In 1992, Mercedes won an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role playing Anne on The Fisher King.
She is 5' 11" (1.80 m)
Mercedes Ruehl: The best directors, be they male or female, have a nice balance of both masculine assertiveness and feminine receptivity, so that they can control a film which a director needs to do but can also be receptive, because it's a communal work of art.
Mercedes Ruehl: the mark of an artist is a recognizable style. And that's that assertive thing that you need, because the recognizable style comes so much out of what you need to express, what you need to assert, what you need to put out there. The implementation is that receptive thing