Mercedes Ruehl, Best Supporting Actress 1991

THE FISHER KING

(Comedy / Drama - R)

Mercedes Ruehl won her Supporting Oscar for playing the video store owner who loved Jeff Bridges.


Mercedes Ruehl (1948- ) She was born on the 28th of February 1948, in Queens, New York. Mercedes Ruehl is born of Irish/Cuban extraction and known for playing tough talking new yorkers. One of her most recent accomplishments includes being nominated for a Tony award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play for role in "The Goat or Who Is Sylvia?", in May of 2002.

Mercedes Ruehl's other films include:

THE WARRIORS
FOUR FRIENDS
HEARTBURN
RADIO DAYS
THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS
BIG
MARRIED TO THE MOB
CRAZY PEOPLE
ANOTHER YOU
LAST ACTION HERO
LOST IN YONKERS
THE MINUS MAN
OUT OF THE COLD
SPOOKY HOUSE
WHAT'S COOKING
MORE DOGS THAN BONES
THE AMATI GIRLS

Her television credits include:

FRASER (series regular)
INDICTMENT (HBO)
NORTH SHORE FISH
GIA
THE MARY KAY LETOURNEAU STORY
ALL AMERICAN GIRL
THE LOST CHILD
WIDOWS (Mini-Series)
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