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Becki Newton


Becki Newton is certainly no air-head like her character ‘Amanda’. With a degree in European History, she isn’t just a pretty face.

Becki was born in New Haven, Connecticut , on July 4th 1978. She studied at the University of Pennsylvania where she graduated with a degree in European History.

She started her acting career by appearing in plays and musicals, which, once she had moved to New York, then lead onto several television commercials. This then followed onto the role of writer and host for a celebrity interview show on TBS called ‘Movie Junky’.

She has also had guest appearances on shows such as ‘Law & Order’ & ‘Charmed’, made her debut on film in ‘P.S.’ and is set to appear in the film ‘August Rush’ later this year.

She married Chris Diamantopoulos, who is also an actor, on May 12, 2005.

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Career Timeline

  • 2006 Cast in first regular role as Amanda, the bitchy receptionist in the ABC hit series, “Ugly Betty”
  • 2004 Guest starred on two episodes of “American Dreams” (NBC)
  • 2003 Appeared in the pilot episode of “Cold Case” (CBS)
  • Hosted a celebrity interview show on TBS called “Movie Junky”
  • Moved to New York City
  • Studied abroad in Europe and South America
  • Wrote and performed in a series of one-woman shows about her adventures in the big city



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