As Amanda on Ugly Betty she got to chew the scenery with over-the-top hilarity. But she's a great example of the wonderful casting that the Ugly Betty peeps did--check out this scene where Newton plays Betty's own private version of uglier Betty at her new job (first or second season, I think).
Her scenes with Bryan Batt near the series finale were fantastic (and sadly unavailable), but here's a nice montage.
I hope Becki doesn't go the way of Charisma Carpenter, a seemingly really talented and fun young actress who disappears after... hey, WTF happened to Carpenter anyway?
Newton stars in this Fall's Love Bites which is surprisingly NOT a vampire TV series. The show is from creator Cindy Chupack, whose credits include Sex and the City, Everybody Loves Raymond, and Coach, which are shows that I don't hate. So that's a plus. It will be on NBC... so there's that.
Happy birthday Becki! Rock on!