• Gina Bellman is a New Zealand born actress best known for her role in the crime mystery thriller series “Leverage”.
• She was raised in Auckland by her Jewish parents of Russian and Polish descent and moved to England at 11.
• She has appeared in numerous TV series and films such as “Coupling”, “Jekyll”, and “Leon the Pig Farmer”.
• She was married to Colombian singer and songwriter Lucho Brieva, and later to businessman Zaab Sethna, with whom she has a daughter.
• She is 53 years old, 5ft 6ins (1.69m) tall, and has an estimated net worth of over $3 million.

Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthJuly 10, 1966
SpouseZaab Sethna, Lucho Brieva
FactShe 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 10 July 1966, so her zodiac sign is Cancer and she holds New Zealand nationality. She is 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 which follows several people as they try to steal money from rich criminals. The show ran between 2008 and 2012, and won three awards while it was 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 was a small store owner, and her mother who was of Polish descent was working as a nurse at a local hospital. The two were living in England long before Gina was born, and then moved to New Zealand in the late ‘50s. In 1977 when Gina was 11, the family moved back to England, and Gina studied at Rosh Pinah Primary school and then at the Jewish Free School in London.

She became interested in acting while attending high school, as she was a member of the school’s drama club and appeared in most plays performed there. Upon matriculation in 1984, she didn’t enroll at a college but rather decided to pursue her career as an actress.

Roles in TV series

Gina actually made her debut TV series appearance when she portrayed 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 portrayed 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.

Gina Bellman

She was invited to play the recurring character Blackeyes in four episodes of the miniseries “Blackeyes”, and then appeared in single episodes of several series such as “The Storyteller” in 1991, “Little Napoleons” in 1994, and “Scene” in 1996.

Gina gained recognition after she was invited to portray the lead character, Jane Christie in the romantic comedy series “Coupling”, which also starred Jack Davenport and Sarah Alexander and which follows six friends who are all searching for love and sex. Gina was shooting for it from 2000 to 2004, and as well as appearing in the TV series “Waking the Dead” in 2003, then “The Last Detective” in 2005, and “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” in 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 have been in “Ripper Street” in 2013, “Emerald City” in 2017, and “Henry IX” in 2017.

Appearances in movies and theatre plays

She made her debut film appearance 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 praised for her portrayal of Lisa in the comedy movie “Leon the Pig Farmer” which starred Mark Frankel, Janet Suzman and Brian Glover, about a Jewish man living in London who finds out that he was born through artificial insemination.

In 1993, Gina played Sandra in “Horse Opera” and then appeared in “Silent Trigger” in 1996 and David” in 1997. The year 2000 saw her win supporting roles in three movies “Ted & Ralph”, “Paranoid”, and “Seven Days to Live” before she was invited to star as the Junkie Spirit in the drama musical “Subterrain”, directed and written by Rupert Wyatt and which starred Jamie Harris, John Challis and Michelle Gomez – it follows Poster Paster who is visited by a spirit of a dead man.

Some of Gina’s latest roles in movies have been in “Sitting Ducks” in 2003, “Zerophilia” in 2005, and “Permanent Vision” in 2007.

She made her debut theatre appearance in 1990, playing Janet Weiss in “The Rocky Horror Show” performed at the Piccadilly Theatre, and in 1998 portrayed 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 Theatre in 2000, before acting as the Italian Lady in “From Morning to Midnight” at the National Theatre in 2013. Her latest role in a theatre play has been as Vivien Leigh in “Orson’s Shadow” at the Southwark Playhouse in 2015.

Love life and relationships

Gina met the Colombian singer and songwriter Lucho Brieva in 2002, started dating within days of being introduced by a mutual friend, and in July 2005 they married at a modest ceremony attended by their closest friends and family. However, Gina and Lucho stayed together for just two years before divorcing in 2007, then in 2009 she gave birth to her daughter Romy, whose father is Zaab Sethna. Zaab and Gina married in 2013.

Zaab is a businessman who obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University, and his Master’s degree from Columbia University in the City of New York in 1990.

