Gina Ravera

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Gina Ravera
Born (1966-05-20) May 20, 1966 (age 49)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1990–present

Gina Ravera (born May 20, 1966) is an American actress from San Francisco, California. She is best known for the role of Irene Daniels during the first four seasons[1] of the Emmy Award winning TNT crime drama The Closer, and was the only regular cast member to leave the series during its run.

She is of African-American and Puerto Rican descent.

She is a classically trained dancer.

Ravera was part of the main cast of Time of Your Life, a spin-off series of Fox's popular hit teen drama Party of Five. The cast was headed by Jennifer Love Hewitt and other notable main cast members included Jennifer Garner and Pauley Perrette before they gained recognition for their own hit television shows Alias and NCIS respectively.

Her acting credits include Soul Food, The Closer, ER, and The Great Debaters.[2]



Year Title Role Notes
1990 Lambada Funk Queen
1992 Steal America Jeena
1995 Illegal in Blue Alexis Video
1995 Showgirls Molly Abrams
1996 Get on a Bus Gina
1997 Soul Food Faith
1997 Kiss the Girls Naomi Cross
2003 Chasing Papi Beauty Pageant Judge
2004 Gas Rev. Sheila
2007 Great Debaters, TheThe Great Debaters Ruth Tolson


Year Title Role Notes
1990 Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, TheThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Cheryl "Someday Your Prince Will Be in Effect: Part 2"
1991 True Colors Anita "Yo' House, Mama: Part 2"
1991 Reasonable Doubts Latasha Richardson "Pure Gold"
1992 Melrose Place Theresa "My Way"
1993 Where I Live Robin "Dontay's Inferno"
1993 Days of Our Lives Vanessa Mitchell "1.7060"
1993 Frasier Waitress "The Good Son"
1993 Star Trek: The Next Generation Ensign Tyler "Phantasms"
1993-1994 Silk Stalkings Dr. Diana Roth Recurring role
1994 White Mile Alma TV film
1994 NYPD Blue Shawanda Wilson "For Whom the Skell Tolls"
1995 W.E.I.R.D. World Dr. Patty Provost TV film
1996 Soul of the Game Grace TV film
1997 In the House Sam "Men in the Black"
1998 Temptations, TheThe Temptations Josephine TV film
1998 Malcolm & Eddie Tracy Burke "Dream Girl"
1999-2001 Time of Your Life Jocelyn House Main role
2000 919 Fifth Avenue Sheila TV film
2000 Rhapsody Lenore Foxwood TV film
2000-2001 Fugitive, TheThe Fugitive Sara Gerard "Pilot", "Sanctuary", "And in That Darkness"
2002 Saint Sinner Rachel Dressler TV film
2003 Miracles Raina Bauer "The Patient"
2003 Charmed Mary "My Three Witches"
2004 Handler, TheThe Handler Agent Ridgeway "Acts of Congress"
2004 Boston Legal Dr. Amanda Gerard "A Greater Good"
2004 Pryor Offenses Tameka TV film
2005 Inconceivable Tricia Santos "The Last Straw"
2005 Everwood Stacey "Pro Choice"
2005-2009 Closer, TheThe Closer Det. Irene Daniels Regular role
2006-2008 ER Dr. Bettina DeJesus Recurring role
2007 Raines Lisa Lincoln "Stone Dead"
2009 Private Practice Dawn "The Hard Part"
2011 Lie to Me Paula "Rebound"
2012 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Dr. Paula O'Keefe "Risky Business Class"
2014 Castle Marsha Stoller "Montreal"


  1. ^ The Closer article
  2. ^ "Gina Ravera". IMDb. Retrieved 2008-11-12. 

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