Daniela Ruah is a Portuguese actress best known for her starring role as Special Agent Kensi Blye in the crime procedural television series NCIS: Los Angeles, since 2009.
Ruah appeared in several television shows in Portugal including the equivalent of the U.S. version of Dancing with the Stars, which she won. She also filmed the feature film Red Tails in Prague.
In her spare time, Ruah helps raise money for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and for Project Have Hope, a charity which helps women in Uganda improve their lives and the lives of their families by ensuring their children receive a quality education.
Ruah was born in Boston but moved to Portugal at age 5 with her family. Fluent in Portuguese, she attended university in London for three years and soon after moved to New York to pursue her acting career.