Height 1.69 m
|Name Gina Bellman|
Years active 1984–present
Children Romy Brieva
|Born 10 July 1966 (age 56) (1966-07-10) Auckland, New Zealand|
Spouse Zaab Sethna (m. 2013), Lucho Brieva (m. 2005–2007)
Movies and TV shows Leverage, Coupling, Silent Trigger, Jekyll, Married Unmarried
Similar People Beth Riesgraf, Timothy Hutton, Aldis Hodge, Christian Kane, Sarah Alexander
Gina Bellman (born 10 July 1966) is a New Zealand-born British actress best known for her performances as Jane Christie on the BBC's hit comedy show Coupling and as grifter Sophie Devereaux on the 2008 TNT television series Leverage.
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Bellman was born in Auckland, New Zealand to Jewish parents of Russian and Polish origin who emigrated to New Zealand from England in the 1950s. Her family returned to the United Kingdom when she was 11 years old. She was educated at Rosh Pinah Primary School and JFS in London.
After making her debut in an episode of Into the Labyrinth in 1982, and a two-episode stint in Grange Hill in 1984, she became a household name for her performance in the title role in Dennis Potter's drama Blackeyes. She is also well known for playing Jane in the sitcom Coupling. Her other TV roles include Waking the Dead, Jonathan Creek, Little Napoleons, and one-off appearances in Only Fools and Horses and Hotel Babylon.
She has also appeared in several feature films including King David (1985), which starred Richard Gere and Edward Woodward, Secret Friends (1991), Leon the Pig Farmer (1992), and Silent Trigger (1996) opposite Dolph Lundgren.
She co-starred alongside James Nesbitt in the 2007 BBC One drama serial Jekyll, a modern-day sequel to Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, written by Coupling author Steven Moffat.
In 2008, she began appearing on the TNT channel's serial drama Leverage, starring Timothy Hutton, for which she was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress in Television, but lost to fellow New Zealand alumna Lucy Lawless.
In 2013, Bellman narrated poetry for The Love Book App, an interactive anthology of love literature developed by Allie Byrne Esiri. In late 2013, she played the role of "The Italian Woman" in the National Theatre's production of the Georg Kaiser play From Morning to Midnight.
In 2015, Bellman appeared as Vivien Leigh in the European premiere of the Austin Pendleton play Orson's Shadow, at the Southwark Playhouse in London.
In July 2005, she married Lucho Brieva. Their marriage lasted for 2 years and they divorced in 2007. In 2009, she had a daughter, Romy. In 2013, she married Romy's father, Zaab Sethna, whom she met just after shooting the Leverage pilot (season 1 episode 1)