• Daniela Sofia Korn Ruah is an American actress with a net worth of over $7 million.
• She is of Jewish descent and her parents are both doctors in Portugal.
• She started her career in the United States by appearing in the series “Guiding Light” & “NCIS”.
• She is most famous for her role in the CBS series “NCIS: Los Angeles” playing the character NCIS Special Agent Kensi Blye.
• She is married to fellow actor David Paul Olsen, and they have two children together.

Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthDecember 2, 1983
SpouseDavid Paul Olsen
MarkHas a distinguishable birthmark in her right eye; her other eye is hazel.
FactWinner of Dança Comigo (2006) - season 1 (Portuguese version of Dancing with the Stars (2005)).

Who is Daniela Ruah?

Daniela Sofia Korn Ruah was born on 2 December 1983, in Boston, Massachusetts USA, and is an actress, probably best known for her role in the CBS series “NCIS: Los Angeles” playing the character NCIS Special Agent Kensi Blye.

The Riches of Daniela Ruah

How rich is Daniela Ruah? As of late-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $7 million, earned through a successful career in acting. She’s also been involved in numerous other television projects, along with feature films, short films and animated projects. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life and Education

Daniela is of Jewish descent, with her parents originally residing in Portugal, of Portuguese-Moroccan Jewish and Russian-Ukrainian Jewish. Her father is an ENT (ears, nose, and throat) surgeon while her mother is an otologist, a doctor of the same field. At five years of age, Daniela’s family returned to Portugal where she attended St. Julian’s School. Her acting career began during her teens, appearing in various telenovelas, and she also won a Portuguese television dance competition, the Portuguese version of “Dancing with the Stars”.

image source, Daniel Ruah in “Dancing with the Stars”

At 18 years old she moved to England, and enrolled at the London Metropolitan University where she completed a degree in performing arts. She then returned to Portugal to continue acting, before eventually moving to New York City in 2007 to study at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. She was already popular in Portugal due to her roles in soap operas – one of her most popular projects was in “Jardins Proibidos” or “Forbidden Gardens”.

NCIS: Los Angeles

In 2009, Ruah started her acting career in the US, beginning with guest appearances in the series “Guiding Light”, and “NCIS” with other guest stars including Chris O’Donnell, LL Cool J, and Barrett Foa. This would lead to the spin-off show entitled “NCIS: Los Angeles”, which is the first spin-off of “NCIS”, and follows the exploits of the Office of Special Projects based in Los Angeles, which is an elite division of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service specializing in undercover assignments.

She started in the show as a Junior Field Agent coming from a US Marine Corps family, having been taught most of the things she knows through her father. She is fluent in several languages having been stationed in Tokyo, Norfolk Naval Base, and the Washington DC Office. The show has been running for a total of 10 seasons, and has crossed-over with other shows including “Hawaii Five-0” and “Scorpion”. It has received mixed reviews, but has won several awards including Teen Choice Awards in numerous categories since 2010. Its viewership has also continued to help it rank highly with its fourth season peak having over 17 million viewers.

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Other Projects

Aside from Daniel’s work in “NCIS: Los Angeles”, she has also been involved in other projects, both on television and in film. In 2018, she was the host of the “Eurovision Song Contest 2018” the 63rd annual edition of the show, with 43 countries participating, competing for best song with the winner being the song “Toy” by Netta from Israel, making it Israel’s fourth victory. She has also done several short film projects, including “Tu & Eu” which won an Asians on Film Festival Award for Best Ensemble Cast – Short Film, and another short film “Excuse”, playing the character Brenda.

She also has two feature films to her credit, including “Red Tails” which is a war film starring Terrence Howard and Cuba Gooding Jr. following the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African-American Air Force servicemen during World War II. She also voiced the main character Merida in the Portuguese version of the film “Brave”, which is a Pixar animated film, the first Pixar film to use the Dolby Atmos sound format, and the first time that Pixar rewrote their animation system in 25 years.

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Personal Life

For her personal life, it is known that Ruah has been married to David Paul Olsen since 2014, though not many details have been shared in regards to their relationship and marriage, but They have two children together. David is also an actor, known for his work in films such as “G-Force”, “Swiss Army Nun”, and “The Nun” which was released in 2018. Similar to numerous actresses, Daniela is highly active online through various accounts on social media, with accounts on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook on which she promotes some of her recent and upcoming projects.

General Info

Full NameDaniela Ruah
Date Of BirthDecember 2, 1983
Height1.77 m
Weight123.5 lbs
EducationLee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, Saint Julian's School, London Metropolitan University


SpouseDavid Paul Olsen
ChildrenSierra Esther Ruah Olsen, River Isaac Ruah Olsen
ParentsMoisés Carlos Bentes Ruah, Catarina Lia Katia Azancot Korn


NominationsTeen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress: Action
MoviesRed Tails, Tu & Eu, Safe Haven, Midnight Passion, Blind Confession, Canaviais, Querida Mãe
TV ShowsFilha do Mar, Jardins Proibidos, NCIS: Los Angeles, Dei-te Quase Tudo, Tu e Eu

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#Marks / Signs
1Has a distinguishable birthmark in her right eye; her other eye is hazel.


1[on being a Portuguese Jew] There's I'd say between four- and five-hundred [Portuguese Jews]. Not a lot out of 10½ million to 11 million people. My family is probably the biggest family there. But coming from a small community makes you want to follow the traditions of your family much more.


1Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 32, a daughter named Sierra Esther Ruah Olsen on September 4, 2016. Child's father is her husband, David Paul Olsen.
2Sister-in-law of Eric Christian Olsen.
3Daughter-in-law of Jeanne D. Olsen.
4Daughter of Caterina Korn Broder.
5Gave birth to her 1st child at age 30, a son named River Isaac Ruah Olsen on December 30, 2013. Child's father is her fiancé (now husband), David Paul Olsen.
6(June 19, 2014) Married her boyfriend of 4 years and father of her 5-month-old son, River, David Paul Olsen.
7Has nevus of Ota in her right eye.
8Daniela's paternal grandparents, Samuel Allenby Bentes Ruah and Esther Buzaglo Bensusan, were both Sephardi Jews (their families lived in Portugal and Gibraltar). Daniela's maternal grandfather, Max Joachim Korn, was an Ashkenazi Jew (born in Wroclaw, Poland). Daniela's maternal grandmother, Vera Jacob Muginstein Azancot, was of Sephardi Jewish and Spanish descent on her own father's side, and of Ashkenazi Jewish descent on her own mother's side (Daniela's matrilineal great-grandmother, Simy Sophie Muginstein, was from Odessa, in the Russian Empire).
9Los Angeles: Currently shooting season 4 of NCIS: Los Angeles (2009). [April 2013]
10Currently shooting season 2 of NCIS: Los Angeles (2009). [August 2010]
11Attended the "Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute" with Josh Bowman and Christiane Seidel.
12She has played the same character (Kensi Blye) in three different series: NCIS (2003), NCIS: Los Angeles (2009) and Hawaii Five-0 (2010).
13Winner of Dança Comigo (2006) - season 1 (Portuguese version of Dancing with the Stars (2005)).
14Hosted 'Cinebox' for the Portuguese network TVI.




NCIS: Los Angeles2009-2017TV SeriesKensi Blye
Pivot2016ShortPregnant Woman
Red Tails2012Sofia
Hawaii Five-02011TV SeriesKensi Blye
Tu & Eu2011ShortSofia
Safe Haven2009ShortAngela Bowery
NCIS2009TV SeriesKensi Blye
Midnight Passion2009ShortSophie
Guiding Light2009TV SeriesGigi
Casos da Vida2008TV SeriesRita
Blind Confession2008ShortWoman
Tu e Eu2006-2007TV SeriesDaniela Pinto
Dei-te Quase Tudo2005-2006TV SeriesRita
Inspector Max2004TV SeriesVerónica Botelho
Filha do Mar2001-2002TV SeriesConstança Valadas
Elsa, uma Mulher Assim2001TV Mini-SeriesMónica
Querida Mãe2001TV MovieZezinha
Jardins Proibidos2000-2001TV SeriesSara


Burning Daylight2010thanks


The Insider2014-2017TV SeriesHerself - NCIS: Los Angeles / Herself
Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 20172017TV MovieHerself - Host
The Talk2012-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - NCIS: Los Angeles / Herself - Guest
NCIS: Los Angeles - Season 7: Celebrating 1502016Video shortHerself
NCIS: Los Angeles - Season 7: Getting Personal2016Video shortHerself
NCIS: Los Angeles - Season 7: Hot Property2016Video shortHerself
NCIS: Los Angeles - Season 7: What's in a Name?2016Video shortHerself
Entertainment Tonight2010-2016TV SeriesHerself
Sociedade Recreativa2016TV SeriesHerself
Prémios Sophia 20162016TV MovieHerself - Presenter
NCIS: Los Angeles - Season 6: The World on a String2015ShortHerself
NCIS: Los Angeles - Season 6: Too Close for Comfort2015Video shortHerself
NCIS: Los Angeles - Season 6: Yippee Ki-Yay2015ShortHerself
The Queen Latifah Show2014-2015TV SeriesHerself
The 41st Annual People's Choice Awards2015TV SpecialHerself
NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 5 - Crafting Afghanistan2014Video documentary shortHerself
NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 5 - Happy 100th2014Video documentary shortHerself
NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 5 - The Write Staff2014Video documentary shortHerself
NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 5 - Unexpected Developments2014Video documentary shortHerself
Só Visto!2013-2014TV SeriesHerself
The Arsenio Hall Show2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 15th Annual 'A Home for the Holidays'2013TV Special
NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 4 - Chris at the Helm2013Video shortHerself
NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 4 - Sound Off2013Video shortHerself
NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 4 - Un4Gettable: Season Four of NCIS: Los Angeles2013Video shortHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2010-2012TV SeriesHerself
The Jeff Probst Show2012TV SeriesHerself
NCIS: Los Angeles - Season 3: Aligning the Stars2012Video shortHerself
NCIS: Los Angeles - Season 3: Investigating Season 32012Video shortHerself
Janela Indiscreta2012TV SeriesHerself
Golden Globes, Portugal2011TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Episódio Especial2010TV SeriesHerself
Companhia das Manhãs2010TV SeriesHerself
Lado B2010TV SeriesHerself
Globos de Ouro 20092010TV MovieHerself - Winner: Revelation of the Year
Fama Show2009-2010TV SeriesHerself
The 36th Annual People's Choice Awards2010TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Vida Nova2009TV SeriesHerself (2010)
Dança Comigo2006-2007TV SeriesHerself / Audience Member / Herself (Winner)
Você na TV!2006TV SeriesHerself
Gala de Natal TVI 20052005TV MovieHerself
Lux2000TV SeriesHerself (2000)

Archive Footage

Extra2015TV SeriesHerself
Jardins Proibidos2014-2015TV SeriesSara
Fama Show2010TV SeriesHerself
Gala do 15º aniversário da TVI2008TV MovieSara (segment "Jardins Proibidos")


Won Awards

2010Golden GlobeGolden Globes, PortugalRevelationNCIS: Los Angeles (2009)

Nominated Awards

2011Festival PrizeShort Shorts Film Festival & AsiaTu & Eu (2011)
2010Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actress: ActionNCIS: Los Angeles (2009)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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