Mercedes Ruehl

Mercedes Ruehl


  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 28-02-1948
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of Birth: Queens, New York, USA
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Mercedes J. Ruehl is an American screen, stage, and television actress. She is the recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Tony Award, a Drama Desk Award, two Obie Awards, and two Outer Critics Circle Awards. Her most acclaimed film role was in The Fisher King; her performance in the film earned her the 1991 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress as well as an American Comedy Award, a Boston Society of Film Critics Award, a Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, and a Golden Globe. Ruehl is known for her leading performance in the play Lost in Yonkers (1990) and supporting performance in the film The Fisher King (1991). Her other film credits include Big (1988), Married to the Mob (1988), Last Action Hero (1993), Roseanna's Grave (1997), and Hustlers (2019). She also played the mother of main character Vincent Chase in HBO's Entourage.




Year Movie Character
2006 A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story as Sylvia Guerrero
2002 Guilt by Association as Susan Walker
2000 The Lost Child as Rebecca
2002 Widows as Dolly Rawlins
1997 North Shore Fish as Florence
1993 Lost in Yonkers as Bella Kurnitz
1997 Roseanna's Grave as Roseanna
1995 Indictment: The McMartin Trial as Lael Rubin
2001 The Amati Girls as Grace
1994 On Hope
2002 Spooky House as Boss
2016 Robin Williams: Behind Closed Doors as Herself
1991 The Fisher King as Anne Napolitano
1991 Another You as Elaine
1987 Leader of the Band as Miss Cooper
2000 More Dogs Than Bones as Victoria 'Vic' Galletti
2004 Bad Apple as Lorraine Gibbons
2004 Zeyda and the Hitman as Esther
2000 What's Cooking? as Elizabeth 'Lizzy' Avila
2000 All-American Girl: The Mary Kay Letourneau Story as Jane Newhall
1999 The Minus Man as Jane
2013 Star Spangled Banners as Rosalind Banner
2011 Doctors of the Dark Side as Narrator
2001 Out of the Cold as Tina
1998 Gia as Kathleen Carangi
2015 Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict as Herself
1988 Married to the Mob as Connie Russo
1990 Crazy People as Dr. Liz Baylor
2005 Mom at Sixteen as Terry Jeffries
2019 Hustlers as Mother
1987 84 Charing Cross Road as Kay
1987 The Secret of My Success as Sheila
1988 Big as Mrs. Baskin
2009 Loving Leah as Janice
1989 Slaves of New York as Samantha
2014 Chu and Blossom as Mrs. Fefterg
2010 Goldstar, Ohio as Adriana Rock
1993 Last Action Hero as Irene Madigan
1979 The Warriors as Policewoman
1986 Heartburn as Eve
1986 Twisted as Cybelle
1981 Four Friends as Woman in Taxi
1976 Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands as American girl in casino
1997 Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground as Leyla (segment "Underground")
1989 Crimes and Misdemeanors as Party Guest (uncredited)
1987 Radio Days as Ad Man
2020 Disclosure as Self (archive footage)

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