Suits is one of the biggest shows in the world. Yes, in 2024. The legal drama, which first premiered in 2011 and ended its run in 2019, has found new life in the past year thanks to streaming. In 2023, the show was added to Netflix, leading many new eyes to it – and suddenly it felt like everyone was a Suits fan.
And if you are a Suits fan, you are a Gina Torres fan, and you were excited about her appearance with the cast at the 2024 Golden Globes.
But who does Gina Torres play in the legal drama? Spoilers beware.
Torres plays none other than Suits big boss Jessica Pearson, who appeared in seven seasons of the show and her own spinoff, titled Pearson. Unfortunately, the spinoff would only go on for one season.
Only hired to fulfill a diversity quota, Jessica Pearson quickly rises up the firm’s ranks and, after becoming senior partner, conspires with Daniel Hardman to oust the three partners and form Pearson Hardman. But Jessica’s big-picture thinking doesn’t stop there.
Meeting Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) when he’s working at the mail office for the law firm she works at, Jessica pays for him to go to law school because she sees his potential. This all pays off as Harvey joins Pearson Hardman after he graduates and gains some experience working in the D.A.’s office.
The firm goes through many issues – and way too many names – during Jessica Pearson’s time on the show, but at the end of Season 6, she chooses to depart the firm. The character still appears during Season 7, though not as a series regular. Pearson takes place directly after Season 7 of Suits.
Watch the trailer for season 1 of Suits below and check it on Netflix.