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GINA LA PIANA

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TRIPLE THREAT: LATIN STYLE

Actress, singer, composer, GINA LA PIANA, the triple threat with a twist of latin spice, showcases her many skills as she not only appears in movies, but also scores for them. With her unique skills and distinct ear for music, Gina has performed her own songs on "Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip," opposite Matthew Perry, as well as composing major soundtracks, as well as individual song contributions, including the upcoming "The Opposite Day."

Gina has many film credits, including, the role of Theresa in "Meet Dave," with Eddie Murphy, Tom Cruise's former girlfriend in "Jerry Maguire," and in "Ali G Indahouse," with Sacha Baron Cohen, which was his first film before "Borat."

On the small screen, you have seen her in "Everybody Hates Chris," "Criminal Minds," in a recurring role as "Gabby Ortiz," on "Days Of Our Lives," as "Juliana" in "Boogie Diner," and in the aforementioned, "Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip."

Giana's career began when she was signed to a major label deal with SONY in an all-girl group, "Carmen Jones," then another all-girl group, "Movida," before she was signed individually by Randy Jackson's MCA group. Since then, she has written and performed for Disney, in "Cinderella, Part ll: Dreams Do Come True."

Originally from Brooklyn, Gina was raised mostly in California, by her father, a brilliant guitarist/vocalist. Inspired by Lucille Ball, and "I Love Lucy," she decided to pursue acting, earning a scholarship to the esteemed Academy Of Dramatic Arts, where she studied classical theater, film, and television acting.

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