Who is Ruby Cruz?
American actress Ruby Cruz was born under the zodiac sign Aries on 21 March 2000, in Burbank, California USA. She has 11 acting credits, and is perhaps known best for portraying Jess Riley in six episodes of the 2021 mystery crime mini-series “Mare of Easttown”, which starred Jean Smart, Julianne Nicholson and Kate Winslet, and was created by Brad Ingelsby. It follows a detective as she’s investigating a murder in a small Pennsylvania town – the mini-series won 33 of the 109 awards for which it was nominated.
Ruby’s today quite active in the film industry, and is currently shooting for the upcoming short film “What Would Jesus Do?”
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Education and early life
Ruby was raised in Los Angeles, alongside her older brother Lincoln Bixby Cruz, born in 1995, by their father Brandon Edwin Cruz who’s an American musician, actor and consultant to people suffering from drug addiction, and American mother Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Cruz (nee Finkelstein) who’s a nurse and entrepreneur.
Ruby fell in love with various activities while attending a local high school, amongst which was acting; she appeared in a number of plays performed at the school, and was also into dancing, running track and practicing creative writing. She was also still in high school when she began attending auditions, and Ruby was 18 when she made her debut film appearance, playing June, one of the main characters in the 2018 short drama “Aging Out”, which Chester Milton wrote and directed, and which also starred Maahra Hill and Pj Bucknor; it follows a teenager who’s struggling to survive in the foster care system.
Ruby matriculated in 2018, and then enrolled at DePaul University to study theatre, however, she dropped out after a year in pursuit of her career.
Roles in movies
Ruby played Luna in the 2018 short drama “The Jump”, and the following year saw her play The School Girl in the short action comedy “Spin”, which starred Alfred Adderly, Toneey Acevedo and Jenna Boyd, and was written and directed by Marielle Woods; it follows a student who’s begun working as a sign spinner to financially support herself.
Also in 2019, Ruby played Elsie in the horror “The Lost Boys”, then the following year saw her star as Bea in the short comedy “God in a Lobster”, which also starred Ty Chen and Shirley Chen, and was written and directed by Grace Gallagher, Chelsea Eisen and Joji Baratelli. It features three stories which intertwine around a red crustacean.
Ruby’s only other role has been playing Hazel Callahan, one of the main characters the 2023 comedy “Bottoms”, which also starred Ayo Edebiri and Rachel Sennott, and was written and directed by Emma Seligman. It follows the lives of two not-so-popular queer high school students who’ve decided to have sex before the end of their final schoolyear; the film won one of its two award nominations.
Roles in TV series
Ruby’s appeared in only three other TV series besides “Mare of Easttown”. Her debut was playing Teen Annie in two episodes of the 2019 fantasy horror “Castle Rock”, which starred Lizzy Caplan, Andre Holland and Bill Skarsgard, and was created by Dustin Thomason and Sam Shaw. It follows a group of people from the stories of Stephen King, whose lives have intertwined in the fictional city of Castle Rock – the series won one of the 21 awards for which it was nominated.
In 2020, Ruby played Amanda Webster in the episode “Where the Truth Lies” of the crime mystery “Blue Bloods”, which starred Will Estes, Bridget Moynahan and Donnie Wahlberg, and was created by Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess. The series has been airing since 2010, follows a family of police officers from New York City, and has won four of the 21 awards for which it’s been nominated.
Ruby’s only other role has been starring as Kit Tanthalos in all eight episodes of the 2023 action adventure “Willow”, which also starred Tony Revolori and Ellie Bamber, and was created by Jonathan Kasdan. It follows sorcerer Willow Ufgood as he’s leading a group of misfits on a dangerous rescue mission; the series won one of its three award nominations.
Ruby was featured in the 2022 documentary film “Willow – Official Meet the Cast Q&A”, and the 2023 short documentary movie “Willow: Behind the Magic”.
Some of her talk-show appearances have been in “The Roles That Changed My Life”, “IMDb on the Scene” and “Burning Questions”.
Love life and parents
Ruby identifies as queer, which some might understand as being bisexual, and other than this, she prefers to keep the details of her love life to herself.
Some of her fans believe that she’s today in a relationship with a fellow actress whose name remains unrevealed; some people claim to have seen the two being rather too close to one another at a Los Angeles club, but this hasn’t been addressed by Ruby.
There are also some who believe that the popular actress isn’t pursuing love, as she’s currently focused on her career.
Ruby seems to be unattached as of November 2023, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Ruby seems to like the attention which she’s receiving from her fans on Instagram; over 25,000 people are following her on the network, and she’s posted 38 pictures and videos, with most showing her during her everyday life, whether she’s spending time with her friends, attending red carpet events, or shooting for her TV series and movies.
She’s into doing cosplay, and has shown off a couple of her costumes in her Instagram content.
Ruby loves animals, and some of her favorites are frogs, dogs and horses.
She’s become interested in travelling, and has already been to a couple of US states thanks to her acting career.
Ruby Rose is one of her favorite actresses, and some of her favorite films are “XXX: Return of Xander Cage”, “Pitch Perfect 3” and “The Meg”.
Height, age and net worth
Ruby’s age is 23. Her hair and eyes are brown, she’s 5ft 4ins (1.62m) tall and weighs around 110lbs (50kgs).
Ruby’s net worth’s been estimated at over $500,000, as of November 2023.