Jul. 4th, 1978
New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Becki Newton's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2007 - August Rush
Guest TV Roles
Herself - Judge
Mrs. Hannigan (Voiced)
Young Melanie Whitley
Becki grew up in Guilford, Connecticut. She started performing in local productions and summer stock theater at age 13. She studied European History at the University of Pennsylvania, during which time she spent several semesters abroad. After graduating, Becki immediately moved to NYC to pursue Broadway. After appearing in dozens of national commercials and guest starring roles, including "Cold Case" (2003), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1999), and "American Dreams" (2002), she landed the role of Amanda on "Ugly Betty" (2006). She is married to actor Chris Diamantopoulos, and her brother is actor Matt Newton (I).
- Brother 'Matt Newton (I)' (qv) is also an actor.
- First job after arriving in New York City was as a waitress at the Times Square Brewery.
- Speaks Spanish, German, and Greek.
- Met her husband, 'Chris Diamantopoulos' (qv), on the subway.