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RUTH KAUFMAN

      SAG-Eligible  

Information

Contact

Lily's Talent (CHI)
(312) 601-2345

Attributes

Height
5'1"
Weight
112 lbs
Gender
Female
Hair
Black
Hair Length
Chin
Eyes
Hazel

Sizes

Dress
2
Pants
2
Shoe
5.5
Bust
34
Cup Size
C
Waist
26
Hip
33

Film

Heavens to Betsy Supporting (Publishing exec) Robert Alaniz-Sole Productions
Redemption Way Supporting (Lead's boss Barbara) Dan Gremley/Brad Podowski-Eisley Creative
Monica Supporting (Lead's Aunt Sarah) Tommy Jackson-DGS Productions
Icarus Supporting (Scholarship Interviewer) Brad Porter-Out of Cinco Films
Market Value Supporting (TV Anchor Erin Keller) Wendell Etherly-Inkspil Films
Worst Day of the Week Lead (Mother) John Wesley Norton-Boomstick Films
Children First Vignette Lead (Ex-wife) Bruce Sheridan-Cook County Family Court
Forgiveness Supporting (Dr. Eckhart) John P. Tomasek-Distant Star Pictures
Bachelors Grove Supporting (TV Reporter) Ricardo Islas-Alpha Studios
Actually, Adieu My Love Supporting (Drunk Taxi Passenger) Minji Kang-Becoming Jade Films
Stealing Kisses Supporting (Fast Talking Caterer) Chris LoDuca-LoDuca Creative
Forsaken Supporting (Reporter) CTL NYC Media

Internet

Dark County Recurring (Maylene) John Wesley Norton-Boomstick Films
ClickHole-Witnessing History-Woodstock Lead (Jan-born at Woodstock) Noah Prestwich-Onion Productions
The Natural Recurring (Laurie, diner owner) Barry Gilmore-Black Folio Studios
ClickHole-Singles at Weddings Supporting (Wedding Guest) Matt Powers-Onion Productions
The Strange Case of Lucy Chandler Recurring (Lucy's psychiatrist) Chris Schrader-27th Letter Prods
The Onion-Men Who Fight Health/Human Services Spokesperson Mike Gilles-Onion Productions
Thanks a Latte Melissa, Coffee Shop Customer Andrew Smith-Third Wheel Entertainment
The Dreamers Talent Agent Kelsey Jorissen
Wild Cards TV Reporter Red Branch-Dean Bushala
Nine Lives Lead's Landlady-Karen Michael Gibson/Dewayne Perkins
Rules of Attraction Trailer Heroine’s Mom Pete Jones-Spotlight Films
Interviewing Mistakes Recruiter JobBound.com
Web Tutorials On camera & VO narrator RosieKnows.com

Comedy

Speed Talking Sample
NortonStuffTheatre.com Speed Talker, Improviser Alex Fendrich-Arc Worldwide/Symantec
The Rosie Show Rehearsal Contestant Joe Terry-Harpo Studios
Funny Bones Ensemble Sketchfest, Children's Hospitals
Old Dogs Team member Jay Gish, coach
Corporate/Private Events Team member ComedySportz, ImprovPlayhouse
Winter WonderFest Major Nougat Patrick Zielinski-Navy Pier/MPEA
REC League Bad News Bears ComedySportz Theater, Tim Whetham, coach

Television

Verrater (Traitor) Supporting (Tailor's Wife) John P. Tomasek-Distant Star Pictures
Vantage Point-Pilot Lead's Ex-girlfriend Erick Bergstrom-Towers Prods.
Plan B-Pilot Club Manager Nika Moore-LeFemme Films
The Haven-Pilot Psychiatrist MDB Productions
Capital Dog-Pilot Lead's Friend Dan Harris-Elkhorn Entertaiment
America’s Funniest People Fast Talker ABC

Theater

Eat Cake Alice Cornservatory-Kristi McKay
Sondheim in the Park Ensemble Cabarah-Bonnie Shadrake
Carnal Savior Ms. Peterson Whatever It Takes Theater Co
‘Dentity Crisis Edith (lead) UT/PR Prods.-Jason Kae
Oleanna Carol (lead) CBA Repertory
Will Rogers Follies Sister/Favorite Son Dancer Glenview Theatre Guild-Stevi Marks
Damn Yankees Wife/Ensemble Glenview Theatre Guild-Stevi Marks

Hosting

TV News & Host Reel
Comcast Newsmakers Host/Interviewer Comcast Network
You and the Law Host/Interviewer CBA-TV Prods.

