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Encyclopedia > Gina Torres
Gina Torres

Gina Torres as "Jasmine" on Angel
Born April 25, 1969
Manhattan, New York
Notable roles Nebula in Hercules: The Legendary Journies
Cleopatra in Xena: Warrior Princess
Hel in Cleopatra 2525
Anna Espinosa in Alias
Zoe in Firefly/Serenity
Cheryl in Standoff

Gina Torres (born April 25, 1969) is an American television and movie actress. Torres is best known for her roles in science fiction and fantasy. She has appeared in many television series, including Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (as Nebula), Xena: Warrior Princess (as Cleopatra), the short-lived Cleopatra 2525, as well as Alias (as Anna Espinosa), Firefly (as series regular Zoe Washburne), Angel (as Jasmine), and The Shield. Image File history File links Jasmine(angel_character). ... Angel is a spin-off from the American television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... April 25 is the 115th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (116th in leap years). ... Year 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... NY redirects here. ... April 25 is the 115th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (116th in leap years). ... Year 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke while waiting between takes during location filming An actor is a person who acts, or plays a role, in a dramatic production. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Fantasy is a genre of art that uses magic and other supernatural forms as a primary element of plot, theme, or setting. ... Hercules: The Legendary Journeys was a television series produced from 1995 to 1999, very loosely based on the tales of the classical culture hero Hercules. ... Xena. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Cleopatra 2525 was a sci-fi television program that aired for 2 seasons, starting January 2000 and ending March 2001. ... Alias is an American SpyFi television series, created by J. J. Abrams, and starring Jennifer Garner as Sydney Bristow, a CIA agent. ... Anna Espinosa is a fictional character from the television series Alias, initially played by Gina Torres (however see below). ... Firefly is a science fiction television series that premiered on television in the United States and Canada on September 20, 2002. ... Zoe Alleyne Washburne is a character in the television series Firefly, played by Gina Torres. ... Angel is a spin-off from the American television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Jasmine was a fictional character on the television series Angel. ... This article is about the television series. ...

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Biography

Early life

Torres was born at Flower Fifth Avenue Hopital in Manhattan, NY, the youngest of three children in a Afro-Cuban-American family. Her family lived briefly in Washington Heights, but later moved to The Bronx. Her parents were both natives of Cuba and her father worked as a typesetter for "La Prensa" and "The Daily News". Torres began singing at an early age, immersed in the Latin culture of her parents and her neighborhood. She attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York City. She applied to and was accepted to several colleges, but could not afford to attend([1]). Torres decided then that perhaps college wasn't what she needed, and she chose to pursue her dream of being a performer [citation needed]. The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... The term Afro-Cuban refers to Cubans of African ancestry, and to historical or cultural elements in Cuba thought to emanate from this community. ... The Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts is located near the Juilliard School in the Lincoln Center district of Manhattan, on Amsterdam Avenue between 65th Street and 64th Street. ...


Torres is a gifted mezzo soprano who 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 she performed in a gospel choir. A mezzo-soprano (meaning half soprano in Italian) is a female singer with a range usually extending from the A below middle C to the A two octaves above (i. ... Ercole de Roberti: Concert, c. ... Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1613 Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... The Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts is located near the Juilliard School in the Lincoln Center district of Manhattan, on Amsterdam Avenue between 65th Street and 64th Street. ... The Teatro alla Scala in Milan. ... Jazz is a musical art form that originated in New Orleans at around the start of the 20th century. ... For other uses, see Gospel (disambiguation). ... A choir or chorus is a musical ensemble of singers. ...


Career

In 2001 she won the ALMA Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Syndicated Drama Series for her role in Cleopatra 2525. In 2004, she was nominated for the International Press Academy's Golden Satellite Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Drama, for her role as Jasmine in Angel. 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Alma Awards or American Latino Media Arts Awards are distinctions awarded to Latino performers (actors, film and television directors, and musicians) who promote positive portrayals of Hispanics. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The International Press Academy is the largest entertainment press organization on Earth. ...


Her film appearances include The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims. ... The Matrix Revolutions is the third and last film in the Matrix trilogy. ...


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 episode of Soccer Moms. Also in 2005, she voiced the character of Vixen in numerous episodes of the animated series Justice League Unlimited and replacing the voice-over of Jada Pinkett-Smith's character Niobe in The Matrix Online. She reprised her Firefly role as Zoe in the film Serenity (2005). Joshua B. Bolten, the current White House Chief of Staff. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A television pilot is the first episode of an intended television series. ... Vixen is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Comics universe. ... Justice League Unlimited (or JLU) was an American animated television series produced by and aired on Cartoon Network. ... Jada Pinkett Smith at the 76th Annual Academy Awards Jada Pinkett Smith (born Jada Koren Pinkett on September 18, 1971 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an African-American actress, known for her petite size and high-energy charm. ... The Matrix Online (MxO) is a MMORPG developed by Monolith Productions. ... Serenity is a 2005 science fiction western film written and directed by Joss Whedon. ...


In 2006, Torres began her role as Cheryl Carrera in the new drama series Standoff on the FOX network. Her character is the Supervisory Special Agent in Charge for Crisis Negotiation Unit, FBI Los Angeles. 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Standoff is an American television series. ... For the animal, see Fox. ... The Crisis Negotiation Unit (CNU) is a specialist unit of the Singapore Police Force under the umbrella of the Special Operations Command. ... The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a Federal police force which is the principal investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


Personal life

She met Laurence Fishburne while filming The Matrix. Torres and Fishburne were engaged in February 2001 and married in September 2002 at The Cloisters museum in New York City. They reside together in New Rochelle, NY. Laurence Fishburne as Morpheus in The Matrix Revolutions Laurence Fishburne III (born July 30, 1961) is an Academy Award-nominated American film and occasional stage actor. ... The Matrix is a science fiction/action film written and directed by Larry and Andy Wachowski and starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano and Hugo Weaving. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... The Cloisters as seen from the Hudson River The Cloisters is one of the museums of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. ... Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1613 Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... New Rochelle is a city located in Westchester County in the US state of New York. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ...


On January 8, 2007 Fishburn's spokesman Alan Nierob announced the couple were expecting their first child.[2][3] January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD (or CE) era. ...


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NAME Torres, Gina
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION Actress
DATE OF BIRTH April 25, 1969
PLACE OF BIRTH Manhattan, New York
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

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