Gina Torres

Gina Torres

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1969-04-25 (52 years old) · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: New York City, New York, USA

20 Movies · 37 TV shows

Biography

Gina Torres (born April 25, 1969) is an American film and television actress. She is known for her starring roles as Zoe Washburne in the Fox science fiction series Firefly (2002–2003) and its feature film sequel Serenity (2005), and as Jessica Pearson in the USA Network legal drama series Suits (2011–2018) and its spin-off series Pearson (2019).Torres appeared in the science fiction films The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions (both 2003), the drama film Jam (2006), the romantic comedy film I Think I Love My Wife (2007), the independent drama film South of Pico (2007), the drama The Vampire Diaries (2009), and the drama film Selah and the Spades (2019).Throughout her acting career, Torres has appeared in supporting roles in numerous television series, including Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Xena: Warrior Princess, Cleopatra 2525, Alias, Angel, 24, The Shield, Gossip Girl, Hannibal, Revenge, and Westworld.

Personal Life

Torres and Laurence Fishburne were engaged in February 2001, and married on September 22, 2002, at The Cloisters museum in New York City. They have one child, a daughter named Delilah born in 2007. Torres is also the stepmother to Fishburne's two children, from his previous marriage to actress Hajna O. Moss: a son, Langston, born in 1987, and a daughter, Montana, born in 1991. They played a married couple on the show Hannibal.In September 2017, Torres announced her separation from Fishburne. Fishburne filed for divorce on November 2, 2017, and the divorce was finalized effective May 11, 2018, after Torres and Fishburne reached a final settlement on April 16, 2018.On January 1, 2020, Torres was a Grand Marshal of the 2020 Rose Parade.

Early Life

Torres was born at the Flower Fifth Avenue Hospital in Manhattan, the youngest of three children. Her family lived briefly in Washington Heights before moving to The Bronx. Her parents, Richard and Rebecca, were natives of Cuba, and her father worked as a typesetter for La Prensa and The New York Daily News. Torres speaks fluent Spanish.Torres, a mezzo-soprano, began singing at an early age and attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York City. She also trained in opera and jazz and performed in a gospel choir. Torres applied and was accepted to several colleges but could not afford to attend. She chose instead to pursue her dream of being a performer.

Movies & TV shows

2020.

1 TV show
TV
9-1-1: Lone Star

9-1-1: Lone Star

5.92
2020
Owen was the only survivor of the Manhattan firehouse on 9/11. Owen had to rebuild his station after the attack. Owen and his troubled firefighter son, T.K., go to Texas to start over after a similar ...

2019.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Pearson

Pearson

4
2019
The dirty world of Chicago politics has Jessica Pearson adjusting to it.
Selah and the Spades

Selah and the Spades

2019
Paloma, the new girl at an esteemed prep school, is drawn into the daily aggressions of warring senior class factions. She befriends the leader of the Spades, a cheerleader named Selah.

2017.

2 TV shows
TV
Star Wars: Forces of Destiny

Star Wars: Forces of Destiny

6
2017
Rey, Jyn Erso, Princess Leia, Ahsoka Tano, and more are featured in an animated series. A larger heroic saga is shaped by small moments and everyday decisions.
TV
Riverdale

Riverdale

6.48
2017
The series takes on Archie, Betty, Veronica, and their friends, exploring the strangeness of small-town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath the wholesome facade, and is set in the presen...

2016.

2 TV shows
TV
Westworld

Westworld

6.71
2016
The dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin is the subject of a dark odyssey. It explores a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be fulfilled.
TV
The Catch

The Catch

6
2016
A fraud investigator named Alice Martin is about to be the victim of a fraud by her fiancée. She wants to find him before her career is ruined by him.

2015.

1 TV show
TV
Con Man

Con Man

5.3
2015
The life of the co-star of a canceled sci-fi series who went on to become a cult favorite is the subject of Con Man. Jack Moore starred as the series Captain and went on to become a major celebrity, w...

2013.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Hannibal

Hannibal

6.33
2013
Graham has the ability to think like his prey, which is a gift and a curse. While Graham is pursuing a cannibalistic murderer, Special Agent Jack Crawford teams him with a highly respected psychiatris...
Troubled Waters

Troubled Waters

2013
Ron Waters makes commentary about the world instead of one-liners. Ron returned after a self-imposed exile.

2012.

1 Movie
Browncoats Unite: Firefly 10th Anniversary Special

Browncoats Unite: Firefly 10th Anniversary Special

2012
The complete oral history on the franchise that continues to explode in popularity despite meeting its end a decade ago will be provided for the first time by the Science Channel. Secrets from the set...

