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Ruth Jones

Facts About Ruth Jones

Celebrated Name Ruth Jones
Age 56 Years Old
Nick Name Ruth
Birth Name Ruth Alexandra Elisabeth Jones
Birth Date 1966-09-22
Gender Female
Profession Actress , Comedian , Writer
Birth Nation Wales
Place Of Birth Bridgend, Glamorgan
Nationality Welsh
Ethnicity Welsh-White
Horoscope Virgo
Religion Christian
Siblings 3
School Porthcawl Comprehensive School
University University of Warwick
College / University Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
Net Worth $1 Million - $5 Million
Source of Wealth Entertainment Career
Salary Million of Dollars
Marital Status Married
Husband David Peet
Children Lousie Peet, Alex Peet, and Fiona Peet (Step Childrens)
Sexual Orientation Straight
Height 1.72 m
Weight 57 Kg
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Awards BAFTA
Links Wikipedia Instagram

Ruth Jones is a multi-talented Welsh actress, comedian, novelist as well as a producer from Wales. She has appeared in several TV series such as Fat Friends (2000–2005), Little Britain (2003–2007), Nighty Night (2004–2005), Saxondale (2006–2007), The Street (2009), and Stella (2012–2017) for which she was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Female Comedy Performance and won the BAFTA Cymru Award for Best Screenwriter. She is famous and best known for her work in the award-winning BBC sitcom "Gavin & Stacey" (2007–2010, 2019). She played a lead role in the comedy-drama series Stella for Sky 1 produced by Tidy Productions, a company they founded in 2008 with her husband David Peet. In 1989, she made her first debut in professional role-playing the Countess Almaviva. She first worked in TV and radio comedy for BBC Wales in 1991. In 1999, she played a role in a hit British film, East Is East and her performance helped her get theatre roles with RSC and National Theatre.

What is Ruth Jones Famous For?

  • Being an actress, comedian, writer, and producer. 
  • For co-writing and co-starring in the award-winning BBC sitcom "Gavin & Stacey" (2007–2010, 2019).

Where is Ruth Jones From?

Ruth Jones took birth on 22nd September 1966. She is from in Bridgend, Glamorgan, Wales. Her nationality is Welsh and her ethnicity is Welsh-White. Her birth name is Ruth Alexandra Elisabeth Jones. Her dad was a lawyer for British Steel Corporation, Port Talbot, and her mum was a general practitioner. She grew up with his three siblings; two older brothers and a younger sister. She celebrated her 55th birthday as of 2021. Her zodiac sign is Virgo and she follows the Christianity religion. Details about her parents' names are still to get disclosed yet. 

Ruth spent her early life and childhood in her hometown, Porthcawl where she attended Porthcawl Comprehensive School. She then became interested in music and participated enthusiastically every year in musical theatre productions. She next graduated from the University of Warwick with a degree in Theatre Studies and Dramatic Arts. After that, she trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff. 

Ruth Jones Career Timeline

  • Jones took her first professional role, with Dominic Cooke's company, 'Pan Optic' where she played the Countess Almaviva in Cooke's adaptation of "The Marriage of Figaro" in November 1989, which toured the UK for six months. 
  • In 1990, comedian and pantomime producer Stan Stennett offered her an Equity contract, shifting scenery and playing a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (Michelangelo) in "Dick Whittington" at the Porthcawl Pavilion, where she had performed in school musicals. 

