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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 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

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

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Ruth Connell as Night Nurse in Doom Patrol
Ruth Connell as Night Nurse in Doom Patrol
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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 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

  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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