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Born: April 25, 1969 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York, USA Profession: actress

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A statuesque and exotic beauty, actress Gina Torres began her career as a talented vocalist and stage actor before finding success on screen in the blockbuster films "The Matrix Reloaded" (2003), "The Matrix Revolutions" (2003) and Joss Whedon's "Serenity" (2005). A talented mezzo soprano and New York native, Torres started her career on the Broadway stage. Though her heart was in musical theater, Torres shifted her talents to the small screen where she found starring roles in "Cleopatra 2525" (2000-2001), Joss Whedon's short-lived sci-fi series "Firefly" (FOX, 2002) and appeared in recurring roles on "Alias" (ABC, 2001-06) and "24" (FOX, 2001- ). In 2006, she guest-starred on "The Shield" (FX, 2002- ) and filmed "Five Fingers" with co-star and real-life husband Laurence Fishburne.

A statuesque and exotic beauty, actress Gina Torres began her career as a talented vocalist and stage actor before finding success on screen in the blockbuster films "The Matrix Reloaded" (2003), "The Matrix Revolutions" (2003) and Joss Whedon's "Serenity" (2005). A talented mezzo soprano and New York native, Torres started her career on the Broadway stage. Though her heart was in musical theater, Torres shifted her talents to the small screen where she found starring roles in "Cleopatra 2525" (2000-2001), Joss Whedon's short-lived sci-fi series "Firefly" (FOX, 2002) and appeared in recurring roles on "Alias" (ABC, 2001-06) and "24" (FOX, 2001- ). In 2006, she guest-starred on "The Shield" (FX, 2002- ) and filmed "Five Fingers" with co-star and real-life husband Laurence Fishburne.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 South of Pico (2007)
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 Five Fingers (2006)
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 Serenity (2005) Zoe
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 Fair Game (2005)
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 Hair Show (2004) Marcella
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 Matrix Reloaded, The (2003) Cass
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 Dark Angel (1996) Lamayne
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Raised in the Bronx
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Made her professional debut as the lead in "Dreamgirls" in a Connecticut production
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Landed a bit part in the daytime drama "One Life to Live" (ABC); brought back several times to portray different characters
1994:
Gained the attention of producers Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi who cast her in the TV movie "M.A.N.T.I.S." (Fox)
1994:
Had Broadway debut in "The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public"
1996:
Made feature film debut in "Bed of Roses" starring Mary Stuart Masterson and Christian Slater
1997:
Portrayed the recurring character Nebula on the syndicated series "Hercules: The Legendary Journey"
2000:
Reunited with producers Raimi and Tapert to play the role of Hel in the futuristic adventure series "Cleopatra 2525"
2001:
Had a recurring role as Jennifer Garner's arch nemesis, Russian-accented Anna Espinosa, on "Alias" (ABC)
2002:
Cast as Zoe in the short-lived sci-fi series "Firefly" by creator Joss Whedon
2003:
Cast in "The Matrix Reloaded" and "The Matrix Revolutions," the sequels to the 1999 blockbuster "The Matrix"
2004:
Played the wife of a major donor to President Palmer's (Dennis Haysbert) political campaign on the Fox drama "24"
2005:
Resumed her role as Zoe, for Joss Whedon┬┐s feature adaptation "Serenity" based on his short-lived series "Firefly"
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Cast as a highly adept and sly terrorist in "Five Fingers," opposite husband Laurence Fishburne (lensed 2005)
2007:
Cast in "I Think I Love My Wife," as the wife of Chris Rock's character
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Education

Fiorello LaGuardia School of Arts: -

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