Gina Carano

Birth Day April 16th, 1982
Birth Place Dallas, Texas
Age 39 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Aries

About Gina Carano

An American actress, television personality, Gina Carano is also a fitness model and former mixed martial artist. She is well known for playing Riley Hicks in the 2013 action film "Fast & Furious 6", and as Mallory Kane in the 2011 action-thriller film "Haywire". Her first film came in 2009 where she played the role of Veretta Vendetta in the direct-to-DVD martial arts film "Blood and Bone" though she was a series regular at Oxygen original reality television series "Fight Girls" as a mentor in 2007. She debuted on 10th June 2006 playing against Leiticia Pestova, where she knocked out her in the 1st round itself in just 38 seconds which was her first MMA match. Gina was 135 pounds at that time. She was also a contestant on "American Gladiators" in 2008. As recent news, Disney is reportedly asking Gina Carano to apologize if she still wants "The Mandalorian" spinoff.

Famous For

  • Being an  American actress, television personality, fitness model, and former mixed martial artist.
  • For playing Riley Hicks in the 2013 action film "Fast & Furious 6", and as Mallory Kane in the 2011 action-thriller film "Haywire". 

Gina Carano, a famous American actress, television personality, fitness model, and former mixed martial artist

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Early Life of Gina Carano

Gina Carano took birth on 16th April 1982 with the real name or full name of Gina Joy Carano in Dallas County, Texas, the U.S. however, she was raised in Las Vegas, Nevada (hometown). She holds an American nationality and American-white ethnicity. Analogously, she is from a Christianity religion and her race is white. She happily celebrates her birthday on 16th April of every year and she has celebrated her 38th birthday as of 2020 though as her birthdate, her star sign is Aries. She is the daughter of Dana Joy Cason (mother) and casino executive and former professional football player Glenn Carano (father). She has a sister named, Casey Carano and Christie Carano. She was raised by her mother after her parents divorced when Gina was 7. She graduated from Trinity Christian High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she led the girls' basketball team to a state title. She attended the University of Nevada, Reno for a year and then the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for three years, majoring in psychology.

Career of Gina Carano

Mixed Martial Artist Career

  • Gina Carano commenced her MMA career in the sport of Muay Thai as she received an offer from Jamie Levine to participate in the first-ever sanctioned female MMA bout in Nevada with World Extreme Fighting to fight Leiticia Pestovа after achieving a Muay Thai record of 12-1-1. Later, she won the fight by knocking out Sexton late in the second round.
  • She defeated  Elaina Maxwell at Strikeforce: Triple Threat on 8th December 2006 as well as fought on the 10th February 2007, Showtime EliteXC card, defeating Julie Kedzie via unanimous decision in what was called the "Fight of the Night."
  • Then, she defeated Tonya Evinger via rear-naked choke for her first career win by submission on 15th September 2007, and defeated former HOOKnSHOOT Champion Kaitlin Young at EliteXC: Primetime on 31st May 2008 as she also won by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, and 29-28) against Kobold. 
  • In addition, Carano's fight against Cris Cyborg took place on 15th August 2009, at "Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg" as Gina lost the fight against Cyborg by TKO at 4:59 in the first round, giving her first-ever loss in her professional MMA career.
  • Carano is still under contract with the UFC through her old Strikeforce contract and has four fights remaining on that contract but she has not fought since August 2009 and has not been scheduled for any upcoming events.
  • Finally, Carano's return was formally announced in February 2011, and Strikeforce announced at its 9th April 2011, event in San Diego that she would make her return against Sarah D'Alelio on 18th June during the Overeem vs. Werdum Strikeforce event in Dallas. However, the fight did not take place. 
  • During an appearance on "The Arsenio Hall Show" in April 2014 Carano said she was considering a return to MMA as Ronda Rousey said a fight between Gina Carano and herself had been planned for December 2014 but never materialized.

Gina Carano (left) and Christiane “Cyborg” Santos (Right)

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Television and Film Career

  • Gina Carano began her acting career in the cult film "Ring Girls" in 2005 as she also starred in the 2007 Oxygen reality series "Fight Girls" as the role mentor to aspiring fighters.
  • She then appeared as "Crush" on the NBC show "American Gladiators" and starred as Natasha in "Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3".
  • She also landed the leading role in the spy thriller movie "Haywire" (2011) in September 2009.
  • As well, she was cast in "In the Blood" (2014) and signed on as the lead in an all-female ensemble action film described as the female version of "The Expendables" in September 2012.
  • She cast as a member of Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) Special Agent Luke Hobbs' (Dwayne Johnson) team in "Fast & Furious 6" (2013) as well as appeared in the 2013-2014 Fox series "Almost Human" episode "Unbound" as Danica.
  • Besides, she was also announced as part of the cast of "The Mandalorian", Lucasfilm's first live-action Star Wars series in December 2018 whereas she was seen in the thriller film, "Daughter of the Wolf" in 2019.
  • Furthermore, she became the first recipient of ActionFest's Chick Norris (Best Female Action Star) Award, given to the female action star of the year in April 2012.
  • As a piece of fresh news, Disney is reportedly asking Gina Carano to apologize if she still wants "The Mandalorian" spinoff. "Sure I will take the vaccine just mail to me. My health and safety are too important to show up in person. Just like mail-in voting, safe, secure, and honest. So just mail tome and I will give myself the shot and send the paperwork back saying I'm vaccinated. You all trust me, right?" Gine twitted.

Awards and Achievements of Gina Carano

  • 2012 AOCA / Awakening Outstanding Contribution Award
  • 2012 ActionFest Film Festival, Chick Norris Award for Best Female Action Star

Personal Life of Gina Carano

Reflecting on Gina Carano's personal life, she is an unmarried lady. Gina and Kevin Ross got together after a Decade and realized they had immense love for one another. Gina Carano's personal life had a surprising twist in 2015. She had dated Muay-Thai fighter, Kevin Ross back in the early-2000s. They broke up four years later, but again started dating in 2015. As of now, the couple's relationship is outstanding, and hope it will remain as same as in the future too. The couple is planning to get married soon and they are going to become husband and wife in the near future. Furthermore, talking about her sexual orientation, she is straight.

Gina Carano with her boyfriend, Kevin Ross

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Net Worth of Gina Carano

Moving towards Gina Carano's net worth, she has a worth of around $8 million as of 2020 whereas she has also a handsome amount of salary too which is around $125,000. She has also successfully established herself as one of the fashionable actresses in the industry. She has reached great heights in her career already and she still has a lot more to do. In addition, her major source of income is from acting as well as an MMA career. She has appeared in a Pepsi Super Bowl commercial in 2009 and, she has also endorsed the clothing company "Under Armour" (UA) brand.

Body Measurement of Gina Carano

Gina Carano is a beautiful and versatile actress as well as an MMA fighter who stands at a perfect height of 5 ft 8 in or 173 cm with a balanced weight of 72 kg or 159 pounds. As a martial artist, she used to do spend time during the morning as well as evening sessions for 2 hours each. She was really active in Muay Thai and Jiu-Jitsu. She took training from MMA trainer, Greg Jackson. Whereas, after starting her acting career, she has started doing light exercises and performs yoga as her body build type is athletic and her body measurement is 38-28-37 in or 96.5-71-94 cm. Gina is a graceful woman with dark brown hair and eyes color.

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