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Daniela Sofia Korn Ruah (born December 2, 1983 in UsefulNotes/{{Boston}}, Massachusetts, U.S.) is a Portuguese-American actress.

Born in Boston Ruah and her family moved back to UsefulNotes/{{Portugal}} when she was 5. She started acting in Portuguese soap operas when she was 16, when she played Sara on the {{Telenovela}} Jardins Proibidos ("Forbidden Gardens").

She continued to act in many Portuguese soap operas until 2009 whe she landed the role she's best known for the NCIS Special Agent Kensi Blye in the Creator/{{CBS}} PoliceProcedural ''Series/NCISLosAngeles''.

She's married with stunt performer David Paul Olsen who she has two children with.


! Selected Filmography

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[[folder: Live-Action Films]]

* ''Querida Mãe'' (2001) as Zezinha
* ''Film/{{Canaviais}}'' (2006) as Margarida
* ''Film/SafeHaven'' (2009) as
* ''Film/MidnightPassion'' (2009) as Sophie
* ''Tu & Eu'' (2011) as Sofia
* ''Film/RedTails'' (2012) as Sofia
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'' (2012) as Merida in the Portuguese Version
* ''Film/{{Excuse}}'' (2016) as Brenda

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[[folder: Live-Action Series]]

* ''Jardins Proibidos'' (2000 -- 2001) as Sara
* ''Filha do Mar'' (2001) as Constança Valadas
* ''Elsa, Uma Mulher Assim'' (2001) as Mónica
* ''Inspector Max'' (2004) as Verónica Botelho
* ''Dei-te Quase Tudo'' (2005 -- 2006) as Rita Cruz
* ''[[Series/StrictlyComeDancing Dança Comigo]]'' (2006) as Herself / Contestant
* ''Tu e Eu'' (2006 -- 2007) as Daniela Pinto
* ''Casos da Vida'' (2008) as Rita
* ''Series/GuidingLight'' (2009) as Gigi
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' (2009) as Kensi Blye
* ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'' (2009 -- Present) as Kensi Blye
* ''Series/HawaiiFive0'' (2011) as Kensi Blye
* ''Series/EurovisionSongContest'' (2018) as Herself / Hostess

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!!This actress provides examples of:

* ActionGirl: Plays an experienced OSP agent in ''Series/NCISLosAngeles''.
* ActorAllusion: In a Season 6 episode of ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'', Deeks while sparring with Kensi claims that she's a terrible dancer. Ruah won the first season of Portugal's version of ''Series/StrictlyComeDancing''.
* FairCop: As Kensi Blye.
* FakeNationality: She plays Lightning's Italian girlfriend Sofia in ''Red Trail''
* HideYourPregnancy / WrittenInInfirmity: She became pregnant during the fifth season of ''Series/NCISLosAngeles''. Kensi ended up wearing baggier clothing and eventually being packed off to Afghanistan for a mission; Ruah's filming was front-loaded before she became too pregnant and Kensi ultimately appeared in nearly every episode.
* MsFanservice: Kensi's sex appeal is often played up in ''Series/NCISLosAngeles''.
* {{Presenters}}: Was one of the hosts of 2018's ''Series/EurovisionSongContest''.
* RomanceOnTheSet / IncestuousCasting: Married David Paul Olsen who's the stunt double ''and'' brother of her co-star (and her character's LoveInterest) Eric Christian Olsen (Deeks) in ''Series/NCISLosAngeles''.
* SpicyLatina: Part of her appeal.
* StatuesqueStunner: She is gorgeous and 5' 8" (1.74 m).
* WhatBeautifulEyes / EyeScream: Has a distinguishable birthmark in her right eye called the "nevus of Ota", with her other eye being hazel. It doesn't impact her vision in any way.
* WolverinePublicity: In Portugal promotional material of ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'' tends to give her a lot of focus.

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