Gloria Reuben (born June 6, 1964) is known as a Canadian-American singer and actress of both TV and film. She is well known for her role as Jeanie Boulet in ER as well as other medical drama related shows. Reuben was born to Peal Avis who was a classicist singer and Cyril Reuben who was an architect. Reuben’s father is of Jewish descent and her mother is African-American.
Reuben is probably best remembered for her role in ER and even though she was not very prominent in Season 1, in Season 2 she became a full-time member of the show, returning to ER in season 6 as well. In 2008, Gloria returned to ER for one more episode during the show’s season 14 and she has stated that this was the episode that promptly propelled her towards her activism where HIV/AIDs is concerned. In 2006, Gloria was named as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world, by People Magazine.
Yet again Gloria Reuben played a major role in a TV series- she played the FBI Agent Brooke Haslett in the 2003-2004 TV series 1-800-Missing and went on to star in the series, ‘Raising the Bar’ where she played Rosalind Whitman. In 2000, Reuben came to know Tina Turner who invited her to sing as a backup singer when she was on her Twenty Four Seven Tour.
Reuben made another appearance in Season 2 of Drop Dead Diva when she guest starred as Professor Kathy Miller. She went on to star in Season 12 of NBC’s Law and Order: Special Victim’s Unit. In 2012, Reuben appeared in a CBS TV movie titled Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt.
Finally in 2012, Reuben played a part in a well received movie, ‘Lincoln’ which was directed by Steven Spielberg; She essayed the role of Elizabeth Keckley. She received much praise and in 2013, Gloria Reuben again hit headlines when she starred in the movie Falling Skies.