Ruah at the 2012 Monte-Carlo Television Festival
|Born||Daniela Sofia Korn Ruah
December 2, 1983
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||David Paul Olsen (m. 2014)|
I do have a huge fascination for science, and I love to hear what my dad has to say. He used to take me into minor surgeries when I was a kid and let me watch, so I definitely have a passion for it, but it's not as big a passion as I have for acting and creating characters.
I was always such a skinny kid, so I kind of grew up with an 'I hate skinny' mentality.
When you go to an audition, don't hang on to it because no matter how well you feel it went or how badly, you just never know what the outcome is going to be.
I'm not from the States, so Thanksgiving, for me, was never a huge tradition.
I know a lot of procedurals have huge viewership, yet they're never nominated for awards.
I was born here in the States. I moved to Portugal when I was five. And then my parents put me in an English school.
I started my career in Portugal, and the longest I've ever played a character was for about a year, which is how long our TV shows last.
It's a birthmark called nevus of Ota. It covers the whole white of my eye and darkens it. The square of the eye, the white part, is completely dark on my right eye, not just the iris.
No one wants perfection. I want a confident, smart guy, obviously, but what's hot is a guy who doesn't have all the answers. We gals like a guy we can help because, ultimately, we like being needed.
I've met real female NCIS agents who were smaller than I am. They were very petite.
There's this accent that I think everybody has when they grow up going to an international school. It's a mix of not quite English, not quite American. When I moved to L.A., it just went completely American.
That's the beauty of the acting world. You can play so many different characters who know and do so many things that you have no idea about as yourself. So I'm a big fan of workshops and classes and learning new things because you can always apply it. It's your little supply bag of creativity. Keep filling it up.
There's no better training than working on a soap opera because of the amount of hours, the amount of pages you do a day are unbelievable. It's the best training I had in terms of discipline.
My main goal, when I started acting, was to show as much versatility as possible because I like playing diverse roles.