March 20, 1989
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Australian-born actress and television personality Ruby Rose's striking presence and fluid gender identity made her a cause célèbre in her native country and led to a multifaceted career as a model, TV host, activist and actress, most notably on "Orange is the New Black" (Netflix, 2013- ). Born Ruby Rose Langenheim in Melbourne, Australia on March 20, 1989, she was raised by her mother in locations across the country before settling in Melbourne. Rose came out as a lesbian at the age of 12; she also began modeling and in 2007, successfully auditioned to become a VJ for MTV Australia. Her fearless on-screen persona made her exceptionally popular with audiences, and led to opportunities as an actor, guest host on the Network Ten talk show "The Project" (2009- ) and singer, with her first single, "Guilty Pleasure," debuting in 2012. Rose also drew attention for her support of numerous charities, including aid relief in Africa and Laos, and campaigns for youth mental health and animal welfare, including PETA. Rose continued to focus on new opportunities, including a clothing line, Faircloth Lane, with then-fiancée Phoebe Dahl, and a series regular role on "Orange is the New Black" as a new inmate, Stella Carlin, who drew attention from the prison population for her looks and caustic attitude. In 2018, Rose made headlines again when she was cast as Batwoman on the CW's crossover event for its various DC Comics-based series, to be followed by a standalone series featuring the character, who is the first lesbian superhero to star in a TV show. At the sme time, Rose became a frequent screen presence, co-starring in "xXx: Return of Xander Cage" (2017), "John Wick: Chapter 2" (2017), musical comedy "Pitch Perfect 3" (2018) and shark attack thriller "The Meg" (2018).