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5 facts to know about Ruby Rose, the star of 'The Meg' and the new Batwoman

Submitted by Tech Insider on August 10, 2018 - 2:46pm

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Ruby Rose is making her mark.

The 32-year-old Australian actress currently stars in the "The Meg," a sci-fi action film about a giant prehistoric shark called a Megalodon, and was just announced as Batwoman in DC's Arrowverse on The CW. 

But before she was taking on various TV and movie roles, she was a model, DJ, and TV presenter. 

Here are five facts to know about the star. 

 

1. Ruby Rose began her career as a model.

Ruby Rose Langenheim was 16 when she participated in Girlfriend magazine's model search in Australia. Though she didn't win, the finalist continued to model and eventually became an MTV VJ and TV presenter for various shows in her native country. 

She also DJs and released a single with Gary Go.

2. She credits her acting career to short films she produced.

Ruby Rose broke out in Hollywood thanks to her part on season three of "Orange is the New Black," but she credits the role with a short film she starred in, wrote, and produced called "Break Free." 

"I couldn't get a manager when I got here, I couldn't get an agent, I couldn't get an audition," she told Variety. "I started making my own short films as a way of being able to give myself something to do and to study my craft. Then the film went viral and getting millions of hits ... I just can't imagine how I could have gone under the radar in America for two years and then I release the short and I get this audition for a character that I think has quite a few similarities to the character I'm portraying in the short."

She has gone on to star in movies including "xXx: Return of Xander Cage," "Pitch Perfect 3" and "John Wick: Chapter 2." She's returning for the third "John Wick" movie and will be joining The CW's DC TV universe as Batwoman, with a potential for her own series

3. She has 109 tattoos.

She told Marie Claire Malaysia that each one means something.

"If you count on them individually, then there's an astronomical amount. But because they are joined together, it becomes a sleeve, or it becomes a back piece," she said. "They all have personal meanings or stories — they are there to create a memory. Some of them are more meaningful than others, but I love them all."

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