Ruth Wilson (born 13 January 1982) is an English actress, perhaps best known for her performance in the title role of Jane Eyre and the character of Alice Morgan in the BBC TV psychological crime drama Luther. Wilson is a two-time Olivier Award winner.
Wilson was born in Ashford, Surrey, and raised with three older brothers in Shepperton, Surrey. She attended Notre Dame School and sixth form at Esher College. As a teenager, Wilson worked as a model, and went on to study history at the University of Nottingham, graduating in 2003. While at Nottingham, she was also involved in student drama at New Theatre (Nottingham). She graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in July 2005. Afterwards, she co-founded Hush Productions.
She is a grand-daughter of the novelist and MI6 officer Alexander Wilson.