Gina Torres is an American actress. She had her career beginnings in the early 1990s with her first notable role as Magdalena in the soap opera One Life to Live. In 1996, she made her film debut in Bed of Roses. She next played Nebula on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. In the 2000s, her career on television flourished. She first starred as Helen ‘Hel’ Carter on Cleopatra 2525, followed by her recurring part as Anna Espinosa on Alias. From 2002 to 2003, she played Zoe Washburne on Firefly, a role she reprised in the film Serenity. She also played Jasmine on the show Angel, as well as Julia Milliken on 24. Following this, she starred as Cheryl Carrera on the short-lived series Standoff. From 2011 to 2018, she became widely known for starring as Jessica Pearson on Suits.