Ruth Kearney

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Ruth Kearney
Born (1984-11-10) 10 November 1984 (age 32)
London, England, United Kingdom
Alma mater Trinity College, Dublin
Bristol Old Vic
Occupation Actress
Years active 2009–present

Ruth Delia Kearney (born November 10, 1984[1]) is an Irish actress, best known for her roles as Jess Parker in Primeval, Daisy in The Following, and London in Flaked, a series on Netflix.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Kearney was born in London, England to Irish parents before relocating to Dublin, Ireland at five years old.[4] She studied Drama and Classics at Trinity College, Dublin, graduating with honours, before training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, graduating in 2009.[4] Her career began in theatre, with performances in productions such as Man of Mode alongside Antonia Thomas and Theo James,[5] On the Razzle, Three Sisters, Oh! What a lovely War! and Othello.[6]


Kearney is best known for her leading role as Jess Parker in the science fiction-drama Primeval,[7][8] Kearney joined the cast in 2011 and appeared in both Series 4 and Series 5 of the show [9][10]

In 2014, she guest-starred in the FX political thriller Tyrant, playing the role of Katharina.[11]

In 2015 Kearney played the recurring role of Daisy Locke in the third and final season of the Fox American television psychological thriller series The Following.[12]

She stars as the female lead London in the Netflix original comedy series Flaked alongside Will Arnett.[13][14] Kearne portrays an attractive newcomer to Venice who gets caught in a love triangle with the characters portrayed by Will Arnett and David Sullivan.[15] The role is Kearney's first major comedy television series.[16] The series premièred on March 11, 2016 with all eight episodes released simultaneously.[17]

It was confirmed in July 2016 that Flaked will be returning for a second season in 2017 [18]


Year Film Role Notes
2009 Gracie! Miriam TV Drama
2010 Primeval Jessica 'Jess' Parker Webisodes
2011 Primeval Jessica 'Jess' Parker TV series (13 episodes: 2011-2012)
Holby City Jenny Proctor TV series (2 episodes)
Fast Freddie, The Widow and Me Stacey TV Movie
2013 Jet Stream Angel TV Movie
2014 Tyrant Katharina TV series (2 episodes: 2014)
2015 The Following Daisy TV series (Recurring S3 - 11 episodes)
2016- Flaked London TV series (Regular - 14 episodes)
2017 Get Shorty Talia Thorbe TV series (3 episodes)


  1. ^ FindMyPast
  2. ^ "Meet Ruth Kearney - the young Dublin actress taking Hollywood by storm". Independent. 
  3. ^ "Netflix Releases Trailer for Will Arnett’s ‘Flaked’". Variety. 
  4. ^ a b "Meet Ruth Kearney, Netflix’s Latest Breakout Star". WWD. 
  5. ^ "Theatre Bristol". 
  6. ^ "Spotlight:RUTH KEARNEY". 
  7. ^ "Jess Parker". BBC America. Archived from the original on September 11, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Ruth Kearney teases 'Primeval' role". Digital Spy. 
  9. ^ "ITV confirms new 'Primeval' cast". Digital Spy. 
  10. ^ "Shows". STV Shows. 
  11. ^ "Irish actress Ruth loves LA and her Netflix leading role". Independent. 
  12. ^ "The Following: Will Ryan finally pay for his sins?". Entertainment weekly. 
  13. ^ Deadline: Ruth Kearney Cast As Female Lead
  14. ^ Netflix releases first snippet of ‘dry comedy’ ‘Flaked’
  15. ^ ‘Flaked’ Trailer: Netflix Really Loves Will Arnett
  16. ^ Jennifer Lee (February 18, 2016). "Meet the newcomer of Netflix's soon-to-be-released new comedy, 'Flaked'". Filler Magazine. 
  17. ^ Lisa de Moraes (January 17, 2016). "Netflix Unveils Premiere Dates For ‘Orange Is The New Black,’ ‘The Get Down,’ ‘Flaked’ And Others". 
  18. ^ Netflix renews Flaked

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