2011.

2 TV shows
TV
Suits

Suits

6.54
2011
While running from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross, a brilliant young college-dropout, slips into a job interview with one of New York City's best legal closers, Harvey Specter. Mike was hired by Harv...
TV
Revenge

Revenge

6.55
2011
Everyone wonders about the new girl, but Emily knows everything about them, including what they did to her family. They took everything from her. She's going to make them pay.

2010.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths

Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths

5.56
2010
The Justice League may be recruited to help save his Earth from the Crime Syndicate, which is an evil version of the League. The balance of all existence is in danger due to a devious plan launched by...
TV
Huge

Huge

4.75
2010
Seven teens from different walks of life attend a weight loss camp as they embark on their individual journeys of self discovery.

2009.

3 TV shows
TV
Castle

Castle

6.85
2009
After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle gets permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigati...
TV
Drop Dead Diva

Drop Dead Diva

6.3
2009
A shallow model dies in an accident and her soul comes back to her in the body of a brilliant, plus-sized attorney.
TV
FlashForward

FlashForward

5.29
2009
Everyone sees a flash of their own future when the world blacks out for two minutes and seventeen seconds. For some, the future is positive, while for others it is not. It doesn't seem to exist for a ...

2008.

1 TV show
TV
Eli Stone

Eli Stone

5.29
2008
Eli Stone may be the real deal. Eli has built a successful career at a top law firm in San Francisco representing only the biggest and richest corporations that make a habit of messing with the little...

2007.

2 Movies · 3 TV shows
South Of Pico

South Of Pico

2007
"South of Pico" is an emotionally charged drama in which four strangers witness an unimaginable tragedy and are catapulted into the defining moment of their lives. A chauffeur, a waitress, a doctor, a...
TV
Dirty Sexy Money

Dirty Sexy Money

6
2007
The Darling family's obscene wealth and enormous power makes them easy targets for their rivals, enemies, and the tabloids. Patriarch Tripp uses his money and influence to shield his five adult chil...
TV
Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl

6.71
2007
An exclusive group of privileged teens from a posh prep school on Manhattan's Upper East Side whose lives revolve around the blog of the all-knowing albeit ultra-secretive Gossip Girl.
TV
Pushing Daisies

Pushing Daisies

4.78
2007
A pie-maker with the power to bring dead people back to life solved murder mysteries with his childhood sweetheart, a cynical private investigator, and a lovesick waitress.
I Think I Love My Wife

I Think I Love My Wife

2007
Richard Cooper is a married man and father of two who is bored. Not getting any sex from his wife, he resorts to looking at random women on the street and taking lunch late to look at them. When she g...

2006.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
The Unit

The Unit

3.5
2006
A covert team of special forces operatives risk their lives on undercover missions around the globe, while their wives protect their husbands' secrets.
Five Fingers

Five Fingers

2006
Martijn, an idealistic Dutch pianist, travels to Morocco to help start a food program for malnourished children. Within moments of his arrival, however, Martijn is abducted by a group of terrorists, i...
TV
Standoff

Standoff

2006
The FBI Crisis Negotiation Unit was the focus of the series.
Jam

Jam

2006
The lives of fifteen diverse travelers are changed by a traffic accident.

2005.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Criminal Minds

Criminal Minds

5.96
2005
An elite team of FBI profilers watch over the country's most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. David Rossi is a founding member of the BAU who returns to ...
TV
Bones

Bones

6.33
2005
Dr. The Jeffersonian's Medico-Legal Lab helps Special Agent Seeley Booth with murder investigations when the remains are so badly burned or destroyed that the standard identification methods are usele...
Serenity

Serenity

5.47
2005
When the renegade crew of Serenity agrees to hide a fugitive on their ship, they find themselves in an action-packed battle between the relentless military might of a totalitarian regime who will dest...
Fair Game

Fair Game

2005
When two co-workers who can't see eye to eye in the office are unexpectedly forced to share a living space, their initial distain soon transforms into attraction in this lighthearted look at the roman...

2004.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Justice League Unlimited

Justice League Unlimited

2004
Warner Bros produced Justice League Unlimited. The animation was aired on the cartoon network. It is a sequel to the Justice League animated series and features a wide array of superheros from the DC ...
TV
Boston Legal

Boston Legal

5.81
2004
In an upscale Boston law firm, Alan Shore and Denny Crane lead a brigade of high-priced civil litigators in a series focusing on the professional and personal lives of brilliant but often emotionally ...
Hair Show

Hair Show

10
2004
When Peaches decides to attend a celebration for her sister in LA, she gets reacquainted with her estranged sister, who is the owner of an upscale salon in Beverly Hills. The reunion was sad when it w...

