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Name: Gina Torres
Character: Zoe Washburne | Jasmine (Angel)
Date of Birth: 25 April 1969
Place of Birth: New York City, New York, USA
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Gina was born in Flower Fifth Hospital, Manhatten to Cuban parents and is the youngest of three siblings. She briefly livd in Washington Heights until her family moved to the Bronx. Gina began singing and dance at an early age and attended the The High School of Music and Art as a vocal major, she is trained in both opera and jazz and has sung as part of a gospel choir.
After graduating from school, Gina was accepted at all the colleges she applied for, but, unfortunately was unable to afford any and decided to go straight into working.
She worked for a time as an intern at the Lincoln Center Theatre Company, which landed her her first audition, and although she did not get the part, she did get an agent who in turn got her a part in a musical.
Gina first appeared on our screens in a 1992 in an episode of Unnatural Pursuits, after this she appeared in guests spots on TV shows such as Law & Order, NYPD Blue, and a recurring roles in One Life to Live and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys before landing a regular role as Helen Carter in Cleopatra 2525 in 2000.
In 2002 she landed the role of Zoe Washburne in the short-lived but much loved Firefly and went on to star in the movie, Serenity. After Firefly was cancelled, she was offered a recurring role as the Season Four “big bad”, Jasmine, on Angel.
Since this time she has worked consistently appearing in movies such as the Matrix sequels and appearing in numerous TV shows such as Standoff, Pushing Daisies, Criminal Minds, Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries, as well as guest starring on Nathan Fillion’s show, Castle and David Boreaneaz’ show Bones. More recently she was a regular cast member on Suits and will next be seen on 9-1-1: Lone Star.
Attend the Royal Wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as a friend of fellow Suits alum, Megan.