Born in Falkirk, Scotland, Ruth Connell grew up on her father's farm outside Bonnybridge. Connell is best known for her recurring role as Rowena in Supernatural (2005)
. She played the lead role of "Clara" in 'The Nutcracker' for Scottish Ballet and danced with them in several other productions. After working with dance companies including Jazz Art UK and The Curve Foundation, she trained as an actor gaining a BA (Hons) at Rose Bruford College in London and was Critics Choice for her graduation showcase. Tours in the UK followed, as well as lead roles on stage in such productions as Faust, The Merchant of Venice, No Mean City, Men Should Weep, and The Caucasian Chalk Circle.
Her film debut was in The Soldier's Leap (1998)
. After filming Above Their Station (2010)
for ITV with Denis Lawson
, she began working in LA on such features as the award winning indie film, Folklore (2012)
, as well as performing on stage with The Blank Theatre in their award winning; "Peter Pan; The Boy Who Hated Mothers". She was nominated as "Best Leading Actress" in the BroadwayWorld awards for her portrayal of Mrs. Darling/Captain Hook. Connell is Disney Pixar's official voice match for Princess Merida in "Brave" and can be heard on other national voice over campaigns.