Gloria Reuben is a name that will ring bells in the movie and television industry for her performance on the medical drama, ER. This actress has a career in acting that spans over three decades and she has delivered performances in every role she has been given that is worthy of acclaim.
The actress is also known for her role in Cloak & Dagger, Falling Skies, Time Cop, and Saints & Sinners. This is about the life of this iconic actress, keep reading to learn more.
On the 9th of June in 1964, Gloria Elizabeth Reuben was born to Cyril George Reuben and Pearl Avis Mills in Toronto Canada. Her parents are of Jamaican descent; her father could trace his ancestry to Jewish roots while her mother is predominantly African. Cyril George who was an architect died while she was still young and her mother sang in the choir. The death of her father is not the only familial death she had experienced in her life, as she also lost her elder half-brother, Denis Simpson, in 2010; he also worked in the entertainment industry.
For high school, Gloria Reuben attended A.B. Lucas Secondary School. Before she began at A.B. Lucas Secondary School, she took piano lessons which continued well into her time in high school. After graduating from high school, she went to The Royal Conservatory of Music where she studied, ballet and Jazz. Her interest in music was piqued by her mother being part of a choir.
Movies and TV Shows
Gloria Reuben’s decision to take up acting was one that happened after she was cast in some commercials and modeled for several brands; her brother being an actor also helped. Her career did not kick off until the ’90s and her debut was in the television show The Flash, she had a small role where she played Sabrina and appeared in five episodes.
This actress has had more roles on television shows than she has had in movies, and in each and every performance she has delivered, there is no doubt that she is immensely talented. After her acting debut in 1990, she went on to act in one television show – Homicide: Life on the Street and three movies – Timecop, Nick Of Time and Wild Orchid II: Two Shades of Blue, before she had her big break with the role of Jeanie Boulet on the show, ER. The show began in 1994 and ended in 2009 and she was on the show for a total of 102 episodes which occurred within the space of the five years she spent as a member of the cast. She received multiple nominations for her performance on the show and won some of the awards she was nominated for.
Some of the other television shows she has been a part of include The Agency, Little John, Drop Dead Diva, Falling Skies, Saints & Sinners, Mr. Robot.
One of her most recent performances in a television show is as Adina Johnson in Cloak & Dagger which is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Indiscreet, The Feast of All Saints, Lincoln, Jean of the Joneses, Admission and The Longest Ride are some of the movies she has had appeared in. For her performance in Lincoln as Elizabeth Keckley, she received praise and it afforded her with the opportunity to get more important roles in high grossing movies.
Gloria Reuben is believed to have the estimated net worth of $5 million dollars. It is important to note that she is a celebrity who spends her wealth being highly charitable and very philanthropic. Her philanthropic efforts are focused on helping scientists find a cure for HIV; this is another thing she shares in common with her late brother. He was also big on giving to the cause of finding a cure and permanent eradication of the illness. Donating to this cause is not all she does for philanthropy, she is also an activist for the environment and encourages people to treat the environment in better ways.
Gloria Reuben: Husband
In 1999, Gloria Reuben got married to Wayne Isaak who works in the entertainment industry as a TV producer. It is not known when exactly they met or when they started dating. However, it is known that their marriage lasted for four years and in 2003, they got divorced.
The reason for their split up is not known and the couple had no children together. Gloria Rueben is not known to have had another relationship since she got divorced.