Best-known for her role as Junior Field Agent Kensi Blye, Daniela Ruah is the leading lady in long-running procedural NCIS: Los Angeles. The Portuguese-American has actually portrayed the character since the show first aired back in 2009. And regular viewers may have noticed a distinctive feature when it comes to her eyes: her right iris is completely black. As it turns out, though, this unique attribute has impacted on her experiences of Hollywood. The actor has subsequently opened up about some of the hardships she’s faced as a result of this in a particularly candid interview.

The star actually first publicly addressed her eye defect in a frank discussion with Esquire magazine. So although the eye defect that Ruah was born with thankfully doesn’t affect her vision, she has admitted that it has sometimes had a negative impact on her filming experiences. But Ruah certainly hasn’t let her career suffer for it – as we’re about to find out.

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