Rukiya Bernard's Profile

Rukiya Bernard is a Canadian actress, producer and interior designer, 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).

Date of birth

She was born on 20 January 1983.


Rukiya Bernard was born in Toronto, Ontario, to Nyakiringa Magugu, an African art store owner, and Gilbert Bernard, a car wash owner.

Early life

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.

Love life

She is married to P.J. Prinsloo.


Rukiya has two children.

Net worth

Not yet established.



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. In 2021, she reprised the role of Megan Marquant in One Winter Wedding TV movie.

Interior design

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

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Rukiya Bernard
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Formed 20th January, 1983