Ruth Connell | Biography

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  • Full Name Ruth Connell
  • Occupation Actress & Dancer
  • Nationality Scottish-American
  • Birthplace Falkirk, Scotland
  • Birth Date Apr 20, 1979
  • Age 45 Years, 3 Months
American Dancer And Actress On Series 'Supernatural'

Ruth Connell | Biography

Plays Rowena MacLeod on the series 'Supernatural'

The actress debuted on big-screen with the 1998 short film, 'The Soldier's Leap'. It followed her other notable film appearances in the 2012 film 'Folklore', 'A Perfect Ending' (2012), 'Meth Head' (2013), 'Sienna Burning' (2015), 'The Cursed Man' (2016), 'For the Love of George' (2018), etc. Lately, she has contributed her voice to various characters in the 2021 animated comedy movie, 'The Loud House Movie'.

Ruth Connell is an award-winning Scottish theatre artist and film actress. She is best known for her recurring role of Rowena MacLeod in the CW network's dark fantasy drama series Supernatural.

Who is Ruth Connell?

Ruth Connell is an actress, film producer, voice-over artist, and theatre artist. Moreover, she is a former dance choreographer and dancer. She has worked with several dance companies like Jazz Art UK, Dancebase Edinburgh, etc. 

Connell first began her acting career as a child theatre artist. She was primarily associated with Scottish Ballet and did various child roles for them. One of her most famous roles was as Clara in the ballet Nutcracker. Moreover, she won several ballet championships, like Scottish Senior and Scottish Junior Ballet Championships, during her teenage years.

Connell's other stage acts include the likes of The Caucasian Chalk CircleThe Merchant of VeniceFaustPeter Pan: The Boy Who Hated Mothers, etc. For her on-stage contributions, she received a 'BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards' nomination in 2013 in the category of 'Best Leading Actress.'

The actress debuted on big-screen with the 1998 short film, The Soldier's Leap. It followed her other notable film appearances in the 2012 film FolkloreA Perfect Ending (2012), Meth Head (2013), Sienna Burning (2015), The Cursed Man (2016), For the Love of George (2018), etc. Lately, she has contributed her voice to various characters in the 2021 animated comedy movie, The Loud House Movie.

Besides theatres and films, Connell has also established herself in TV. Beginning with a minor role in the 2003 TV series Meades Eats, she got her career's most prominent break in the fantasy TV series Supernatural. In season 10, i.e., in 2014, the series introduced her as the recurring character Rowena. And then she continued till the season 15's finale in 2020. Additionally, she has appeared in the TV series Sofia the First (2015), Doom Patrol (2021), etc. She also holds producing credits for theatre shows like Hansel and GretelA Midsummer Night's Dream, etc.

How old is Ruth Connell?

In Falkirk, Scotland on 20 April 1979, Ruth Connell was born as the only child of her father, David Connell, and mother, Fiona Connell. Her father was a Football coach and manager, while her mother was a school teacher. In addition, her father also owned a farm outside the village of Bonnybridge, where she grew up.

Connell started dancing and appearing on stage from a very young age. Her parents enrolled her in several dancing classes, and her talent got her into Scottish Ballet. She later attended London's acting college, Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama, and earned her Bachelor's of Arts in Acting. She then worked with various theatre companies before moving to the USA in 2011.


As of 2021, Ruth Connell is not married to a spouse. However, she seems to be romantically involved with her Supernatural co-star Rob Benedict. The pair have regularly featured on one another's Instagram handles. On 4 November 2021, Ruth recently shared a picture of her and Rob celebrating Halloween together. But again, neither party has officially confirmed the news of their dating yet.

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