Daniela Ruah is a Portuguese-American actress who catapulted to stardom with her portrayal of NCIS Special Agent Kensi Blye in the CBS police procedural series NCIS: Los Angeles. She started her acting career at the age of 16 when she got an offer to play Sara on the Portuguese soap opera Jardins Proibidos. Throughout the years, she has acted in dozens of television series and films.
Daniela Ruah Biography
|Birth Name||Daniela Sofia Korn Ruah|
|Date of Birth||December 2, 1983|
|Place of Birth||Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|Age||38 years old|
|Height||5 feet 8 inches / 173 cm|
|Weight||56 kg / 124 lbs|
|Eye Color||One of her eyes is Black and the other is Brown.|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Distinctive Features||Birthmark in her right eye|
Early Life: Family and Education
Daniela Ruah is the daughter of Moisés Carlos Bentes Ruah, an ENT surgeon, and Katharina Lia Azancot Korn, an Otologist. She has a stepbrother named Mark Alexander Sechter Ruah. Her father is of Portuguese-Moroccan Jewish ancestry whereas her mother’s family were Russian-Ukrainian Jews that moved to Portugal.
Daniela Ruah attended Saint Julian’s School in Greater Lisbon. At the age of 18, she moved to the United Kingdom, where she graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Arts in performing arts from the London Metropolitan University.
In 2007, she enrolled herself at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute to study acting and theatre.
Daniela Ruah Persoanl Life
Back in 2011, Daniela started dating stunt double David Paul Olsen and eventually married in June 2014. They have two children, a son named River Isaac Ruah Olsen, born in December 2013, and a daughter, Sierra Esther Ruah Olsen, born in September 2016.
Her past relationship includes actor António Pedro Cerdeira and English actor Robert Kazinsky.
Daniela’s first appearance in film came in 2006 where she played Margarida in a Portuguese short film Canaviais. Her feature film debut happened with the 2012 film, Red Tails for her role as Sofia.
In 2000, Ruah made her TV debut in the Portuguese soap opera Jardins Proibidos.
Daniela Ruah Net Worth
This budding actress has an estimated net worth of $7 million UD dollars. She owes money from different sources such as films, endorsements, stocks, property investments, and many others.
Daniela Ruah is currently settled in New York, USA with her family. She owns a Cadillac Escalade. Besides her acting career, she is also well known for her great sense of business where she won a restaurant chain called Fat Ruah Burger in Lisbon, a football team, Boston Angles, and her own line of vodka, Pure Wonderuah – Portugal. She runs her own line of perfume and fashion called “With Love from Daniela” and “Daniela Ruah Seduction”, respectively.
Daniela Ruah Facts
After her graduation, she returned to Portuguese to further her acting career, where she participate in the celebrity dancing competition Dança Comigo (the Portuguese version of Dancing with the Stars) and won the competition. Therein, several films and television kicked in, thus marking her rise to stardom out there.
Daniela was placed on the list of “Sexiest Women Alive” by Esquire Magazine in 2011.
In 2017, She was included in People With Money’s list of “Top 10 highest-paid actresses”.
In 2018, Daniela co-hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 alongside Catarina Furtado, Sílvia Alberto and Filomena Cautela.