Becki Newton Overview
Becki Newton comes from a talented family, with her mother and all distinguished artists in their own right, and she had already participated in summer stock and several local productions since the age of 13. Then, not long after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, she began her career as an actress. She relocated to New York, and threw herself into Broadway tryouts. Soon, she began getting work in commercials, and television shows, and her career was off to the races until she played in several best TV shows
In 2006, Becki Newton did a screen test for a role in the upcoming TV series Ugly Betty and landed the role of Amanda Tanen. She would go on to play a major part in that series for the next four years, through 85 episodes, and that cemented her reputation as a first-class actress. Ugly Betty follows a sweet and intelligent girl who was not conventionally attractive or slim named Betty Suarez and her journey when she works at a fashion magazine and tries to fit in with her colleagues.
In 2015, Becki Newton played as Caryn Goldfarb, a high-strung dental hygienist who was engaged to be married but suddenly decides to call off her engagement after a brief fling with Stosh in Weird Loners. Weird Loners followed the story of four people who were all relationship-phobic. When they start living together in a townhouse in Queens, New York, they were all unexpectedly thrust into each other's lives and they form an unlikely bond because of it.
Divorce is a TV series released in 2016 that revolves around a very long divorce and explores the lives of a couple going through a divorce and the impact it has on their family and friends. According to an interview with Collider, Becki Newton, who plays Robert’s new love interest, Jackie, a single mother and successful career woman, in her own right, talked about how excited she was to join the series, being a huge fan of Sarah Jessica Parker, what most appealed to her about this role, comedy that comes from life’s uncomfortable moments, what she enjoys about Jackie and Robert’s relationship, how much she loves this cast, why this experience reminded her of her time on Ugly Betty, and the type of work she’s hoping to continue to do in her career.
The Lincoln Lawyer
The Lincoln Lawyer was released in 2022. The series was based on the best-selling crime novels by Michael Connolly, specifically the second book in the series, The Brass Verdict. There was no denying that Manuel Garcia-Rulfo was a big part of the show’s magic thanks to his charismatic turn as criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller, but the entire cast was also excellent. Part of what makes The Lincoln Lawyer work so well is its lovable characters, including Mickey’s ex-wife and co-worker Lorna, played by Becki Newton, who well known in her best acting from Ugly Betty, but she gets to show the audience a whole new side of herself in this role as the ambitious and outgoing Lorna.