Ruth's recent projects include an improvised comedic feature and a sci-fi pilot. Upcoming releases include a high-profile episodic for a major streaming service this summer. Upcoming projects include a horror feature and two comedic shorts. If you attend Chicago's Art on theMART, you might hear her welcoming announcement.
Accolades include a Best Actress Honorable Mention from The Crown Point International Film Festival for Me, Myself & I (a comedic short she wrote, played three roles in, directed and edited) and Best Actress nominations from the Midwest Film Festival's Best of the Midwest Awards and Reel Comedy Fest for the dark comedy short, Open House.
Ruth offers seventeen years of experience as an on-camera and voiceover actor. Credits include numerous features and short films, national and local TV commercials, web series and videos, industrials and thousands of voiceovers including commercials, e-learning courses, medical/pharma narration, online videos and characters such as employees, an elf and a princess. National and international clients say she has a gift for making dry or technical copy sound interesting. Many of her films and videos 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 is a storyteller and presents workshops including "Essential Sales Skills for Actors," "Creating a Persistence Plan" 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 copy and scripts. She has critiqued novels for a bestselling author and others. For more information, visit ruthkaufman.com.
IN THE MEDIA:
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