Gloria Reuben


Character: Melinda

Gloria Reuben is an actress, singer and social activist.

Many will remember Reuben as the HIV+ health care professional “Jeanie Boulet” on the hit NBC series “ER,” a role that garnered her two Emmy® nominations and a Golden Globe® nomination. Since then, she has had multiple regular starring roles in a variety of television series including the third season of TNT’s “Falling Skies.”

Reuben recently starred as Elizabeth Keckley in Steven Spielberg’s feature film “Lincoln” and co-starred alongside Samuel L. Jackson in “Reasonable Doubt.” Her additional film credits include “Admission,” “Timecop,” “Nick of Time” and “Shaft.” Reuben’s portrayal of Condoleezza Rice in David Hare’s play “Stuff Happens” garnered her a Lucille Lortel Best Actress Award.

Reuben’s music career includes being a backup singer for Tina Turner in 2000, recording a solo album Just For You, and enjoying a blossoming jazz/cabaret career. She has performed at Feinstein’s At The Regency Hotel in NYC, The Metropolitan Room in NYC and the iconic Blues Alley in DC. Reuben is currently working on a new record.

Reuben is also a committed social activist. Her priority is raising awareness of the global climate crisis. She actively participates with many organizations including The Climate Reality Project (Former Vice President Al Gore’s organization), The National Wildlife Federation, Waterkeeper Alliance and the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights.

Reuben currently lives in New York.