Rukiya Bernard

Rukiya Bernard

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Rukiya Bernard
Born (1983-01-20) January 20, 1983 (age 34)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Actress, Interior designer
Years active 1999-present

Rukiya Bernard (born January 20, 1983) is a Canadian actress, producer and interior designer. She is known for her role as Doc in SyFy‘s Van Helsing[1], The Cabin in the Woods (2012), The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) and Stuck (2007).

Early life[edit]

Rukiya Bernard was born in Toronto, Ontario,[2] to Nyakiringa Magugu, an African art store owner and Gilbert Bernard, a car wash owner. From a very young age, Rukiya’s parents immersed her in sport and art programming. She took part in basketball and track while studying classical ballet, karate and piano. She was accepted into Ryerson University’s theatre program to which she graduated with honours.[2]


Rukiya’s first job was the supporting role of Sophie Newman in Ernest Dickerson’s award-winning Our America opposite Josh Charles, Irma P. Hall and Mykelti Williamson.[2] Rukiya has appeared in TV shows including SyFy‘s Van Helsing,[3] The CW’s Supernatural, A&E’s The Returned,[2] USA Network’s Fairly Legal, Hallmark’s The Gourmet Detective, NBC’s Eureka,[2] Showtime’s The L Word,[2] SyFy’s Sanctuary and SGU Stargate Universe, BBC America’s Intruders and Lifetime’s Witches Of The East End.[2] She has also appeared in The Cabin In The Woods, Stuck and That Burning Feeling.

Interior design[edit]

Rukiya is an interior designer [4] and starred on HGTV’s reality TV show The Stagers for two seasons.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Rukiya has two children.[2]



Year Title Role Notes
2001 Get Over It Girl with Tampons in Hair
2002 Our America Sophie Newman TV Movie
2003 Nigel’s Fingerprint Mona Jenkins
2005 Fallen Woman On Beach Short Film
2005 Cantata for the King Congregation TV Movie
2005 Playing the Role LaShaquandiqua Jones Short Film
2005 Supervolcano Soldier TV Movie
2006 12 Hours To Live Deputy Dana Franklyn TV Movie
2007 My Name Is Sarah Barista TV Movie
2007 Stuck Tanya
2008 The Most Wonderful Time of the Year Denise TV Movie
2008 The Day the Earth Stood Still Student
2009 The Farm Ammo TV Movie
2009 Spectacular! Receptionist TV Movie
2009 Christmas in Canaan Charlene TV Movie
2010 Tooth Fairy Amnesia Woman
2011 Christmas Lodge Yolanda TV Movie
2012 The Cabin in the Woods Labcoat Girl
2012 Big Time Movie Woman with Dog TV Movie
2012 The Music Teacher Sheila TV Movie
2013 The BFF Club Shoniqua Short Film
2013 That Burning Feeling Janine Clarke
2015 The Unspoken Portia
2015 Breed Violet TV Movie
2015 Just the Way You Are Claire TV Movie
2015 The Gourmet Detective Dee Dee TV Movie
2015 Accidental Obsession Lisa TV Movie
2015 Sorority Murder Detective Sanchez TV Movie
2015 Ungodly Acts Sgt. King TV Movie
2015 Debbie Macomber’s Dashing Through the Snow Agent Hobbs TV Movie
2016 Colossal Maggie


Year Title Role Notes
1999-2002 Undressed Talia
2002 Relic Hunter Meg Ryerson Episode: Warlock of Nu Theta Phi
2002 Spynet Liza Carrington
2002 Doc Receptionist Episode: Love of the Game
2004 This is Wonderland Aisha Episode: #1.2
2004 Blue Murder Eva Jordan Episode: Blind Eye
2005 Killer Instinct Eden Cavanaugh 2 Episodes
2006 Falcon Beach Andrea Walters 2 Episodes
2006 Eureka IT Technician Episode: Primal
2008 Sanctuary Kayla Bradley Episode: Warriors
2009 The L Word Babysitter Episode: Lactose Intolerant
2008-2009 The Stagers Support Stager 11 Episodes
2010 SGU Stargate Universe Airman Richmond Episode: Space
2011 Fairly Legal Susan Williams Episode: Pilot
2011 Supernatural Camille Thibideaux Episode: The Mentalists
2013 RL Stine’s The Haunting Hour Mrs. Stevenson Episode: Terrible Love
2013 Primeval: New World Lisa Merriweather 2 Episodes
2013 Delete Tori (Victoria) Mendes 2 Episodes
2014 Witches of East End Mrs. Jacobs Episode: Boogie Knight
2014 Intruders Karen 2 Episodes
2015 The Returned Pilar Episode: Camille
2015 Proof Nurse #1 Episode: Pilot
2016-Present Van Helsing Doc 10 Episodes
Nominated – Leo Award for Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series (2017)[6]

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