|Birthday||November 24, 1956|
|Birth Place||Lackawanna, New York, USA|
|Appearances||Roy Montgomery - List of Appearances|
Santiago-Hudson was born Ruben Santiago Jr. in Lackawanna, New York, the son of Alean Hudson and Ruben Santiago, a railroad worker. His father was Puerto Rican and his mother was African-American. He went to Lackawanna High school, earned his bachelor's degree from Binghamton University, and his first master's degree from Wayne State University. He received an honorary doctorate of letters from Buffalo State College.
Santiago-Hudson has four children: Broderick and Ruben III from previous relationships, and Trey and Lily from his marriage with Jeannie Brittan.
- 1996, Tony Award for performance in Seven Guitars
- 2006, Humanitas Award for writing, for HBO film adaptation of his play Lackawanna Blues.
- 2009, NAACP Lifetime Achievement Theatre Award at the Los Angeles NAACP Theatre Awards.