Mercedes Ruehl

Mercedes Ruehl

Highest Rated: 97% Big (1988)

Lowest Rated: 11% Another You (1991)

Birthday: Feb 28, 1948

Birthplace: Queens, New York, USA

American actress Mercedes Ruehl was the daughter of a much-travelled FBI agent, who finally settled in Silver Spring, Maryland. After attending Catholic College in New Rochelle, Ruehl began her career in regional theatre, taking odd jobs during the many dry spells between engagements. For several years, it looked as though she'd be a permanent employee of the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company. In the late 1970s, Ruehl began chalking up New York stage successes, notably I'm Not Rappaport. She won an Obie for the off-Broadway The Wedding of Betty and Boo and a Tony for Lost in Yonkers. In films since 1979's The Warriors, Ruehl worked steadily but in relative anonymity until winning the Best Supporting Actress award for The Fisher King (1992). Ruehl wasn't able to fill houses as star of the lukewarm film version of Lost in Yonkers (1993), though she still is a most welcome supporting presence in such films as The Last Action Hero (1993).


Highest Rated Movies



87% Hustlers Mom 2019
No Score Yet Star Spangled Banners Rosalind Banner 2013
No Score Yet Running with the Hitman Actor 2011
No Score Yet Doctors Of The Dark Side Narrator 2011
No Score Yet Loving Leah Janice Lever 2009
No Score Yet A Happy Death Actor 2008
No Score Yet Operation Lysistrata Actor 2006
No Score Yet A Girl like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story Sylvia Guerrero 2006
No Score Yet Mom at Sixteen Terry Jeffries 2005
No Score Yet Zeyda and the Hitman (Running with the Hitman) Esther Schub 2004
No Score Yet Spooky House Boss 2004
No Score Yet Bad Apple Lorraine Gibbons 2004
No Score Yet Guilt by Association Susan 2002
No Score Yet Widows Actor 2002
No Score Yet Bailando con el Alma Tina 2001
46% The Amati Girls Grace 2001
No Score Yet The Lost Child Rebecca 2000
No Score Yet More Dogs Than Bones Victoria Galletti 2000
52% What's Cooking? Elizabeth Avila $0.7M 2000
No Score Yet Mary Kay Letourneau Story: All-American Girl Susan Howard 2000
58% The Minus Man Jane 1999
92% Gia Kathleen 1998
No Score Yet Subway Stories Leyla 1997
38% For Roseanna Roseanna 1997
No Score Yet North Shore Fish Florence 1997
No Score Yet Indictment: The McMartin Trial Lael Rubin 1995
36% Last Action Hero Mrs. Madigan Irene Madigan 1993
71% Lost in Yonkers Aunt Bella 1993
83% The Fisher King Anne Napolitano 1991
11% Another You Elaine/Mimi 1991
37% Crazy People Dr. Liz Baylor 1990
22% Slaves of New York Samantha 1989
90% Married to the Mob Connie Russo 1988
97% Big Mrs. Baskin 1988
No Score Yet Leader of the Band Actor 1987
57% The Secret of My Success Sheila 1987
87% 84 Charing Cross Road Kay 1987
89% Radio Days Ad man 1987
47% Heartburn Eve 1986
No Score Yet Twisted Cybelle 1986
78% Four Friends Woman in Taxi 1981
89% The Warriors Policewoman in the Park 1979


No Score Yet Bull
Judge Tessa Hudson 2018
No Score Yet NCIS
Marie Quinn 2017
No Score Yet 2 Broke Girls
Olga 2016
No Score Yet Life in Pieces
Mia 2016
24% The Mysteries of Laura
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Lucia Barba Guest 2015
52% Monday Mornings
Judge Beverly Nathenson 2013
82% Luck
No Score Yet Law & Order
Zina Rybakov Judge Clara Lloyd 2009
89% Psych
Gooch 2007
66% Entourage
Rita Guest 2006
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
Guest 2002
94% Frasier
Kate Guest 1996
No Score Yet The Cosby Show
Bernadette Foley 1990
No Score Yet Kate & Allie
Millie 1986
No Score Yet Inspector George Gently


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Anne Napolitano says: Bullshit! If you're gonna hurt me, hurt me now. Not some long, drawn out hurt that takes months of my life because you don't have the balls!

Anne Napolitano says: Bullshit! If you're gonna hurt me, hurt me now. Not some long, drawn out hurt that takes months of my life because you don't have the balls!

Anne Napolitano says: I've gone out with some bums but they were beautiful. That's the only reason to go out with a bum.