Gina Aponte

Gina Aponte has been a SAG-AFTRA actress since 1996, landing roles in period-piece films like "That Thing You Do" and "Catch Me If You Can" just six months after arriving in LA. She has performed alongside notable actors such as Kiefer Sutherland, Stephen Weber, William Hurt, and Miranda Richardson, and appeared with Jack Wagner and Heather Locklear on "Melrose Place." Additionally, she has been an ASCAP songwriter since 2002. In 1996, she worked directly with Tom Hanks in "That Thing You Do." He selected her for a featured close-up during a main performance crowd scene, elevating her status from extra to featured extra over four days of shooting. In 2002, she appeared opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in "Catch Me If You Can," where she was placed in the prominent front corner seat of flight attendants. During a 12-hour filming day, she was chosen from the extras for a one-on-one audition feature with DiCaprio's character, though her scene ultimately didn't make the final cut by Steven Spielberg. Nevertheless, she considered it an honor to be selected. Gina had minor roles opposite Kiefer Sutherland and Stephen Weber in "The Break-Up," and William Hurt and Miranda Richardson in "The Big Brass Ring." She played the Lead Reporter opposite Heather Locklear on "Melrose Place," covering the Bobby Parisi case. Other notable appearances include a work-out girl in "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion," Morton Downey Jr.'s girlfriend on "Diagnosis Murder," and a student on the sitcom "Boston Common." From 1996 to 2002, Gina played various roles in Hollywood productions, including short films, student films, and cable films. She starred in the production of "Pizza Man," the final performance at the once-famous Hollywood Jewel Box theater before its closure. Her performance caught the attention of Larry Bishop, who expressed interest in casting her in two of his upcoming films. Gina was featured as a Maxim "Top 100 Hometown Hottie" and a "Glamour Model" in "Backstage West" during her first five years in LA.

Acting

2024

John Wick: Chapter 4 (2023)

- Club Host (uncredited)