Already a renowned celebrity in her native Portugal by the time she began her Hollywood career, Daniela Ruah emerged as the breakout star of the critically acclaimed action drama "NCIS: Los Angeles" (...
Ncis: Los Angeles star Daniela Ruah is a new mum. The actress, who plays Special Agent Kensi Blye on the hit show, and her fiance David Olsen welcomed their first child, River Isaac Ruah Olsen, on Monday (30Dec13).
Ruah tells People.com her son is "healthy and strong," adding, “We are so happy, so thankful and feel so blessed to have brought him into the world.”
Olsen is Ruah's NCIS co-star Eric Christian Olsen's brother and stunt double.
Actress Daniela Ruah is expecting her first child with fiance David Olsen. The NCIS: Los Angeles star is pregnant with a baby boy, who is due this winter.
She tells People.com, "I'm so thrilled about having a baby boy and starting a new chapter as a parent with David.
"It's amazing how in love I am with this little person I've only seen on a black and white screen. I'm starting my own family and there is no other feeling like it."
Ruah and Olsen met on the set of NCIS: Los Angeles. Olsen is brother Eric Christian Olsen's stunt double on the show.
The baby news comes less than a month after Eric Christian Olsen became a first-time father when his actress wife Sarah Wright gave birth to the couple's son, Wyatt Oliver.
Today's casting roundup reveals that Vegas is getting a scam artist, New Jersey's getting some regular additions, and Jerry from Parks and Recreation might actually get some respect from a mentalist. Read on for all that and more!
Blue Bloods has gone down to the reservoir (dog!) and cast Michael Madsen in an upcoming storyline--playing the bad guy to Donne Wahlberg's good cop. Madsen plays John, a professional criminal that Danny Reagan arrested, subsequently ruining his life. So Madsen's John, who has just been released from prison, has some bones (get it? Bones? Dog? As in, Reservoir Dogs, that movie Madsen was in? We've got jokes!) to pick with Reagan. This comes as an addition to the news that Sebastian Sozzi will recur as Vinny Cruz, the new hot-shot partner of Jamie Reagan (Will Estes), coming in from one of the toughest precincts in the city.
Over in Vegas, Sarah Jones moves from Alcatraz to Sin City as series regular Mia Rizzo. Rizzo is a scam artist, picking off money in the casino's Count Room to funnel cash back to her hometown, Chicago.
LOST's Ken Leung is now a Person of Interest and will kick off his stint on the show during the season premiere next month.
Aww shucks, it's all sorts of motherly love on the set of NCIS: Los Angeles, where the real-life moms of stars Chris O’Donnell, LL Cool J, Daniela Ruah and Eric Christian Olsen will appear in an episode of the show with their kids. How sweet!
Made in Jersey adds two more Jersey girls to its series regular count, with Kristoffer Polaha and Megalyn Echikunwoke joining the cast.
And last but certainly not least, The Mentalist has added two recurring characters in Ivan Sergei as a dreamy-but-tough FBI Agent, and Polly Walker as another tough-but-dreamy FBI Agent (though apparently Walker is more senior). And damn it, Jerry! Jim O’Heir is taking a break from his days in Pawnee at Parks and Recreation to guest star in the season premiere. His character will play someone who is actually useful and not a punching bag for an entire department. Go Jerry!
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S2E6: Tonight's episode of Hawaii Five-0 kicks off with the most unexpected of scenes: McGarrett in the ring fighting against mixed martial arts legend Chuck Liddell. We don't find out until the end of the episode how that bout came to be. It's all about what happened 48 hours earlier ...
A beloved local restaurateur, Jake Griffin, is found dead, duct-taped to a chair at the bottom of a pool. As always, the Five-0 gang -- which once again includes Kono -- tries to track down the perps, and as always, they go looking in some of the wrong places before winding up in the right one.
Initially, their chief suspects are a group of valet drivers at one of the restaurants Griffin owned. It makes sense: Recent home invasions identical to the one that appears to have taken place at Griffin's house show the drivers making copies of the house keys that belong to the owners of the cars they're parking; Griffin's case looks to be similar.
But after apprehending three of the suspects mid-home invasion, McGarrett and Co. learn that although the valet drivers are bad guys indeed, they're not the bad guys they were looking for.
So it's onto suspect No. 2 (a while later): a brutish MMA fighter, Borero, who was mentored by the late Griffin and and who McGarrett thinks is in possession of the murder weapon, which is, after all, found in the front seat of his Jeep.
