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Portrait Of: Gina Torres

Gina Torres knew from a young age that she wanted to be in the arts. The Cuban-American actress grew up in the Bronx, New York and graduated from LaGuardia High School, the school for the performing arts featured in the movie Fame. She's made a name for herself in the sci-fi universe with roles on critically acclaimed series such as Firefly and Angel—and she even had a role in the Matrix sequels. Recently, you may have seen her playing something different—a lawyer, on the USA network series, Suits. Latino USA sits down with Torres to talk about her childhood, and how being an actress in science fiction, gave her the freedom to be anything.

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