Jaime Murray is an English actress, known for playing Stacie Monroe in the BBC series Hustle and Lila West in the Showtime series Dexter. She is also known for her recurring roles as Gaia in the Starz miniseries Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, as Olivia Charles in The CW series Ringer, as Helena G. Wells in the Syfy series Warehouse 13, and as Stahma Tarr in the Syfy series Defiance.
Murray’s first taste of stardom was miming the lyrics in the original video of Stretch & Vern’s dance track “I’m Alive”(1996). Some of her early television appearances included minor guest roles in BBC One’s Casualty, The Bill, Love Soup, and ShakespeaRe-Told: The Taming of the Shrew.
Murray starred as Stacie Monroe in series 1 through series 4 of Hustle. In one episode, Murray so impressed her co-star Robert Vaughn with her modeling of a Wonder Woman costume that, according to several online sources, he showed it to studio executives in Hollywood. On the strength of this, Murray was invited to audition for the title part of the Wonder Woman (2009) movie. Later, Murray reprised her role as Stacie Monroe in Hustle, series 8.
Relocating to Los Angeles, Murray starred in Dexter as Lila Tourney, Dexter Morgan’s Narcotics Anonymous sponsor and the main antagonist in Season 2. Dexter spends one night in a hotel with Lila without any sexual contact, the revelation of which leads to his breakup with his girlfriend Rita Bennett. Lila and Dexter have a brief relationship, but he eventually comes to believe that Lila is in fact a sociopath who hangs out in support groups in an attempt to vicariously experience emotions in a safe environment, by closely observing them in recovering addicts. She becomes obsessed with Dexter, believing that she sees through Dexter’s “mask,” and he is her soulmate.
Murray finished shooting Possessions in 2010. She starred in the horror film Devil’s Playground (2010), directed by Mark McQueen, and then appeared as Helena G. Wells on the Syfy series Warehouse 13. Murray’s portrayal of Helena G. Wells received critical praise. Her absence as the villainess in the season 3 Christmas episode, “The Greatest Gift,” was bemoaned with the lamentation “she would have done it better.” Murray was nominated for a 2012 Portal Award for her portrayal of Helena G. Wells on Warehouse 13.
Murray also made a guest appearance on the Fox series The Finder, where she played a drug coordinator. Murray starred in the Starz miniseries Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, as Gaia, a longtime friend of Lucretia.
Most recently she portrayed the character of Stahma Tarr in the Syfy series Defiance, which aired its final episode in August, 2015 and was seen in a guest role on Fox’s “Sleepy Hollow” series in 2015 as well. Murray can next be seen in a lead role in the upcoming film, “The Rapture.”
Also an accomplished and sought after model, Murray has modeled clothing in television advertisements for Debenhams department store. She is signed to Models 1 in London and has appeared in men’s magazines such as GQ, Mayfair, andFHM, as well as women’s magazines such as Hello!, Cosmopolitan, and OK!.
Dexter [Lila Tournay]
Gods of the Arena