Gia Ruiz Wiki Bio
Gia Ruiz was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 23 May 1976 – her zodiac sign is Gemini and she holds American nationality. She is an artist, but who is perhaps known best for being the wife of American actor Danny McBride.
Childhood and education
Gia was raised alongside her siblings in Los Angeles by their father who was a theatre actor, and their mother who worked as a nurse at a local hospital.
Gia and her family often watched her father perform at a local theatre, which is how she became interested in acting at a very early age.
She was a member of her elementary school’s drama club, and appeared in several plays, but it was only after enrolling at a high school and meeting other high school actors and actresses that she realised that she wasn’t talented enough, thus switched her attention to other prospects.
Gia matriculated in 1994, and although she hasn’t talked about her further education, it is believed by some that she enrolled at a college, and obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1998.
Gia has been keeping her career away from the media’s attention, but it’s known that she worked with students with special needs at Los Angeles City College in the late ‘90s and the early 2000s.
It is also known that she worked as the art director on the 2006 comedy movie “The Foot Fist Way”, written and directed by Jody Hill and which starred her husband Danny, Ben Best and Mary Jane Bostic. The film follows a Tae Kwon Do instructor with marital problems, and it won Danny an Austin Film Critics Association Breakthrough Artist Award.
Gia has also been credited with working as the art department production assistant in 2009 and 2010, on 13 episodes of the sport comedy series “Eastbound & Down”, which starred her husband, Steve Little and Katy Mixon, and is about a man who comes back to his hometown and starts teaching physical education at the middle school he’d attended – it was nominated for seven awards.
Not much else is known about Gia’s career, and it’s believed that she went on to become a housewife after giving birth to her and Danny’s first child in 2011 – according to her description on Instagram, Gia is today working as a librarian.
Love life and marriage with Danny McBride
Gia and Danny met in 2002, when they were introduced by a mutual friend at a Super Bowl party. At the time Danny wasn’t happy with his career, and wanted to leave Los Angeles as it made him feel anxious and occasionally depressed. The two started dating, and when Danny decided to move to South Carolina, he asked Gia if she would go with him – they subsequently married in a private ceremony attended by their closest friends and family on 15 October 2010.
In September 2011, Gia gave birth to their son Declan George, while their daughter Ava followed in 2015 – the family of four now lives in Charleston, South Carolina.
Gia hasn’t talked about any other men she might have dated, and as of December 2020, she is married to Danny and has two children.
Hobbies and other interests
Gia is keen on knitting, but rather than making clothes, she’s making random small toys such as balls, bears and toy food.
She is a huge fan of Studio Ghibli, a Japanese studio which makes animated movies, and a couple of her favorites are “My Neighbor Totoro”, “Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind” and “Ponyo” – she has also knitted her favorite Studio Ghibli character, Totoro.
Gia also likes to watch Tim Burton’s movies, with her favorite being “The Nightmare Before Christmas”.
She is keen on travelling, and has been all around the US for both work and pleasure, while she has also vacationed in Europe on various occasions, visiting countries such as France and Greece.
Age, height and net worth
Gia is 44 years old. She has medium long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 3ins (1.6m) and she weighs around 105lbs (48kgs). As of December 2020, her net worth has been estimated at over $350,000, while Danny’s net worth is reputedly over $25 million.
Who is Danny McBride?
Daniel Richard McBride was born in Statesboro, Georgia USA, on 29 December 1976 – his zodiac sign is Capricorn and he holds American nationality.
He is an actor, writer and a comedian, who might be known best for his starring role in the comedy series “Vice Principals”, which he also created together with Jody Hill. It aired from 2016 to 2018, and follows a father who is trying to become a principal, competing against the school’s vice principal – the series won two awards and was nominated for five others, including a Primetime Emmy.
Danny was raised in Spotsylvania County, Virginia by his mother Kathy Rudy and her second husband, who both worked at the US Marine Corps Base Quantico. He attended Courtland High School, and upon matriculation in 1994 enrolled at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in acting in 1998.
Danny worked several jobs while performing as a stand-up comedian for five years after graduation, and was then in 2003 cast to appear in his first movie – the romantic drama “All the Real Girls”, which starred Paul Schneider and Zooey Deschanel. His second role came three years later, when he co-wrote and starred in the comedy film “The Foot Fist Way”, and on 26 February 2008, Danny was invited to appear in the late night talk show “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”. He went on to write the comedy series “Eastbound & Down” and starred in it, and as it was quite popular, it was renewed for another season by HBO on 8 April 2009 – it went on to air four seasons, ending on 18 November 2013.
After a three-year break, Danny played the lead character in the comedy series “Vice Principals”, then in 2018 co-write the slasher movie “Halloween”. A couple of his most recent roles have been in the 2019 comedy drama film “Zeroville”, the 2019 computer-animated comedy “The Angry Birds Movie 2” in which he voiced Bomb, and the 2020 computer-animated science fiction comedy “Connected”, the voice of Rick Mitchell.
Danny has also appeared in several music videos, such as “Fight for Your Right Revisited” by Beastie Boys, “Roadie” by Tenacious D., and “YOLO” by The Lonely Island – he’s also lent his voice to a host of a radio stations in the video game “Grand Theft Auto V.