Daniela Ruah

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 ... Read more »
Born: 12/02/1983 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Actor (3)

NCIS: Los Angeles 2009 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

Hawaii Five-O 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

NCIS 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

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.

EDUCATION

London Metropolitan University

Milestones

2012

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

2009

Cast as special agent Kensi Blye for a two-part special episode of "NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service"

2009

U.S. television debut on "Guiding Light"

2009

Reprised role of agent Blye for "NCIS" spin-off series "NCIS: Los Angeles"

2007

Moved to New York to study at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute

2006

Competed in the reality series ""Dança Comigo"; won the competition

2000

Cast in the TVI (Portugal) television series "Jardins Proibidos"

Nominated for the 2010 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress: Action Adventure

Moved to Portugal when she was five

SIMILAR ARTICLES