1. Gina Gershon, the award-winning actress, was born on June 10, 1962
Gina L. Gershon, the award-winning actress, was born on June 10, 1962 in Los Angeles, California. She has starred in a variety of films, including Showgirls, Bound, and Face/Off, and has also appeared in television shows such as How to Make It in America and Curb Your Enthusiasm. She has won numerous awards for her work, including the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Bound. Gershon is also an accomplished singer and songwriter, having released two albums and performed in numerous concerts.
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2. An Accomplished Actress and Producer
Gina Gershon is an accomplished actress and producer who has been a part of the entertainment industry for over three decades. She is also one of the founding members of the renowned theatre group, Naked Angels, based in New York City. Founded in 1986, Naked Angels has produced over 100 plays and has been a platform for many emerging playwrights, actors, and directors. Gina has been a part of the group since its inception and has been a driving force in its success.
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3. Young Girl Almost Drowns After Searching for Starfish
As a young girl, Gina Gershon almost drowned on the beach while searching for starfish. She was walking along the shoreline, looking for the small, star-shaped creatures when a wave suddenly swept her off her feet and pulled her out to sea. Fortunately, she was able to grab onto a nearby rock and pull herself back to safety. Despite the close call, Gina still loves to explore the beach and search for starfish.
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4. Gina Gershon and Lenny Kravitz: Friends for 20 Years
Gina Gershon and Lenny Kravitz have been friends since high school, when they attended school together. Their friendship was further cemented when Gina played Lenny's girlfriend in the music video for his song "Again". The video was released in 2000 and was a huge success, with the song reaching number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The video was directed by Paul Hunter and featured Gina and Lenny in a romantic storyline. The video was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video.
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5. From uncredited Beatlemania dancer to Showgirls breakout
Gina Gershon made her debut as a dancer in the movie Beatlemania, though it was an uncredited role. However, it was 14 years later that she truly made her mark, when she starred in the cult classic Showgirls, directed by Paul Verhoeven. Her performance in this movie was a breakthrough, and it put her firmly on the map as a talented and versatile character actress.
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6. The Cars' 'Hello Again' Star
In 1984, Gina Gershon made an appearance in the iconic music video for The Cars' hit single, "Hello Again". The video, which was directed by actor Timothy Hutton, featured Gershon as a young woman who is seen dancing in a nightclub. The video was a huge success, and it helped to further propel The Cars' career. Gershon's performance in the video was praised by fans and critics alike, and it helped to launch her own career in the entertainment industry.
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7. Gina Gershon Sings With Guns N' Roses at Sundance
On January 21st 2003, Gina Gershon made a memorable appearance at the Sundance Festival, where she sang alongside former members of the iconic rock band Guns N' Roses. The performance was a unique collaboration between Gershon and the ex-band members, and was met with great enthusiasm from the audience. Gershon's powerful vocals and the band's classic rock sound created an unforgettable experience for all in attendance.
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8. The Baby of the Family
Gina Gershon is the baby of the family, with two older sisters, Dann and Tracy. Tracy is a well-known figure in the music industry, having served as a judge on the popular show "Nashville Star". Dann, on the other hand, is a successful businesswoman. Gina has certainly been inspired by her sisters' accomplishments, and has gone on to have a successful career of her own.
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9. 2003's Most Promising New Actress
In 2003, Gina Gershon co-wrote several songs for the rock musical Prey for Rock & Roll with renowned songwriter Linda Perry. The musical, which was based on the novel of the same name, featured an all-female rock band and was released as a feature film in 2003. Gershon and Perry wrote several songs for the film, including "Prey for Rock & Roll", "Crazy", and "Livin' on the Edge". The film was a critical success, and Gershon and Perry's songs were praised for their powerful lyrics and catchy melodies.
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10. TV's Most Talented Actress
Gina Gershon has had a long and varied career in television, appearing in recurring roles on a number of popular shows. On HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, she plays the role of a Hasidic dry cleaner, while on Rescue Me she has a recurring role. She also had a memorable turn on the dramedy series Ugly Betty, where she portrayed the Italian cosmetics mogul Fabia, a rival of Wilhelmina Slater. Her performances on these shows have been highly praised, and she continues to be a sought-after actress in the television industry.
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