Mercedes Ruehl was born on February 28, 1948, in Queens, Ny. Of Cuban and Irish ancestry, she was the daughter of FBI agents and went often as a kid. She is married to painter David Geiser; they’ve a son, Jake. Celebrity Mercedes Ruehl was born on February 28, 1948, in Queens, Ny. After graduating in the College of New Rochelle in 1969, she performed in community theatre and supported herself with odd jobs in Nyc while pursuing a stage career. She won two Obie awards as well as a Tony for The Best Actress for Lost in Yonkers.
Ruehl’s breakthrough came in 1988, when she got two scene-stealing supporting characters in feature films, that of Josh’s mom in Large as well as a Mafia wife in Married to the Mob. Having a dearth of movie characters to pick from in the 1990s, Ruehl turned her focus to television, engaging audiences using a recurring guest character on the sitcom Frasier. She’s appeared in several made-for-TV movies and on such show asEntourage and Law & Order. Ruehl is married to painter David Geiser; they’ve a son, Jake.