2003.

2 Movies
The Matrix Revolutions

The Matrix Revolutions

6.02
2003
The city of Zion is under attack from the machines and Neo is fighting to end the war on another front.
The Matrix Reloaded

The Matrix Reloaded

5.93
2003
Since the events depicted in The Matrix, more and more humans are being freed from the matrix and brought to Zion, the only stronghold of the Resistance. Neo's powers include super speed, ability to s...

2002.

3 TV shows
TV
The Shield

The Shield

6.14
2002
The story of an inner-city Los Angeles police precinct where some of the cops aren't above breaking the rules or working against their associates to keep the streets safe and keep their self-interests...
TV
Firefly

Firefly

5.54
2002
After the arrival of humans in a new star system, follow the adventures of the crew of the "Firefly-class" spaceship. Nine characters are portrayed in the ensemble cast.
TV
Without a Trace

Without a Trace

7.14
2002
The FBI has a missing persons unit in New York City.

2001.

3 TV shows
TV
The Guardian

The Guardian

6
2001
Nick Fallin is a lawyer at his father's firm. Nick has gotten the best of himself. He was sentenced to do 1,500 hours of community service after he was arrested for drug use. Reluctantly, he's now The...
TV
24

24

6.24
2001
24 is an American television series produced for the Fox network and syndicated worldwide. The real time method of narration is used in each season of Bauer.
TV
Alias

Alias

2001
An agent thought she was working for the U.S. has been tricked. The government is working for a criminal organization called the Alliance of Twelve. After learning of this, Sydney became a double agen...

2000.

2 TV shows
TV
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

6.83
2000
A Las Vegas team of forensic investigators are trained to solve criminal cases by combing the crime scene, collecting irrefutable evidence and finding the missing pieces that solve the mystery.
TV
Cleopatra 2525

Cleopatra 2525

7
2000
Cleopatra 2525 is an American science fiction television series that aired in syndication for two seasons, from January 2000 to March 2001. It appeared as the first part of the Back2Back Action Hour, ...

1999.

1 TV show
TV
Angel

Angel

6.13
1999
The vampire Angel, cursed with a soul, moves to Los Angeles and helps people with supernatural-related problems while trying to find his own redemption. Buffy the Vampire Slayer has a spin-off.

1996.

3 Movies
Dark Angel

Dark Angel

1996
The only link to a serial killer is Walter D'Arcangelo. Walter needs to confront his past in order to prove his innocence.
The Substance of Fire

The Substance of Fire

1996
A Holocaust survivor who lost his wife in a plane crash is determined to run his publishing firm into the ground by printing books that have no hope of financial success His son tried to take over the...
Bed of Roses

Bed of Roses

1996
The seeds of love are planted when Lisa, a high-powered investment banker, receives flowers from a secret admirer. It's hard for love to conquer all when his fairy-tale fantasies clash with her work e...

1995.

2 TV shows
TV
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

5
1995
The legendary son of Zeus is fighting monsters and helping people.
TV
Xena: Warrior Princess

Xena: Warrior Princess

5.75
1995
Xena wants to redeem her past sins. Those who can't defend themselves are helped by the campy couple.

1994.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
M.A.N.T.I.S.

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

1994
Sam Raimi produced and developed the pilot for M.A.N.T.I.S. Carl Lumbly is an actor. A superhero is depicted in the show.
M.A.N.T.I.S.

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

1994
A brilliant, wheelchair-bound scientist invents a form of exo-skeleton called the Mechanically Augmented Neuro Transmitter Interception System (M.A.N.T.I.S.) that turns him into a superhero and gives ...

1990.

1 TV show
TV
Law & Order

Law & Order

5.83
1990
From two different vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court, follows a crime.

Unknown Year.

3 Movies
The Perfect Find

The Perfect Find

Will a 40-year-old woman with everything on the line, her high-stakes career, and bank account, risk it all for an intensely lusty secret romance with the one person who could destroy her comeback, fo...
Firefly

Firefly

Five hundred years in the future, a crew aboard a small spaceship tries to survive as they travel the unknown parts of the galaxy and evade warring factions as well as authority agents out to get them...
Dispel

Dispel

With the help of her favourite show, 'Celeste Skygoode', she battles to save her mother from the dark forces that have changed her.
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