Daniela Sofia Korn Ruah was born on 2 December 1983, in Boston, Massachusetts USA, and is an actress, probably best known for her role in the CBS series “NCIS: Los Angeles” playing the character NCIS Special Agent Kensi Blye.
The Riches of Daniela Ruah
How rich is Daniela Ruah? As of late-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $7 million, earned through a successful career in acting. She’s also been involved in numerous other television projects, along with feature films, short films and animated projects. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Education
Daniela is of Jewish descent, with her parents originally residing in Portugal, of Portuguese-Moroccan Jewish and Russian-Ukrainian Jewish. Her father is an ENT (ears, nose, and throat) surgeon while her mother is an otologist, a doctor of the same field. At five years of age, Daniela’s family returned to Portugal where she attended St. Julian’s School. Her acting career began during her teens, appearing in various telenovelas, and she also won a Portuguese television dance competition, the Portuguese version of “Dancing with the Stars”.
At 18 years old she moved to England, and enrolled at the London Metropolitan University where she completed a degree in performing arts. She then returned to Portugal to continue acting, before eventually moving to New York City in 2007 to study at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. She was already popular in Portugal due to her roles in soap operas – one of her most popular projects was in “Jardins Proibidos” or “Forbidden Gardens”.
In 2009, Ruah started her acting career in the US, beginning with guest appearances in the series “Guiding Light”, and “NCIS” with other guest stars including Chris O’Donnell, LL Cool J, and Barrett Foa. This would lead to the spin-off show entitled “NCIS: Los Angeles”, which is the first spin-off of “NCIS”, and follows the exploits of the Office of Special Projects based in Los Angeles, which is an elite division of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service specializing in undercover assignments.
She started in the show as a Junior Field Agent coming from a US Marine Corps family, having been taught most of the things she knows through her father. She is fluent in several languages having been stationed in Tokyo, Norfolk Naval Base, and the Washington DC Office. The show has been running for a total of 10 seasons, and has crossed-over with other shows including “Hawaii Five-0” and “Scorpion”. It has received mixed reviews, but has won several awards including Teen Choice Awards in numerous categories since 2010. Its viewership has also continued to help it rank highly with its fourth season peak having over 17 million viewers.
Aside from Daniel’s work in “NCIS: Los Angeles”, she has also been involved in other projects, both on television and in film. In 2018, she was the host of the “Eurovision Song Contest 2018” the 63rd annual edition of the show, with 43 countries participating, competing for best song with the winner being the song “Toy” by Netta from Israel, making it Israel’s fourth victory. She has also done several short film projects, including “Tu & Eu” which won an Asians on Film Festival Award for Best Ensemble Cast – Short Film, and another short film “Excuse”, playing the character Brenda.
She also has two feature films to her credit, including “Red Tails” which is a war film starring Terrence Howard and Cuba Gooding Jr. following the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African-American Air Force servicemen during World War II. She also voiced the main character Merida in the Portuguese version of the film “Brave”, which is a Pixar animated film, the first Pixar film to use the Dolby Atmos sound format, and the first time that Pixar rewrote their animation system in 25 years.
For her personal life, it is known that Ruah has been married to David Paul Olsen since 2014, though not many details have been shared in regards to their relationship and marriage, but They have two children together. David is also an actor, known for his work in films such as “G-Force”, “Swiss Army Nun”, and “The Nun” which was released in 2018. Similar to numerous actresses, Daniela is highly active online through various accounts on social media, with accounts on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook on which she promotes some of her recent and upcoming projects.