Gina Ravera stars as Detective Irene Daniels on TNT's "The Closer."

Actress and classically-trained dancer Gina Ravera's career spans off-Broadway to television and major motion pictures.

Ravera's film credits, among many others, include "The Great Debaters," opposite Denzel Washington, director George Tillman's award-winning "Soul Food," "Kiss The Girls" with Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd, Spike Lee's "Get On The Bus" and Paul Verhoeven's cult classic "Showgirls."

Ravera has starred in popular television series' including "ER" and "Time of Your Life;" and has been recurring or featured in numerous other series' including "Boston Legal," "Everwood," "NYPD Blue," "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Frasier" and "Melrose Place."

Ravera has starred in critically-acclaimed television movies that include "The Temptations" and "The Soul of the Game" and she recently played the role of Jennifer Pryor in Showtime's "Pryor Offenses," based on the life of the late Richard Pryor.

In 2008, Ravera was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series alongside the cast of "The Closer." In 2007, also for "The Closer," she was the nominee for a Vision Award for Best Actress in a Drama. Ravera also has garnered nominations for the Imagen Award for Best Supporting Actress, the ALMA Award for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Made-for-Television Movie and a NAMIC Award. Ravera is the founder of non-profit organization Project Reina, which educates young African-American and Latina girls about HIV/AIDS prevention.




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Age: 50 years old
Birthday: May 20, 1966
Full Name / Real Name: Gina D. Ravarra
Birthplace: San Francisco, CA




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