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Born in Lackawanna, New York, USA
Birth NameRuben Santiago Jr.

Mini Bio (1)

Ruben Santiago-Hudson was born on November 24, 1956 in Lackawanna, New York, USA as Ruben Santiago Jr. He is an actor and writer, known for The Devil's Advocate (1997), Blown Away (1994) and American Gangster (2007). He is married to Jeannie Brittan. They have two children.

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Jeannie Brittan (? - present) ( 2 children)

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Holds a bachelor's degree in theatre from Binghamton University, and an MFA from Wayne State University.
Originated the role of "Buddy Bolden" in "Jelly's Last Jam" (directed by George C. Wolfe) at The Mark Taper Forum; he continued this role as a member of the original Broadway cast.
Has been performing his own one-man show (plus musician) "Lackawanna Blues" where he portrays over 20 characters from his past, sings and plays the harmonica.
Won Broadway's 1996 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) for August Wilson's "Seven Guitars."
Performed the role of Ricky Roma on Broadway in Glengarry Glen Ross, along with veteran actor Charles Durning.
Of Puerto Rican and African-American descent.
He was nominated for a 1995 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play for "Seven Guitars" at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
performing "Lackawanna Blues" at A.C.T. in San Francisco, California [October 2002]
He was nominated for the 1996 Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for "Seven Guitars" on Broadway in New York City.
He was awarded the 1996 Drama Logue Award for Performance for "Seven Guitars" at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

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