Staite began studying at the Vancouver Youth Theatre at the age of 6. In 1996, she booked the lead role in the series "Flash Forward." Her performance earned her a Gemini Award nomination for "Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series," as well as a nomination for the Canadian Television Film and Showcase Award. In addition, she was a series regular alongside Nathan Fillion in Joss Whedon's series "Firefly" and starred in "Serenity," the feature film adaptation that was released in 2005.
From 2007-2009, Staite played Dr. Keller in the hit series "Stargate: Atlantis." For this role, she received a Gemini Award nomination for "Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role" in 2008, along with a Leo Award nomination for "Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series" in 2009.
Other TV series appearances include "Higher Ground," with Hayden Christensen, a recurring role on the highly praised series "Wonderfalls," along with "Just Deal" and "Space Cases." Her television movie credits include starring roles in "Widow on the Hill," opposite James Brolin, "Damaged Care," opposite Laura Dern; "Mothman" and "Doomsday Prophecy." Staite also made guest appearances in The CW's "Supernatural," "Huff," with Hank Azaria, "Warehouse 13," "Dead Like Me" and "The X-Files." Most recently, she starred in the Hallmark Channel film "Call Me Mrs. Miracle," opposite Doris Roberts. Staite currently resides in Los Angeles.
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