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Karissa Lee Staples
Born Karissa Lee Staples
(1987-12-01) December 1, 1987 (age 27)
Portland, Maine, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2006–present

Karissa Lee Staples (born December 1, 1987) is an American actress best known for her series regular roles as Victoria Jagger in Family's What's Up Warthogs!.[1] and Paloma Madsen in USA Network's Necessary Roughness. She was crowned Miss Maine 2006.

Life and career[edit]

Staples was born December 1, 1987 in Portland, Maine. At the age of 14, found her passion for music and theater, performing throughout Maine in community and professional productions. In 2006, a week before graduating high school, she was crowned Miss Maine 2006. She then went on to compete in the Miss America 2007 pageant which gave her the chance to earn a scholarship for college and to perform her talent on a national level. Through the connections she made during her year of service, she ended up in New York City. Less than three months after arriving there, she booked a principal role in the 2009 feature film Red Hook and was cast in the original musical, Hear Our Song.

In 2010, she landed a guest role on 90210 and provided the English dubbing in the video game The 3rd Birthday. In 2011, she landed her first starring role in the Canadian TV sitcom What's Up Warthogs! portraying the character of Victoria Jagger.

In 2013, she joined the cast of Necessary Roughness in the series' third season.[2]

She currently resides in Studio City, California.[3]


Year Title Role Notes
2009 I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell Target Girl Extra (supporting role)
2009 Red Hook Camille Supporting role
Year Title Role Notes
2010 90210 Patty Episode: "I See London, I See France..."
2011–2012 What's Up Warthogs! Victoria Jagger Series regular
2013 Necessary Roughness Paloma Series regular (season 3)
2014 The Lottery Perry Sommers Recurring character


  1. ^ Meet Karissa Staples, Victoria from "What's Up Warthogs!", Youtube.com (2011-07-04). Retrieved on 2012-07-06.
  2. ^ "'Necessary Roughness' Casts Karissa Lee Staples As Series Regular". inquisitr.com. 2013-03-27. Retrieved 2013-06-13. 
  3. ^ Karissa Staples from "What's Up Warthogs!". Youtube.com (2011-12-07). Retrieved on 2012-07-06.

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14 news items

TV Guide
Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:55:13 -0700

Necessary Roughness star Callie Thorne used to be the only full-time woman on her show's otherwise all-guy acting squad. But now she's got a female ally in Karissa Lee Staples, who joined the cast this season as Dr. Dani's feisty new assistant, Paloma.

Zap2it.com (blog)

Zap2it.com (blog)
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 17:26:05 -0700

Mechad-Brooks-Necessary-Roughness-football.jpg It's not unusual for a pro football player to like getting his hands on a ball, but it's not every day that the ball is part of something that cleans your floor. On USA Network's dramedy “Necessary ...

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Thu, 16 May 2013 21:40:39 -0700

Giggles: Covert Affairs actress Piper Perabo and Brooke D'Orsay of Royal Pains opted for flowing curls and huge smiles on the blue carpet. More stunners! Karissa Staples and Meghan Markle represent USA Network in style. Dressed to kill: John Stamos and ...
We Love Soaps
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 18:18:45 -0700

John Stamos (@JohnStamos) who recently joined USA Network's critically acclaimed hit series NECESSARY ROUGHNESS, will tweet live with fans and some of his fellow cast members at 10 p.m. during the east coast season premiere on Wednesday, June ...
Wed, 17 Jul 2013 21:13:19 -0700

Troy is a complete and total snake, as he uses Paloma's (Karissa Staples) drive to succeed to his advantage, He gets her to download Dani's schedule with promises of a promotion, but it's all a farce -- and isn't that exactly what drove Bruce away?
Premiere.fr Séries
Thu, 28 Mar 2013 08:27:56 -0700

Necessary Roughness s'apprête à accueillir une nouvelle actrice. D'après The Hollywood Reporter, l'actrice Karissa Lee Staples rejoint la série pour sa saison 3. Il semblerait que Dani (Callie Thorne) ait besoin d'aide dans Necessary Roughness.
CNW Group (press release)
Mon, 13 Jun 2011 07:04:00 -0700

What's Up, Warthogs! follows arch-rivals Eric Ortiz (Tiago Abreu) and Victoria Jagger (Karissa Staples, 90210) as they begrudgingly team up to save the on-air announcements at West Hills High from returning to the "boringpalooza" show of the past.


Wed, 15 Jan 2014 10:14:24 -0800

Actress Lucy Hale is reminding the entertainment world that she is not only a talented actress but that she is also a very talented singer. Her day job may be acting on the hit series "Pretty Little Liars" but Lucy Hale initially came to the attention ...

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