Rukiya Bernard is a Canadian actress best known for her roles as "Support Stager" in HGTV's "The Stagers", "Portia" in the 2015 film "The Unspoken", and "Eden Cavanaugh" in FOX's "Killer Instinct". She currently portrays Doc on Syfy's Van Helsing.
Her mother is from Kenya, while her father is from Jamaica. When she was younger, she trained at Opera Atelier as a ballet and jazz dancer. She worked for her family's retail and wholesale business selling African and Asian arts, crafts and accessories.
Bernard's first on-screen project was in 1999, a small role as a woman named Talia in a television show named "Undressed". Since then he's appeared in multiple minor roles on television series such as "Relic Hunter", "This is Wonderland", "Eureka", "Sanctuary", "SGU Stargate Universe".
Before starting her career in acting, she was briefly a dancer in the hip hop troupe the Phem Phat Dancers. She also had a daughter that was born May of 2010.
- Graduated from Ryerson University's Theatre Program.
- Alma mater to Eric McCormack of Will & Grace and David James Elliott of Jag.