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Gina Torres Biography

Gina Torres is an American movie and television actress. Torres has appeared in many television series including Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Xena: Warrior Princess, the short-lived Cleopatra 2525, Alias, Firefly, Angel, 24, Suits, The Shield, and Westworld.

She also starred opposite Chris Rock in the feature film I Think I Love My Wife, as Carla in the independent film South of Pico, and she also reprised her Firefly role in its feature film sequel Serenity.

Torres has had a main role on the USA Network series Suits as Jessica Pearson. Gina and her ex-husband Laurence Fishburne played a married couple on the NBC television series Hannibal.

Gina Torres Age | How Old Is Gina Torres?

Gina was born on April 25, 1969 in New York City, U.S. She is 49 years old as of 2018.

Gina Torres Parents

Torres was born to Richard and Rebecca at the Flower Fifth Avenue Hospital in Manhattan. Her parents were both multiracial Cuban descent and her father then worked as a typesetter for La Prensa and The New York Daily News.

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Gina Torres

She was born the youngest of three children and her family lived briefly in Washington Heights before moving to The Bronx. Gina also speaks Spanish.

Gina Torres And Laurence Fishburne | Gina Torres Laurence Fishburne | Gina Torres Husband

Torres married fellow actor Laurence Fishburne on September 22, 2002 at The Cloisters museum in New York City after being engaged in February 2001. On September 20, 2017 it was annonced that the two were separated and had been keeping the separation private. On November 2, 2017, Laurence filed for divorce.

Gina Torres Daughter

Torres and Fishburne welcomed their first child together, a daughter Delilah, in June 2007.

Actress Gina Torres

Torres is a gifted mezzo-soprano, and began singing at an early age. She attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York City. Torres also trained in opera and jazz and performed in a gospel choir. She applied and was accepted to several colleges but she could not afford to attend. She instead chose to pursue her dream of being a performer.

Torres won the ALMA Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Syndicated Drama Series for her role in Cleopatra 2525 in 2001.

Gina Torres Angel

In 2004, she was also nominated for the International Press Academy’s Golden Satellite Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Drama, for her role as Jasmine in Angel in 2004.

Gina Torres Matrix

She has had film appearances in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. She appeared in seven episodes of the third season on 24 as Julia Milliken, a woman who has an affair with the White House Chief of Staff and becomes involved in a Presidential scandal in 2004. She was tapped for the pilot episode of Soccer Moms in 2005. She also voiced the character of Vixen in numerous episodes of the animated series Justice League Unlimited in 2005 and also replaced the voice-over of Jada Pinkett Smith’s character Niobe in The Matrix Online.

Gina Torres Firefly

Torres is also known for her role in Fox’s short-lived Firefly series, which lasted for only one season. She then reprised her Firefly role as Zoe in the film Serenity (2005). She began her role as Cheryl Carrera in the short-lived drama series Standoff on the FOX network in 2006. Gina’s character is the Supervisory Special Agent in Charge for Crisis Negotiation Unit, FBI Los Angeles. She also appeared in the film I Think I Love My Wife, playing the wife of Chris Rock’s character.

Torres was cast in Washington Field, a 2009 CBS television pilot from executive Producer Edward Allen Bernero, about the National Capital Response Squad, a unit of the FBI made up of elite experts in different areas who travel around the world, responding to events that affect American interests.

She was also the voice of Wonder Woman in DC Universe Online MMORPG until mid 2013 when the part was recast as well as Arachnid in the Transformers Prime cartoon.

She was reunited with fellow Firefly costar, Nathan Fillion in 2013, in an episode of Fillion’s television show, Castle.

Gina Torres Suits

Gina was cast as main character Jessica Pearson on the USA Network legal drama Suits in 2011.

