Ruth Gilligan is seventeen years old and live in Dublin. She has been attending St. Andrew's College since the age of five and will sit her Leaving Certificate in June 2006.
Ruth has acted in various plays, short films and adverts, but her biggest role to date was as 'Laura' in Ireland's national soap opera Fair City.
Along with acting, Ruth has won numerous poetry and essay competitions and has been playing the piano from the age of six. She likes to write and record her own songs, some of which feature in her first novel Forget.