Mercedes Ruehl
Mercedes Ruehl

Gender

Female

Known Credits

12

Mercedes Ruehl

Date of Birth: Feb 28, 1948

Birthplace:  Queens, New York City, New York, USA

 

 

Biography

Mercedes Ruehl was born February 28, 1948 in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York City to Mercedes Ruehl, a school teacher, and Vincent Ruehl, an FBI agent. She made several film and television appearance before coming to her most successfully received role in Terry Gilliams The Fisher King (1991). She played the part of Jeff Bridgess on-screen supportive yet neurotic girlfriend, Anne. Her performance in the film earned her an Oscar, a Golden Globe, Saturn Award, American Comedy Award, BSFC Award, CFCA Award, LAFCA Award and a Pasinetti Award. While Mercedes is first and foremost an actress of the stage, we should acknowledge her spellbinding performances as the mentally deranged and overbearing Connie Russo in Married to the Mob (1988), the mentally challenged, protective, loving, and adventurous Bella in Neil Simons Lost in Yonkers (1993), and the dying and determined title-character in Roseannas Grave (1997).

Known For

Filmography

Chu and Blossom

Chu and Blossom

as Mrs. Fefterg

2014

Star Spangled Banners

Star Spangled Banners

as Rosalind Banner

2013

2 Broke Girls

2 Broke Girls

as  Olga

2011

The Lost Child

The Lost Child

as Rebecca

2000

Gia

Gia

as Kathleen Carangi

1998

Roseanna's Grave

Roseanna's Grave

as Roseanna

1997

On Hope

On Hope

as

1994

Last Action Hero

Last Action Hero

as Irene Madigan

1993

The Fisher King

The Fisher King

as Anne Napolitano

1991

Married to the Mob

Married to the Mob

as Connie Russo

1988

Leader of the Band

Leader of the Band

as Miss Cooper

1969