her exact opposite, the nerdette Ruthie, in a season one episode, and also plays Amanda's mother, Fay Sommers, in flashbacks. She has also been known to break into song on occasion.

- Prior to Betty, she appeared in several national commercials (like this one for the Olive Garden) and guest starred on such series as Cold Case, The Guiding Light, American Dreams, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Charmed.

- She made her film debut in P.S. and most recently co-starred in August Rush.

- In real life, she is BFF with her Betty cohort (and Betty podcast co-host), Michael Urie, is married to Broadway actor Chris Diamantopoulos (The Full Monty), and her brother Matt is also an actor.

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