Daniela Ruah is a Portuguese-American actress who catapulted to stardom after her portrayal of NCIS Special Agent Kensi Blye in the CBS police procedural series NCIS: Los Angeles. She stated 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 dozens of television series and films.
Daniela Sofia Korn Ruah
Birthday / Date of Birth
Daniela was born on 2 December 1983, in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.
She is currently 35 years old.
Daniela Ruah attended Saint Julian’s School in the 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 the London Metropolitan University.
In 2007, she enrolled herself at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute to study acting and theatre.
Multi-ethnicity. Her father is of Portuguese-Moroccan Jewish ancestry and her mother’s family were Russian-Ukrainian Jews that moved to Portugal.
- Father – Moisés Carlos Bentes Ruah (Surgeon)
- Mother – Katharina Lia Azancot Korn (Otologist)
- Siblings – Mark Alexander Sechter Ruah (Step Brother)
- Relatives – Tany Sechter Ruah (Step Mother)
David Paul Olsen (m. 2014) – 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 include actor António Pedro Cerdeira and English actor Robert Kazinsky.
- In feet – 5 feet 9 inches
- In centimeters – 174 cm
- In meters – 1.74 m
- In Kilograms – 58 kg
- In Pounds -127 lbs
- Measurements – 35-26-36
- Bust – 35 inches
- Waist – 26 inches
- Hip – 36 inches
- Bra Size – 32C
One of her eyes is Black and the other is Brown.
She wears a size 8 (US) shoe.
Her dress size is 4 (US).
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 Portuguese soap opera Jardins Proibidos.
Daniela Ruah Net worth
This budding actress has an estimated net wort of $8 million UD dollars as of 2017. She owes money from different sources such as films, endorsements, stocks, property investment, and many others.
Daniela Ruah is currently settled in New York, USA with her family. She owns a Cadillac Escalade. Besides 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 won 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.
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After her graduation, she returned to Portuguese to further her acting career, where she participate in celebrity dancing competition Dança Comigo (the Portuguese version of Dancing with the Stars) and won the competition. Therein, several film and television kicked in, thus marking her rise to stardom out there.
Daniela was placed in the list of “Sexiest Women Alive” by the 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.