Ruth Juursema is a Dutch actor based in The Netherlands. She’s been studying acting at Mulholland Academy since early 2018. She has appeared in 48-hour film projects, student films, short films and corporate films. Besides being a professional actress, voice-over and presenter, she has also completed a Bachelor Degree in Criminology, with minors in Theatre & Film, Peace & Conflict Studies and Intelligence Studies and is going to study double masters in Law and Politics of International Security and International Crimes Conflict & Criminology at the Vrije Universiteit in 2020-2021.
Ruth was born in Germany, to Dutch parents and moved to the Netherlands at the age of one. She went to high school in Hilversum and this is where her love of acting, theatre and film began. She started following improv and acting classes, while attending high school and nurtured her craft. After high school she took a gap year to travel the world, visiting Central America, the United States and South-East Asia. While attending university in Leiden, obtaining her Bachelor Degree in Criminology, she continued pursuing acting, partaking in a student movie and following a minor in theatre & film. In her final two years at Leiden University, she simultaneously studied Strasberg, Meisner, Voice Work and Camera Acting at Mulholland Academy, where she is learning still.
She has appeared in Open Film Team’s “True Love” (2018), which was part of the official selections during the Niederrhein Filmfestival (2018) and Atlanta Playhouse Film Festival (2018). She has worked on the Yunify E-Health for Businesses program and starred in short films “ChromaGap” (2018), “Wilted” (2019) & “Glasses” (2019).
2014- 2019: Bachelor of Criminology at Leiden University.
2018 – 2019: Minor Peace & Conflict Studies at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
2017 – 2018: Minor Film & Theater at Leiden Universtiy.
2017 : Minor Intelligence Studies at Leiden University.
2020: Comedy Technique with a Play Production by Alex Murphy at Mulholland Academy, Amsterdam.
2019: Scene Study with Scenes and a Play Production by Alex Murphy at Mulholland Academy.
2019: Voice Work for the Actor by William Sutton at Mulholland.
2019: Act for Camera Summer Intensive Course by Alex Murphy at Mulholland.
2018: Meisner & On Camera Acting Intensive by Alex Murphy at Mulholland.
2018: Method Acting by Andre Landzaat at Mulholland.
2017: Method Acting Masterclass by Andre Landzaat at RJB Studio, Almere.
2015: Film & TV Acting at TV College, Hilversum.
Television & Film
2020: Martial Arts Investigative Team Holland (working title), Television show, Creator: Roland Gotjée, Role: Elizabeth.
2019: Glasses, Shortmovie Rodereel, Director: Jay Partapsing, Role: Nerdgirl.
2019:Wilted, Shortmovie, Director: Anna Ronner, Role: Claire.
2018: Chroma Gap. 48hour Film Festival Amsterdam, short VR film, Director: Anneliene van den Boom, Role: Auburn.
2017: True Love. Short Film. Role: Molly. Director: Daan van ‘t Einde.
2020: B*tch Be Crazy by Alex Murphy, Mulholland Academy Showcase.
2019: Sonnet 56 by William Shakespeare, Mulholland Academy Showcase.
2019: The Dying City by Theresa Rebeck, Mulholland Academy Showcase.
2019: The Actress by Christopher Shinn, Mulholland Academy Showcase.
2020: Toyota, Tokio 2020 commercial.
2018: Yunify app learning videos, Director: Marco van den Boogaard.
2018: Dastic DJ, “Heartbeat”, music video, , Label: Spinnin’ Records. Director: Jordy Vredeveld. Function: Assistant Director.
2020: PROMISS corporate instructional videos, Director: Manon Dierx.
2018-2020: Andy Samin/Samin ICT & Sound vlogs and building tutorials, co-host and presenter.
Languages & accents: Dutch (Native), English (Native American and British accent), German (Intermediate), Spanish (Beginner), English with most European accents.
Music: singing (Alt), piano.
Sports: Horseback riding, fitness, yoga, sailing, scuba diving, snorkeling, wakeboarding, kickboxing, stunt fighting (in training).
Miscellaneous: carpentering, painting, cooking, gardening.
Currently, Ruth is working on several commercial presentation, voice-over and acting projects, while at the same time starting preparations and stunt-training for the upcoming TV-show MITH, which will start filming in the summer of 2020.