|Occupation||Actress, Interior designer|
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, The Cabin in the Woods (2012), The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) and Stuck (2007).
Rukiya Bernard was born in Toronto, Ontario, 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 from which she graduated with honours.
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. Rukiya has appeared in TV shows including SyFy's Van Helsing, The CW’s Supernatural, A&E’s The Returned, USA Network’s Fairly Legal, Hallmark’s The Gourmet Detective, NBC’s Eureka, Showtime’s The L Word, SyFy’s Sanctuary and SGU Stargate Universe, BBC America’s Intruders and Lifetime’s Witches Of The East End. She has also appeared in The Cabin In The Woods, Stuck and That Burning Feeling.
Rukiya has two children.
|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|
|2006||12 Hours To Live||Deputy Dana Franklyn||TV Movie|
|2007||My Name Is Sarah||Barista||TV Movie|
|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||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||Just the Way You Are||Claire||TV Movie|
|2015||Accidental Obsession||Lisa||TV Movie|
|2015||Ungodly Acts||Sgt. King||TV Movie|
|2015||Debbie Macomber's Dashing Through the Snow||Agent Hobbs||TV Movie|
|2016||Colossal||Marie||Hallmark Channel TV Movie|
|2017||Christmas in Evergreen||Hannah||Hallmark Channel TV Movie|
|2018||One Winter Weekend||Megan Marquant||Hallmark Channel TV Movie|
|2019||One Winter Proposal||Megan Marquant||Hallmark Channel TV Movie|
|2020||Hearts of Winter||Emerson||Hallmark Channel TV Movie|
|2021||One Winter Wedding||Megan Marquant||Hallmark Channel TV Movie|
|2002||Relic Hunter||Meg Ryerson||Episode: Warlock of Nu Theta Phi|
|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||Stargate Universe||Airman Richmond||Episode: "Space"|
|2011||Fairly Legal||Susan Williams||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2011, 2017||Supernatural||Camille Thibideaux
|Episode: "The Mentalists"|
Episode: "The Big Empty"
|2013||RL Stine's The Haunting Hour||Mrs. Stevenson||Episode: "Terrible Love"|
|2013||Primeval: New World||Lisa Merriweather||2 Episodes|
|2013||Delete||Victoria "Tori" Mendes||2 Episodes|
|2014||Witches of East End||Mrs. Jacobs||Episode: "Boogie Knight"|
|2015||Sorority Murder||Detective Sanchez||Television film|
|2015||The Returned||Pilar||Episode: "Camille"|
|2015||Gourmet Detective||Dee Dee||Episode: "The Gourmet Detective"|
|2015||Proof||Nurse #1||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2016–present||Van Helsing||Doc||34 Episodes |
Nominated – Leo Award for Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series (2017)
|2019||The Magicians||"Ru, Queen of West Loria"||Episode: "The Serpent"|
|2019||Molly of Denali||Violetta Lawrence (voice)||Episode: "Visit Qyah"|
- "Exclusive Interview with Van Helsing's Rukiya Bernard". TalkNerdyWithUs. 2016-08-26. Retrieved 2017-01-17.
- Furminger, Sabrina. "Rukiya Bernard muses on motherhood, self-doubt, and the trip that changed her career". Westender. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
- "Brad and Cort Talk: Rukiya Bernard drops in to talk vamps and an apocalyptic future in 'Van Helsing'". Pure Fandom. 2016-08-09. Retrieved 2017-01-17.
- "'Van Helsing' Actress Rukiya Bernard Talks Syfy's Female Reboot". The Hudsucker. 2016-10-10. Retrieved 2017-01-17.
- "Rukiya Bernard talks SyFy's Van Helsing & more!". BLEEP Magazine. 2016-08-30. Retrieved 2017-01-17.
- "Leo Awards, Nominees by Name 2017". www.leoawards.com. Archived from the original on 27 May 2017. Retrieved 2 May 2017.