Gina plays 1939 beauty queen "Eleanor Takase" and the love interest
of Jason Scott Lee's character in Only The Brave.
LARENZ TATE (star of RAY with Academy Award® winner, JAMIE FOXX) hand-picked
Gina to star in the urban comedy, THE HOT SPOT, in his directorial debut. Tate
had auditioned many Asian actresses. But claimed Gina was the only one that
could pull off such a role. No stranger to the urban culture, she ignites as
"Venus" a street-wise girl with hip-hop flavor.
A lifelong dream of a singing career is now a reality. Crediting legendary
singer SADE as her biggest influence, her forthcoming album is an explosive
collection of R&B/J-Pop/Smooth Jazz. Having trained at the prestigious JUILLIARD
SCHOOL in New York City, Gina is building a promising following. Most notably
with her national anthem rendition at the MADISON SQUARE GARDEN in NYC, she
was a crowd favorite among an audience of 20,000+ in the 2006 WNBA season.
In her teenage years, Gina started out as a dancer on SOUL TRAIN. While studying
under acting teacher AARON SPEISER, Gina garnered a guest star role on the MTV
soap opera SPYDER GAMES. Soon after, she was tapped for the role of "Yasmina"
on the Saturday morning NBC series CITY GUYS. Other television credits include
a recurring role on the ABC soap PORT CHARLES and a guest role on the FX series
LUCKY. She has since filmed a WB pilot CLOSE TO HOME starring GABRIELLE UNION
and guest starred on the FOX sitcom hit, QUINTUPLETS. More recently, she guested
on the new JAMES WOODS
Show, SHARK on CBS.
Gina made the transition to feature films when writer/director STEPHEN TOWNSEND
created a role for her in the teen comedy, KINGSTON HIGH. Soon after, her breakout
role as "Asia" in the controversial indie film, SOAP GIRL caught the
attention of major industry players. So much that, Academy Award winning director,
CHRIS TASHIMA cast her as the film's leading lady in his film, DAY OF INDEPENDENCE
which was nominated for an Emmy® award.
Gina was a celebrity presenter for the 2006 and 2007 Urban Wheel Awards consecutively,
beside SINBAD, VIVICA A. FOX, BOKEEM WOODBINE, BRIAN TEE, and singer TAMIA.
Filmed live from Detroit, Michigan, comedian Sinbad attested to her beauty on
television, announcing "Gina be looking good!"
A role-model to Asian American youth, Gina is passionate about children's charities.
She is active with Children's Hospital Los Angeles and the Starlight/Starbright
Children's Foundation. She is a devout Christian, and hopes to release a gospel
reord in the future.