Where Are They Now: Mackenzie Rosman, AKA Ruthie Camden On '7th Heaven'
February 25th, 2013 3:58pm EST
The girl with curls has grown up. Mackenzie Rosman, best known as he decade of work on TV show 7th Heaven as the little sister Ruthie, turned 23 last December.
Rosman appeared on 238 episodes on the show, starting when she was at the young age of 6 until she was 16. She got the part when she impressed the crew by personally greeting them and shaking their hands.
Check out more facts about Mackenzie and more photos of her on the next page.
Mackenzie has Cherokee and Jewish ancestry. Her family moved from South Carolina to Los Angeles when she was 4. Her first roles were commercials for brands such as Nike.
Mackenzie's stepsister, Katelyn Salmont, was featured twice on 7th Heaven. She played a girl with cystic fibrosis, which Salmont suffered from in real life. After a double lung transplant, Katelyn was featured on the show again to spread awareness. Sadly, she died in 2008 due to pnuemonia. Rosman is the national honorary chairman for CureFinders, a school fundraising program to help fund the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis.
Just like her character in the show, Mackenzie developed a fondness for riding horses. By the time she was in high school she was a competitive show jumper.
Mackenzie has had little work outside of 7th Heaven, although she appears on TV shows and movies from time to time. She was a guest star on Secret Life of an American Teenager for four episodes. After only working on 3 films since 2008, she has three more due to release in 2013: Nightcomer, Ghost Shark, and Beneath. Ghost Shark will air on SciFi and Beneath will premiere on Chiller TV.
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