Jessica Pearson

Even a world-class alpha male like Harvey has a boss. And that boss is Jessica Pearson.

Jessica Pearson

Even a world-class alpha male like Harvey Specter has a boss. And that boss is Jessica Pearson. If anything, she's even tougher than he is, but then she has to be: she's the face of the company, and her name's on the building (metaphorically if not literally). Of course, she's also a reasonable sort of person – she just doesn't like it much when Harvey utterly betrays his morals for the sake of winning cases. But she may have to put her scruples on hold when company co-founder Daniel Hardman returns in season two, ready to wrench it from her grip.

Played by: Gina Torres

Gina's not just an actor – she's also a trained singer. To be precise, a mezzo soprano, which sounds impressive even if your only knowledge of opera comes from the Go Compare adverts. You may remember her from such blockbusting epics as The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, and in fact she met her hubby on set. Some guy named Laurence Fishburne, apparently. Gina also starred in the widely-worshipped sci-fi series Firefly, as well as the not-so-worshipped Cleopatra 2525, which is about a stripper who wakes up in the future and helps save mankind. Yeah, it's safe to say Suits is a bit better than that.

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