(written from a Production point of view)
Ruth Haney is a makeup artist who worked as special effects makeup artist on Star Trek Nemesis and as makeup artist on several episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise. In 2003 she received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Makeup for a Series (Prosthetic) for the episode "Canamar" and shared this nomination with Michael Westmore, Suzanne Diaz, Brad Look, Jeff Lewis, Earl Ellis, Michael Burnett, Joe Podnar, Todd McIntosh, Barry R. Koper, Art Anthony, Robert Maverick, Steven E. Anderson, Debbie Zoller, Roxy D'Alonzo, and Judith Silverman.
Prior to her work on Star Trek, Haney was the makeup department head on the short drama Voice in Exile (1984) and an episode of New Love, American Style (1986). She served as makeup artist on the television series Mr. Belvedere (1989) and The Carol Burnett Show (1991). Between 1992 and 1993 she was the makeup department head for the television series Camp Wilder on which she worked with fellow Enterprise makeup artist Mel Stetson. In 1994 she joined the production of Diagnosis Murder, a crime/comedy series on which she worked til the end in 2001 and along with Star Trek: Deep Space Nine makeup artist Joan Philips.
Further credits as makeup artist include the television movie A Town Without Pity (2002, with Joan Philips), the television drama Without Warning (2002), the short drama Into the Night (2002), the action thriller S.W.A.T. (2003), the action thriller The Rundown (2003, starring The Rock), the television series Jack & Bobby (2004-2005), Night Stalker (2005-2006), Just Legal (2005-2006), Boston Legal (2006), and 24 (2007), Wolfgang Petersen's action film Poseidon (2006), the fantasy comedy The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006), the comedy Epic Movie (2007), the comedy Knocked Up (2007, with Clinton Wayne), and the video game CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – Hard Evidence (2007).
In 2008 Haney worked as special effects makeup artist and makeup artist on the comedy Superhero Movie, the comic adaptation Iron Man, the television series Women's Murder Club, the horror film The Midnight Meat Train (along with Ed French, Margie Latinopoulos, Bart Mixon, Joe Podnar, Christopher Payne, and Clinton Wayne), the comedy The Candy Shop (2008), and the television special 24: Redemption.
More recently she worked on the television series CSI: New York (2008-2009), Make It or Break It (2009), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2007-2009), the horror film Blood Shot (2009), the television drama Operating Instructions (2009), the action comedy Rogue's Gallery (2010, with Dean Jones and Richard Redlefsen), and the horror film Sin-Jin (2010).