Mercedes Ruehl Overview

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Born: May 16, 1948

Born in Queen's, New York, of both Irish and Cuban descent, Ruehl is the daughter of a much-traveled FBI agent who finally settled in Silver Spring, Maryland. After attending Catholic College, Ruehl began her career in regional theatre, taking odd jobs during the many dry spells between engagements. Some of the plays she performed in include: Medea, Much Ado About Nothing, The Three Sisters, Private Lives and June Moon. Ruehl finally hit it big with stage productions of I'm Not... See All

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