Celeb Discovery Story: Hear How Ruth Wilson Went from History Major to Golden Globe Winner

Despite all the stars that dazzled the red carpet last night at The Golden Globes, only a few lucky winners got to take that sparkling statuette home! And one of those winners happens to be my new personal favorite actress, Ruth Wilson. Ruth took home the Golden Globe for best actress in a TV drama for her unrivaled work in the hit new Showtime series The Affair. So, how did Ruth land her Golden Globe fame? We have her story here:

Ruth Wilson was born into an English family in the countryside. As a teenager she got her start in showbiz by modeling. But it wasn’t until she was in college that she took a stab at acting. Although her major was in history at The University of Nottingham, she dabbled in the dramatic arts. After graduating she went to LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) where she studied acting intensively.

Once she graduated she landed small parts here and there, but it wasn’t until she played Jane Eyre in the 2006 mini-series that she got her big break in Hollywood and first Golden Globe nomination. After Jane Eyre she appeared in many big Hollywood films including Saving Mr. Banks and Lone Ranger.

Now, Ruth Wilson is starring in Showtime’s acclaimed TV series The Affair, which received the Golden Globe last night for best TV series. Ruth plays opposite Dominic West. What makes this show so unique? The affair is told separately, complete with distinct memory biases, from Noah’s (Dominic’s) and Alison’s (Ruth’s) perspectives.

Remember, it’s never to late to switch from history major to actress! You can become what you want at any age — chase your very own Golden Globe!



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