Ruth Kearney is an actress that hails from the Republic of Ireland. A country that has produced some of the most famous writers in the world and in addition, is a place well known for its rich music culture. Over the years, we have seen an increasing number of Irish people talented in various forms of art making waves in their careers all over the world. One of such person is Ruth Kearney.
While she is moderately famous for what she does for a living – acting, there are those who only know the actress as the wife of Theo James, an actor who became very popular for portraying Tobias ‘Four’ Eaton in the successful Divergent movie franchise. For a popular actress married to a colleague who is even more popular, it should be expected that Ruth and Theo commands the attention of many moviegoers who keep up with their career exploits as much as they follow their love story.
Ruth Kearney met Theo James at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
While striving to build a career, some people have been fortunate to find their love partners. So it was for Ruth Kearney and Theo James who started dating in 2009 after they met at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School; a drama school in Bristol, England with notable alumni like Olivia Colman, Sophie Thompson, Ray Stevenson, Faye Marsay, Stephen Dillane, and many more.
While the details of how they got to fall in love is best known to them, it is believed that Ruth and James wasted no time in becoming lovers after they connected in 2009.
It would, however, take them many years to make things official. Because of this, it was claimed that Shailene Woodley had come between the lovers. Although it was not a secret that Woodley and Theo were romantically involved in the Divergent movie franchise, it was speculated in some quarters that they were real-life lovers. Of course, the claims were unfounded as you would soon learn.
Career Engagements Made the Couple Delay Getting Married
For a couple that began dating in 2009, getting married roughly 9 years later isn’t too much time in-between. The only reason people were particular about Ruth and Theo’s case is the aforementioned speculations involving Woodley.
Reports have it that Ruth and Theo took their relationship to the next level in 2015 when they got engaged. While people anticipated for a wedding date, it began circulating that the two were headed for a split and that Woodley has something to do with it, this is not true.
From what we learned, it was their busy schedules that made them delay getting married. After they got engaged, Ruth landed a regular role in the web television series, Flaked. Within the same time, Theo had his plate full as he had to portray various characters in movies like The Secret Scripture, War on Everyone, The Divergent Series: Allegiant, and Underworld: Blood Wars.
While it was hard to plan a wedding with such a busy schedule, they kept their passion for each other alive by going on vacations when they can afford to do so. Eventually, on the 25th of August 2018, Ruth Kearney and Theo James tied the knot at the Islington Town Hall. The couple does not have any child together yet, but neither of them has openly rejected the idea of having children in the time to come.
Acting is Ruth Kearney’s Primary Source of Livelihood
A singer and a model, Theo James mostly earns his living as an actor. This is also the case for his wife who has been active in the industry since 2009. Ruth Kearney was born on the 11th of November 1984 in London, England. She was born to Irish parents and when she was five, the family relocated to Dublin, Ireland.
Kearney attended St. Andrew’s College and then Trinity College, also in Dublin. At the latter college, she studied Drama and Classics, graduating with honors. She went on to receive acting lessons at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, where she graduated from in 2009.
Ruth Kearney has related that convincing her family to support her career choice was not a difficult thing to do. Her mother and grandmother were already into theatre, even though she ended up being the only one to take up acting professionally. She has also disclosed that her love for acting began at a very young age.
Her Transition from Theatre to TV Productions
Ruth Kearney started her career in theatre productions before she found herself on television. She was in Man of Mode with Theo James and Antonia Thomas. Other theatre productions she was in are On the Razzle, Oh! What a Lovely War, Three Sisters, and Othello. In the same year she graduated from Old Vic, she was seen in the TV Drama, Gracie!, wherein she played a character named Mariam.
Her breakthrough came when she was cast in a lead role as Jess Parker in the ITV science-fiction series, Primeval. She joined the cast in 2011 and appeared in the fourth and fifth seasons of the show. Ruth Kearney guest-starred in two episodes of the BBC One medical drama series, Holby City. Similarly, she made guest appearances in the FX political drama series, Tyrant, in 2014 and received a recurring role the following year as Daisy in the drama series, The Following.
Her next lead role was as a character named London in the Netflix comedy series Flaked. She stars alongside Will Arnett and David Sullivan in the comedy series. In 2017 she appeared in two episodes of the comedy series Get Shorty, a television adaptation of a 1990 novel of the same name. Theo James’ wife played Eliza Campion in three episodes of Sanditon, a British historical drama, and she is expected to play Tess in an upcoming feature film titled Trouble Will Find Us.
Ruth Kearney has a long way to go if she must become an A-lister in Hollywood but it would be mischievous to deny that she has come a long way. At least, her career has spanned over a decade.