Ruta Gedmintas is a British actress known for her work on television, primarily in The Strain, Spooks: Code 9, The Borgias, The Tudors, and Lip Service.
Gedmintas was born in Canterbury, Kent, the daughter of a Lithuanian father and an English mother. She grew up in Buckinghamshire and trained at the Drama Centre London under Reuven Adiv.
Gedmintas appeared in Spooks: Code 9 as Rachel Harris, a former police officer. She has also had guest roles in the BBC’s Waking the Dead and ITV1’s The Bill. She also appeared as Elizabeth Blount in Showtime’s The Tudors. In 2010 she starred as Frankie in BBC Three’s Lip Service.
Gedmintas appeared in the American drama Do No Harm as Olivia Flynn. The series aired for one season from January through September 2013 before being cancelled due to poor ratings. She has also starred in an episode of the critically acclaimed show Ripper Street. She also starred in The Strain as Dutch, a computer hacker. Most recently she is cast as Serafina Pekkala in His Dark Materials.
As of March 2013, Gedmintas lived in a flat in North London with her boyfriend Luke Treadaway, Luke’s actor twin-brother Harry Treadaway, and a friend of the twins who plays in a band.