Becki Newton:
• American actress
• Best known for her role as Amanda Tanen in "Ugly Betty" (2006-2010) and Lorna Taylor in "The Lincoln Lawyer" (2022)
• Born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1978
• Attended University of Pennsylvania and moved to New York City to pursue a career on Broadway
• Has starred in films such as "P.S." (2004) and "August Rush" (2007)
• Appeared in TV series such as "American Dreams" (2002-2004) and "Charmed" (2004)
• Married to Canadian-Greek actor Chris Diamantopoulos since 2005
• Has three children and is expecting a fourth
• Interested in various dances and has a rescue dog, a golden retriever named Tootsie.

Who is Becki Newton?

Becki is an American actress, perhaps best known to the world as Amanda Tanen in the TV series “Ugly Betty” (2006-2010), and as Lorna Taylor in the TV series “The Lincoln Lawyer” (2022), among several other roles that she’s had so far in her career.

Becki Newton Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Rebecca Sara Newtown was born on 4 July 1978, in New Haven, Connecticut, USA, the daughter of Thomas and Jennifer Newton. She has an older brother, Matt Newton, an award-winning actor, filmmaker and best-selling author. Her first cousin, once removed, is the actress Sienna Miller.

She became interested in acting at an early age, and began performing in local productions and summer stock theater at 13 years old. After high school, she enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania, from which she obtained a degree in European History; during her studies, Becki spent several semesters abroad.

Career Beginnings

Following graduation, Becki moved to New York City to pursue a career on Broadway; she booked dozens of national commercials and a minor role in the television series “Cold Case” in 2003.

She kept her career alive with minor roles in such TV series as the long-running soap opera “Guiding Light” (2003-2004), then in 2004, she appeared in several projects, including the eponymous TV procedural crime-drama series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” in which she portrayed Colleen Heaton. Then, she was Mindy in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning historical comedy-drama series “American Dreams”, with Gail O’Grady, Tom Verica and Brittany Show in the lead roles.

Moreover, she portrayed Rebecca in the award-winning fantasy comedy-drama film “P.S.” based on the novel by Helen Schulman and directed by Dylan Kidd, about a woman who divorces her husband, and finds love with a young man who is her high-school love but has died many years ago, starring Laura Linney, Topher Grace and Marcia Gay Harden.

The following year, Becki appeared in the award-winning fantasy mystery-drama series “Charmed”, about three sisters who discover they are witches, and who fight off demons on a daily basis to survive, starring Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano and Brian Krause.

Rise to Prominence

In 2006, Becki’s hard work paid off, when she was selected for the part of Amanda Sommers, later Tanen, in the TV soap opera “Ugly Betty”, based on the Colombian telenovela “Yo Soy Betty, La Fea”.

Becki’s character works as a receptionist at MODE magazine, and is one of the main antagonists in this Primetime Emmy Award-winning series. She appeared in all 85 episodes alongside other stars, which included America Ferrera, Eric Mabius, Tony Plana, and Ana Ortiz, among others. The portrayal of Amanda earned her a joint Screen Actors Guild Award nomination in the category for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series in 2007 and 2008.

The role in “Ugly Betty” helped her establish herself as an aspiring actress, and although focused primarily on the part of Amanda, Becki nevertheless still appeared in the Academy Award-nominated drama film “August Rush” (2007), about a young orphaned boy who is a musical prodigy, and through his gift, he tries to find his biological parents. The film starred Freddie Highmore, Keri Russell and Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

Becki reprised the role of Amanda in the “Ugly Betty” spin-off series “Mode After Hours” from 2008 to 2009.

In 2011, Becki secured the lead role of Annie Matopoulos in the short-lived TV romantic comedy-drama series “Love Bites” and in 2012, she secured the role of Quinn, the love interest of Barney Stinson, in the critically acclaimed TV comedy series “How I Met Your Mother”, appearing in ten episodes through 2013.

Continued Success

Becky then secured another leading role, this time as Chloe Goodwin in the TV comedy series “The Goodwin Games”, which follows three estranged siblings reunited at their father’s funeral. The trio must bond as a family, or they won’t inherit the $23 million their father left them. The series also starred Scott Foley and Melissa Tang,but it was canceled after just eight episodes.

The next project she worked on was the 2015 TV mini-series “Weird Loners”, co-starring Zachary Knighton and Meera Rohit Kumbhani.

Three years later, she joined the cast of the anthology series “Tell Me a Story”, appearing in seven episodes during 2018 and ‘19 as Katrina Thorn. Moreover, she was Jackie in 12 episodes of the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated comedy-drama series “Divorce”, with Sarah Jessica Parker the main star of the series that follows a couple going through a long, drawn-out divorce.

Most recently, Becki was announced as Lorna Taylor in the mystery crime-drama series “The Lincoln Lawyer” (2022), based on the novel by Michael Connelly “The Brass Verdict”, which is the sequel to his previously published novel, “The Lincoln Lawyer”.

Becki’s character, Lorna, is the second wife of the series’ main protagonist and his legal aide. The series premiered on 13 May 2022 on Netflix, but the second season was announced in June 2022, and will be base on Connelly’s 2011 novel “The Fifth Witness”, which is the fourth book in the “Lincoln Lawyer” book series. It’s expected to premiere in 2023.

Net Worth

According to sources, Becki Newton’s net worth has been estimated at $2 million, as of late 2022.

Personal Life, Dating, Married, Husband, Children

Becki has been married to Canadian-Greek actor Chris Diamantopoulos since 12 May 2005; they met at a subway station in New York. The couple has three children, two girls, and a boy, and most recently the two announced they are expecting their fourth child.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Becki Newton has green eyes and blonde hair. She stands at a height of 5ft 3ins (1.6m), weighs approximately 125lbs (56kgs), with vital statistics of 36-27-32, bra size 34A.

Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia

Before her acting career got going, she worked as a waitress at the Times Square Brewery.

She is fluent in Spanish, Greek and German.

Becki is interested in various dances, and has attended salsa dance lessons.


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