She was the baby of the family with two older sisters Virginia and Dottie and an older brother, Richard, Jr.
Lengies was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada to a German father and an Egyptian mother.
She was born and raised in Huntington Woods, Michigan, and is the daughter of Lorelei Frygier , a nurse, and Tom Bell, a television news director.
Her mother, Maria JoÃ£o Leal de Sousa, is a Brazilian-born model who appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1978.
Actress Born in White Rock, British Columbia, Canada, Jewel Staite spent the first three years of life living in Maui, Hawaii.