Welsh Actress, and Producer, Ruth Jones


  • Her debut TV job was a non-broadcast sketch show for BBC Wales. Next, she joined an improv group in Bath. She later appears in "Nighty Night" and "Gavin & Stacey"
  • She first worked in TV and radio comedy for BBC Wales in the year 1991. 
  • Her breakthrough came in the hit British film "East Is East" in 1999. 
  • In the year 1996, she appeared in the BBC television period drama "Drover’s Gold", billed as a "Welsh Western". 
  • Further, she appeared on television as Kelly in four series of ITV's comedy "Fat Friends" which was then followed by Little Britain, Saxondale, and Nighty Night. 
  • She then rose to huge fame in 2008 with the BBC Three sitcom "Gavin & Stacey" where she played the lead role in it as Nessa Jenkins. The series won a number of awards, including two BAFTAs and four British Comedy Awards. 
  • She alongside co-star Rob Brydon recorded "Islands in the Stream" in 2009; the song reached No. 1 in the chart. 
  • In the year 2008, she featured in two BBC One television period costume dramas, "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" and "Little Dorrit", as well as two episodes of "The Street".
  • In December 2009, she starred in "A Child's Christmases in Wales". 
  • After a year, she starred in BBC Four comedy "The Great Outdoors". 
  • She also presented the first of four chat shows on BBC2, "Ruth Jones' Christmas Cracker".
  • In January 2011 she starred as Hattie Jacques in the BBC Four drama "Hattie".
  • In 2008, she co-founded Tidy Productions with producer David Peet which produces the series Jones presented on BBC Radio Wales in 2008-9, "Ruth Jones' Sunday Brunch".
  • The company made two 90-minute comedy dramas for S4C and light-entertainment shows for BBC Wales, and topical radio series "What's the Story?" for Radio Wales, the predecessor to The Leek in 2010. Not only this but also Tidy Productions produced 58 episodes of the comedy-drama "Stella" for Sky TV. The first series aired in 2012 which was Jones' first major comedy project since Gavin & Stacey; she created, executive produced, and storylines the show with Peet. 
  • The second series of "Stella" was filmed in the summer of 2012 and aired in early 2013. A further four series plus two Christmas specials completed the run, with the final episode broadcast in October 2017.
  • In January 2018, she took part of Mandy Haveez in the Radio Wales comedy series "Splott".
  • After a couple of months, she worked with director Debbie Issit, appearing in the film "Nativity 4".
  • In April 2018, her first novel, "Never Greener", was published which was based on a screenplay she'd written in 2004. 
  • Her second novel, "Us Three", was published in September 2020. 
  • In October 2018, she returned to the stage after a 12-year absence in the new play "The Nightingales" by William Gaminara. 
  • In the year 2020, she participated in Iaith ar Daith ('Language Road Trip'), a show for S4C where she and several other celebrities learned Welsh, broadcast in April 2020. An extra episode, Iaith ar Daith 'Dolig ('Language Road Trip: Christmas') was broadcast at the end of 2020.

Ruth Jones Awards, Recognition, and Achievements

  • Judged the Best Female Comedy Newcomer at the 2007 British Comedy Awards
  • Nominated for Best Television Comedy Actress
  • Recipient of the Ultimate Funny Woman award at the annual Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards in November 2009
  • Received an honorary degree from the University of Warwick in July 2013
  • Appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2014 New Year Honours for services to entertainment
  • Awarded the BAFTA Cymru Sian Phillips Special Recognition Award in 2009
  • Received a nomination for the British Academy Television Award for Best Female Comedy Performance for her performance in Stella in 2012
  • Won three BAFTA Cymru awards for Best Drama, Best Writer, and Best Editing in 2013

What is Ruth Jones Net Worth?

Ruth Jones is a versatile woman with the specialty of acting, comedy, writing, and producing profession. She has appeared in several award-winning shows and movies. As of 2022, the net worth of Ruth is estimated to have between in the range of $1 Million- $5 Million. Her main source of wealth is from the entertainment industry whereas she is also making a cool amount of money from her book career and production career. She is living a modest lifestyle at present. Her exact salary is still to get disclosed yet but there is no doubt in the mind of her followers that she is making a cool amount of money in millions from her professional work. 

Who is Ruth Jones Husband?

Ruth Jones is a married woman when it comes to her marital status. She tied a knot to her handsome husband, David Peet in the year 1999. Her spouse, David Peet is a producer who has produced the shows Borderline (1990) and The Great Outdoors (2010). She met David in the nineties when they were working on a comedy pilot together. David was a married man previously and he has three children Lousie Peet, Alex Peet, and Fiona Peet. with his spouse. Thus, she became the stepmother to David's children. Her sexual orietnaiton is striaght. The couple is currently residing in Cardiff. 

Ruth Jones with her husband, David

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How tall is Ruth Jones?

Ruth Jones is a pretty woman with a charming personality. She stands at the perfect height of 1.72 m or 5 Feet 8 Inches. Her well-maintianed body weight consists of 57 Kg. Back then, she loses her body weight. She stated: "It's taken me 22 months to lose four and a half stone. Although I have done loads of diets in my time I have never done it the old-fashioned way - taking in less calories than I was using". "I thought, right, they say 2000 calories a day is the norm for a woman. I'll aim for 1,250 to 1,500 a day and see how it goes". "Some days are better than others. But if you think about it, there's calorie value on the back of everything - supermarket sandwiches, chocolate bars - everything". She managed to slim down and seems to have maintained her healthy lifestyle. She said: "The main thing is that I realized I was going to have to be patient". "When diets promise you things like 'lose a stone in a week' it's just not realistic". "You have to make a decision that if you've got a few stones to lose (seven in my case!) then it's going to take time." Her other body measurement is still to get disclosed yet. Her hair color is black and she has a pair of brown eyes color. Her skin color is fair.

Trivias About Ruth Jones You Need To Know.

  • Her full name is Ruth Alexandra Elisabeth Jones.
  • Her hometown is in Porthcawl.
  • She rose to fame in 2008 with the BBC Three sitcom "Gavin & Stacey" where she played the lead role in it as Nessa Jenkins.
  • In 2008, she co-founded Tidy Productions with producer David Peet.
  • In April 2018, her first novel, "Never Greener", was published which was based on a screenplay she'd written in 2004.