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Dead Boy Detectives is now streaming on Netflix! Watch now and post about it on Social Media to let Netflix know we want a second season! Screencaps for first two eps are now posted here Episode 1 / Episode 2

Ruth gave three more new interviews with People Magazine, July Magazine and Viewties Magazine all with stunning new photoshoots that you HAVE to see here! She talks about 'Dead Boy Detectives' and about becoming a new mother. 

Read this new interview Ruth gave for Photo Book Magazine 

where she talks about her upcoming role in the Netflix show 'Dead Boy Detectives' and about becoming a new mother. 

Look for Ruth Connell appearing in a new fiction podcast called CONSUMED click for more info with Supernatural co-stars Genevieve Padalecki, Misha Collins and other actors premiering Jan 31/2024. Listen to a preview here 

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Biography

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.

  Career  

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 show 'Dead Boy Detectives' which was picked up as a series in April 2022. She finished filming the first season of the show in Vancouver, BC.

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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)

See this movie FREE here

 

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

Watch on Youtube here

 

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

  theatre  

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

Lyceum 

 

Peter Pan

as Tiger Lily

Perth Repertory Theatre

 

Charles Edward Stewart

as Clementina

Theatre Alba 

 

Jimmy C

as Maude Gonne

Theatre Workshop Edinburgh

 

Aladdin

as Lei Lei

Adam Smith Theatre

 

Hansel and Gretel

as Wicked Stepmother

Greenwich Royal Park

 

Ensnared

as Marguerita

(RR) The Soho Theatre,  London

  voice  

The Loud House Movie 2021

Chip Shop Owner & Lady in Car

Various Brave ancillary recordings Disney Pixar

Merida (Voice Match),

 

Sofia The First

Merida

Harley Davidson,

USA + Worldwide Commercial

Biker Chick

 

Lexmark Printers,

Software Commentary 

Narrator

 

Orajel, National  TV Adverts 

Bossy Lady Cartoon

 

The Guardian Newspaper,

National Radio Advert 

Student

 

The Scottish Government,

National Radio Campaign

Young Mum 

 

The Conservatory,

Angle Theatre, Old Red Lion,

London

Avon Lady

 

The Scottish Government,

Anti Racism TV Campaign

Everywoman

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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Conventions & Appearances

Creation Con

Mar 15-17 2024

Burbank, CA

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German Film & Comic Con

May 4 - 5 2024

Dortmund, Germany

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Basingstoke Comic Con

May 11 - 12 2024

Basingstoke, UK

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Austria Comic Con

May 25-26 2024

Wels, Austria

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Creation Con

Jun 7-9 2024

Columbus, OH

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Creation Con

Jun 28-30 2024

Bellevue, WA

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Creation Con

July 12-14 2024

Burlingame, CA

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Creation Con

Aug 16.18 2024

Austin, TX

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Creation Con

Aug 23-25 2024

Indianapolis, IN

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Creation Con

Sept 20-22 2024

Arlington, VA

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Creation Con

Oct 11-13 2024

Concord, NC

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Creation Con

Nov 1-3 2024

Rosemont, IL

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Creation Con

Nov 22-24 2024

Orlando, FL

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Creation Con

Dec 6 - 8 2024

Nashville, TN

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Interviews
   Podcasts   

Pathways to Prophecy

Tim Downie

Today we explore omens, dark prophecies and portents of doom! We begin in the Buckinghamshire village of Naphill to discover the infamous death warnings that terrified the villagers in the 1940s. Then on to Dancer's End for a rather unexpected and uplifting experience. Finally we duck beneath the branches of Wendover Wood where sightings of an enormous black cat have been seen as recently as three days ago.

We are joined by the brilliant Ruth Connell who reads from 'The Prophecies of Mother Shipton'.

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You know we love Supernatural around here, and tonight is super special as we get to talk with the mother of king of hell, Rowena – the baddest witch ever, Ruth Connell! She was an absolute pleasure to speak with and we cannot wait to see what else she does now that Supernatural is over.

From: Spoilerverse  June 25 2020

Pop Culture Witches

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A panel from SDCC 2018 about power, gender politics, and the representation of witches in popular culture. Panelists: Sabrina the Teenage Witch showrunner, Nell Scovell; author of Children of Blood and Bone, Tomi Adeyemi; co-showrunner of the CW’s Charmed reboot, Jessica O’Toole; Ruth Connell, who plays Rowena on Supernatural; and Juliana Crouch, a practicing witch. Moderated by Ben Blacker.

