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Gloria Reuben

Gloria Reuben

Gloria Reuben is featured in:

Season 2, Episode 1: In Search of Our Fathers

Gloria Reuben is an actress, singer and social activist who has amassed impressive credentials in television, film, theater and music. Many will remember Gloria as the HIV+ health care professional “Jeanie Boulet” on the hit NBC series ER, a role that garnered her two Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe nomination. Since then, she has had multiple regular starring roles in a variety of other television series, including RAISING THE BAR and FALLING SKIES.

Most recently Gloria starred in the Lifetime movie HAPPY FACE KILLER opposite David Arquette, portrayed “Elizabeth Keckley” alongside Daniel Day-Lewis & Sally Field in the Steven Spielberg film LINCOLN, appeared alongside Paul Rudd and Tina Fey in Paul Weitz’s ADMISSION, and starred opposite Samuel L. Jackson in REASONABLE DOUBT. Gloria’s portrayal of Condoleezza Rice in David Hare’s play STUFF HAPPENS at the Public Theater garnered her a Lucille Lortel Award for Best Actress. Her music career includes being a backup singer for Tina Turner in 2000, which led her to record her solo record Just For You.

Gloria is also an activist, committing her time to the global climate change crisis through her participation with The Climate Reality Project, and to human rights issues with the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights.

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Finding Your Roots Season Eight

Today’s most compelling personalities discover the surprising stories buried within their own families. Meet 21 fascinating new guests who are game-changers in their fields, with family histories that illustrate the power and diversity of the human experience. Tuesdays at 8/7c.

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