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Who is Ruby Barker (Marina Thompson on Bridgerton)? Movies and Tv shows

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Ruby Barker Biography

Ruby Barker is a well-known English model, theatre performer, and actress. She was cast in various drama series and movies portraying lead and secondary roles. She was also a stellar actress in the period drama series Bridgerton. And many viewers had fallen for her character, Marina Thompson. Let’s get to know more about Ruby Barker and her role in Bridgerton. Also, she has played a major role in many movies and tv shows. Read till the end.

Ruby Barker as Marina Thompson in Bridgerton

Ruby Barker is the new girl at the Ton, Marina Thompson. Marina is a relative of Archibald, Baron. 

Her family sent Marina for the Featherington to guide her in this 1813 social season. Nobody predicted that a commoner yet a beautiful young lady would make a grand debut in society, especially Portia Featherington. Marina is a woman Portia recognized as a contender for her girls, who were not as elegant and lovely as Marina. 

Marina’s sudden appearance and simple glamour draw all the lads to the Featheringtons’ lounge. However, she’s bearing a secret that may lead to her downfall. Nevertheless, an ingenious young lady such as Marina already laid out the big picture. 

But nothing will escape the senses of Penelope Featherington as she soon found out that little secret of Marina. Then Marina admitted that she became enamored with a guy named George Crane in their church who was summoned to the battlefield. She also confessed to Penelope that George is the father of her developing infant. 

Portia Featherington urged Marina to pick someone as soon as possible before her condition got worse. But she declined to be tied to the older men that Portia chose. Then she met Colin Bridgerton, got to know him, and ultimately declared their engagement. 

Ruby Barker as Marina Thompson in Bridgerton
Ruby Barker played Marina Thompson in Bridgerton.

The engagement didn’t last long when Lady Whistledown’s column was published and revealed that Marina was carrying a baby before she even appeared at the Ton. Left devastated, she intended to abort the child by drinking tea with unknown ingredients but failed. Then Phillip Crane(brother of George) went to London to announce that his brother was already dead and proposed to her for the sake of her future. 

During the first season’s final episode, Marina Thompson left London to go with Phillip Crane. 

Ruby Barker expressed it meant a lot for her to be cast in the streaming drama series after believing she wouldn’t be featured in the show due to her descent. 

And Ruby is anticipated to still be in the second season of Bridgerton, though Shondaland has not announced any news regarding this. Marina Thompson was one of the fan-favorite characters in season 2, so it makes sense to have her in the next season.

Wikipedia & Biography (Age, Measurements, Early Education)

Ruby Barker will soon turn 25 this coming December 23, 2021. She was born in 1996 in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn being a December baby. 

Baghead actress has British nationality and African-American descent. Like her co-star Claudia Jessie, Ruby seems immersed in Zen Buddhism since she’s fond of meditating and suchlike. 

Ruby Barker is an alluring and foxy woman with an attractive and charming personality. She has a voluptuous figure with a body measurement of 33-24-35. She stands 5 feet 6 inches or 152.4 cm and weighs around 134 lbs or 61kg. 

Image of Well-known English model and actress, Ruby Barker
Well-known English model and actress, Ruby Barker

Her natural curly brown hair, black eyes, and fuller lips are among her distinct features. 

Bridgerton star attended her basic schooling in a private school in their district. Ruby was very interested in acting; hence, she took a drama and acting course at Tadcaster Grammar School in England. She also enrolled in the Elizabeth Murray School of dance, where she had dance training every Saturday. At an early age, Ruby began earning money as a model. 

Sexuality: Is She Dating Anyone?

Ruby Barker is single and not dating anyone at the moment. She hasn’t disclosed any information regarding her love affair to the public. 

The actress is also a supporter of the LGBTQ community. Ruby herself is unsure about her sexuality. However, everybody has felt that kind of feeling once in their life, and that’s pretty normal. 

According to her, she’s not embarrassed or apologetic concerning her sexuality. She found the beauty of love and life, so leave it as it is. She even thanked her friends who helped her realize after prolonged doubt.

Movies and TV Shows

Ruby already landed her debut appearance, at the early age of 11, on TV advertisement with the “Money Sense” program of the Royal Bank of Scotland. 

Following her high school graduation, she became a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Director of the theater company, Philip Breen, cast Ruby in the York Mystery Plays in 2016, where she played Mary. Her depiction in the said stage play was a massive discovery for her. And before long, she was again asked to perform in the dramatizations Mankind and The Biscuit. 

Ruby Barker Career
Ruby Barker

After her success in the theater scene, Ruby started her career in the film industry and got her debut role in the British-German fantasy series Wolfblood as Daisie. 

Since then, she received several theater projects and got another TV series role for the medical soap opera Doctors (2017-19) as Nina Hobbs/Shelley Williams. And the following year, she was featured in Cobra (2020) as Georgia Nixon and got another huge breakthrough in the period drama series Bridgerton (2020) as Marina Thompson. Due to her performance in the Bridgerton drama, she was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series category at the 27th Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Ruby Barker received her first movie role in the 2020 film How to Stop a Recurring Dream As Yakira. For her stellar portrayal in the film, she ultimately received an award for the Best Actress at the British Urban Film Festival. 

Her Net Worth

As of 2021, Ruby Barker has an estimated net worth of $350,000. Her earnings mostly came from her career as an actress. She is an English actress who has earned a reputation and become widely known in her chosen path.

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