Ruthie Ann Miles Wiki – Biography
Ruthie Ann Miles is an American actress and singer best known for her roles in musical theatre and on television. Off-Broadway, she has played Christmas Eve in Avenue Q and starred as Imelda Marcos in Here Lies Love, winning a Theatre World Award and a Lucille Lortel Award for the latter role.
Ruthie Ann Miles Age
Ruthie Ann Miles is 36 years old. She was born on April 21, 1983 in Arizona, United States.
Early life and Education
Miles was born in Arizona and raised by her Korean mother, Esther Wong, a music teacher, first in Korea and, from 2nd grade, in Honolulu, Hawaii. “I had to work very quickly and very hard to break my accent,” Miles has said. She attended Kaimuki High School, graduating in 2001, and then Southern Oregon University before earning her bachelor’s degree at Palm Beach Atlantic University in 2005. She received a master’s degree at New York University.
Husband Jonathan Blumenstein
She is married to Jonathan Blumenstein. On March 5, 2018, Miles was injured, and the couple’s four-year-old daughter Abigail Blumenstein was killed, while crossing a street in Brooklyn, New York after they and other pedestrians were struck by a car that was driven through a red light. She was 7 months pregnant with her second child at the time of the incident. On May 11, 2018, Miles and Blumenstein lost their unborn child. Miles returned to the stage in August 2018. In November 2018, the driver charged in the crash was found dead of an apparent suicide.
With the off-Broadway York Theatre, Miles appeared as Leah in Two by Two and Red Urchin in The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd. She played Christmas Eve and other characters in Avenue Q off-Broadway for two years beginning in 2011. For her starring role as Imelda Marcos in Here Lies Love, in 2013 off-Broadway at The Public Theatre, she won a Theatre World Award and a Lucille Lortel Award. Miles has appeared in national tours of Sweeney Todd (as Adolfo Pirelli) and Annie. She has played numerous roles in regional theatre and appeared as a doctor in the film I Am Michael.
Miles received positive reviews for her role as Lady Thiang in the 2015 Broadway revival of The King and I, with Ben Brantley of The New York Times writing that she “turns ‘Something Wonderful’ into an exquisite expression of romantic realism that could be the show’s anthem. Another critic called her “the one featured performer in a play or musical, on or off-Broadway, who I thought was giving the best performance this season … [her] Lady Thiang is more empathetic than in other productions I have seen, People who see this King and I will think about Lady Thiang. They will think about what she knows, what she feels.” For this role, she won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical.
In 2016, Miles appeared in a recurring role in the television series The Americans, playing Young-Hee Seong, a Korean immigrant and Mary Kay consultant whose husband is of interest to the KGB. In February 2018, Miles played Svetlana in a Kennedy Center concert production of the musical Chess. In August 2018, Miles joined the West End production of The King and I, reprising her Broadway role
Ruthie Ann Miles Daughter
Broadway actress Ruthie Ann Miles, who tragically lost her daughter and unborn child two years ago, is pregnant.
The Tony-winner shared on Twitter Saturday that she is due this spring.
In 2018, Miles and her 4-year-old daughter Abigail were struck by a vehicle on a New York street that killed Abigail and a friend’s 1-year-old son. Miles was pregnant at the time of the crash and lost her unborn daughter, who she planned to name Sophia, two months later.
In her Twitter message announcing the pregnancy, Miles thanked those who supported her and her husband Jonathan Blumenstein after the crash and let them grieve for the past two years.
“We know Abigail Joy and Sophia would have loved being big sisters and are loving watching their family grow,” Miles wrote.
Ruthie Ann Miles’s net worth is to be $1.7 Million.
She stands at height of 1.65 m.