Clara Rugaard

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Clara Rugaard
Clara Rugaard at the premiere of Teen Spirit, 2018 Toronto Film Festival (44028939874) (cropped).jpg
Clara Rugaard at the premiere of Teen Spirit, 2018 Toronto Film Festival
Born (1997-12-05) 5 December 1997 (age 24)
Hellerup, Copenhagen, Denmark
Years active2013–present
Known for

Clara Rugaard (born 5 December 1997) is a Danish actress and singer.[1][2][3][4]


Rugaard made her film debut in the 2013 Danish movie Min søsters børn i Afrika (My sister's kids in Africa [da]).[2] Prior to this, she was known for singing the Danish theme song to Violetta for the Disney Channel.[3] She also provided the English singing voice for Violetta (played by Martina Stoessel).[5] Since her acting debut, she has appeared in the television series The Lodge and Still Star-Crossed, and multiple films, including Good Favour, Teen Spirit, and I Am Mother.[2][6] Rugaard is set to star opposite Lewis Pullman, Danny Glover, and Lyrica Okano in the 2020 film Press Play, directed by Greg Björkman.[7]

She has received favorable reviews of her performance in I Am Mother, with SyFy describing her as the "heart, hope and humanity" of the film and The New York Post describing her as "a new sci-fi star".[8][9]



Year Title Role Notes
2013 Min søsters børn i Afrika Julie
2016 Vaiana Vaiana Danish dubbing
2017 Good Favour Shosanna
2018 Teen Spirit Roxy
2019 I Am Mother Daughter
2022 Press Play


Year Title Role Notes
2016 The Lodge Ana
2017 Still Star-Crossed Juliet Capulet


  1. ^ Didymus, John Thomas (8 June 2019). "Clara Rugaard-Larsen in Netflix's I Am Mother: Who is the actress playing Daughter?". Monsters and Critics. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Clara Rugaard". IMDb. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  3. ^ a b "15-årige Clara synger for Disney". (in Danish). Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Clara Rugaard-Larsen - dansk film database". Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  5. ^ Who are Violetta Dubbed Singers and voices in Season 3!, retrieved 31 March 2021
  6. ^ "Clara Rugaard". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  7. ^ "CJ Entertainment to Produce Romantic Drama 'Press Play' With Clara Rugaard, Lewis Pullman". 7 October 2019. Retrieved 24 December 2019.
  8. ^ Enlow, Courtney (10 June 2019). "Clara Rugaard is the heart, hope, and humanity of I Am Mother". SYFY WIRE. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  9. ^ Oleksinski, Johnny (27 January 2019). "'I Am Mother' gives birth to a new sci-fi star: Clara Rugaard". New York Post. Retrieved 7 August 2019.

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