Gina Torres is an American television and movie actress best known for her roles in science-fiction and fantasy. Torres is a mezzo-soprano and studied singing, including opera and jazz in high school of Music and Performing Arts “Fiorello La Guardia” in New York. In 1992 she had her first notable television role in the series Law & Order, in which she appeared three years later again, but in a different role. Her first appearance was in Unnatural Pursuits
Torres was born at the Flower Fifth Avenue Hospital in Manhattan, the youngest of three children in a close-knit Cuban American family. Her family lived briefly in Washington Heights before moving to The Bronx. Her parents were both of multiracial Cuban descent, and her father worked as a typesetter for La Prensa and The New York Daily News.
Date of Birth: 25 April 1969, New York City, New York, USA
Laurence Fishburne and Gina Torres have been married since 2002. Both appear in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions.
Gina Torres Family:
- Laurence Fishburne — Husband (22 September 2002 – Present)
- Langston Fishburne — Stepson
- Delilah Fishburne — Daughter
- Montana Fishburne — Stepdaughter
Fast Facts of Gina Torres:
- Majored in voice at New York City’s prestigious Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and the Performing Arts (aka “the Fame school”).
- Made TV debut on One Life to Live (the same soap in which Laurence Fishburne, whom she married in 2002, got his start).
- Worked with Fishburne in The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix: Revolutions and the 2006 political thriller Five Fingers.
- Won 2001 ALMA Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Syndicated Drama Series for Cleopatra 2525.
- Voice work has included the character Vixen on the Cartoon Network’s Justice League Unlimited, Airachnid on Transformers: Prime and Niobe on the computer game The Matrix Online.
She has appeared in many television series, including Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (as Nebula), Xena: Warrior Princess (as Cleopatra), the short-lived Cleopatra 2525, as well as Alias (as Anna Espinosa), Firefly (as series regular Zoë Washburne), Angel (as Jasmine), and The Shield. She portrayed Julia Milliken in several episodes of the third season of 24.
Filmography of Gina Torres
- Mr. Sophistication (2012)
- Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (2010)
- Washington Field (2009)
- Applause for Miss E (2009)
- Don’t Let Me Drown (2009)
- South of Pico (2007)
- I Think I Love My Wife (2007)
- Five Fingers (2006)
- Jam (2006)
- Serenity (2005)
- Fair Game (2005)
- Soccer Moms (2005)Hair Show (2004)
- Gramercy Park (2004)
- The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
- The Law and Mr. Lee (2003)
- The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
- The Underworld (1997)
- The Substance of Fire (1996)
- Dark Angel (1996)
- Bed of Roses (1996)
- M.A.N.T.I.S. (1994)