Born in Bridgend in south Wales, Ruth grew up in the nearby coastal town of Porthcawl. With a degree in drama under her belt, the bubbly brunette got a job at BBC Wales working in both TV and radio comedy before branching out into theatre. She made her silver screen debut in British comedy East Is East in 1999, then appeared in popular ITV series Fat Friends, alongside her future comedy partner James Corden. A role in black comedy Nighty Night followed in 2004, as well as the part of pub landlady Myfanwy in smash TV show Little Britain. After being cast as Steve Coogan\'s wife in sitcom Saxondale, she hooked up with James to write and act in the BAFTA-winning Gavin And Stacey, which also stars her old school friend, comedian Rob Brydon. In 2008, the talented Welsh performer turned her hand to costume dramas, with roles in BBC adaptations of Tess Of The D\'Urbervilles and Little Dorrit. Ruth lives in Cardiff with her husband David and her three stepchildren.