He then launched his career by joining The Rendon Group, Inc., working as their consultant until September 2000. He became the Director of Communications at Iraqi National Congress in September 2000 before becoming an Adviser to the Government of Iraq in April 2003. From April 2006 to January 2008, Zaab worked as Managing Director at Global Positioning LLC leaving in January 2008 when he became a partner at Northern Gulf Partners, and he has been with them for over 12 years now.

Hobbies and other interests

Gina is not much of a happy person and believes people are all striving to achieve something and when they do, they celebrate for a moment and move on to achieving another thing.

As she has stated: ‘I don’t understand happy people. How can you just be satisfied?’ Her main hobby is travelling and she has been to several US states such as California, Arizona and New York, and has visited many European countries including France, Germany and Croatia among others. She is a lover of animals and has a pet dog, while her favorite ‘animals’ are parrots and turtles. She likes to dance and sing and can dance a variety of 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 are “Titanic”, “Catch Me If You Can”, and “One Day” among others.

Appearance and net worth

Gina is 53 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 6ins (1.69m) tall, and weighs around 128lbs (58kgs). As of April 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $3 million.

General Info

Full NameGina Bellman
Date Of BirthJuly 10, 1966
Height1.69 m


SpouseZaab Sethna, Lucho Brieva
ChildrenRomy Brieva


MoviesSilent Trigger, Married Unmarried, Zerophilia, Leon the Pig Farmer, Seven Days to Live, Everything I Like, Permanent Vacation, King David, Paranoid, David, Secret Friends
TV ShowsLeverage, The Wrong Door, Heroes and Villains, Nearly Famous, Jekyll, Coupling, Into the Labyrinth, Mussolini: The Untold Story, Little Napoleons

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1I don't understand happy people. How can you just be satisfied?


1Daughter, Romy, born on November 20, 2009 in London.
2She was born in New Zealand and moved to England when she was 11 years old.




Permanent Vacation2007Kathleen Bury
Jekyll2007TV Mini-SeriesClaire Jackman / Alice
Hotel Babylon2007TV SeriesMarina Stoll
The Last Detective2005TV SeriesCaroline
Coupling2000-2004TV SeriesJane Christie
Waking the Dead2003TV SeriesFrannie Henning
Sitting Ducks2003Christine
Subterrain2001Junkie Spirit
Seven Days to Live2000Claudia
Metropolis2000TV Mini-SeriesClara Keshishian
Jonathan Creek1999TV SeriesSamantha
Ted & Ralph1998TV MovieHenrietta Spain
David1997TV MovieMichal
Sharman1996TV SeriesKiki
Scene1996TV Series documentaryTrainer / Athene Nike
Silent Trigger1996Spotter
Little Napoleons1994TV Mini-SeriesLiz Blakemore
Horse Opera1993TV MovieSandra / Marion
Vsetko co mam rad1993Ann
Leon the Pig Farmer1992Lisa
Secret Friends1991Helen
The Storyteller: Greek Myths1991TV Mini-SeriesEurydice
Blackeyes1989TV Mini-SeriesBlackeyes
Screen Two1989TV SeriesGreta
Only Fools and Horses....1989TV SeriesCarmen
Mussolini: The Untold Story1985TV Mini-SeriesGena Ruberti
King David1985Tamar
Grange Hill1984TV SeriesTrudy
Into the Labyrinth1982TV SeriesChristine
Emerald City2017TV Series post-productionUnknown
Die Habenichtse2016Leila
Ripper Street2013TV SeriesJemima Swann
Leverage2008-2012TV SeriesSophie Devereaux / Joy McSweeten / Aunt Cecilia
The Wrong Door2008TV SeriesJill / Pilot Instructor
Nearly Famous2007TV SeriesTraci Reed
Heroes and Villains2007TV Series documentaryCatherine Carteaux


The 100 Greatest Sex Symbols2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
The British Comedy Awards 20032003TV SpecialHerself
Coupling Behind the Scenes2002Video documentary shortHerself (uncredited)
Close Up1998TV Series documentaryHerself


Nominated Awards

2011Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting Actress on TelevisionLeverage (2008)
2010Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting Actress on TelevisionLeverage (2008)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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