A TINY, WEIRD BEAN
A painstakingly shy but wildly artistic child, Gina's acting pursuits began after her mom signed her up for a summer theatre camp hoping it would help Gina find her voice. Fate laughed as Gina then landed the theatre's breakout comedic role as Oksana-Auf-Gen-Dozen-Bach-Du-Boise-En-Dorfer (an evil Russian prima donna villain) and Gina proceeded to immerse herself in the arts across the U.S. for the next 17+ years.
Her early career is marked with scores of theatre performances, mime (yep), classes and competitions throughout Texas.
She went on to earn her BFA in Performing Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Georgia, where she became a victim of abuse during her senior year and fled campus to finish her degree online. She became an advocate for survivors and wrote and pioneered a one-woman show, UNTOLD, based on anonymous interviews she held with other victims. She then toured her production across multiple states, including California and New York, where it was nominated for Best Solo Show and she for Best Actress in a Solo Show by the Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF).
While in California, she trained in a competitive internship with B Street Theatre, where she performed for over 23,000 in two touring productions, workshopped her own material for audiences on weekends and landed supporting roles in main stage shows, including Rosy in the West Coast premiere of “The Jacksonian” by Beth Henley (“Crimes of the Heart”).
She then returned to Texas to perform in a slew of new and serialized works, earning a Broadway World SA Best Actress nomination for her role as Judith in the world premiere of “The Vapours.” She also trained heavily in improv, performing in festivals, troupes and improvised plays.
Her life abruptly changed when she found herself again swallowing abuse at the hands of her partner and improv teacher.
The devastating realization that she had become a victim once more drove her to find help and healing in ways she never had before. She quietly took time to recover and rebuild herself, and gained a profound understanding of trauma.
When she ultimately turned her attention to her career, she found success. She is now based in Los Angeles and is making a name for herself with roles like Samantha in the Jim Parsons comedy, “Special” on Netflix (which earned 4 Emmy nominations in its first season) and Allie Fay in "The Exorcism of Allie Fay," a horror series filmed and produced in virtual reality. She is managed by Levity Entertainment Group.