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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 9 June 1964Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 5' 7½" (1.71 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Gloria Elizabeth Reuben is a Canadian actress, singer and social activist who, over the past twenty years, has amassed impressive credentials in television, film, theater, and music.

Reuben was born in Toronto, Ontario, to Pearl (Mills), a singer, and Cyril George Reuben, an architect. Her parents were both born in Jamaica. Her father, who was caucasian, was of Jewish heritage. Her mother was of Afro-Jamaican descent.

Gloria's portrayal of Condoleezza Rice in David Hare's play "Stuff Happens" (at New York City's Public Theater) garnered her a Lucille Lortel Best Actress Award.

Gloria's music career includes a stint as a backup singer for Tina Turner in 2000, which led to the recording of her solo album, Just For You, in 2004.

Gloria is also a committed social activist. As of January 2011, Gloria is a special advisor on climate change for the Alliance for Climate Protection, former Vice President Al Gore's environmental organization. She is on the Board for the National Wildlife Federation, and is on the Leadership Council for the Natural Resources Defense Council and Waterkeeper Alliance. She is also on the Leadership Council for the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights, and she serves on the Board for SIECUS: the Sexuality, Information and Education Council of the United States.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Gloria Reuben

Spouse (1)

Wayne Isaak (1999 - 2003) (divorced)

Trivia (14)

Gloria toured with Tina Turner as a backup singer, on her "24/7" Tour.
Sister of Denis Simpson.
Chosen by People (USA) magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world
Sang the Canadian national anthem at the 1998 baseball All-Star game.
Played the wife of actor/director/producer Jimmy Bridges in a "Luvs Diapers" commercial in 1989.
Sang the Canadian national anthem at the 2003 basketball All-Star game. Continues to sing both the Canadian and U.S. anthems at sporting events, including NY Giants, NY Knicks, NY Rangers, Toronto Raptors.
Her parents were both born in Jamaica. Her mother, Pearl (Mills), a singer, was black, while her father, Cyril George Reuben, an architect, was caucasian. As an adult, Gloria discovered that her father, who died when she was young, was Jewish.
She and singer/actor brother Denis Simpson both hosted the Canadian pre-schooler program Polka Dot Door (1971) at one time.
Crowned "Miss Black Ontario" in 1986.
Became a US Citizen in 2009.
Gloria began studying classical piano at age 5.
In New York, playing U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in the Public Theater's production of "Stuff Happens," David Hare's play about the Bush Administration. [April 2006]
(June - August 2000) Singing backup for Tina Turner's international tour
Currently touring as a backup singer for Tina Turner [February 2000]

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