Birth Date: 1969
Birth Place: Manhattan, New York
Biography: Gina Torres (born in 1969 in Manhattan, NY) is an American television and movie actress. Born of Cuban parents, Torres is the youngest of three children. A gifted mezzo soprano, she began her performing career as a singer, attending New York City's High School of Music and Art. Torres also trained in opera and jazz, and performed in a gospel choir.
Torres is best known for her roles in science-fiction and fantasy. She has appeared in many television series, including Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Xena: Warrior Princess, the short-lived Cleopatra 2525, as well as Alias, Firefly and Angel.
Her film appearances include The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, where she met Laurence Fishburne. Torres and Fishburne were engaged in February 2001 and married in September 2002 at The Cloisters museum in New York.
In 2004, Torres appeared in seven episodes of the third season on 24 as Julia Milliken, a woman who has an affair with the White House Chief of Staff and becomes involved in a Presidential scandal. In 2005 she was tapped for the pilot Soccer Moms (TV series). Also in 2005, she voiced the character of Vixen in the animated series Justice League Unlimited (episode "Hunter's Moon"). She reprises her Firefly role as Zöe in the upcoming film Serenity, scheduled for release on September 30, 2005