An acid-tongued, couture-coveting, size-2 receptionist on the dramedy Ugly Betty, actress Becki Newton returns to network TV this month starring on CBS’s long running Monday night hit; How I Met Your Mother.
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Born in New Haven, Connecticut, Becki Newton was raised in Guilford, Connecticut. She is of English descent and began performing musicals and plays at local theaters, and studied at the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated with a BA inEuropean History. At Penn, Newton was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority. She then moved to New York City and landed several roles in television commercials for such companies as the Olive Garden.
Newton portrayed the character Amanda Tanen in the comedy-drama series Ugly Betty from 2006 to 2010. With co-star Michael Urie, Newton co-hosted the Official Ugly Betty Podcast. She also appeared in ABC.com’s Mode After Hours webisode series. Ugly Betty was canceled in 2010 after four successful seasons allowing the show to receive a proper series finale.
In late 2009, Newton performed at a New York City Center Encores! presentation of the Gershwin musical Girl Crazy, which was
directed by Jerry Zaks. She portrayed Molly Gray and performed opposite real-life husband Chris Diamantopoulos.
Newton starred in the television series Love Bites. The hour-long romantic comedy was created by executive producer Cindy Chupack, who worked on Sex and the City. NBC announced the pick up of the series in May 2010. However, with Newton announcing her pregnancy, co-star Jordana Spiro contractually obligated to stay with her other show My Boys (which was later cancelled) and Chupack’s desire to leave the show, Love Bites was pushed back to mid-season. Love Bites aired in summer 2011 on NBC and was cancelled after eight episodes. In November 2011, Newton was cast as Quinn on CBS’s How I Met Your Mother. She will be playing a new love interest for Neil Patrick Harris’s character Barney Stinson.
Hair: Dirty Blonde
Why: Popular TV actress
Where: How I Met Your Mother Mondays on ABC 8/7c,
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