Starting out with guest roles on-screen, Gina Ravera worked her way to relevance in the entertainment industry and has continued to work to prove her significance. Ravera hit the screens in the 90s with roles in several TV series. Some of them include; Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Melrose Place, and many others. The 2000s was, even more, engaging for the actress and she never let any opportunity pass her by. It has indeed been 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. Of mixed ethnicity, her father is African-American Creole and her mother is African-American, but their names are not known. Being someone that is always inclined to entertainment, Gina Ravera trained as a dancer and also had her eyes on acting from a young age. She started acting in the early 90s with guest appearances in TV series.
Gina Ravera appeared in Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as well as Melrose Place before she went on to get other roles. She landed a role which lasted for a year in the series, Silk Stalkings (from 1993 to 1994). The following year she starred in the film Showgirls. The actress went on to star in Soul Food in 1997. The late 90s ushered in a lot of on-screen engagements for Ravera. This you’ll find out as you scroll through.
Movies, TV Shows, Awards
Gina Ravera starred in movies like Illegal in Blue and Get on the Bus in 1995 and 96 respectively, before proceeding to play the role of Faith in Soul Food. In 2003, she starred as a Beauty pageant Judge in Chasing Papi and was quite remarkable. Before then, 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 going on to appear in a host of series.
She joined the cast of Party of Five spin-offs, Time of your Life in the year 1999 and starred for a year. Her next show was in the crime series, The Closer. After starring for four years on the set of the show, Gina Rivera left. In 2006 Gina Ravera joined the cast of popular medical series ER but later left the show in 2008.
Ravera made an appearance as Dawn in the series, Private Practice in 2009 and also appeared as Paula in Lie to Me in 2011. Like many of her counterparts she once appeared in the popular CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Her role was that of Dr. Paula O’Keefe, in 2012. The actress went on to appear in Castle as Marsha Stoller before playing the role of Lydia Casamento in the series, Arrow.
Gina has earned a couple of recognition and accolades for her contributions in the industry. She got a nomination at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards for the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series category, for her performance in The Closer in 2009.
More so, for her role in The Temptations, she earned a nomination at the ALMA Awards for the Outstanding Individual Performance in a Made-for-Television Movie or Mini-Series in a Crossover Role category.
Gina Ravera has attained a befitting financial status in the course of her career. Her net worth has been estimated at $2 million by various sources although she has never confirmed this. A greater part of her income comes from her numerous TV roles. She also looks forward to experiencing more growth in the industry.
Gina Ravera is above the age of fifty and nothing has been heard about her relationship life. This has left her fans and the public wondering; and the media, digging, albeit to no avail. Ravera is quite private when it comes to her personal life. This is why there are no ascertained reports pertaining to her relationship status. Several questions have been raised regarding her personal life but no answers have been given, causing many to even question her sexuality. But the actress seems not to be bothered by all these speculations.
Body Measurements – Height, Weight
Ravera stands at a height of 5ft 9in (175 cm) which is proportional to her weight of 63 kg (139 lb). Gina Ravera’s body stats were given as 33-23-35 inches being for her bust, waist and hips respectively.