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  • Real name : Rebecca Sara Newton
  • Place of birth : New Haven
  • Date of birth : 04/07/1978

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  • Newton Becki

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Becki Newton (1978)

Rebecca Sara Newton

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Rebecca Sara "Becki" Newton is an American actress known for her role as Amanda Tanen on the television series Ugly Betty.

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 Early life
Born in Frunze, Kirghiz SSR, Soviet Union (present-day Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan), while her parents were working for an American company in the Soviet Union; Becki Newton was raised in Guilford, Connecticut, after her parents relocated from a turbulent Kirghiz SSR soon after her birth. 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 in European 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.

 Career
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 and Chupack's desire to leave the show, Love Bites was pushed back to midseason. Love Bites aired on summer 2011 on NBC and it 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.

 Personal life
Newton met her husband, Chris Diamantopoulos, in a subway station in New York. It was announced on July 1, 2010 that Newton and Diamantopolous were expecting their first child. She gave birth to a son in early Nov 2010.

Her older brother, Matt Newton is also an actor. He guest starred as the boyfriend of Ugly Betty character Marc St. James. Her mother, Jennifer, is an award-winning artist, and her aunt, Stephanie Chase is a classical violinist.

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