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Born: June 9, 1964 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, CA Profession: actor, model, dancer, singer

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Effortlessly likable, and emotionally accessible, actress Gloria Reuben rose to television fame as a member of the distinguished ensemble cast of the Emmy Award-winning medical drama "ER" (NBC, 1994-2009). The Canadian-born beauty pageant winner and accomplished singer moved to Los Angeles in the late 1980s to pursue an acting career, where she quickly landed roles on television series, including "21 Jump Street" (Fox, 1987-1991). Within a few short years, Reuben landed a co-starring role alongside action star Jean Claude Van Damme in the sci-fi action hit "TimeCop" (1995) and made several impressive guest spots on the crime drama "Homicide: Life on the Streets" (NBC, 1993-99). This all led to her stint as stalwart Physician Assistant Jeanie Boulet for a five-season run on "ER." Initially cast as the love interest of over-confident surgeon Dr. Peter Benton (Eriq La Salle), Boulet eventually came to be regarded by many as the emotional core of the long-running series. Upon departing "ER," Reuben embarked on various endeavors, including a tour as a backup singer with Tina Turner in 2000, a starring role in another series, "Missing" (Lifetime, 2003-06), and stage work in a 2006 production of "Stuff...

Effortlessly likable, and emotionally accessible, actress Gloria Reuben rose to television fame as a member of the distinguished ensemble cast of the Emmy Award-winning medical drama "ER" (NBC, 1994-2009). The Canadian-born beauty pageant winner and accomplished singer moved to Los Angeles in the late 1980s to pursue an acting career, where she quickly landed roles on television series, including "21 Jump Street" (Fox, 1987-1991). Within a few short years, Reuben landed a co-starring role alongside action star Jean Claude Van Damme in the sci-fi action hit "TimeCop" (1995) and made several impressive guest spots on the crime drama "Homicide: Life on the Streets" (NBC, 1993-99). This all led to her stint as stalwart Physician Assistant Jeanie Boulet for a five-season run on "ER." Initially cast as the love interest of over-confident surgeon Dr. Peter Benton (Eriq La Salle), Boulet eventually came to be regarded by many as the emotional core of the long-running series. Upon departing "ER," Reuben embarked on various endeavors, including a tour as a backup singer with Tina Turner in 2000, a starring role in another series, "Missing" (Lifetime, 2003-06), and stage work in a 2006 production of "Stuff Happens." Although fulltime work on an ongoing series continued to elude her - perhaps by choice - frequent appearances in productions like "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC, 1999- ) and "Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost" (CBS, 2011) made it clear that Reuben's appeal and talents as an actress made her still very much in demand.

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 Anesthesia (2015)
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 Reasonable Doubt (2014)
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 Admission (2013)
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 Lincoln (2012)
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Began career as a model in Canada
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Appeared in commercials and small roles on Canadian TV
1987:
Early TV work, "CBS Schoolbreak Special" episode titled "The Day They Came to Arrest the Book"
1989:
Feature film debut, bit role in "Immediate Family"
1995:
Played recurring role of Theresa Walker on "Homicide: Life on the Street" (NBC)
1995:
Played HIV-positive physician's assistant Jeanie Boulet on popular NBC medical drama "ER"
1998:
Starred opposite Luke Perry in "Indiscreet" (HBO)
1999:
Played a biracial child seeking her birth mother in fact-based TV movie "Deep in My Heart" (CBS)
1999:
Played leading role as an actress playing Lady Macbeth in independent feature "Macbeth in Manhattan"
1999:
Toured as backup singer to headliner Tina Turner on her "Twenty Four Seven" Tour
2001:
Co-starred in Showtime miniseries "Feast of All Saints"
2001:
Returned to series TV with recurring role on CBS drama "The Agency," which ironically aired opposite "ER"
2003:
Appeared on Lifetime crime drama series "1-800-Missing"
2006:
Portrayed Condoleezza Rice in David Hare's off-Broadway play "Stuff Happens"
2008:
Co-starred on TNT legal drama "Raising the Bar"
2012:
Portrayed former slave and the First Lady's confidante Elizabeth Keckley in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln"
2013:
Cast opposite Tina Fey and Paul Rudd in "Admission," directed by Paul Weitz
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Education

Canadian Royal Conservatory: Toronto , Ontario -

Notes

"I've never been in anything so many people watched. I still get recognized from 'TimeCop,' but not to the extent people know me from 'ER'. It's wild." --Gloria Reuben in USA Today, December 28, 1995.

"When I came to Los Angeles, I made a commitment to myself that if I was going to do TV, it would be only the best of TV, and then 'Homicide' and 'ER' happened. It feels good to keep up with my standards." --Reuben in USA Today, December 28, 1995.

"How determined is Reuben? Once, on her way to audition for director John Badham, her car smashed into an old van that suddenly stopped dead in front of her ... (an insurance scam, she says). The first call she made was not to AAA or a friend but to her manager: 'I've been in a car accident, call John Badham and tell him I'll be 10 minutes late.' ... Reuben didn't get that job--but she got one in Badham's thriller "Nick of Time"." --from Us magazine, May 1996.

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husband:
Wayne Isaak. Music manager, executive. Worked for VH-1; married in fall 1999.

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brother:
Denis Simpson. Actor. Older.

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