After Cullen Bohannon’s kidnapping, Ruth sets down roots as preacher in the burgeoning city of Cheyenne. She finds new purpose as a mother to the mute Mormon boy Ezra, determined to be a better parent than her alcoholic father Reverend Cole and to protect her surrogate son from the sin-laden Hell on Wheels.
Born in South Africa, Kasha Kropinski began acting at the age of six performing lead roles on stage with Stagecraft, a Cape Town theatre troupe. Concurrently, Kropinski performed in Ballet Eisteddfods and attended programs at London’s Royal Ballet and San Francisco Ballet schools.
Kropinski and her parents moved to Los Angeles when she was nine, where she had guest roles on several television shows including Angel, Without a Trace, State of Grace, Crossing Jordan, ER, The Shield, Dirt, and Zoey 101.
Kropinski also appeared in the South African film The Story of an African Farm (released in the United States as 'Bustin' Bonaparte: The Story of an African Farm) playing opposite Richard E. Grant and Armin Mueller-Stahl. In 2009, she attended the LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) summer school and, after returning to Los Angeles, danced two roles in the ballet Cinderella.