Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Rebecca Sara "Becki" Newton (born July 4, 1978) is an American actress best known for her role as Amanda Tanen on the television series Ugly Betty. Born in New Haven, Connecticut, 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. She then moved to New York City and landed several roles in television commercials for such companies as the Olive Garden. Newton portrayed the character Amanda Tanen in the comedy-drama series Ugly Betty from 2006 to 2010. With co-star Michael Urie, Newton co-hosted of the Official Ugly Betty Podcast. She also appeared in ABC.com's Mode After Hours webisode series. Ugly Betty was canceled in 2010 after four seasons due to low-ratings.