Known from movies
|Date of birth||July 10, 1966|
|Husband||Zaab Sethna, Lucho Brieva|
|Fact||She was born in New Zealand and moved to England when she was 11 years old.|
Who is Gina Bellman? Wiki bio
Gina Bellman was born in Auckland, New Zealand on July 10, 1966, so her zodiac sign is Cancer and she is a New Zealand national. She’s an actress who gained recognition after starring as Sophie Devereaux in the crime mystery thriller series “Leverage”, which also starred Timothy Hutton and Christian Kane, and follows various people as they try to steal money from wealthy criminals. The show ran between 2008 and 2012 and won three awards while being nominated for 20 others.
Early life and education
Gina was raised as a single child in Auckland by her Jewish parents – her father was of Russian descent and owned a small shop, and her mother, who was of Polish descent, worked as a nurse in a local hospital. The two lived in England long before Gina was born and moved to New Zealand in the late 1950s. In 1977, when Gina was 11, the family moved back to Englandand Gina studied at Rosh Pinah Primary school and then Jewish Free School in London.
She became interested in acting when she entered high school, as she was a member of the school’s drama club and acted in most of the plays performed there. After her matriculation exam in 1984, she did not enroll in any university, but decided to pursue her career as an actress.
Roles in TV series
Gina made her TV series debut playing Christine in the episode “Phantom” of the children’s series “Into the Labyrinth” in 1982. In 1984, she appeared in two episodes of another children’s series – “Grange Hill” – and then played Carmen in a single episode of the critically acclaimed sitcom “Only Fools and Hoses”, and Greta in the anthology drama series “Screen Two” in 1989.
She was invited to play the recurring character Blackeyes in four episodes of the mini-series “Blackeyes”, and then appeared in some episodes of various series such as “The Storyteller” in 1991, “Little Napoleons” in 1994 and “Scene” in 1996. .
Gina gained recognition after being invited to play the lead character Jane Christie in the film romantic comedy series “Coupling”, which also starred Jack Davenport and Sarah Alexander and follows six friends who are all looking for love and sex. Gina shot for it from 2000 to 2004 and also appeared in the TV series “Waking the Dead” in 2003, then in “The Last Detective” in 2005 and in “Hotel Babylon” in 2007.
She was praised for her portrayal of Claire Jackman when she appeared in six episodes of the drama “Jekyll” in 2007, and was then invited to guest star as Traci Reed in “Nearly Famous” the same year, Catherine Carteaux in “Heroes and Villains”, and Jill in “The Wrong Doctor” in 2008.
Some of her latest roles in TV series were in ‘Ripper Street’ in 2013, ‘Emerald City’ in 2017 and ‘Henry IX’ in 2017.
Appearances in films and plays
She made her screen debut in the epic historical drama “King David” in 1985, and many roles followed, such as those in “Mussolini: The Untold Story”, “Secret Friends” in 1991 and “Vsetko co mam rad” in 1993. .
She was acclaimed for her portrayal of Lisa in the comedy film “Leon the Pig Farmer”, starring Mark Frankel, Janet Suzman and Brian Glover, about a Jewish man living in London who finds out he was born by artificial insemination .
In 1993, Gina played Sandra in “Horse Opera” and then appeared in “Silent Trigger” in 1996 and “David” in 1997. In the year 2000, she won supporting roles in three movies”Ted & Ralph”, “Paranoid” and “Seven Days to Live” before being invited to star as the Junkie Spirit in the drama musical “Subterrain”, directed and written by Rupert Wyatt and starring Jamie Harris, John Challis and Michelle Gomez – it follows Poster Paster being visited by a ghost of a dead man.
Some of Gina’s last roles in movies were in “Sitting Ducks” in 2003, “Zerophilia” in 2005 and “Permanent Vision” in 2007.
She made her stage debut in 1990, playing Janet Weiss in “The Rocky Horror Show”, performed at the Piccadilly Theatre, and in 1998, she played Imogen in “Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle, and Dick”, performed at the National Theatre. Gina played Karen in “Speed the Plow” at the Duke of York’s Theater in 2000, before appearing as the Italian Lady in “From Morning to Midnight” at the National Theater in 2013. Her last role in a play was that of Vivien Leigh in “Orson’s Shadow” at the Southwark Playhouse in 2015.
Love life and relationships
Gina met Colombian singer and songwriter Lucho Brieva in 2002, began dating within days of being proposed by a mutual friend, and they married in July 2005 in a modest ceremony attended by their closest friends and family. However, Gina and Lucho only stayed together for two years before divorcing in 2007, after which she gave birth to her daughter Romy in 2009 whose father is Zaab Sethna. Zaab and Gina got married in 2013.