Recorded July 20, 2018 at San Diego Comic-Con International

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off With Ruth Connell - Ruth Connell
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Podcast from Real Imagined Futures

hosted by Claire Lim and guest host Holly Payne

Do Ferris and Sloane split at the end of Ferris Bueller's Day Off? What if Cameron resolved his issues by becoming a therapist or does he snap and murder his father? Claire Lim, guest host Holly Payne and special guest Ruth Connell (Supernatural) discuss what happened to the characters of Ferris Bueller's Day Off after their stories ended?

July Magazine

Ruth Connell

By Nolwen Cifuentes Apr 22, 2024

People Magazine

Dead Boy Detectives Star Ruth Connell Talks Motherhood at 44: 'Incredibly Fortunate'

By Virginia Chamlee Apr 15, 2024

Viewties Magazine

Ruth Connell

By Vanessa Miraglia Apr 15, 2024

Photo Book Magazine

Ruth Connell  Radar

By Makenna Tourville Apr 11, 2024

Screen Rant

10 Supernatural Stars Who Are Sweethearts (And 4 Who Aren't)

By Britt Poteet Jun 08, 2018

Screener TV

Ruth Connell on Rowena’s ‘Supernatural’ return

and Jensen Ackles’ ‘green-speckled eyes’

By Aaron Pruner February 9, 2017

Scotland Magazine:

Exclusive Interview: Ruth Connell

Christopher Coates speaks to the Scottish star of the hit TV show Supernatural

By Christopher Coates November, 2017

TalkNerdyWithUs:

Exclusive Interview With Supernatural's Ruth Connell

By Debbi Bachman Jan  20, 2016

 

Scotland Now:

Supernatural star Ruth Connell: I miss square sausage and my dad’s farm but life in LA is magic

By Julie-Anne Barnes Dec 1, 2015

The TV Addict:

We Shine the Spotlight on SUPERNATURAL Star Ruth Connell

By Monica Rose Gleberman July 14, 2015

Glasgow Times

From Citizens to Disney - now Scots star Ruth has gone Supernatural

November 17 2015

Fangasm:

Ruth Connell On Playing A Strong Female Character (and Having a Blast) on Supernatural

By Lynn June 28, 2015

 

Roanoke Times:

Arts & Extras: Short film made in Roanoke explores 'Forgiveness'

By Mike Allen June 26, 2015

 

WhoSay:

5 Best Moments From 'Supernatural' Star Ruth Connell's WhoSay Twitter Takeover

By Sarah Bellman May 21, 2015

TV Overmind:

Supernatural’s Ruth Connell Talks Rowena and Crowley’s Relationship, Previews “Dramatic” Season Finale

By Chris King May 19, 2015

 

ENSTARS:

Ruth Connell Talks Fighting Dean, Rowena On The Attack In 'Inside Man'

by Vanessa Frith Mar 27, 2015

 

Screenfad:

Supernatural: Ruth Connell Talks Rowena’s Nemesis and Complicated Mother-Son Bonds

by Clarissa Mar 25, 2015

Entertainment Weekly:

Supernatural star Ruth Connell previews the Grand Coven's arrival

by Samantha Highfill, March 25 2015

Buddy TV:

'Supernatural' Interview: Ruth Connell on Rowena's Relationship with Crowley

by Kartik Chainani, Mar 25 2015

Comicbook.com:

Supernatural's Ruth Connell On Being the King of Hell's Mom While Standing on a Box

By Russ Burlingame Mar 25, 2015

Daily Record UK:

Actress Ruth Connell on how she quit Scotland and found stardom in LA - playing a Scottish witch

by Mark Howarth, Jan 4 2015

Supernatural Magazine:

Exclusive Interview with Supernatural Star Ruth Connell (Rowena)

by Lara Wells

 

Starrymag:

Ruth Connell – Supernatural

by Starrymag, Dec 9, 2014

 

TVLine:

Supernatural's Ruth Connell Talks  Rowena and Crowley's Family Reunion

by Vlada Gelman Dec 8 2014

Pop Culture Principle:

Interview: Ruth Connell

by Troy L. Foreman Dec 7, 2014

 

Icon versus Icon:

On The Rise: Ruth Connell On Her Career, Role On ‘Supernatural’ & Much More!

by Jason Price Dec 4, 2014

Starpulse:

Ruth Connell: Meet The Actress Behind 'Supernatural's' Rowena

by Brittany S Frederick, Dec 2, 2014

  Supernatural Screencaps  

15.03 Rupture

15.02 Raising Hell

14.07 Unhuman Nature

14.14 Ouroboros

14.18 Absence