Gloria Reuben

Actor, Dancer, Singer
Effortlessly likable, and emotionally accessible, actress Gloria Reuben rose to television fame as a member of the distinguished ensemble cast of the Emmy Award-winning medical drama "ER" (NBC, 1994-2009). The ... Read more »
Born: 06/08/1964 in Toronto, Ontario, CA

Filmography

Actor (56)

The Blacklist 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Happy Face Killer 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Pioneers of Television 2014 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Reasonable Doubt 2014 (Movie)

Detective Blake Kanon (Actor)

The Hard Place 2014 (Movie)

Billie (Actor)

Admission 2013 (Movie)

Corinne (Actor)

Betty and Coretta 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Falling Skies 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lincoln 2012 (Movie)

Elizabeth Keckley (Actor)

The Understudy 2012 (Movie)

Greta (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2002, 2007, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Raising the Bar 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Positive Voices: Women and HIV 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Host

Kettle of Fish 2006 (Movie)

Mindy (Actor)

The Sentinel 2006 (Movie)

Mrs. Merriweather (Actor)

Happy Here and Now 2005 (Movie)

Hannah (Actor)

Numb3rs 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Chris Isaak Show 2000 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

ER 1995 - 1999, 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Homicide: Life on the Street 1994 - 1999, 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Missing 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Salem Witch Trials 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Agency 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The District 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dean Koontz's Sole Survivor 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Sara 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Rock & Roll Fantasy: Gloria Reuben 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Bad Faith 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Larry King Meets ER 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Macbeth in Manhattan 1999 (Movie)

Lady Macbeth (Actor)

The 26th Annual American Music Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Divas Live '99 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Screen Actors Guild 4th Annual Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

McKenna 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Nick of Time 1995 (Movie)

Krista Brooks (Actor)

Timecop 1994 (Movie)

Fielding (Actor)

Shadowhunter 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Heights 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Wild Orchid 2: Two Shades of Blue 1992 (Movie)

Celeste (Actor)

Immediate Family 1989 (Movie)

Maternity Nurse (Actor)

The Day They Came to Arrest the Book 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Dead Air (TV Show)

Actor

Deep in My Heart (TV Show)

Actor

Indiscreet (TV Show)

Actor

Inferno (TV Show)

Actor

Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost (TV Show)

Actor

Johnny's Girl (TV Show)

Actor

Life Support (TV Show)

Actor

Little John (TV Show)

Actor

Percy and Thunder (TV Show)

Actor

The Feast of All Saints (TV Show)

Actor

The List (TV Show)

Actor

The Round Table (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Sangre de mi sangre 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

Effortlessly likable, and emotionally accessible, actress Gloria Reuben rose to television fame as a member of the distinguished ensemble cast of the Emmy Award-winning medical drama "ER" (NBC, 1994-2009). The Canadian-born beauty pageant winner and accomplished singer moved to Los Angeles in the late 1980s to pursue an acting career, where she quickly landed roles on television series, including "21 Jump Street" (Fox, 1987-1991). Within a few short years, Reuben landed a co-starring role alongside action star Jean Claude Van Damme in the sci-fi action hit "TimeCop" (1995) and made several impressive guest spots on the crime drama "Homicide: Life on the Streets" (NBC, 1993-99). This all led to her stint as stalwart Physician Assistant Jeanie Boulet for a five-season run on "ER." Initially cast as the love interest of over-confident surgeon Dr. Peter Benton (Eriq La Salle), Boulet eventually came to be regarded by many as the emotional core of the long-running series. Upon departing "ER," Reuben embarked on various endeavors, including a tour as a backup singer with Tina Turner in 2000, a starring role in another series, "Missing" (Lifetime, 2003-06), and stage work in a 2006 production of "Stuff Happens." Although fulltime work on an ongoing series continued to elude her - perhaps by choice - frequent appearances in productions like "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC, 1999- ) and "Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost" (CBS, 2011) made it clear that Reuben's appeal and talents as an actress made her still very much in demand.

Relationships

Wayne Isaak Music

Husband
Married 1999 No longer together

Denis Simpson Actor

Brother
Born Nov. 4, 1950 Died Oct. 22, 2010

EDUCATION

Canadian Royal Conservatory

Toronto , Ontario

Milestones

2013

Cast opposite Tina Fey and Paul Rudd in "Admission," directed by Paul Weitz

2012

Portrayed former slave and the First Lady's confidante Elizabeth Keckley in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln"

2008

Co-starred on TNT legal drama "Raising the Bar"

2006

Portrayed Condoleezza Rice in David Hare's off-Broadway play "Stuff Happens"

2003

Appeared on Lifetime crime drama series "1-800-Missing"

2001

Co-starred in Showtime miniseries "Feast of All Saints"

2001

Returned to series TV with recurring role on CBS drama "The Agency," which ironically aired opposite "ER"

1999

Played a biracial child seeking her birth mother in fact-based TV movie "Deep in My Heart" (CBS)

1999

Played leading role as an actress playing Lady Macbeth in independent feature "Macbeth in Manhattan"

1999

Toured as backup singer to headliner Tina Turner on her "Twenty Four Seven" Tour

1998

Starred opposite Luke Perry in "Indiscreet" (HBO)

1995

Played HIV-positive physician's assistant Jeanie Boulet on popular NBC medical drama "ER"

1995

Played recurring role of Theresa Walker on "Homicide: Life on the Street" (NBC)

1989

Feature film debut, bit role in "Immediate Family"

1987

Early TV work, "CBS Schoolbreak Special" episode titled "The Day They Came to Arrest the Book"

Began career as a model in Canada

Appeared in commercials and small roles on Canadian TV

Bonus Trivia

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"I've never been in anything so many people watched. I still get recognized from 'Timecop,' but not to the extent people know me from 'ER'. It's wild." – Reuben in USA Today, Dec. 28, 1995

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"When I came to Los Angeles, I made a commitment to myself that if I was going to do TV, it would be only the best of TV, and then 'Homicide' and 'ER' happened. It feels good to keep up with my standards." – Reuben in USA Today, Dec. 28, 1995

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"How determined is Reuben? Once, on her way to audition for director John Badham, her car smashed into an old van that suddenly stopped dead in front of her...(an insurance scam, she says). The first call she made was not to AAA or a friend but to her manager: 'I've been in a car accident, call John Badham and tell him I'll be 10 minutes late.'...Reuben didn't get that job – but she got one in Badham's thriller 'Nick of Time.'" – from Us magazine, May 1996

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