It was announced that Torres would be leaving the cast of Suits following the summer segment of season six in 2016. In addition to Gina’s contract being up, she stated she had grown tired of traveling between Toronto, where Suits is filmed, and her home in Los Angeles. . She also returned to Suits for the season six finale, airing on March 1, 2017. Following ABC’s cancellation of The Catch in May 2017, Gina has returned to Suits as a recurring cast member in season seven.

She plays the role of CAPCOM in the updated version of Walt Disney World’s Mission: Space.

It was announced in March 2018 that Torres would executive produce and star in a Suits spin-off centered around her character, Jessica Pearson.

Gina Torres The Catch

Torres joined the season two cast of ABC’s The Catch, which was filmed in L.A.

Gina Torres Movies and TV Shows

Gina Torres Movies

Year

Title

Role

2017Mission: SpaceCapcom
2013Mr. SophisticationJanice Waters
2010Justice League: Crisis on Two EarthsSuperwoman (voice)
2009Don’t Let Me DrownDiana
2007I Think I Love My WifeBrenda Cooper
2007South of PicoCarla Silva
2006JamLilac
Five FingersAicha
2005Fair GameStacey
SerenityZoe Washburne
2004Hair ShowMarcella
2003The Matrix ReloadedCas
The Matrix RevolutionsCas
1996Bed of RosesFrancine
The Substance of FireMaitre d’

Gina Torres TV Shows

Year

Title

Role

2018

Final Space

Additional voices

2017

The Catch

Agent Justine Diaz

Claws

Sally Bates

Star Wars: Forces of Destiny

Ketsu Onyo (voice)

2016

Westworld

Lauren

2015

Revenge

Natalie Waters

2015–2018

Star Wars Rebels

Ketsu Onyo (voice)

2013

Castle

Penelope Foster

2013–2015

Hannibal

Phyllis “Bella” Crawford

2011–2013

Transformers: Prime

Airachnid (voice)

2011–2018

Suits

Jessica Pearson

2010

The Vampire Diaries

Bree

The Boondocks

Ebony Brown (voice)

Huge

Dr. Dorothy Rand

2009

Dirty Sexy Money

Princess Ama

Pushing Daisies

Lila Robinson

The Unit

Sgt. Natasha Andrews

Drop Dead Diva

Diana Hall

FlashForward

Felicia Wedeck

Gossip Girl

Gabriela Abrams

Applause for Miss E

Maggie

Washington Field

SA Jackie Palmer

2008

Boston Legal

A.D.A. Mary Franklin

Bones

Dr. Toni Ezralow

Criminal Minds

Det. Thea Salinas

2008–2009

Eli Stone

Attorney Miller

2007

Dirty Sexy Money

Princess Ama

2006

The Shield

Sadie Kavanaugh

Without a Trace

Tyra Hughes

2006–2007

Standoff

Cheryl Carrera

2005

Soccer Moms

Jamie Cane

2004

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Warden Hutton

24

Julia Milliken

2004–2006

Justice League Unlimited

Vixen/Mari McCabe(voice)

2004

Gramercy Park

Mrs. Hammond

2003

The Agency

Dacia Banga

Angel

Jasmine

The Guardian

Sadie Harper

The Law and Mr. Lee

Vicki Lee

2002–2003

Firefly

Zoe Washburne

2001–2006

Alias

Anna Espinosa

2000–2001

Cleopatra 2525

Helen ‘Hel’ Carter

2000–2001

Any Day Now

Stacy Trenton

1998

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

Beth Hymson, Casting Director

La Femme Nikita

Jenna Vogler

Encore! Encore!

Opera Patron #3

1997

Profiler

Michelle Brubaker

The Gregory Hines Show

Jeanette

Xena: Warrior Princess

Cleopatra

The Underworld

Unknown

1997–1999

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

Nebula

1996

One Life to Live

Nell

Dark Angel

LaMayne

1995

Law & Order

Charlene

NYPD Blue

Dominican Woman

One Life to Live

Magdalena

1994

M.A.N.T.I.S.

