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GINA TORRES, voted one of People Espanol's "25 Most Beautiful” in 2003 and People Espanol's "50 Most Beautiful” in 2004, recently completed three independent features: JAM, which follows 18 travelers stranded after a car accident; SOUTH OF PICO, which casts her as an emotionally isolated waitress who witnesses a deadly accident; and the political thriller FIVE FINGERS, playing Aicha, a terrorist Islamic woman, opposite her husband Laurence Fishburne. Her recent television appearances include a multi-episode arc on FX's "The Shield,” playing Forest Whitaker's ex-wife Sadie and a return to ABC's "Alias” as the popular super villain, Russian agent Anna Espinosa. She also can be seen in the new Fox series "Standoff,” a hostage negotiation drama which casts her as the head of the Los Angeles Crisis Negotiation Unit.

Since leaving her New York theatre roots, Torres has portrayed numerous high-octane action heroines. Her resume includes such roles as her ALMA Award-winning Hel in the TV series "Cleopatra 2525,” her renegade character Zoe on Fox-TV's "Firefly” series and the feature film SERENITY and her turn as the mystical, god-like Jasmine on the long-running "Angel.” Her Julia Milliken on "24,” as well as her Cas in THE MATRIX RELOADED and THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS, however, allowed her to resume softer, more vulnerable stances.

In 2004, Torres enjoyed the regional release of the urban comedy HAIR SHOW and completed production on the romantic comedy FAIR GAME, which is now available on DVD. She also began voicing the character of "Vixen” on Cartoon Network's "Justice League.”

The youngest of three children from a close-knit Cuban family that lived in Bronx, New York, and a graduate of New York's Fiorello LaGuardia School of Arts, Torres first gained attention as a mezzo-soprano and jazz singer. She made her acting professional debut on stage in "Dreamgirls” and next starred on Broadway in "The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public” and "Face Value.” Working with directors Peter Masterson, Dan Sullivan, Tommy Tune and Jerry Zaks, she performed in "Antigone,” "Blood Wedding,” "A Raisin in the Sun” and "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.”

Following a recurring role on the daytime drama One Life to Live, Torres worked steadily in television. Her television resume includes "Hercules: the Legendary Journey,” "Xena: Warrior Princess,”Lifetime's "Any Day Now,” "The Agency,” "The Guardian,” and "Without A Trace.”


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