NCIS: Los Angeles star Daniela Ruah loves to share family photos. And on Monday, she posted a picture of her two children walking on a beach.
It defined the word blissful. She captioned the Instagram photo “my 5 loves.” As she usually does, Ruah also posted the caption in Portuguese — “Os meus 5 amores.” She tagged everyone, from her parents to siblings and husband.
Two days ago, Daniela Ruah posted a short video clip to declare the filming of her new movie “finito.” She’s been on location at Torres Vedras, Portugal filming since last month. It’s not an episode of NCIS: Los Angeles. Rather, she’s directing the movie Os Vivos, o Morto e o Peixe Frito.
Translated, the movie title is The Living, the Dead and the Fried Fish. It’s her second time directing, but it’s her first movie. Earlier this year, she directed an episode of NCIS: LA called Russia, Russia, Russia.
Daniela Ruah and Husband Have Two Young Children
Daniela Ruah and her husband, David Olsen, are the proud parents of a son named River and a daughter, Sierra. The couple were married in 2014. And they met on NCIS: LA. Ruah plays Kensi Blye on the show. And Kensi is married to Marty Deeks, who is portrayed by Eric Christian Olsen. David is Eric’s older brother and stunt double on the show.
Portugal is Ruah’s second home. The 37-year-old was born in Boston. But both her parents are from Portugal. They moved back there when Daniela Ruah was 5. She went to school there and her first acting job was on a Portuguese soap opera called Jardins Proibidos. Translated, that means “Forbidden Gardens.”
A week ago, husband David and the couple’s two children flew to Portugal to reunite with Ruah. Or as she posted: “After 3 weeks of work in Portugal, daddy finally arrived with the cubs.”
Then, after finishing her new movie, Ruah wrote “That’s a wrap on our adventure full of love and passion. I will keep this cast and crew in my heart forever… thank you #ukbarfilms for the privilege to be here, to my cast for trusting me and giving everything they had each day, to my crew for working so hard and always with a smile on your faces. … To the city of Torres Vedras, I’m so grateful to you for receiving our production with open arms. THAT’S A WRAP!!”
Torres Vedras is a coastal town on the Atlantic Ocean. It’s about 25 miles north of Lisbon, near where her parents grew up.
Now, Daniela Ruah is showing her kids her favorite places from her childhood while getting some blissful beach time.
Her NCIS: LA fans loved seeing the beach photos. One wrote: “So happy for you….enjoy every moment with your beautiful family!!!”