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Biography #2 (for Standoff)

Standing just shy of six feet, Gina Torres is familiar to television audiences for her role on The Shield, playing Forest Whitaker's ex-wife Sadie, and for her return as Jennifer Garner's arch-nemesis, Russian agent Anna Espinosa, on Alias. Torres recently wrapped production on the Fox Searchlight feature film I Think I Love My Wife, portraying Chris Rock's wife.

The youngest of three children in a Cuban family living in the Bronx, and a graduate of the Fiorello LaGuardia School of Arts, Torres is a gifted mezzo-soprano as well as a jazz and gospel singer. Following her high school graduation, she made her professional debut as the lead in a Connecticut production of Dreamgirls. Over the next several years, the ingénue amassed an impressive list of stage credits, including two leads on Broadway in The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public and Face Value. Working with such acclaimed directors as Dan Sullivan, Tommy Tune, Peter Masterson and Jerry Zaks, she starred in Antigone, Blood Wedding, A Raisin in the Sun and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. In 2004, Torres returned to her theatrical roots in the regional release of the urban comedy Hair Show.

Following a recurring role on the daytime drama One Life To Live, Torres has worked steadily in television, portraying numerous action heroines in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Xena: Warrior Princess, Firefly, Angel, and her ALMA Award-winning role of Hel in the futuristic adventure series Cleopatra 2525. Torres' additional television credits include 24, Any Day Now, The Agency, The Guardian and Without A Trace. She also provides the voice of Vixen on the animated series Justice League.

Featured in People Espanol's 50 Most Beautiful (2004) and 25 Most Beautiful" (2003), Torres stars in the upcoming independent films Jam and South of Pico, and in the political thriller Five Fingers, playing opposite her husband Laurence Fishburne. She can also be seen in the romantic comedy Fair Game, now available on DVD.

Torres maintains homes in New York and Los Angeles, which she shares with Fishburne and their two dogs.

Bio courtesy Fox for "Standoff" (16-Sep-2007)


Biography #3 (for Serenity)

Gina Torres recently appeared in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, as well as the independent film Fair Game and the comedy Hair Show. In Hair Show, Torres plays Marcella, a Beverly Hills salon owner, who is at odds with a rival sister team of hairstylists played by Mo'Nique and Kellita Smith. Magic Johnson is an executive producer of the film.

The youngest of three children born to Cuban immigrant parents in the Bronx, New York, Torres was chosen as one of People Espanol's 25 Most Beautiful last year and People Espanol's 50 Most Beautiful in 2004. She began her career as a singer and made her professional debut in the musical Dreamgirls. She later starred on Broadway in The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public and Face Value. She also appeared in prestigious New York productions of Antigone, Blood Wedding, A Raisin in the Sun and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.

Torres' won an ALMA for her part in Cleopatra 2525 and starred in Alias. She also starred in Joss Whedon's series Angel and Firefly.

Torres is married to actor-director Laurence Fishburne.

Bio courtesy Universal Pictures for "Serenity" (08-Nov-2005)


Biography #4 (for Firefly)

Standing just shy of six feet, Gina Torres is familiar to television audiences for her role as Jennifer Garner's arch nemesis, Russian-accented Anna Espinosa, on Alias. Torres recently completed work on the sequels to The Matrix (The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions), slated for release in 2003.

The youngest of three children from a Cuban family living in the Bronx, and a graduate of the Fiorello LaGuardia School of Arts, Torres is a gifted mezzo-soprano, as well as a jazz and gospel singer. Following her high school graduation, she made her professional debut as the lead in Dreamgirls in a Connecticut production.

Over the next several years, the ingenue amassed an impressive list of versatile stage credits, including two lead roles on Broadway in The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public and Face Value. Working with such acclaimed directors as Dan Sullivan, Tommy Tune and Jerry Zaks, she starred in Antigone, Blood Wedding, A Raisin in the Sun and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, among other productions.

It was a recurring character she played on the daytime drama One Life to Live that brought Torres to the attention of producers Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi. After casting her in guest starring roles in M.A.N.T.I.S., Hercules: The Legendary Journey and Xena: Warrior Princess, Raimi and Tapert cast her in the ALMA Award-winning role of Hel in the futuristic adventure series Cleopatra 2525.

Torres and actor Laurence Fishburne will wed in New York this fall.

Bio courtesy Fox for "Firefly" (06-Jan-2003)


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