Ruth Wilson is a noted film and stage actress known for her appearances as Alice Morgan in the BBC TV sitcom Luther and as Alison Lockhart in the drama series The Affair. She won a Golden Globe for her performance in the latter in 2014. As a stage actress, she has won Olivier Awards twice for her titular role in Anna Christie and playing Stella Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desir. He film credits include Saving Mr. Banks, Suite Française, Locke, and Dark River.
Birthday / Date of Birth
Ruth Wilson was born on January 13, 1982, in Ashford, Kent, England, UK.
She is currently 37 years old.
Ruth Wilson attended all-girls Catholic school, Notre Dame School, in Cobham, Surrey for her elementary education and enrolled at the Esher College in Elmbridge borough from sixth.
After graduating from school, she attended the University of Nottingham, where she studied history, graduating in 2003.
She studied drama at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and graduated in July 2005.
- Father – Nigel Wilson (Investment Banker)
- Mother – Mary Wilson (Probation Officer)
- Siblings – Toby Wilson (Older Brother), Sam Wilson (Older Brother), Matthew Wilson (Older Brother)
Wilson is believed to be single. She dated fellow English actor Jude Law from 2012 until 2014 and had a short-term relationship with actor Jake Gyllenhaal in 2015.
- In feet – 5 feet 6 inches
- In centimeters – 168 cm
- In meters – 1.68 m
- In Kilograms – 55 kg
- In Pounds – 121 lbs
- Measurements – 33-24-34
- Bust – 33 inches
- Waist – 24 inches
- Hip – 34 inches
- Bra Size – 32A
She wears a size 8 (US) shoe.
Her dress size is 2 (US).
Ruth Wilson earned her first professional acting credit in ‘Anna Karenina’, a British historical romantic drama, starring as Princess Betsy in 2012.
Some of her notable acting credits include The Lone Ranger (2013), Saving Mr. Banks (2013), Suite Française (2015), Locke (2013), I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016), and Dark River (2017).
Wilson made her first TV appearance as herself in a game show called ‘Time Commanders’ in 2003.
In 2006, she landed a titular role in the British television series, ‘Jane Eyre’, an adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s 1847 novel of the same name. She appeared in four episodes of the series, a role that earned her nominations for several awards, including British Academy Television Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and Satellite Awards, all of them for Best Actress.
Ruth Wilson starred as Young Mary in a British television film, ‘Capturing Mary’, in 2007.
Her television credits include Suburban Shootout, Luther, The Affair and His Dark Materials.
Ruth Wilson met with critical acclaim for her portrayals of Alison Bailey in the Showtime series ‘The Affair’ and Jane Eyre in mini-series ‘Jane Eyre’.
Her role as Anna Christie in the popular Broadway show, Anna Christie, which earned her several awards and nominations.
Ruth Wilson Favorites
- Favorite Persons – Close, Susan Sarandon, Meryl Streep, Sigourney Weaver
Ruth Wilson Net Worth
Throughout her acting career, Ruth Wilson has amassed a net worth of $3 million.
Social Media Profiles
She stays away from social media.
Ruth Wilson Facts
She was raised in Shepperton, Surrey (UK).
She entered into modeling while still in college and continued to do modeling gigs before she actively involved in theater and films.
Ruth Wilson was discovered at the age of 16 by a scout from a London based modeling agency while working in a café during summer holidays.
She co-founded Hush Productions.
She excelled in sports in school and played cricket and rugby. She was a captain of her school netball team.
She landed a supporting role in the movie, A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014), but all her scenes were deleted from the final cut.