Rukiya Bernard (born January 20, 1983) is a Canadian actress, producer and interior designer. She is known for her role as Doc in Syfy's Van Helsing, The Cabin in the Woods (2012), The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) and Stuck (2007).
Rukiya is married to P. J. Prinsloo, they have two children.
Rukiya Bernard was born in Toronto, Ontario, to Nyakiringa Magugu, an African art store owner, and Gilbert Bernard, a car wash owner. From a very young age, Rukiya’s parents immersed her in sport and art programming. She took part in basketball and track while studying classical ballet, karate and piano. She was accepted into Ryerson University’s theatre program from which she graduated with honours.