Industrial

Leadership Video Chief Financial Officer Mike Yndestad-Ynde Prods.
50 Year Anniversary Video Customer Crate & Barrel
Employee Training Customer Service Representative USAA
Training Video Customer Tiffany & Co.
Interview Vignettes Executive MBACASE
Training Video District Manager Walgreens
Patient Education Nurse Microlife
Public Library Association Librarian Noggin Labs

Voice-Over

Many industrials, e-learning courses Narrator International, national & local clients
Commercials Assorted

Print

Title PhD/Researcher Leo Burnett
Employee Training Coach, CSR, Insured USAA
TradeStation.com Client Trade Station
Comfort 24-7 Mom Lisa Predko

Training

TV Audition Workshop Green Room AJ Links & Lauren Phillips
TV Audition Workshop Vagabond Claire Simon
TV Audition Workshop Vagabond Becca McCracken, Shelby Cherniet
Rock the Commercial Callback Acting Studio Chicago Matt Miller
Improv ComedySportz all levels
Improv iO all levels
Improv Second City all levels
On Camera Intensive Acting Studio Chicago Mickie Paskal, Bob Schroeder
Voiceover I & II, Pros Workout Acting Studio Chicago Deb Doetzer, Jeff Lupetin
M.S., TV/Radio Syracuse University S.I. Newhouse School

Skills

General Sports
  • AEROBICS
  • ,
  • BADMINTON
  • ,
  • BASEBALL
  • ,
  • BILLIARDS PLAYER
  • ,
  • BOWLING
  • ,
  • CROQUET
  • ,
  • FIGURE SKATE
  • ,
  • FRISBEE
  • ,
  • GOLF
  • ,
  • HIKING
  • ,
  • ICE SKATE
  • ,
  • JOGGING
  • ,
  • JUMP ROPE
  • ,
  • PING PONG
  • ,
  • RACQUETBALL
  • ,
  • RUNNING
  • ,
  • SOFTBALL
  • ,
  • TENNIS
  • ,
  • TRAMPOLINE
  • ,
  • VOLLEYBALL
Swimming
  • BACK STROKE
  • ,
  • BREAST STROKE
  • ,
  • SWIMMING, GENERAL
Dance
  • BALLET
  • ,
  • BALLROOM
  • ,
  • DISCO
  • ,
  • LINE
  • ,
  • POLKA
  • ,
  • SQUARE
  • ,
  • SWING
  • ,
  • TAP
  • ,
  • WALTZ
Improvisation
  • IMPROV, GENERAL
  • ,
  • LONG FORM
  • ,
  • SECOND CITY
  • ,
  • SHORT FORM
  • ,
  • SKETCH
  • ,
  • STAND-UP COMEDY
  • ,
  • VIOLA SPOLIN
Languages
  • FRENCH
Dialects
  • FRENCH
  • ,
  • NEW YORK / BROOKLYN
  • ,
  • SOUTHERN
Instruments
  • PIANO
  • ,
  • TAMBOURINE
Miscellaneous Skills
  • COMEDIAN
  • ,
  • EAR PROMPTER
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  • HOSTING
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  • PILATES
  • ,
  • SINGER
  • ,
  • STAND-IN EXPERIENCE
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  • TELEPROMPTER
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  • VIDEO GAMES
  • ,
  • YOGA
Singing
  • MUSICAL THEATER
Vocal Range
  • ALTO

Other Experience

Speed Talker
Emcee/Moderator
Can: play craps, do the splits
Website: www.ruthtalks.com
Attorney, lawyer
Sing in a symphony chorus
Corporate role playing/training: Diamond Consulting, ComedySportz, LawActors, Effective Arts.