began her career as a highly successful New York stage actress, receiving an Obie for the off-Broadway play The Wedding of Betty and Boo
, and a Tony Award for her performance in Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers
. She is perhaps best known for her work as Anne Napolitano in 1991's The Fisher King, for which she won an Oscar and a Golden Globe as Best Supporting Actress.
Ms. Ruehl has also appeared in such films as Big, Married to the Mob, and Last Action Hero. In 1995, she had a recurring guest role as station manager Kate Costas on the hit NBC-TV show Frasier. She can be seen this fall in the film What's Cookin', and next spring in the TV mini-series Widows, which co-stars Brooke Shields and Rosie Perez.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.
Mercedes Ruehl Facts
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