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Screencaps from ep 12 of The Winchesters featuring the return of Rowena, are now posted! 

This episode was the highest rated on IMDB so far this season on The Winchesters. We know this is because of the much anticipated appearance of Ruth Connell as Rowena! Go add your rating on IMDB Let's show them what we want! 

The news we've been waiting for! Ruth will be appearing as Rowena on episode 12 of The Winchesters, airing on Feb 28!

Supernatural alum Ruth Connell to guest-star on The Winchesters

Ruth is currently filming Dead Boy Detectives in Vancouver BC. Ruth Connell will be starring in the new series as 'Night Nurse' 'Dead Boy Detectives' Ordered to Series HBO Max

Ruth Connell filmed Nandor Fodor And The Talking Mongoose in the UK this summer starring as Mrs Irving. The movie also features other stars such as Christopher Lloyd,  Simon Pegg and Minnie Driver

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Ruth Connell (born April 20, 1979) is a Scottish theatre, television,film actress and producer known for playing Rowena in The CW series Supernatural. She is also a former professional dancer and choreographer.  She was nominated as "Best Leading Actress" in the 2013 Broadway World Los Angeles Awards for her portrayal of Mrs Darling and Captain Hook at the Blank Theatre, Los Angeles in their award-winning production of Peter Pan; The Boy Who Hated Mothers.


  Early Life  

Born in Falkirk and raised outside Bonnybridge, she was the only child of Football manager and coach David Connell and teacher Fiona and has two step-brothers. She was sent to dancing lessons at age 4 to keep her cousin company. She showed promise and was accepted onto the Scottish Ballet's Vocational Dance Education Scheme. She performed many child roles with Scottish Ballet including the lead role of Clara in their Nutcracker. She won the titles of Scottish Junior Ballet Champion and Scottish Senior Ballet champion at Stage Festivals in Scotland as a teenager.


After working as a professional dancer with companies "The Curve Foundation", "Jazz Art UK" and with Leah Stein at "Dancebase" Edinburgh, Ruth attended The Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama in London where she gained a BA (Hons) Degree in Acting. She was picked as "Critics Choice" by the adjudicator from The Stage Newspaper for her graduation showcase. After leaving Drama College she performed the lead role of "Grusha" in Bertolt Brecht's "The Caucasian Chalk Circle" which toured for "The Palace Theatre", Watford" in 2004. She toured the UK in 2005 with the Oxford Stage Company's (née Headlong) revival of "Men Should Weep" in the role of Isa. In 2006, she played the lead female roles of "Gretchen" and "Helen of Troy" in Faust Parts 1 and 2 at the Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh. The production was CATS nominated Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland.

In 2007, she played a ballroom dancer "Lily" at the Citizens Theater's sell out production of Alex Norton's "No Mean City" and in 2008,  played the dual roles of Mrs Beaver/Mrs Mcready to glowing reviews The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe at The Royal Lyceum Edinburgh.

Ruth was cast as a series regular in the ITV sitcom pilot Above Their Stations in 2009, which also starred Denis Lawson, Ashley Madekwe, Andrew Brooke and Simon Dudley shown on BBC 3.

She is also credited with producing A Midsummer Night's Dream and "Hansel and Gretel" at the Avenue Theatre Company based in Greenwich during this time period as well as the short film “Sapphire Strange” and web series “John and Jane”.

Since moving to the United States in 2011, she has had lead roles in the award winning indie film Folklore as well as in the feature films "The Cursed Man" based on the cult novel by Keith Rommel and "Hara Kiri" by Henry Alberto.  Other recent indie films include "Sienna Burning" by Andrea Shreeman, in which she plays twins, "For The Love of George" by Nadia Jordan and a comedy pilot "Open House" by Georgia Dolenz


She had a recurring role as "Rowena" on the CW TV drama Supernatural and was one of the longest running female characters on the show! 


She is a very popular and regular guest on the convention circuit due to her role on Supernatural. She appears at Creation cons, Fan Expos, ComicCons and Wizard World cons in the US and Canada as well as international conventions.

Ruth has recently been cast as 'Night Nurse' on the new HBO Max show 'Dead Boy Detectives' which was picked up as a series in April 2022. She is currently filming the first season of the show in Vancouver, BC

She lives in Los Angeles, and visits her family and friends in Scotland and England regularly.

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Ruth Connell - Credits

  film & tv  

2023 The Winchesters

as Rowena

2022 Nandor Fodor & The Talking Mongoose 

as Margaret Irving

2022 Dead Boy Detectives 

as Night Nurse

2021 Doom Patrol

as Night Nurse

2017 Open House    

as Linda

2017 For The Love Of George     

as Stacy

2015 Sienna Burning     

as Sienna & Suzanne (identical twins)

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2015  Hara-Kiri     

as Candy

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2014-2020  Supernatural (TV Series)

as Rowena


2015   Sofia The First (TV Series)       

The Secret Library: The Tale of Miss Nettle as Princess Merida


2015 Disney Infinity 3.0 (video game)

as Merida

2014 Disney Infinity:

Marvel Super Heroes (video game) 

as Merida

2014 The Cursed Man

as Bonnie

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2013 Sapphire Strange (Short Film)

as Belecka Corath

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2013  Meth Head

as Louise


2012   A Perfect Ending

as Mourner


2012   Sh*t British People Say In The USA (Short)

as Ruth

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2012 Folklore

as MaryLane Heth

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2010   Love's Debt

as Deborah Perry


2010   Above Their Station  (TV)

as Olga


2003   Meades Eats (TV Series Documentary) 

episode:  Fast Food

as Anesthesiologist


1998  The Soldier's Leap (Short Film)

as London Girl


Peter Pan: The Boy Who Hated Mothers

Mrs Darling/Captain Hook,

The Blank Theater, LA


Men Should Weep (UK No 1 Tour)

as Isa

Oxford Stage Company


Faust Parts 1&2

Gretchen and Helen of Troy,

Royal Lyceum Edinburgh, (CATS Nominated Productions)


No Mean City

as Lily McKay

Citizens’ Theatre, Glasgow


The Merchant of Venice

as Jessica

Royal Lyceum


The Caucasian Chalk Circle

as Grusha

Palace Theatre London  


A Midsummer Night’s Dream

as Titania

Greenwich Royal Park


The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe

as Mrs Beaver



Peter Pan

as Tiger Lily

Perth Repertory Theatre


Charles Edward Stewart

as Clementina

Theatre Alba 


Jimmy C

as Maude Gonne

Theatre Workshop Edinburgh



as Lei Lei

Adam Smith Theatre


Hansel and Gretel

as Wicked Stepmother

Greenwich Royal Park



as Marguerita

(RR) The Soho Theatre,  London


The Loud House Movie 2021

Chip Shop Owner & Lady in Car

Various Brave ancillary recordings Disney Pixar

Merida (Voice Match),


Sofia The First


Harley Davidson,

USA + Worldwide Commercial

Biker Chick


Lexmark Printers,

Software Commentary 



Orajel, National  TV Adverts 

Bossy Lady Cartoon


The Guardian Newspaper,

National Radio Advert 



The Scottish Government,

National Radio Campaign

Young Mum 


The Conservatory,

Angle Theatre, Old Red Lion,


Avon Lady


The Scottish Government,

Anti Racism TV Campaign


GTAC Infomercial,

JBI Studios


Rosa! JBI Studio's,

Educational DVDs for kids


Until Fountain Bridge,

(credited as Ruth Hopkins)

Audio Book, Deyan Audio

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