Meet Gina Gershon, an outstanding American actress, singer, and writer, who has been in the entertainment industry for more than 2 decades. Gina’s passion for acting started at a very young age of 14 and this made her to adequately prepare for her career hence, she graduated from college with a degree in Drama and Psychology.
The talented actress started her career from theatrical stints before venturing into filming and she has appeared in several movies and television series over the years. In addition to that, Gina has authored several books for both children and adults, as well as being featured to play the Jewish harp in a couple of songs.
Gina Gershon’s Early Life
Born on the 10th of June 1962, Gina was brought up in Los Angeles California, United States of America. She is the last child in the family with two older siblings who are Dan, her brother and Tracy her sister. Gina, alongside her siblings, was raised in a Jewish family by her parents – Mickey Gorshon who worked as an Interior Decorator, and Stan Gershon, who was a businessman.
Gina Gershon studied at the Collier Street Elementary School and Woodland Hills Academy before she proceeded to study at the Beverly Hills High School where she started acting at the age of 14. Upon graduation from high school in 1980, she proceeded to Boston to study at the Emerson College but later moved to the New York University, where she graduated in 1983 with a degree in Drama and Psychology.
Career & Life Achievements
Gina began her professional career with theatrical performances and she had an added advantage to excel as a stage actress as she had studied at the Circle in the Square Professional Theater School in New York. She was amongst the pioneering members of a theatre group called Naked which was based in New York and she is said to have appeared in 3 Broadway productions.
The first appearance was in Cabaret, where she played Sally Bowles, the second appearance was in Boeing-Boeing, where she played Rosie Alvarez and lastly, she made an appearance in the Broadway play Bye Bye Birdie, which was displayed at the Roundabout Theatre Company.
The stage actress later ventured into films and her first prominent role was when she starred in the 1986 film Pretty in Pink. Gina later attracted more roles in other films like the City of Hope as Laurie Rinaldi, The Player as Whitney Gersh, Joey Breaker as Jenny Chase, Killer Joe as Sharla Smith and so many others, including several TV sitcoms in the subsequent years. In recent times, Gina Gershon has starred in After Everything, 9/11 as well as Blockers.
Furthermore, Gina is an accomplished writer and musician who is talented in playing the Jewish harp which she has played it in songs like “I Can’t Decide”, and “I Do it For Your Love”. She has collaborated with the American bassist Christian McBride and appeared in a music video called Hello Again along with Andy Warhol and in the video Again by Lenny Kravitz. On the other hand, Gina Gershon as a writer co-wrote a book for children titled, “Camp Creepy Time” alongside her elder brother Dan. Moreso, she has also authored other books like “In Search of Cleo: How I Found My Pussy” and “Lost My Mind”.
The American actress has amassed a reasonable amount from her career. Gina’s income from her acting, music and the books she has written puts her earnings at an estimated sum of $4 million in net worth.
1. It is worth knowing that Gina has landed a couple of nominations during the course of her career which include: the 1996 Saturn award for Best Actress as well as MTV award for Best Kiss for the movie Bound.
2. Aside from receiving good nominations, the actress, in 1995, was nominated by Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actress for the movie Showgirls.
3. Gina Gershon has a strong online presence as she is active on social media platforms, especially Instagram and Twitter where she has numerous followers from across the world.
4. Another fact about Gina is that she is very addicted to plastic surgery and she has gone through several nose jobs, lips enhancements, and blepharoplasty.