If you are looking for someone who is a Jack of all Trades, Gina Carano is your go-to person. She is a gorgeous talented 38-year-old American actress, television personality, fitness model, and former mixed martial artist, hails from the United States of America. She was ranked 5th on a list of the “Top 10 Influential Women” of 2008.
Carano is the daughter of Dana Joy Cason and casino executive and former professional football player Glenn Carano. She was born on 16th April 1982 as the 2nd child in the family and has two sisters, one younger and older. Gina was raised by her mother as their parents separated when she was seven. She claims to have Italian ancestry and graduated from Trinity Christian High School in Las Vegas a city in Nevada. During her school studies, she led the basketball team to the state title and also played volleyball and basketball. She attended the University of Nevada, Reno for one year and then went on to attend the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for a duration of three years and majored in psychology.
Gina Carano Career
She started her sporting career by learning Muay Thai a combat sport from Thailand. In this sport, she had a record of 12-1-1. Jamie Levine offered her to fight in the first-ever sanctioned female MMA bout with the World Extreme Fighting to fight Leticia Pestova in which she won in 38 seconds. She faced Elaina Maxwell at Strikeforce: Triple Threat on December 8, 2006, a fight she won again with a unanimous decision. She had a knack for proving critics wrong. This was first done in female Strikeforce and later in a Muay Thai bout. On 10th February 2007, she fought Showtime EliteXC card, defeating Julie Kedzie via unanimous decision in what was called the “Fight of the Night.” The fight was the first televised female fight on Showtime.
Television and Acting:
She starred in the ‘Cult’ film ‘Ring Girls’ in the year 2005 which is a fast-paced story about five American women from Las Vegas who take on the ultimate challenge of fighting the best Muay Thai fighters in the world. She appeared in Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 and played the role of Natasha and was later appeared in ‘In the Blood ’which is an American thriller directed by John Stockwell. Gina co-starred ‘Fast and the Furious 6 ‘ as a member of Diplomatic Security Service or the DSS Special Agent Luke Hobbs’ team. In the year 2018 and in the month of December she was announced to be a part of the cast of The Mandalorian, Lucasfilm’s first live-action Star Wars series.
In February 2021, she received a huge backlash and hate for her tweets and social media posts where she compared the US political environment with Nazi Germany. Due to this, so many users including her fans criticized her badly and even shared tweets which resulted in “#FireGinaCarano” as the most trending topic on Twitter. In wake of this situation, Lucasfilm fired her immediately and made clear that she won’t be seen in the future as well. As per the statement,
“Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future. Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”
Gina Carano Biography
|Real Name||Gina Joy Carano|
|Birth Date||16 April 1982|
|Birth Place||Dallas, Texas, U.S.|
|Height||in feet inches – 5’ 8” – in Centimetres – 173 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 72 kg – in Pounds – 159 lbs|
|Bra (Breast) Size||34D|
|Shoe Size||8.5 (U.S.)|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Father||Glenn Thomas Carano|
|School||Trinity Christian High School|
|College||University of Nevada|
|Is she a lesbian?||No|
|Boyfriend||Henry Cavill (2012-2014)|
|Favourite Movies||Braveheart (1995), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), Cry-Baby (1990), True Romance (1993), Let Me In (2010)|
|Favourite City||Las Vegas, New York, Chicago|
|Favourite Color||Not Known|
Gina dated ‘Superman’ star Henry Cavill for two years from the month of September in 2012. She is currently dating Kevin Ross since June from the year 2015. Gina was frequently ridiculed openly during her fighting career for her good looks. She claims that this only boosted her confidence and kept her going and moving forward. Throughout her career, she always remained calm and gracefully let her work answer the taunts.
Gina Carano Net Worth
Her career has helped her reach a net worth of $2 million which isn’t surprising looking at her long list of appearances in showbiz. She is a dedicated, talented, and hardworking person who is very motivated towards her own career. Gina has accumulated a following of 1.3million followers on Instagram and can be found under the handle @ginajcarano. She has approximately half a million followers on her Twitter and her handle is @ginacarano.
- Gina is also famous as a mixed arts champion and has a record of 12-1-1.
- She is also known by her pseudonym ‘Crush’.
- Gina was cast in ‘Haywire’ after the director saw her in a fight.
- She is also a writer.
- Her father was a Quarter Back for the ‘Dallas Cowboys.’
- This talented actress ranked 5th in the year 2008 on a list of the “Top 10 Influential Women”.