Zaab is a businessman who received his Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University and his Master’s degree from Columbia University in New York City in 1990.
He then began his career by joining The Rendon Group, Inc. where he served as their advisor until September 2000. In September 2000, he became director of communications at the Iraqi National Congress before becoming an adviser to the government of Iraq in April 2003. Zaab served as a Managing Director at Global Positioning LLC from 2006 to January 2008 and left in January 2008 when he became a partner at Northern Gulf Partners, and has now been with them for over 12 years.
Hobbies and other interests
Not a very happy person, Gina believes that people all strive to achieve something and when they do, they celebrate for a while and move on to achieve something else.
— Gina Bellman (@Ginabellman) March 8, 2020
As she has said, “I don’t understand happy people. How can you just be happy?’ Her main hobby is traveling and she has been to several US states such as California, Arizona and New York and visited many European countries including France, Germany and Croatia. She is an animal lover and has a pet dog, while her favorite ‘animals’ are parrots and turtles. She likes to dance and sing and can dance different styles including contemporary and salsa.
Some of Gina’s favorite actors and actresses are Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Anne Hathaway while some of her favorite movies include “Titanic”, “Catch Me If You Can” and “One Day”.
Appearance and power
Gina is 53 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 1.69 m tall and weighs about 58 kg. As of April 2020, her net worth is estimated to be over $3 million.
|First and last name||Gina Belman|
|Date of birth||July 10, 1966|
|Husband||Zaab Sethna, Lucho Brieva|
|Movies||Silent Trigger, Married, Single, Zerophilia, Leon the Pig Farmer, Seven Days to Live, Everything I Like, Permanent Vacation, King David, Paranoid, David, Secret Friends|
|TV shows||Leverage, The Wrong Door, Heroes and Villains, Nearly Famous, Jekyll, Coupling, Into the Labyrinth, Mussolini: The Untold Story, Little Napoleons|
|1||I don’t understand happy people. How can you just be happy?|
|1||Daughter, Romy, born November 20, 2009 in London.|
|2||She was born in New Zealand and moved to England when she was 11 years old.|
|Permanent vacation||2007||Kathleen Bury|
|Jekyll||2007||TV Miniseries||Claire Jackman/Alice|
|Hotel Babylon||2007||TV serials||Marina Stoll|
|The last detective||2005||TV serials||Caroline|
|To link||2000-2004||TV serials||Jane Christie|
|Wake the dead||2003||TV serials||Frankie Henning|
|Seven days to live||2000||Claudia|
|Metropolis||2000||TV Miniseries||Clara Keshishian|
|Jonathan Creek||1999||TV serials||Samantha|
|Ted & Ralph||1998||TV movie||Henrietta Spain|
|Scene||1996||Documentary about the TV series||Trainer/Athens Nike|
|Little Napoleons||1994||TV Miniseries||Liz Blakemore|
|Horse opera||1993||TV movie||Sandra/Marion|
|Vsetko with mom rad||1993||Ann|
|Leon the pig farmer||1992||Lisa|
|The Storyteller: Greek Myths||1991||TV Miniseries||Eurydice|
|Black eyes||1989||TV Miniseries||Black eyes|
|Screen two||1989||TV serials||Greta|
|Only fools and horses….||1989||TV serials||Carmen|
|Mussolini: The untold story||1985||TV Miniseries||Gene Ruberti|
|Grange hill||1984||TV serials||Trudy|
|Into the labyrinth||1982||TV serials||Christine|
|Emerald city||2017||Post-production of the TV series||Unknown|
|Ripper street||2013||TV serials||Jemima Swann|
|Lever||2008-2012||TV serials||Sophie Devereaux / Joy McSweeten / Aunt Cecilia|
|The wrong door||2008||TV serials||Jill / Pilot Instructor|
|Almost famous||2007||TV serials||Tracey Reed|
|Heroes and villains||2007||Documentary about the TV series||Catherine Cartaux|
|The 100 best sex symbols||2007||TV movie documentary||herself|
|The 2003 British Comedy Awards||2003||TV special||herself|
|Link behind the scenes||2002||Video documentary short||Herself (uncredited)|
|Close-up shot||1998||Documentary about the TV series||herself|
|2011||Saturn Award||Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, USA||Best Supporting Actress on Television||Leverage (2008)|
|2010||Saturn Award||Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, USA||Best Supporting Actress on Television||Leverage (2008)|