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Gabrielle Ruiz

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Gabrielle Ruiz

"I booked Crazy Ex-Girlfriend because of social media!"

-Gabrielle Ruiz

Gabrielle Ruiz is a talented actor, singer, dancer, choreographer, entrepreneur...and more! How does she do it all? 

She believes in herself!

Check out this exclusive interview—and catch Gabrielle Mondays on the CW!

For those that don’t know you, tell us a little bit about Gabrielle Ruiz?

I’m a bi-coastal actor that also loves to sing and dance when duty calls. I’m originally from South Texas and I eat pizza with a fork. I health coach people to happier healthier lives on the side and my cat, Veronica, travels with me everywhere. I talk about her like she’s my 1st born.

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What are you currently working on or towards?

I’m currently working on this new dark rom-com TV show called, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Monday evenings on the CW!



Coming from Broadway-land, Television is so such a fun change of pace! I’m working towards officially being bi-coastal and balancing my other passions of health coaching and mentoring.


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What's your advice to aspiring artists?

Everyday, every SINGLE day, wake up and believe in yourself. If yesterday didn’t work out as you planned, you have today! 


What's one thing you learned from working with CSM?

When Tony reminded me to "keep it simple,” I feel like I got my real life back! Creating a clear message for my social media audience is key and way more effective. Doing this has helped me get off my computer/smart phone and get on with enjoying my personal, private life!


What’s the best thing that’s happened to you from social media?

The best thing that’s happened to me from social media is I booked Crazy Ex-Girlfriend because of it! Creators of CEG told me at my first callback that they were obsessed with my YouTube singing clips and loved my Twitter presence! All that shameless promoting worked! :) 


Thanks for the interview, Gabi! 

Watch Gabrielle on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend here.

You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.


Tony Howell is a digital strategist dedicated to helping you design your future—creating offline success from your online presence.