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Daniela Ruah Poster

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Overview (4)

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Birth NameDaniela Sofia Korn Ruah
Nickname Danni
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Daniela was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Portuguese-born parents, Katharina Lia Azancot Korn and Moisés Carlos Bentes Ruah, a doctor. She lived in the US until she was five. Her father's family is Sephardi Jewish, while her mother is of mostly Ashkenazi Jewish, along with Spanish and Sephardi Jewish, ancestry. Daniela attended St. Julian's School in Portugal, where she grew up, landing her first acting role at the age of 16. She kept working on diverse projects and finished high school. At the age of 18, Daniela moved to London, England to do a B.A. in Performing Arts at the London Metropolitan University, having finished with first class Honors. In 2007, she moved to New York to study at the "Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute".

Since 2009, she has played "Special Agent Kensi Blye" on the CBS hit show, NCIS: Los Angeles (2009).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

David Paul Olsen (19 June 2014 - present) (2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Has a distinguishable birthmark in her right eye; her other eye is hazel.

Trivia (16)

Hosted 'Cinebox' for the Portuguese network TVI.
Winner of Dança Comigo (2006) - season 1 (Portuguese version of Dancing with the Stars (2005)).
She has played the same character (Kensi Blye) in three different series: NCIS (2003), NCIS: Los Angeles (2009) and Hawaii Five-0 (2010).
Attended the "Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute" with Josh Bowman and Christiane Seidel.
Currently shooting season 2 of NCIS: Los Angeles (2009). [August 2010]
Los Angeles: Currently shooting season 4 of NCIS: Los Angeles (2009). [April 2013]
Daniela's paternal grandparents, Samuel Allenby Bentes Ruah and Esther Buzaglo Bensusan, were both Sephardi Jews (their families lived in Portugal and Gibraltar). Daniela's maternal grandfather, Max Joachim Korn, was an Ashkenazi Jew (born in Wroclaw, Poland). Daniela's maternal grandmother, Vera Jacob Muginstein Azancot, was of Sephardi Jewish and Spanish descent on her own father's side, and of Ashkenazi Jewish descent on her own mother's side (Daniela's matrilineal great-grandmother, Simy Sophie Muginstein, was from Odessa, in the Russian Empire).
Has nevus of Ota in her right eye.
(June 19, 2014) Married her boyfriend of 4 years and father of her 5-month-old son, River, David Paul Olsen.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 30, a son named River Isaac Ruah Olsen on December 30, 2013. Child's father is her fiancé (now husband), David Paul Olsen.
Daughter of Caterina Korn Broder.
Daughter-in-law of Jeanne D. Olsen.
Sister-in-law of Eric Christian Olsen and Sarah Wright.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 32, a daughter named Sierra Esther Ruah Olsen on September 4, 2016. Child's father is her husband, David Paul Olsen.
Attended drama School in London with Simon Phillips.
In an episode of NCIS: Los Angeles (2009), she beat Alaina Huffman.

Personal Quotes (1)

[on being a Portuguese Jew] There's I'd say between four- and five-hundred [Portuguese Jews]. Not a lot out of 10½ million to 11 million people. My family is probably the biggest family there. But coming from a small community makes you want to follow the traditions of your family much more.

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