Gina Ravera began with guest roles on screen, worked her way up to relevance in the entertainment industry, and has continued to strive to prove her importance. Ravera came to the screen in the 90s with roles in several television series. Some of them are Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Melrose Place, and many others. The 2000s were even more exciting for the actress, and she never missed an opportunity. It was indeed an interesting journey for Ravera. Here are all the interesting facts you need to know about her.
Gina Ravera Bio
She was born on May 20, 1966, in San Francisco. Her father is African American Creole and her mother is African American, but their names are not known. Since Gina Ravera always tends to entertain, she was trained as a dancer and had an eye for acting from an early age. She started acting in the early 90s with guest appearances in television series.
Gina Ravera appeared in both Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Melrose Place before she got more roles. She was given a role that appeared for a year in the series Silk Stalkings (from 1993 to 1994). The following year she played the lead role in the movie Showgirls. The actress took the leading role in Soul Food in 1997. The late ’90s brought numerous engagements on the big screen for Ravera. You can find out when you browse through them.
Movies, TV Shows, Awards
Gina Ravera starred in movies like Illegal in Blue and Get on the Bus in 1995 and 96 before she took over the role of Faith in Soul Food. In 2003 she played the leading role as a judge in a beauty contest in Chasing Papi and was quite remarkable. Before that, she had played roles in series like Frasier, True Colors, White Mile, NYPD Blue, and many others. Ravera last appeared in the film The Great Debaters in 2007, before appearing in numerous series.
In 1999 she joined the cast of Party of Five spin-offs, Time of your Life, and played the lead role for a year. Her next appearance was in the crime series “The Closer”. After playing the lead role on the set of the series for four years, Gina Rivera left the series. In 2006 Gina Ravera joined the cast of the popular medical series ER but left the series again in 2008.
Ravera appeared as Dawn in the series Private Practice in 2009 and also appeared as Paula in Lie to Me in 2011. Like many of her colleagues, she once appeared in the popular series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Her role was that of Dr. Paula O’Keefe in 2012, and she then appeared as Marsha Stoller in Castle before she played the role of Lydia Casamento in the series Arrow.
Gina has received a number of recognitions and awards for her contributions to the industry. She received a nomination at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards for ensemble excellence in the drama series category for her performance in The Closer in 2009.
In addition, she received a nomination at the ALMA Awards for Outstanding Individual Performance in a TV Movie or Mini-series in the Crossover Role category for her role in The Temptations.
Gina Ravera has achieved a befitting financial status throughout her career. Her net worth has been estimated by various sources at $2 million, although she has never confirmed this. A greater part of her income comes from her numerous television roles. She is also looking forward to further growth in the industry.
Gina Ravera is over fifty years old, and nothing has become known about her relationship life. This has astonished her fans and the public; and the media have dug, albeit in vain. Ravera is very private when it comes to her personal life. That is why there are no reliable reports about her relationship status. Several questions were asked about her private life, but no answers were given, so many even question her sexuality. But the actress seems not to be worried by all these speculations.
Body Measurements – Height, Weight
Ravera stands at a height of 175 cm (5ft 9in), which is proportional to her weight of 63 kg (139 lb). Gina Ravera’s height has been reported to be 33-23-35 inches, which applies to her bust, waist, and hips respectively.