Ruth Connell   

Ruth Connell is a Scottish actor and producer with credits in theatre, television, film, and most recently as Rowena in the CW series Supernatural. She has also worked as a  professional dancer and choreographer.
After moving to LA from her native Scotland in 2011 she has since been cast in award-winning indie films such as "Hara Kiri" by Henry Alberto, Folklore and feature film "The Cursed Man" based on the cult novel by Keith Rommel. 
She was cast as Rowena on Supernatural in 2014. Her strong performance on the show and her warmth and generosity towards fans online and at conventions led to her being a fan favorite. As a result, she became a recurring regular on Supernatural, where she finished filming the 15th and final season.

 news & updates 

Ruth Connell is currently filming Nandor Fodor And The Talking Mongoose in the UK, also starring Simon Pegg and Minnie Driver

BIG NEWS! Dead Boy Detectives has been picked up as a series by HBO Max! Ruth Connell will be starring in the new series as 'Night Nurse'!!! 'Dead Boy Detectives' Ordered to Series HBO Max

Series begins filming in Fall 2022

Ruth Connell as Night Nurse in Doom Patrol
Ruth Connell as Night Nurse in Doom Patrol
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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 lives in Los Angeles, worked on Supernatural (filmed in Canada) and visits her family and friends in Scotland and England regularly.

Ruth Connell Biography
Ruth Connell Biography

Ruth Connell - Credits

  film & tv  

2022 Nandor Fodor & The Talking Mongoose In Production

as Margaret Irving

2022 Dead Boy Detectives In Production

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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Conventions & Appearances

SPNNJ 2022

Apr 22 - 24 2022

East Brunswick, NJ



Jun 3 - 5 2022

Chicago, IL



Jun 24 - 26 2022

Orlando, FL


SPNSF 2022

Jul 8 - 10 2022

Burlingame, CA



July 29 - 31 2022

Toronto, ON


SPNDC 2022

Aug 12 - 14 2022

Arlington VA



Oct 21 - 23 2022

Vancouver, BC



Dec 17 - 18 2022

Nashville, TN



Want to see Ruth at a Con?

Here's how you can help! 

Go to the website of the convention you wish to see her at and find their contact info and request that they add her. 

Asking Ruth to come to your hometown will not help. She has to be invited by the convention organizers. She can not just add herself to the guest list. It is up to you to convince them to add her to the convention. 

Facts to remember when writing to request a guest:

  • ALWAYS be polite and respectful when making your request.

  • Don't Spam them every day with messages! They may not always write back (I'm sure it's a busy office) but your email/letter WILL be read and it will count for something. Instead encourage other fans to email and request  as well!

  • When writing to request guests don't send a whole list of different people in the same message. It will have more impact if you send individual requests for everyone you'd like to see.

Ruth Connell Interviews
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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

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

Ferris Bueller's Day Off With Ruth Connell - Ruth Connell

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?

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


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


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



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



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

by Vanessa Frith Mar 27, 2015



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

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



Ruth Connell – Supernatural

by Starrymag, Dec 9, 2014



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


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

by Brittany S Frederick, Dec 2, 2014




15.03 Rupture

15.02 Raising Hell

14.07 Unhuman Nature

14.14 Ouroboros

14.18 Absence

13.12 Various & Sundry Villians

13.19 Funeralia

13.21 Beat The Devil

12.02 Mama Mia​​

12.03 The Foundry

12.08 LOTUS

12.11 Regarding Dean

12.13 Family Feud

11.03 The Bad Seed

11.09 O Brother Where Art Thou?

11.10 The Devil in the Details​

11.18 Hell's Angel

11.22 We Happy Few

11.23 Alpha and Omega

10.03   Soul Survivor

10.07   Girls, Girls, Girls

10.09   The Things We Left Behind

10.10   The Hunter Games

10.14   The Executioner's Song

10.16   Paint It Black

10.17   Inside Man

10.18   Book Of The Damned

10.19   The Werther Project

10.21   Dark Dynasty

10.22   The Prisoner

10.23   My Brother's Keeper

  Doom Patrol  


Crossroads Con 2019

​PeopleCon in Paris 2019

DarkLight Con 2 in Paris 2018

MinnCon 2016​

PhxCon 2016​

SDCC 2016​

Asylum 16​

ChiCon 2015​

VanCon 2015

DallasCon 2015​

JaxCon 2016


Head Shots
Heretics A Play Starring Ruth Connell 2019
Childhood Photos

For The Love Of George Film Premiere​

9th Annual Britweek (in progress)

BAFTA Los Angeles Tea Party (in progress)

BAFTA Christmas Party (in progress)

BAFTA Jaguar Britannia Awards (in progress)

Film Premieres (in progress)

LA Garden Party at the  British

Consul for Special Olympics 2015