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Rukiya Bernard Married Life & Family Insight | Everything Covered

By Dipesh Katuwal | On: 21 Jan, 2020
Rukiya Bernard Married Life & Family Insight | Everything Covered

Rukiya Bernard is one of the very talented Canadian actresses that the world has seen. She earned the limelight through her performance of the character, Doc, in the TV series Van Helsing (2016-19). Likewise, she also got the limelight for her role in the TV movie named Accidental Obsession (2015) and movie entitled Colossal (2016).

Further, for her excellent acting in the TV series, Van Helsing, she was twice nominated at UBCP/ACTRA Awards, Vancouver (2017), and Leo Awards (2017), respectively. Nonetheless, all of her hard work finally paid off in 2019 when she won the Leo Awards under the category of Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series.

Her Bio (Age) & Family

Rukiya Bernard was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on the 20th of January 1983. She was raised by an African art store owner mother named Nyakiringa Magugu and a car wash owner father named Gilbert Bernard. She also has a sister named Njambi Bernard.

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She got enrolled at Ryerson University's Theatre Program and graduated with honors. 

Rukiya Bernard’s Husband, Married Life

Rukiya Bernard is a married woman. Her husband, PJ Prinsloo, is a music teacher as well as an owner of a custom build development company named Ronse Massey Developments.

The couple is blessed with two children, a daughter on 1st May 2010 and a son in January 2014.

Career; Movies & TV Shows

Rukiya Bernard started her career in the entertainment industry in 1999 with the TV series entitled Undressed. However, her debut didn’t give her much fame, and she had to wait for the next 2 years for another chance. And, in 2001, she made her small appearance in the movie entitled Get Over It.

Rukiya Bernard at Vancouver, British Columbia on 12 October 2019 (Photo: Rukiya Bernard's Instagram)

After that, she played a few other TV movies and TV series as well. Finally, some of her next works gave her the much-needed spotlight. Since then, she has always worked hard and tried to impress the audiences through her work.

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Till now, she has been able to work in more than 70 movies (includes TV series & TV movies). Some of her TV series is This Is Wonderland (2004), The L Word (2009), Intruders (2014), and The Magicians (2019). Similarly, her movie credits include Stuck (2007), That Burning Feeling (2013), and Phil (2019).

Apart from being a talented actress, Rukiya is also a successful writer, director, and producer.

Some Interesting Facts About Rukiya Bernard

  • Her nickname is Ru.

  • Her birth sign is Aquarius.

  • She stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.7 meters).

  • Before entering the film industry, she used to work as an interior designer.

  • She is very interested in sports such as basketball and track racing.

  • She has learned classical ballet, karate as well as piano.

  • Her mother is from Kenya, whereas her father is a native of Jamaica.


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