In 2001, Gina won an ALMA Award for "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Syndicated Drama Series" for her role as Hel on Cleopatra 2525.
Producer Rob Tapert wanted Gina to star in his TV show M.A.N.T.I.S. along with Bobby Hosea, but the studio insisted they go with another pair of actors. But Rob kept Gina in mind, and brought her on his later shows Hercules and Xena, and she later starred on his show Cleopatra 2525.
Gina and her husband, Lawrence Fishburne are expecting a baby. This is their first child together. (January 2007)
Gina was born April 25th, 1969.
She was a voice major at Performing Arts and studied opera for four years.
After high school Gina worked answering phones at the Lincoln Center and also as a waitress at the Saloon across the street.
Gina likes to read or watch TV after work.
Gina did most of her own stunts on Cleopatra 2525.
Cleopatra 2525 was Gina's first continuing series.
Along with the rest of the cast, Gina signed on to appear in any forthcoming sequel(s) to Serenity before they had even filmed the first one.
Gina preformed in a gospel choir in high school.
Gina appeared in the Broadway show Face Value.
Gina's favorite movie is All about Eve.
Gina's favorite job was the production of the play Amphitryon in 1995.
Gina Torres was cast for the Broadway show The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public, but the show was not able to run.
As a child Gina used to sing and dance a lot.
Gina's father was a typesetter for both La Presna and then The Daily News.
Gina won an ALMA for her part in Cleopatra 2525.
Gina got engaged to her Matrix co-star Laurence Fishburn in February 2001
Gina's height is 5' 10.
Gina did the voice for Niobe on the computer game The Matrix Online.
She is one of three actors from Firefly, along with Nathan Fillion and Adam Baldwin, to cross over and play a big bad in either Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Angel. Gina played the evil deity Jasmine in Season 4 of Angel.
Gina Torres: (on her love for doing live theater) Stage is my first love, absolutely. It's hard work, but it's so rewarding. You know if they love you and you know if they don't. A live performance is a living thing. It changes every night. You're saying the same words, and it's the same people you're working with day in and day out, but it's a living, breathing, thing, because it's live.
Gina Torres: I had done my parts in fantasy shows and sci-fi shows. By the time Firefly came to me I was done. I didn't want to get on another ship. I didn't want to get into tight leather, pleather, any combination of the two and then I read his concept for this world and it had so little to do with science fiction and everything to do with human drama and that's what fascinated me about it.
Gina Torres: I am not a big lover of guns.
Gina Torres: Stage is my first love, absolutely.
Gina Torres: What's wonderful about the fans I've encountered is their acceptance of who I am and how I do what I do. They get me on a level that industry people usually don't. There's no politics, only appreciation.
Gina Torres: (On why she acts) It's all I know how to do and it's all I want to do. This is my plan 'A' and I don't have a plan 'B'.