Mercedes Ruehl - Rotten Tomatoes

Mercedes Ruehl

Highest Rated:   97% Big (1988)
Lowest Rated:   11% Another You (1991)
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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).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
60% The Minus Man
  • Jane
1999
92% Gia
  • Kathleen
1997
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
37% Last Action Hero
  • Irene Madigan
1993
71% Lost in Yonkers
  • Aunt Bella
1993
82% The Fisher King
  • Anne Napolitano
1991
11% Another You
  • Elaine/Mimi
1991
33% Crazy People
  • Dr. Liz Baylor
1990
13% Slaves of New York
  • Samantha
1989
91% Married to the Mob
  • Connie Russo
1988
97% Big
  • Mrs. Baskin
1988
No Score Yet Leader of the Band
  • Actor
1987
58% The Secret of My Success
  • Sheila
1987
86% 84 Charing Cross Road
  • Kay
1987
88% Radio Days
  • Ad man
1987
47% Heartburn
  • Eve
1986
No Score Yet Twisted
  • Cybelle
1986
71% Four Friends
  • Woman in Taxi
1981
89% The Warriors
  • Policewoman in the Park
1979

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
  • Marie Quinn
  • 2017
No Score Yet 2 Broke Girls
2011
  • Olga
  • 2016
62% Life in Pieces
2015
  • Mia
  • 2016
24% The Mysteries of Laura
2014-2016
  • Actor
  • 2016
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Lucia Barba
  • 2015
52% Monday Mornings
2013
  • Judge Beverly Nathenson
  • 2013
87% Luck
2011-2012
  • Actor
  • 2012
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Zina Rybakov Judge Clara Lloyd
  • 2009
  • 2004
No Score Yet Psych
2006-2014
  • Gooch
  • 2007
67% Entourage
2004-2011
  • Guest
  • 2006
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
  • 2002
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Kate
  • Guest
  • 1996
  • 1995
No Score Yet Inspector George Gently
2008-2015
  • Actor

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