However, following a lengthy chase sequence, apprehension, and questioning, McGarrett and Danny discover with certainty that Borero had nothing but respect and admiration for Griffin -- not to mention an alibi. And upon further explanation by the fighter, they realize they've been barking up the wrong tree all along, as the murderer, it turns out, is Griffin's own brother-in-law, who "wanted a little something" (read: money) from his wealthy relative and murdered Griffin -- and made it look like the aforementioned recent string of home-invasion robberies/murders -- after his plan went awry. He submits to Five-0 without a fight, but not without tears of shame.
Which brings us to the opening fight scene with McGarrett and Chuck Liddell. Turns out McGarrett, ever the gentleman, was fighting for charity, in place of the injured Borero, who was supposed to be in the ring that day.
Naturally, though, the episode didn't end after the fight: Wo Fat strikes again, killing the elderly, wheelchail-bound Mikoto as a message to Joe and McGarrett. At which point Joe urges McGarrett yet again to really think about whether he wants to cotninue investigating his father's fateful meeting with Wo Fat and Governor Jameson.
TOP FIVE MOMENTS FROM TONIGHT'S EPISODE
1. McGarrett’s fight sequence with Liddell -- which opens the episode -- namely the point 10 seconds in when McGarrett gets the spit knocked out of him. In slo-mo.
2. The second, very early on, when we see special crossover guest star Kensi Blye (Daniela Ruah), from NCIS: LA. Didn't think we forgot about that, did you?! Sadly, her role spans no more than one scene and a few minutes.
3. When Joe walks into his apartment, the ominous music tells us something’s fishy. Which is further confirmed when we see a shadowy figure in front of the camera lens that turns out be Wo Fat. Tresspassing! What’s cool, though, is the fact that Joe keeps a gun in his freezer for just such an occasion.
4. The insane -- and slightly inane -- fight that ensues after No. 4. Which Joe narrowly survives, thanks to a knife-set block.
5. The rooftop-hopping chase scene between McGarrett and Borero -- and Danny, who couldn’t keep up on foot so took his car. It winds up in a surfboard warehouse, where McGarrett pins Borero MMA style.
LucasFilm has just announced that Grammy-winning jazz musician and composer Terrance Blanchard will head to the studio next month to score George Lucas' Red Tails, the WWII film about the Tuskegee Airmen, a legendary group of black combat pilots during the war.
Produced by Lucas and directed by Anthony Hemingway (The Wire), the picture has a pretty amazing cast, including Terrance Howard, NeYo, Andre Royo (The Wire), Nate Parker (The Great Debaters), David Oyelowo, Cuba Gooding Jr., Bryan Cranston, Method Man, Tristan Wilds (The Wire), Kevin Phillips (Pride), Rick Otto (The Wire), Lee Tergesen (Monster), Elijah Kelley (Hairspray), Marcus T. Paulk (Take the Lead), Leslie Odom Jr., Michael B. Jordan (The Wire), Jazmine Sullivan, Edwina Finley (Law and Order), Daniela Ruah (Midnight Passion) and Stacie Davis (The Wire).
As the release notes, this is the first time in 17 years that LucasFilm is producing a project without the words Star Wars or Indiana Jones in the title. And considering the amount of Wire-alums involved in this project, I feel like this is the appropriate response: Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeit.
Source: Jazz Corner (via /Film)
Moved to New York to study at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute
Competed in the reality series ""Dança Comigo"; won the competition
Moved to Portugal when she was five
Cast in the TVI (Portugal) television series "Jardins Proibidos"
U.S. television debut on "Guiding Light"
Nominated for the 2010 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress: Action Adventure
Reprised role of agent Blye for "NCIS" spin-off series "NCIS: Los Angeles"
Cast as special agent Kensi Blye for a two-part special episode of "NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service"
Made feature film debut in the WWII drama "Red Tails," about a crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program; executive produced by George Lucas
Already a renowned celebrity in her native Portugal by the time she began her Hollywood career, Daniela Ruah emerged as the breakout star of the critically acclaimed action drama "NCIS: Los Angeles" (CBS, 2009- ). Ruah held her own as a feisty and quick-thinking female agent working alongside a pair of undercover alpha males (Chris O'Donnell and LL Cool J). Her character's tough exterior, mixed with a quirky dash of vulnerability, allowed the talented star to display wit, charm and sex appeal while shooting guns and blowing up cars. Ruah turned in a less physically demanding performance as an Italian woman who falls in love with a World War II hero in the 2010 biopic, "Red Tails," a notable American film debut from a truly versatile and committed actress.