Date Of Birth

July 4, 1978


American actress Becki Newton was born on July 4, 1978 in New Haven, Connecticut. She began her acting career in local stage productions, performing in both musical and plays, before she studied at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She eventually graduated with a degree in European History. She then moved to New York City and appeared in several television commercials. In 2001, she made her first television appearance, after receiving a hosting gig in the movie review program Movie Junky, which aired on TBS under the Burly TV banner.Newton made her screen acting debut in 2003, when she made a guest appearance in the crime drama Cold Case. After appearances in the daytime soap Guiding Light and the sitcom The Men’s Room, she made her film debut, in the romantic comedy P.S. She then played guest roles in American Dreams, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Charmed.

In 2006, Newton grabbed a high-profile television role, in the ABC series Ugly Betty. She plays Amanda Tanen, the attractive receptionist of Mode magazine, who allies with Wilhelmina Slater (Vanessa Williams) and her assistant Marc St. James (Michael Urie) in bringing down Betty Suarez (America Ferrera) and her boss Daniel Meade (Eric Mabius). A former actress, Newton’s character spends most of the series discovering her past and looking for her biological father, at one point presuming that she is the daughter of KISS frontman Gene Simmons, only to be proven otherwise. At one point in the series, she also played her character’s own deceased mother Fey Sommers, in some flashback scenes. In 2010, she was cast in the NBC comedy Love Bites. She also appeared on How I Met Your Mother and became part of the TV series The Goodwin Games.

Place of Birth

New Haven, Connecticut

Birth Name

Rebecca Sara Newton



Fun Facts

– She speaks Spanish, German and greek.
She has a degree in European history.


2013: The Goodwin Games
2012: How I Met Your Mother
2011: Love Bites (TV series) – Annie/Annie Matopoulos
2006-2010: Ugly Betty (TV series) – Amanda Tanen/Fey Sommers/Ruthie
2008-2009: Mode After Hours (TV series) – Amanda Tanen
2007: August Rush – Jennifer
2007: American Dad! (TV series) (voice)
2005: Charmed (TV series) – New Piper
2004: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV series) – Colleen Heaton
2004: American Dreams (TV series) – Mindy
2004: P.S. – Rebecca
2004: The Dave Sheridan Show (TV movie) – Erin
2004: The Men’s Room (TV series) – Lily
2003-2004: Guiding Light (TV series) – Fantasy Daughter
2003: Cold Case (TV series) – Young Melanie Whitley
2001: Burly TV (TV series) – Host


Becki Newton


5′ 2″ (1.57 m)