Ruth Wilson Net Worth, Boyfriend, Biography, Family, Height, Age, Facts

Ruth Wilson is a noted film and stage actress known for her appearances as Alice Morgan in the BBC TV sitcom Luther and as Alison Lockhart in the drama series The Affair. She won a Golden Globe for her performance in the latter in 2014. As a stage actress, she has won Olivier Awards twice for her titular role in Anna Christie and playing Stella Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desir. Her film credits include Saving Mr. Banks, Suite Française, Locke, and Dark River.

Ruth Wilson

Ruth Wilson Biography

Ruth Wilson was born on the 13th of January 1982, in Ashford, Kent, England, United Kingdom. She is currently 40 years old.

Birth NameRuth Wilson
Date of Birth13 January 1982
Place of BirthAshford, Surrey, England, UK
Age40 years old
Sun SignCapricorn


  • Father – Nigel Wilson (Investment Banker)
  • Mother – Mary Wilson (Probation Officer)
  • Siblings – Toby Wilson (Older Brother), Sam Wilson (Older Brother), Matthew Wilson (Older Brother)


Ruth Wilson attended all-girls Catholic school, Notre Dame School, in Cobham, Surrey for her elementary education and enrolled at the Esher College in Elmbridge borough from sixth.

After graduating from school, she attended the University of Nottingham, where she studied history, graduating in 2003.

She studied drama at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and graduated in July 2005.

Ruth Wilson Personal Life

Wilson is believed to be single. She dated fellow English actor Jude Law from 2012 until 2014 and had a short-term relationship with actor Jake Gyllenhaal in 2015.

Physical Statistics

HeightFeet – 5 feet 6 inches
Centimeters – 168 cm
Meters – 1.68 m
WeightKilograms – 55 kg
Pounds – 121 lbs
Body BuildSlim
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorLight Brown
Shoe Size8 (US)
Dress Size2 (US)
Distinctive Features Blue eyes

Professional Statistics

Film Debut

Ruth Wilson earned her first professional acting credit in ‘Anna Karenina’, a British historical romantic drama, starring as Princess Betsy in 2012.

Some of her notable acting credits include The Lone Ranger (2013), Saving Mr. Banks (2013), Suite Française (2015), Locke (2013), I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016), and Dark River (2017).

Television Debut

Wilson made her first TV appearance as herself in a game show called ‘Time Commanders’ in 2003.

In 2006, she landed a titular role in the British television series, ‘Jane Eyre’, an adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s 1847 novel of the same name. She appeared in four episodes of the series, a role that earned her nominations for several awards, including British Academy Television Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and Satellite Awards, all of them for Best Actress.

Ruth Wilson starred as Young Mary in a British television film, ‘Capturing Mary’, in 2007.

Her television credits include Suburban Shootout, Luther, The Affair, and His Dark Materials.

Famous For

Ruth Wilson met with critical acclaim for her portrayals of Alison Bailey in the Showtime series ‘The Affair’ and Jane Eyre in mini-series ‘Jane Eyre’.

Her role as Anna Christie in the popular Broadway show, Anna Christie, which earned her several awards and nominations.

Favorite Things

  • Persons –  Close, Susan Sarandon, Meryl Streep, Sigourney Weaver

Ruth Wilson Net Worth

Throughout her acting career, Ruth Wilson has amassed a net worth of $7 million.

Ruth Wilson


She was raised in Shepperton, Surrey (UK).

She entered into modeling while still in college and continued to do modeling gigs before she was actively involved in theater and films.

Ruth Wilson was discovered at the age of 16 by a scout from a London-based modeling agency while working in a café during the summer holidays.

She co-founded Hush Productions.

She excelled in sports in school and played cricket and rugby. She was a captain of her school netball team.

Wilson landed a supporting role in the movie, A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014), but all her scenes were deleted from the final cut.