Ruby Rose Biography

Ruby Rose is an Australian model, television host, actress, DJ, recording artist, and an amateur boxer. Check out this biography to know about her childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about her.

Ruby Rose
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Birthday: March 20, 1986

Nationality: Australian

Famous: Lesbians Models

Age: 33 Years, 33 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Pisces

Also Known As: Ruby Rose Langenheim, Ruby

Born in: Melbourne

Famous as: Model

Height: 5'7" (170 cm), 5'7" Females


mother: Katia Langenheim

City: Melbourne, Australia

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education: University High School, Melbourne

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Ruby Rose is an Australian model, television host, actress, DJ, recording artist, and an amateur boxer. She was a VJ on MTV Australia, a role which brought her recognition in the entertainment industry. She started her career as a model, featuring on prestigious magazines and representing renowned fashion brands, such as Maybelline and later Nike. She turned a television host for MTV as the job allowed her to be herself, uninhibitedly, in contrast to her previous work as a model which put a lot of restraints. She later appeared as a guest on many television shows and was cast in the role of Stella Carlin in 'Orange Is the New Black'. She showed her acting prowess on the series and bagged important roles in blockbuster movies, such as 'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter', 'xXx: Return of Xander Cage' and 'John Wick: Chapter 2'. Apart from her modeling, hosting and acting roles, she has also established herself in the field of music with the single 'Guilty Pleasure', and later wrote and directed the single 'On Your Side' by The Veronicas. Known for numerous tattoos covering her body, she showed them off in a charity photoshoot for PETA.

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Ruby Rose
Childhood & Early Life
  • Ruby Rose Langenheim was born on March 20, 1986, in Melbourne, Australia. She was raised by her 20-year-old single mother, Katia Langenheim, who left Ruby’s father when Ruby was two years old.
  • Her mother is an artist who holds exhibitions in Melbourne. Famous Australian boxer, Lionel Rose, is her godfather, while Alec Campbell, the last surviving Australian Battle of Gallipoli soldier, is her great-grandfather.
  • She attended University High School, where she faced severe bullying. She had to be hospitalized after being physically hit at the age of 16. She later enrolled into Footscray City College.
  • Rose, who came out as a lesbian at the age of 12, feels that her sexuality made her the target of bullying. It was later revealed that she was also sexually abused by a relative when she was a child. She suffered from depression and even attempted suicide once.
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Modeling Career
  • Ruby Rose first gained recognition in 2002 after she joined the 'Girlfriend Model Search' competition organized by Australian magazine 'Girlfriend'. She was one of the finalists, and finished second after Catherine McNeil.
  • After a short break from modeling work, she released her own capsule fashion line from the Australian fashion label Milk and Honey, in 2010. She also collaborated with street footwear brand, Gallaz, for a shoe collection.
  • Since 2010, she has been the face of international beauty brand Maybelline. She later became the face of Urban Decay Cosmetics in March 2016 and the face of Swarovski 'Urban Fantasy' FW17 Collection in May 2017.
  • In 2014, she designed and released ethical street-wears under the clothing range 'Faircloth Lane' in collaboration with her then partner Phoebe Dahl. She went on to feature on a number of leading magazines such as 'Vogue Australia', 'InStyle Magazine', 'Maxim' and 'New York's Inked Magazine'.
Television Career
  • In 2007, Ruby Rose decided to shift from modeling to television and participated in the national 'MTV VJ Search' along with 2000 other contestants. She was hired after the three-week program ended, and went on to host 'MTV Australia' till 2011.
  • During 2009, she appeared as a guest in the TV series 'Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation', in which she represented Generation Y along with comedian Josh Thomas. The same year, she was a guest judge on the episode 'Media Virgins' of 'Australia's Next Top Model' and a correspondent for the live finale of the show.
  • She was a co-host on the Australian television news talk show 'The 7pm Project' from 2009 to 2011, after which she left the program. She also hosted the Red Carpet event at 'MTV Australia Awards 2009'.
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  • In 2010, she was the host of the Australian version of 'Ultimate School Musical', which followed a group of teenagers from a school for six weeks as they attempted to produce professional quality music. That year, she became an official correspondent for Foxtel for the Vancouver Winter Olympics after hosting the Foxtel Mardi Gras for three years straight.
  • She reportedly stayed unemployed for two years before bagging her breakthrough acting opportunity in the Netflix drama series 'Orange Is the New Black' in early 2015. Casting agent Jennifer Euston selected her for the recurring role of Stella Carlin, which she portrayed throughout season 3 and 4 of the show.
  • In 2015, she appeared in the guest role of the service robot Wendy in the science fiction series 'Dark Matter' and co-hosted the 'MTV Europe Music Awards'.
  • In January 2017, she made guest appearance on 'The Ellen Degeneres Show' and later in the year, she appeared was a contestant on the musical reality competition 'Lip Sync Battle'.
Film Career
  • Ruby Rose made her acting debut in the Australian comedy film 'Suite for Fleur', which released in 2008. However, her next opportunity to act in a film came in 2013 when she appeared in the film 'Around the Block'.
  • In 2014, at a time when she was unable to hire a manager or an agent and could not audition for roles, she decided to produce the short film 'Break Free'. The video went viral, receiving millions of views, and opened up numerous acting opportunities for her, starting with the TV series 'Orange Is the New Black'.
  • She next worked in the 2016 animated movie 'Sheep and Wolves', in which she lent her voice to the character Bianca. The same year she appeared as Abigail in 'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter', the latest installment of the action series.
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  • She next worked in the 2016 animated movie 'Sheep and Wolves', in which she lent her voice to the character Bianca. The same year she appeared as Abigail in 'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter', the latest installment of the action series.
Major Works
  • Ruby Rose earned critical acclaim for her portrayal of Stella Carlin in 'Orange Is the New Black'. The breakout star of the third season of the show, she became a viral sensation among its audience, specifically women.
Awards & Achievements
  • Ruby Rose won the 'ASTRA Award' for 'Favourite Female Personality' in 2009. She was named the 'Woman of the Year' by 'GQ Australia' in 2016. That year, she also won the 'Screen Actors Guild Awards' as part of the cast of 'Orange Is the New Black'.
Personal Life & Legacy
  • Ruby Rose, who is openly gay, considers herself gender-fluid, but does not mind feminine pronouns. She stated that while growing up, she used to save money for gender transition surgery, but later grew comfortable in her own body.
  • She has dated a number of women over the years, including Lyndsey Anne McMillan, Catherine McNeil and Lola Van Vorst. She was engaged to fashion-designer Phoebe Dahl between 2014 and 2015. She is currently in a relationship with singer Jess Origliasso of The Veronicas, whom she previously dated back in 2008.
  • During her teenage days, when she was suffering from depression, her mother bought a beachside shack in Kilcunda as an escape for them. It was also the training ground for her godfather Lionel Rose.

1. John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

  (Action, Thriller, Crime)

2. John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019)

  (Action, Crime, Thriller)

3. Pitch Perfect 3 (2017)

  (Comedy, Music)

4. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)

  (Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Horror)

5. xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017)

  (Action, Thriller, Adventure)

6. The Meg (2018)

  (Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Horror)

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