Donna Ruko

Biography

Life is a journey – for Donna Ruko the journey has always been about self-expression, adventure, and inspiration. The journey began in England where at a young age Donna first stepped into the spotlight through modeling, becoming the Pride Face of ’94. Whereas modeling was a platform for Donna’s attitude and beauty to shine, her inner voice would come to be heard when she joined the four-girl pop group, N-Tyce. The group signed with Colombia Records in the late 90s, releasing their first single, “Hey DJ,” and touring internationally with the likes of N’Sync, The Backstreet Boys, and Wyclef Jean.

With the group’s popularity more doors opened – MTV invited Donna as a special guest to present the two-hour live show, “MTV Select.” This opportunity put Donna in her element, with confidence and personality shining she was invited back to continue hosting the show.

In 2005 Donna made her big move – a one way ticket from England to Hollywood with aspirations of pursuing hosting and acting full time. The leap of faith landed Donna in the role of writer & host for Al Gore’s Emmy award winning Current TV. Donna went on to host such shows as KTLA’s, “Your LA,” and “Weekend Warriors.” With a growing resume of hosting experience, Donna also maintained an extensive portfolio of print and commercial spots as well as features in a number of short and indie films.

With her ever-ambitious spirit, in 2011 Donna literally took her professional journey to new heights as a member of Focus Rally America, the interactive cross-country road rally, developed by the producers of The Amazing Race and Ford Motor Company. Driving across the US, walking on planes, trekking across desert sands and climbing mountains – the adrenaline was non-stop and Donna had a new outlook on self-empowerment.

After the rally, Donna returned to Hollywood full of more passion than ever. Her life both personally and professionally is dedicated to inspiring. Donna actively trains in Krav Maga and is constantly in pursuit of improved well-being. From hosting "The Loop", on Livestrong Woman's YouTube channel to producing and writing her own music and travel show, viewers get a taste of what it's like for a Brit living in the U.S., along with the people, places and things that give daily her inspiration!

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WEBSITE: www.donnaruko.com
FACEBOOK: Donna-Ruko
FOLLOW ME: @donnaruko - 1,600 followers
INSTAGRAM: @donnaruko - 1,519 followers

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Host Reels: 

Resume: 

Hosting: 

TitlePartClient
THE LIST
HOST
SCRIPPS NETWORKS INTERACTIVE
FULLY BOOKED
CO-HOST
CHANNEL 4
MTV SELECT
CO-HOST
MTV
CURRENT TV
HOST
CURRENT TV
YOUR LA
HOST
KTLA
WEEKEND WARRIORS
HOST
PARKINLOT PRODUCTIONS
THE LOOP
HOST
DEMAND MEDIA/LIVESTRONG
LAST FM
HOST
CBS
TAKE IT ALL
CO-HOST/PRIZE ANNOUNCER
NBC
O MUSIC AWARDS
HOST
VIACOM

Television: 

ShowPartClient
REGGIE'S FAMILY & FRIENDS
SERIES REGULAR
REGGIE GASKINS

Film: 

MoviePartClient
DARKNESS
LEAD
DIR. JEANETTE MCDUFFIE
WOLVES
SUPPORTING
DIR. MATHIEU SOMERFIELD
FARSCAPE
LEAD
DIR. BRUSTA BROWN
LONGING
LEAD
DIR. TRACY OLIVER
WEDDING BELLES
SUPPORTING
DIR. TIA MICHELLE WILLIAMS
IF ONLY
LEAD
DIR. MARK LUCAJ
LOVE ME DEAD
LEAD
DIR. JAMES CONNELLY
LILIANA
LEAD
DIR. AARON MASSEY
LOVER
LEAD
DIR. CHRISTINA GRANADOS
MARIUM
LEAD
DIR. JAMES CONNELY
TODD LUCAS SINGER/SONGWRITER
SUPPORTING
DIR. IAN THORPE

Voice Over: 

TitleClient
SUPER NEWS
CURRENT TV
BARBIE BRITISH INVASION
MATTEL
THRESHOLD
DIR. NICK WENGER

Training: 

InstructorClient
IMPROV PERFORMANCE LEVEL I & II, LONG FORM
DONOVAN SCOTT
MEISNER TECHNIQUE
CAROLYNE BARRY CREATIVE
SCENE STUDY I & II
CAROLYNE BARRY CREATIVE
ON-GOING ACTING WORKSHOP
STEPHEN BOOK
HOSTING CLASS (ONGOING)
MARKI COSTELLO
IMPROV 1-3, CON 1 & 2
SECOND CITY