Who is Ruby Jay?
Ruby Jay is a teen actress, singer, and YouTuber, who rose to fame through her role as Scavenger in the video game entitled “The Shelter: A Survival Story”. She additionally gained popularity posting covers on her self-titled YouTube channel. Ruby was born under the Zodiac sign Sagittarius on 3 December 2004, in California, USA, so holds American nationality, and as of mid-2021, she’s 16 years old.
Early life and Family
Ruby was born to parents Anthony Mark Kutscher Jr. and Belinda Jean Kutscher, who is an entrepreneur; Ruby has one sibling, a sister named Pearl Dee.
Ever since Ruby was a toddler, she showed an interest in performing and singing, emulating popular singers, which prompted her mother, Belinda, to enroll her in a dance program. In an interview, young Ruby said:” I’d randomly come up with dances, or I’d perform a magic show. Or I learned the entire dance to ‘Single Ladies’, and performed it over and over.”
At the age of five, she was very active in musical theater, often performing on stage and crafting her skills as a singer and an actress. Her parents have always been her greatest support, rooting for her and planning her next moves. Recognizing her versatility, they also signed her up for soccer, T-Ball, and gymnastics. When she was ten, she began auditioning for various roles in commercials, TV shows and musicals.
As a member of musical theater, she performed “I Know Things Now” from the musical “Into the Woods” at her elementary school talent show. In terms of education, she attended the Orange County School of the Arts, and as of mid-2021, she’s enrolled in an online high school program.
Rise to Fame
Her first acting role came in 2016, when she landed a minor role in the popular medical series “Grey’s Anatomy”, followed by her appearance in the TV movie “Hopefuls (Nickelodeon sitcom pilot)”. The following year she was cast as the host in the TV program entitled “What They Got Right”, and voiced the character Catalina/Red in the animated TV series “Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure”.
In 2018 she made a one-episode appearance in the sitcom “Modern Family”, and also appeared as Wanda/Rhonda in the short adventure TV series “Fancy Nancy”.
Ruby was invited to provide the voice of the character Scavenger in the video game “The Shelter: A Survival Story”, and during the same year, she landed the lead role in the children’s series “Holly Hobbie”, which follows the life of a young aspiring country singer. The show has run for two seasons, garnering a broad audience and considerable success.
In an interview, Ruby recounted the moment when she found out that she had the part: her parents had filled the living room with balloons and had waited for her to come down, she said: “Finally after about five minutes of me being, ‘What the heck?’ somebody moved a balloon and behind it said, ‘Congratulations, you booked “Holly Hobbie,” ‘ and I started to freak out and probably cried.”
Her portrayal of Holly Hobbie garnered five nominations from Canadian Screen Awards, including for Best Performer in Children’s or Youth series.
The year 2019 was a busy year for the triple talent, as she booked various shows and TV series.
She appeared as the recurring character in the family sitcom entitled “The Unicorn”, alongside Walton Goggins and Maya Lynn Robinson, which ran for two seasons, with the last episode aired on 12 November 2020, after which it was canceled for unknown reasons. Ruby additionally guest-starred in the talk show “Celebrity Page”, the game show “The Price is Right”, and the TV documentary series “Teen Wanna Know”. She also voiced the character of Joan in the video game entitled “Twin Mirror”.
In 2015 Ruby launched her YouTube channel with her parents, occasionally posting covers such as “Defying Gravity” from Wicked, and “Rise Up” by Andra Day. After a one-year break from YouTube, she returned with a couple of feature covers, including “7 Years” by Luke Graham, and “Blown Away” by Carrie Underwood. As she began uploading more frequently, she expanded her content, adding video blogs and challenges.
In 2017, she made two performances on “Rock Your Hair Summer Concert”. In July, she teamed up with another YouTube star Vickie Hicks, and performed “Touch” by Little Mix. She additionally appeared in October, this time performing solo Demi Lovato’s “Sorry Not Sorry”.
She covered several popular artists, such as Katy Perry, Selena Gomez and Christina Aguilera, eventually trying her luck with the original song entitled “Cherry Pop”, which currently has over 200,000 views.
Ruby quickly followed it up with other originals songs, “Young Love”, “My Universe” and “Goals”, posted in 2019. Her latest uploads include several duets with singers such as Alexa Chalnick and Jacob Kent, and her original “Sike”. In an interview, Ruby disclosed her inspiration for the original single, saying: ”That’s a true story on my part. I wrote it two years ago. I was working with this amazing songwriter Finn Matthews. We met up, he’s in the industry too. He lives down the street. We vibed and wrote this song. I’d written the chorus and a good chunk of it, but he helped me finesse it.” At the moment, her YouTube channel has over 80,000 followers with over seven million views.
According to reports, Ruby is currently single. She is very secretive about her personal life, and likes keep it out of the public eye.
What is her net worth?
Ruby’s net worth is estimated at around $500,000, which she’s acquired mainly through her acting career. She additionally earns through her YouTube channel.
Physical stats and hobbies
Her current height is 5ft 5ins (165c), while her weight is about 120lbs (55kgs). Even though she frequently appeared rocking blonde or copper hair, her natural hair is dark brown, while her eyes are brown too. Given that she’s busy, studying for school or shooting series, she doesn’t have much time for other activities. While being interviewed by the media outlet Flaunt, she disclosed her future goals – ”Right now, I’m focusing more on acting because I can lean more into it right now due to the circumstances. I’d love to do music in the future. Broadway’s always been a goal, so that’s acting, music and dancing.”
Even though most people associate crocheting and knitting with old age, interestingly, she’s a great fan of it. Recently she posted the photo of her crochet on her Instagram account, and wrote:” Fun fact about me ~ I’ve been crocheting for around seven years now. Anyway… these are my newest creations”.
Her favorite actresses include Catherine Zeta-Jones and Eva Longoria, and when it comes to her musical influence, she always cites Ariana Grande and Shawn Mendes as her inspirations. Her favorite subject is math.
While building her career as an actress and singer, she became very popular on social media platforms such as Instagram – her account has over 400,000 followers, while her Twitter counts over 11,000. She’s also active on Facebook, on which she has nearly 400,000 fans.