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Karissa Staples
Born Karissa Lee Staples
(1987-12-01) December 1, 1987 (age 28)
Portland, ME
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 on December 1, 1987, in Portland, Maine. At the age of 14, she began performing throughout Maine in community and professional theater productions. In 2006, a week before graduating high school, she was crowned Miss Maine.[2] She 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, portraying the character of Victoria Jagger in the Canadian TV sitcom What's Up Warthogs!.

In 2013, she joined the cast of Necessary Roughness in the series' third season.[3][4]

As of 2011, she lived in Studio City, California.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2009 I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell Target Girl
2009 Red Hook Camille
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2010 90210 Patty Episode: "I See London, I See France..."
2011–12 What's Up Warthogs! Victoria Jagger Main role
2013 Necessary Roughness Paloma Main role (season 3)
2014 The Lottery Perry Sommers Recurring role
2015 Wrong Swipe Sasha TV film
2015 Merry Kissmas Kayla TV film[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Meet Karissa Staples, Victoria from "What's Up Warthogs!", Youtube.com (2011-07-04). Retrieved on 2012-07-06.
  2. ^ Kathryn Shattuck (2007-12-02). "A Theatrical Work to Do Good Works". The New York Times. Retrieved 2016-06-18. ...and Karissa Staples, a 19-year-old former Miss Maine. 
  3. ^ "'Necessary Roughness' Casts Karissa Lee Staples As Series Regular". inquisitr.com. 2013-03-27. Retrieved 2013-06-13. 
  4. ^ Lesley Goldberg (2013-03-27). "'Necessary Roughness' Adds Assistant for Callie Thorne". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2016-06-18. 
  5. ^ Karissa Staples from "What's Up Warthogs!". Youtube.com (2011-12-07). Retrieved on 2012-07-06.
  6. ^ http://media.trb.com/media/acrobat/2015-12/23456502185780-18095028.pdf

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