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: 12/01/1983 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Actor (3)

NCIS: Los Angeles 2009 - 2016 (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

U.S. television debut on "Guiding Light"

2009

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

2009

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

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"

Moved to Portugal when she was five

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

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