Torres, Gina 1969-

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Torres, Gina 1969-


Born April 25, 1969, in New York, NY; married Laurence Fishburne (an actor and producer), September 20, 2002. Education: Attended High School of Music and Art (now La Guardia High School of Music and Art), New York City; also studied opera and jazz.


Agent—Domain, 9229 Sunset Blvd., Suite 415, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Manager—Framework Entertainment, 9057 Nemo St., Suite C, West Hollywood, CA 90069.


Actress. Former singer in a gospel choir. Also worked as a waitress and receptionist.

Awards, Honors:

ALMA Award, outstanding lead actress in a syndicated drama series, America Latino Media Arts Awards, 2001, for Cleopatra 2525; Golden Satellite Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series—drama, International Press Academy, 2004, for Angel.


Film Appearances:

Francine, Bed of Roses, New Line Cinema, 1996.

Maitre d', The Substance of Fire, Miramax, 1996.

Cas, The Matrix Reloaded, Warner Bros., 2003.

Cas, The Matrix Revolutions, Warner Bros., 2003.

Herself, Here's How It Was: The Making of "Firefly" (documentary short), Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, 2003.

Marcella, Hair Show, Innovation Film Group, 2004.

Herself, "Angel": Season 4 Overview (documentary; also known as "Prophecies": Season 4 Overview), Fox Box, 2004.

Herself, Fatal Beauty and the Beast (documentary short), Fox Box, 2004.

Stacey, Fair Game, Urbanworks, 2005.

Zoe, Serenity, Universal, 2005.

Herself, Re-Lighting the Firefly (documentary short), 2005.

Lilac, Jam, Starz! Encore Entertainment, 2006.

Aicha, Five Fingers, Lions Gate Films, 2006.

Herself, A Filmmaker's Journey (documentary short), 2006.

Brenda Cooper, I Think I Love My Wife, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2007.

Carla Silva, South of Pico, 2007.

Television Appearances; Series:

Magdalena and other characters, One Life to Live, ABC, 1995-96.

Nebula, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, syndicated, 1997-99.

Helen "Hel," Cleopatra 2525, syndicated, 2000-2001.

Anna Espinosa, a recurring character, Alias, ABC, 2001-2006.

Zoe Washburn, Firefly (also known as Firefly: The Series), Fox, 2002-2003.

Jasmine, Angel (also known as Angel: The Series), The WB, 2003.

Julia Milliken, 24, Fox, 2004.

Voice of Vixen, Justice League (animated; also known as JL), Cartoon Network, 2004-2006.

Cheryl Carrera, Standoff, Fox, 2006.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Unnatural Pursuits, 1994.

LaMayne, Dark Angel, Fox, 1996.

Vicki Lee, The Law and Mr. Lee, 2003.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Dr. Amy Ellis, M.A.N.T.I.S., 1994.

Third opera patron, Encore! Encore!, NBC, 1998.

Cheryl Carrera, Standoff, Fox, 2006.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Presenter, The 2001 ALMA Awards, ABC, 2001.

Sci Fi Inside: "Serenity," Sci-Fi Channel, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Laura Elkin, "Skin Deep," Law & Order, NBC, 1992.

Charlene, "Purple Heart," Law & Order, NBC, 1995.

Dominican woman, "E.R.," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1995.

House of Buggin', Fox, 1995.

Cleopatra, "King of Assassins," Xena: Warrior Princess (also known as Xena), syndicated, 1997.

Michelle Brubaker, "FTX: Field Training Exercise," Profiler, NBC, 1997.

Jeannette, The Gregory Hines Show, 1997.

Beth Hymson, casting director, "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Hercules," Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, syndicated, 1998.

Jenna Vogler, "Open Heart," La Femme Nikita (also known as Nikita), USA Network, 1998.

Stacy Trenton, "It's Not Karma, It's Life," Any Day Now, 2001.

Stacy Trenton, "Boy Will Be Boys," Any Day Now, 2002.

Dacia Banga, "Absolute Bastard," The Agency, 2003.

Sadie Harper, "Big Coal," The Guardian, CBS, 2003.

Sadie, "Shame," The Guardian, CBS, 2003.

Warden Hutton, "XX," CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (also known as CSI: Las Vegas, CSI: Weekends, C.S. I., and Les Experts), CBS, 2004.

The Film Programme (also known as Film 2005), BBC, 2005.

Sadie, "Kavanaugh," The Shield, FX Channel, 2006.

Sadie, "Smoked," The Shield, FX Channel, 2006.

Sadie, "Of Mice and Lem," The Shield, FX Channel, 2006.

Tyra Hughes, "More Than This," Without a Trace (also known as W.A.T.), CBS, 2006.

Tavis Smiley, PBS, 2007.

Also appeared in Sesame Street, PBS.

Stage Appearances:

(Professional debut) Dreamgirls (musical), Downtown Cabaret, Bridgeport, CT, 1981.

Antigone, Off-Broadway production, 1987.

A Raisin in the Sun, Off-Broadway production, 1987.

A Soldier's Tale, 1987-88.

Sheila's Day, 1990.

Heliotrope Bouquet, 1990.

Pericles, 1991.

Blood Wedding, Off-Broadway production, 1992.

Marci Williams, Face Value, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1993.

(Broadway debut) Terri Clark, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New York City, 1994.

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Off-Broadway production, 1994.

Alcmena, Amphitryon, Classic Stage Company, New York City, 1995.

The Wiz, 1998.

Dreamgirls, 1998.

Also appeared in Jelly Belly, Off-Broadway production; Red Lights and Blues.


Video Games:

Voice of Niobe, The Matrix Online (also known as MxO), Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, 2005.



Contemporary Black Biography, Vol. 52, Thomson Gale, 2006.


Gina Torres Website,, July 25, 2007.

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