Ruth is a former attorney who got to play one on TV in Marvel Studios' She-Hulk: Attorney at Law on Disney+. Recent projects include two commercials, a comedic web series and the lead in two shorts. Upcoming projects include a feature film. Upcoming releases include two comedic and one dramatic feature.
Accolades include best actress nominations (Midwest Film Festival's Best of the Midwest Awards, Women's Comedy Film Festival Chicago and Reel Comedy Fest) for Open House, which won Best Dark Comedy at Women's Comedy Film Festival Chicago, and a best actress honorable mention from the Crown Point International Film Festival for Me, Myself & I, a short she wrote, directed, plays three roles in and filmed by herself.
Her credits include dozens of TV shows, feature and short films, commercials, web series and industrials and thousands of voiceovers including commercials, e-learning courses, medical/pharma narration, explainer videos and characters. National and international clients say she has a gift for making dry or technical copy sound interesting. Some of her projects are available to view online.
She has improvised at venues including ComedySportz and iO and has extensive improv and corporate role playing experience. Her improvisational speed talking has been featured on America’s Funniest People and productions including a 24-hour event streamed on Facebook.
Ruth recently sold her first feature film screenplay. A storyteller who presents workshops including "Essential Sales Skills for Actors" and "Improv for Authors," she's also the award-winning author of two humorous novels (including My Life as a Star - Top Comedy, Launch Pad Prose Competition 2020), four historical romances and dozens of articles. Her Wars of the Roses Brides trilogy reached #1 Historical Romance on Amazon in the US, Canada and Australia. Ruth's freelance editing skills enhance novels, copy and scripts. For more information, visit ruthkaufman.com.
IN THE MEDIA:
Second Act Actors Podcast: Attorney Turned Actor & Novelist
Former Lawyer Podcast: Holding Onto Your Passion: The Journey from Law School to Acting with Ruth Kaufman
New Rockstars: SHE-HULK EPISODE 3 BREAKDOWN! Easter Eggs & Details You Missed! at 9:39 & 10:54
Empowering Women in Midlife: From Day Job Attorney to Playing one on TV
HollywoodChicago.com: Director's interview about the dark comedy short "Open House"
HollywoodChicago.com: Producing a comedic web series during a pandemic
Lawyerpreneur Podcast: Launching into a second act with Ruth Kaufman
The Love of Acting: Ruth Kaufman on acting, real jobs and romance novels
Comedy Network Live: Ruth Kaufman: Comedian, Actor & Author
Authority Magazine: Rising Star Ruth Kaufman
Jeff & Dave Podcast, Ep. 11: Creative Swiss Army Knife Ruth Kaufman
Chicago Reader: Chicago voice-over actor and romance novelist Ruth Kaufman
Becoming a Voiceover Actor: Ruth's Story