HAPPY BIRTHDAY Gina Torres!
Gina Torres was born on the 25th of April 1969 in New York City, New York.
Torres attended New York City's High School of Music and Art, is a mezzo soprano, trained in opera and jazz and also was a part of a gospel choir.
As well as several appearance on stage, Torres' acting career began in the early 90's with an appearance on Law & Order.
Gina has appeared on the big screen in Bed of Roses, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, I Think I Love My Wife, Don't Let Me Drown, Mr. Sophistication and most recently had a voice role in the hit game, Destiny.
But it would be her TV resume that has garnered her the most attention starring in the likes of One Life To Live, Profiler, Xena: Warrior Princess, La Femme Nikita, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Cleopatra 2525, Angel, Alias, 24, The Shield, Without A Trace, Boston Legal, Bones, Criminal Minds, Pushing Daises, Gossip Girl, Vampire Diaries, Castle, Hannibal and most recently Revenge.
Not stranger to attending ComicCons including recently alongside Angel co-stars, Charisma Carpenter and Julie Benz.
Gina Torres currently plays Jessica Pearson in USA's, Suits, which is in it's fourth season.
Gina Torres is married to Laurence Fishburne and the pair recently played husband and wife on NBC's Hannibal.
Now here are my all time favourite Gina Torres role (if you hadn't guessed by the titles omitted from the above lists!).
FIREFLY (2002-2003) / SERENITY (2005)
Torres played Zoë Washburne in both Firefly and the movie, Serenity.
For me, Torres and on-screen husband, Alan Tudyk, stole the show for me. Loved seeing both of them individually and together on screen; their chemistry and easy going relationship being a highlight of the Firefly/Serenity saga... until... well the end of Serenity!
Also seeing this bad-ass woman, who also happens to be the second in command of a spaceship, something awesome Joss Whedon does with all his female characters in all his TV shows.