Dr. Amy Ellis

1992

Unnatural Pursuits

Silken

Law & Order

Laura Elkin

TBA

Untitled Suits spin-off

Jessica Pearson

Gina Torres Height | How Tall Is Gina Torres?

The Suits star stands at a height of 1.78m.

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Gina Torres Leaves Suits | Why Did Gina Torres Leave Suits?

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Jessica Pearson — the queen bee of Pearson Specter Litt, the beleaguered law firm at the heart of the series — saved the life of a death-row inmate. Then she saved her own sanity, by quitting.

The episode, which added another twist to the tumultuous sixth season of the USA Network legal drama, marks the end, for now, of a character that had been with “Suits” from the beginning. For Gina Torres, the actress who plays her, the departure kicks off a new career chapter. She has joined “The Catch,”the stylish ABC private-investigation series from Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers, returning for its second season early next year.

“My contract was up, so this wasn’t a power play that went terribly wrong,” Ms. Torres said about her decision to leave “Suits.” After years of traveling between the show’s Toronto set and Los Angeles, where she lives with her husband, the actor Laurence Fishburne, and their daughter, the actress was ready for a change. “My personal life needed to be tended to,” she said.

So, the big question: Why now?

Gina Torres: I think the public doesn’t understand the rigors of shooting a show for an actor, much less when you’re on location and away from home. At one point I approached Aaron [Korsh, the showrunner,] and said: “It’s not that I don’t love the show and love Jessica, who is my alter ego. But my life is my life, and I need to take care of it.” And everyone was completely supportive.

Once you had decided to leave, what came next?

Gina Torres: Leaving was hard, especially when I do so with a heavy heart. And knowing the ambivalence of that moment, they left it open-ended so she doesn’t die. But what was so beautiful and poetic about how we’ve decided to end it is she’s going to find her bliss. After all this time, she is not breaking with anything we’ve come to expect from Jessica Pearson. Anybody might say — “But she has everything!” Well, maybe she doesn’t, and she needs to figure out what’s missing and what’s going to make her happy.

Does the fact that Jessica is following Jeff Malone, her former law and romantic partner, to Chicago leave the door open for a return?

Gina Torres: Yes. [Long pause] See, don’t you feel better now? [Laughs] Who doesn’t want that? And it was one of my pitches to Aaron: “You know these boys are going to screw it up at some point.”

Jessica is written as a strong role model — a brilliant woman of color leading a top New York law firm. Did a certain responsibility come attached to that?

Gina Torres: I never think it’s particularly smart for an actor to attach those kinds of things to characters. They’re fluid and built for entertainment. Having said that, and having unleashed Jessica as I have, did I try to layer in as much compassion and humanity as possible into the shark world that she’s in? Of course. Life is about choices, and the grace or lack thereof with which you execute them is a make-or-break moment in anyone’s life. So in terms of an example of how a woman in power could function, I’m very proud of what I put out there.

“Suits” is a relationship show disguised as a legal drama. But let’s face it: For a lot of viewers, it’s all about the clothes.

Gina Torres: Andreatta is the genius behind all of our looks. I love what I do and I love working, but my wardrobe fittings were the highlight of my week. A lot of how I would move in a scene became this little game that we would all play, where I would always do my best when an outfit was particularly special, to give the audience a 360 runway view of it. I was walking across my office to get a file for absolutely no reason other than for the camera to catch the outfit.

What’s your role on “The Catch”?

Gina Torres: Oh, I’m a mystery wrapped in an enigma, trapped in a Magic 8-Ball. There’s not too much that I really can say. But it does put me right smack in the middle of Benjamin and Alice, and as an actor, to be right smack in the middle of Mireille [Enos] and Peter [Krause] is really not a bad place to be. And I’m especially excited about having infiltrated Shondaland.

Where do you expect “Suits” to head without you?

Gina Torres: Well that’s no longer any of my business, is it? [Laughs] I’m waiting just like everybody else.

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