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Meet The CW's New Batwoman, Ruby Rose

The 32-year-old Australian actress suits up.

The CW threw up a Bat-Signal and Ruby Rose answered the call: The Australian model-actress has been cast as Batwoman (aka Kate Kane) in the CW's annual superhero cross-over event in December, according to Entertainment Weekly. The network is also at work developing a standalone series for the character, and if it's picked up, will become the first TV show centered around an LGBTQ superhero.

As Rose suits up, get to know the woman behind Batwoman.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 26: MTV presenter Ruby Rose arrives at the MTV Australia Awards 2008 at the Australian Technology Park, Redfern on April 26, 2008 in Sydney, Australia. This year's event, the first in partnership with the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), will feature 8 musical performances and eleven awards presented across music, film, television and sport. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images) Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images I WANT MY MTV Born in Melbourne, Rose has worn many hats throughout her career. She started out as a model and later won a three-week national search to become an MTV VJ in her home country of Australia. She's pictured here arriving at the MTV Australia Awards in 2008. SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 28: Ruby Rose poses backstage ahead of her label Milk & Honey showcasing in the Myer Miss Shop group show as part of Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival 2010, at Sydney Town Hall on August 28, 2010 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images) Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images DESIGN ON HER MIND Another one of those hats? Fashion designer. In 2010 she collaborated with the label Milk & Honey to launch her own capsule collection.

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 07: Ruby Rose DJ's to celebrate the launch of the Vans Flagship Store on October 7, 2009 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Hannah Mason/WireImage) Marianna Massey/WireImage AND SHE DJS TOO! LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: Actress/model Ruby Rose arrives at the 2017 People's Choice Awards at Microsoft Theater on January 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic) Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic ORANGE YOU GLAD FOR ROSE After appearing in a handful of smaller acting roles — and producing her own short film, "Break Free," in 2014 — Rose landed the part of Stella Carlin in the third season of Netflix's prison dramedy "Orange Is the New Black." LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 23: Actors Ruby Rose, Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter and Rola arrive at the premiere of Sony Pictures Releasing's 'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter' at Regal LA Live: A Barco Innovation Center on January 23, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage) Gregg DeGuire/WireImage BIG-SCREEN BADASS Following "Orange," Rose appeared in a number of films including "xXx: Return of Xander Cage," "John Wick: Chapter 2," "Pitch Perfect 3," and "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter." She's pictured here at the "Final Chapter" premiere in 2017 with co-stars Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, and Rola. CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 17: Ruby Rose attends the cocktail at the amfAR Gala Cannes 2018 at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 17, 2018 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Kevin Tachman/amfAR/Getty Images for amfAR) Kevin Tachman/amfAR/Getty Images for amfAR SILVER STUNNER Attending the amfAR Gala Cannes in 2018. CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 17: Ruby Rose attends the cocktail at the amfAR Gala Cannes 2018 at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 17, 2018 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Pernod / amfAR ) Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Pernod / amfAR THE VIEW FROM THE BACK MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 25: (L-R) Shawn Yue, Eva Herzigova, Lewis Hamilton, Ruby Rose and Sabrina Carpenter attend the Tommy Hilfiger show during Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2018/19 on February 25, 2018 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage) Venturelli/WireImage FRONT ROW SWAG At the Tommy Hilfiger show during Milan Fashion Week in 2018. She's seated with Shawn Yue, Eva Herzigova, Lewis Hamilton, and Sabrina Carpenter. NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Ruby Rose attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images) Jason Kempin/Getty Images SPREADING HER WINGS Rose makes an entrance in a flaming red Tommy Hilfiger gown at the Met Gala in 2018. Actress Ruby Rose attends the US premiere of Warner Brothers Pictures 'The Meg' in Los Angeles, California, on August 06, 2018. (Photo by LISA O'CONNOR / AFP) (Photo credit should read LISA O'CONNOR/AFP/Getty Images) LISA O'CONNOR/AFP/Getty Images MORE TO COME But before she makes her debut as Batwoman, Rose can be seen in the Jason Statham shark thriller "The Meg," out August 10.



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