Gina Torres Biography, Age, Husband, Daughter, Movies and TV Shows, Hot
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.
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
|2013||Mr. Sophistication||Janice Waters|
|2010||Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths||Superwoman (voice)|
|2009||Don’t Let Me Drown||Diana|
|2007||I Think I Love My Wife||Brenda Cooper|
|2007||South of Pico||Carla Silva|
|2003||The Matrix Reloaded||Cas|
|The Matrix Revolutions||Cas|
|1996||Bed of Roses||Francine|
|The Substance of Fire||Maitre d’|
Gina Torres TV Shows
Agent Justine Diaz
Star Wars: Forces of Destiny
Ketsu Onyo (voice)
Star Wars Rebels
Ketsu Onyo (voice)
Phyllis “Bella” Crawford
The Vampire Diaries
Ebony Brown (voice)
Dr. Dorothy Rand
Dirty Sexy Money
Sgt. Natasha Andrews
Drop Dead Diva
Applause for Miss E
SA Jackie Palmer
A.D.A. Mary Franklin
Dr. Toni Ezralow
Det. Thea Salinas
Dirty Sexy Money
Without a Trace
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Justice League Unlimited
The Law and Mr. Lee
Helen ‘Hel’ Carter
Any Day Now
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Beth Hymson, Casting Director
La Femme Nikita
Opera Patron #3
The Gregory Hines Show
Xena: Warrior Princess
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
One Life to Live
Law & Order
One Life to Live
Dr. Amy Ellis
Law & Order
Untitled Suits spin-off
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?
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.