Date of birth: July 4, 1978
Hometown: New Haven, Connecticut
Astral sign: Cancer
Height: 1.57 m
Rebecca Sara Newton is an American actress known for her role as Amanda Tanen on the television series Ugly Betty. Born in New Haven, Connecticut, Becki Newton was raised in Guilford, Connecticut. She is of English descent and began performing musicals and plays at local theaters, and studied at the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated with a BA in European History. At Penn, Newton was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority. She then moved to New York City and landed several roles in television commercials for such companies as the Olive Garden.