Daniela Ruah

by ethnic on June 18, 2010

Birth Name: Daniela Sofia Korn Ruah

Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: 2 December, 1983

Ethnicity:
*Sephardi Jewish (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish, Spanish-Sephardi Jewish (mother)

Daniela Ruah is an American and Portuguese actress.

Daniela is the daughter of Dr. Moises Carlos Bentes Ruah and Catarina Lia Azancot Korn. Dr. Ruah was head of the ear, nose, and throat dept. of Boston University Hospital. Her parents are from Portugal, and her family returned there when Daniela was five. Daniela began acting as a teen in Portuguese soap operas. She has a B.A. in Performing Arts from London Metropolitan University. In 2007, she moved to New York. She has dual citizenship, U.S. and Portuguese.

Daniela is married to stuntperson David Paul Olsen, who is the brother of actor Eric Christian Olsen.

Daniela’s father is from a Sephardi Jewish family. The entire Portuguese Jewish Community had been expelled in 1498. Dr. Ruah’s family had been one of the first to return in the nineteenth century, also living in Gibraltar.

Daniela’s maternal grandfather was Ashkenazi Jewish (from Poland). Daniela’s maternal grandmother was born in Portugal. Daniela’s maternal grandmother’s paternal grandparents were Sephardi Jewish and Spanish, respectively; Daniela’s Spanish-born maternal great-great-grandmother (Daniela’s maternal great-grandfather’s mother) may not have been of Jewish heritage; she may have converted to Judaism. Daniela’s maternal grandmother’s mother was Ashkenazi Jewish, from Odessa in the Russian Empire. This makes Daniela’s mother’s ancestry approximately three quarters Ashkenazi Jewish, possibly one eighth Spanish, and one eighth Sephardi Jewish.

Daniela’s paternal grandparents were Samuel Allenby Bentes Ruah and Esther Buzaglo Bensusan (the daughter of Abraham Bensusan and Magdalena Macnin Judith Amzalak Buzaglo). Esther was born in Lisbon, Portugal. Abraham was born in Gibraltar, and Magdalena was born in Lisbon. Samuel and Esther were Sephardi Jews.

Daniela’s maternal grandfather was Max Joachim Korn (the son of Abraham Leib/Adolf Moskowicz Korn and Hanna Strank). Max was born in Wrocław, Poland, to an Ashkenazi Jewish family.

Daniela’s maternal grandmother was Vera Jacob Muginstein Azancot (the daughter of António Montero Azancot and Simy Sophie Muginstein). Vera was born in Lisbon, Portugal. António was born in São Tomé Island, to Jacob Levy Azancot and Prudência Montero; Jacob was a Sephardi Jew, born in São Tomé Island, to António Azancot and Meriam Levy Benuyli, and Prudência was Spanish, born in Cádiz, Spain, to João Montero and Rita Serrano. Daniela’s great-grandmother Simy was born in Odessa, Russia, to Izak Jankel Mouginchteyn/Muginstein and Paulina/Pesja Slatapolskaja. Simy was an Ashkenazi Jew.

Sources: Genealogies of Daniela Rush – http://www.geneall.net
http://www.geni.com

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madman January 23, 2017 at 1:34 am

She is married to actor David Paul Olsen, who is the brother of actor Eric Christian Olsen.

http://ethnicelebs.com/eric-christian-olsen

cwm85 August 1, 2015 at 2:07 pm

She’s Jewish but I assumed she was from central, south America. Thought she was mestizo. AKA Latina. But she is not.

Check7t August 23, 2015 at 3:18 pm

You’re that Mexican girls who throws around the word “mestizo” and “Amerindian” too much when you don’t even know what a mestiza looks like.

Quit spewing buzzwords 24/7. Daniela looks totally Caucasian and she has heterochromia.

cwm85 August 23, 2015 at 4:20 pm

That was my opinion dumbass. I thought she was. But she isn’t. Wtf is your problem?

Check7t August 23, 2015 at 5:07 pm
cwm85 September 23, 2015 at 5:42 pm

She looks like a few women there but a little lighter. Did you know that some pure Spanish, Portuguese, Italians look mestizo? You probably think people in Iraq, Iran, syria aren’t part of the Caucasian race… your view of race, ethnicity is very narrow and typical european, American outlook.

marjanel September 23, 2015 at 5:05 pm

Latino doesn´t mean mestz. Latino is people whose first language derivated from Latin(no more). Also why is the obsesssion with South Americnas. Most of migrant in USa are from Mexivo( ot central or South Amercan), then puerto ricans, cubans, dominicas and Central Americans. NOt many SouthAmericans, what is their obsession with them? Also not all South Americans are latino.

marjanel September 23, 2015 at 5:09 pm

marjanel September 23, 2015 at 5:05 pm
Latino doesn´t mean mestz. Latino is people whose first language derivated from Latin(no more). Also why is the obsesssion with South Americnas?. Most of migrants in USa are from Mexico( tha it is not a central or South American country), then puerto ricans, cubans, dominicas and Central Americans. NOt many South Americans, what is the obsession with them? Also not all South Americans are latino.

Devotion October 26, 2015 at 5:41 pm

She looks Middle Eastern. She doesn’t have Asian eyes to be Mestizo. Her mouth is also too big for a Mestizo.

WTF June 2, 2014 at 12:26 pm

what’s wrong with her eyes? one looks weird. is she blind in one eye? is that a glass eye?! anyway.

follers June 2, 2014 at 1:57 pm

“Native American” LOL. She looks like Jami Gertz (who is Ashkenazi Jewish).
http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/theneighbors/images/9/98/Jami_Gertz.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20121229192100

Marseille June 20, 2014 at 4:02 am
WTF June 20, 2014 at 5:28 am

I BET YOUR DUMBASS WOULDN’T SAY THAT SHIT TO MY FACE, BITCH!!!!! PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET CAN BE TOUGH ALL THEY WANT, BUT IN RL THEY’RE NOTHING BUT P*SSY ASS BITCHES. SCARED AF TO SAY SHIT TO SOMEONE. FUCKING ASSHOLES. TO ME SHE LOOKS NATIVE AMERICAN, C*NT. FUCK OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!! I CAN HAVE MY OWN GODDAMN OPINION.

bleachsoda December 2, 2015 at 7:21 pm

you’re mentally challenged I hope you get some help

fuzzybear44 June 4, 2013 at 4:01 am

I was always trying to find out what that was in her eye. also I don’t know,I like her more than I ever liked Jami.Although I did like some of Jami movies,like (Don’t Tell Her It’s Me)

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