|December 1, 2016|
Gloria Reuben is an actress and singer whose credits span television, film, theater and music.
Gloria began playing classical piano at the age of 5 and has loved music ever since. The biggest moments in her music career include being a backup singer for Tina Turner in 2000, which led her to record her solo record JUST FOR YOU. She released her debut jazz album PERCHANCE TO DREAM in 2015, produced by the five time Grammy Award winning producer Marty Ashby, on the iconic MCG Jazz label.
“A truly beautiful album from start to finish . . . amazing playing by phenomenal musicians, great selection of material . . . but it’s Gloria’s elegant, refined voice that holds the listener. So intimate and present, she’s able to paint amazing pictures with her interpretations for these classic songs.”—Dave Koz
Many will remember Gloria as “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 television series, including RAISING THE BAR and FALLING SKIES. She is currently co-starring in the hit USA Network series MR. ROBOT. Gloria has also begun filming a recurring role on the new scripted VH1 series THE BREAKS.
In film, Gloria 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 NY Public Theater, garnered her a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actress.
Back to Gloria’s first love, music:
As All About Jazz wrote, “Though the actress/singer is more well-known as an actress, she could have just as easily broken through as a singer. This CD [Perchance to Dream] will definitely cause music fans to reconsider their thinking regarding Gloria Reuben. They will now be forced to consider her as more than just a famous actress who sometimes sings.”