The multi-talented actress, singer, composer/ songwriter Gina La Piana is on the TV screens with her new lead role in the TV series “Rock in a Hard Place” made by Brett Ratner and David Fagin. Her character’s name is ‘Prism’ who is the daughter of ‘Lance “Lint” Jones’ (played by Steven Weber), a punk-rock star of Jewish descent.
Other significant roles in Gina’s resurging career are ‘Clea’ in “BG3: Play Kids” and ‘Stacey’ in “Audrey”. Previous roles include “Theresa” in “Meet Dave” with Eddie Murphy, ‘Gloria’ in “Black Widow”, ‘Sandra Lopez’ in “Knockout”, ‘Sophia’ in “30 Days to Die” and Tom Cruise’s former girlfriend in “Jerry Maguire”. She was also in a role in the movie “Ali G Indahouse”.
La Piana has also played guest roles on many TV series such as: “Criminal Minds” (Fox), “Bones” and “The Mentalist” (CBS), “Everybody Hates Chris” (UPN), as well as the epic “Beverly Hills 90210” and “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip”. In “Days of Our Lives” she appears as ‘Gabby Ortiz’.
Besides acting, Gina La Piana also pursues a career as a movie soundtrack composer. She had composed for Avi Arad, in the movies “Robosapien: Rebooted” and “Tekken”. Gina also made the music for “Opposite Day”.
Related to composing, she also pursues songwriting. She first participated in a girl pop group “Carmen Jones” under SONY entertainment and later in a girl band “Movida” under Columbia Records. In her more mature years she has released two solo albums: one self-titled released on iTunes, and one for the European market named “On Top”.
Brooklyn born, but Corona, California raised, Gina was influenced by her musician father who played the guitar and was also a vocalist. She grew up with the sounds of Cat Stevens, The Rolling Stones, Journey and others which helped her decide on her career. She was mostly inspired to become an actress by Lucile Ball and “I Love Lucy” since early childhood. Gina was honored to receive a scholarship from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts where she dedicated herself to television acting, film and theater.
La Piana currently lives in Los Angeles where she further develops her two passions: music and acting.