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Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Claim to Fame
Kensi Blye in the CBS series NCIS: Los Angeles
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Ruah was born Daniela Sofia Korn Ruah in Boston, Massachusetts and lived in the United States until she was five. She attended St. Julian`s School in Portugal. Ruah is of Portuguese Jewish descent. She has a distinguishable birthmark in her right eye, and her other eye is hazel. She speaks both Portuguese and English fluently. She holds citizenship in both the United States and Portugal.
Daniela Ruah has a quite unusual biography. She was born in Boston, the only child of Dr. Moises Carlos Bentes Ruah and his wife Catarina Lia Azancot Korn. Her father was the head of the ear, nose and throat department of Boston University Hospital. Both her parents were born in Portugal. They left Boston and returned to Portugal with Daniela, when she was 5. The entire Portuguese Jewish Community was expelled from Portugal in 1498. Daniela`s father`s family, the Ruahs, were among the first Jews of historic Portuguese origin who returned to Portugal in the 19th century when Jews were permitted to settle in Portugal again (most of the extended Ruah family settled in Morocco after the expulsion). Daniela`s mother is the daughter of a Portugal-born Sephardi mother and an Ashkenazi Jewish father who was born (1922) in Breslau, then a city in eastern Germany.
Daniela started acting in Portuguese soap operas when she was teen. She was the winner of the Portuguese version of "Dancing with the stars" before she moved to the States in 2007. She has a B.A. from an English University and she was an active member of the Portuguese Jewish community (her father`s second cousin, also a doctor, is the official head of the community).
Her first acting role came at the age of 16, when she auditioned for the soap opera Forbiden Gardens [Jardins Proibidos], and cast for the role of Sara. She kept working on diverse projects, as well as finishing high school. At the age of 18 moved to London, England to do a B.A. in Performing Arts at the London Metropolitan University. Having finished with a first class Honors, Daniela returned to Portugal to pursue more work. She was given principal roles in television series, short films, theatre and in 2007 moved to New York to study at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and pursue her career.
Daniela Ruah currently plays Kensi Blye in the CBS series NCIS: Los Angeles.
Metropolitan University, London for a BA Performing Arts
Full Name at Birth
Daniela Sofia Korn Ruah
Daniela Sofia Korn Ruah (born December 2, 1983) is an American actress best known for playing NCIS Special Agent Kensi Blye in the CBS police procedural series NCIS: Los Angeles.
Couple Profile Source
St. Julian's School, Carcavelos, Portugal
10 (US), 42.5 (EU), 8.5 (UK), 270 (J)
Eyes with different colors
Moisés Carlos Bentes Ruah (otolaryngology)
Katharina Lia Azancot Korn
Chris O'Donnell, Barrett Foa, Eric Christian Olsen, LL Cool J, Linda Hunt
Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
The Gersh Agency NY
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