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To become successful requires three things in life that are hard work, determination, and aspiration to accomplish the main objective of life, this line has been very well proved by Gina Carano who is an American actress, television personality, fitness model, and former mixed martial artist. Moreover, she is best remembered for a 12-1 record.
In fact, Gina has also been crowned as “The Face of Women’s MMA”. Besides this, she also rose to huge prominence for her appearance in some action films including “Haywire”(2011), “Fast & Furious 6″(2013), “Deadpool”(2016).
Recently, she came into the limelight in February 2021 when it was announced that Gina Carano would appear as a guest on an episode of the show Running Wild with Bear Grylls.
Height / Weight / Age
Born on 16 April 1982, this gorgeous personality turned 41 years old. Her height measures 173 centimeters and 5’8” in feet & inches. Moreover, she is very conscious about her physique and figure and takes care of her weight which is 72 kilograms and 159 lbs in pounds.
She maintains herself with the figure measurements of 38 inches breast, 28 inches waist, and 37 inches hips. She has a beautiful doll-like face which is complemented by her dark brown eyes and dark brown hair. Her bra size is 32B while her dress size is 10 (US).
As a former MMA fighter and actress, Gina earns a very handsome amount of money from her professional career. Having been in the field of fights, recognition, and fame, she managed to amass a million worth of fortune from her several wins, matches, and movies. According to the sources, Carano’s estimated net worth is $8 million approximately.
Education / Family
Born and grew up in Dallas, Texas, United States, Gina belongs to a mixed ethnicity including Italian-American. She was born as the second daughter of her parents, Dana Joy(mother) and Glenn Thomas Carano(father) who is a former American professional football player who played as a quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys for 7 seasons.
However, her parents got divorced soon and Gina was raised by her mother. But her father also played a crucial part in her upbringing. Moreover, she has two sisters, an older sister, Casey, and a younger one, Christie. As for her education, Carano enrolled at Trinity Christian High School in Las Vegas, Nevada to complete her high school graduation.
Later, she studied at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to study psychology for three years after attending a year at the University of Nevada, Reno. However, she dropped out during her last year to support her older sister through a crisis.
|Nick Name||Crush, Conviction|
|Birth Place||Dallas, Texas, United States|
|Date of birth||April 16, 1982|
|Height||In feet & inches: 5’8”
In centimeters: 173 cm
|Weight||In kilograms: 72 kg
In pounds: 159 lbs
|Eye color||Dark Brown|
|Hair color||Dark Brown|
|School||Trinity Christian High School|
|College||The University of Nevada in Reno and Las Vegas|
|Home town||Dallas, Texas, United States|
|Fathers name||Glenn Thomas Carano
|Mothers name||Dana Joy
|Sisters||Casey and Christie
Career / Fashion and Style
Moving towards her career, Gina accumulated her got her first-ever professional success after she made a total Muay Thai record of 12-1-1. Later, she moved to Las Vegas in the World Pro Fighting show in which she fought with Rosi Sexton and won by knocking her out.
Furthermore, Gina won a fight against Elaina Maxwell at Strikeforce: Triple Threat on December 6, 2006, which was the first female fight in Strikeforce. Other than this, in the year 2005, Carano also played the role of an ice breaker for female boxers in a cult movie, “Ring Girls”.
Thereafter, on February 10, 2007, she knocked Julie Kedzie flat in the second round in the first televised female fight on Showtime. After that, she also won the fight against wrestling champion, Tonya Evinger for the first time, through a rear-naked choke in September 2007.
Apart from that, in the year 2007, Gina also served as a mentor to aspiring fighters in the Oxygen reality series, “Fight Girls”. Then on May 31, 2008, Carano defeated former HOOKnSHOOT Champion Kaitlin Young at EliteXC: Primetime.
In fact, this versatile lady stripped off at the weigh-in perfectly to fight against Kelly Kobold in October 2008 which she won with her unleashing powerful kicks and blows and dedicated the victory to her grandfather.
Besides this, Gina starred as Crush in the NBC TV show, “American Gladiators” in the year 2009 and also made her appearance as a Soviet commando and sniper, Natasha Volkova in a video game, “Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3”.
In the same year, Carano also made a cameo in a film, “Blood and Bone”. Moreover, she was featured as the cover face of ESPN The Magazine – The Body Issue. Additionally, the biggest fight occurred on August 15, 2009, in the history of Women’s MMA, which was Strikeforce’s first Women’s Championship between Brazilian fighter Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Santos and Carano that brought about the end of her MMA career.
But, Gina got defeated by Santos in the first round ever. In the year 2011, she made her significant appearance with her first-ever lead role as Mallory Kane in the spy thriller movie, “Haywire”. Further, she got the huge popularity as Ava by appearing in an action thriller, “In the Blood” which was released in 2014.
Besides this, she co-starred as Riley Hicks in a popular action film, “Fast & Furious 6” in the year 2013. Likewise, she also made her crucial appearance in the 2013–2014 Fox series, “Almost Human” in episode Unbound. Gina also played Angel Dust in the superhero film, “Deadpool”(2006) and co-starred Victoria in the action thriller film, “Extraction”(2015).
Later, she starred as Cara Dune in Lucasfilm’s first live-action Star Wars series, “The Mandalorian” in the year 2019. Further, Carano portrayed the role of Carrie in a crime comedy film, “Madness in the Method” and appeared in the lead role as Clair Hamilton in the action thriller film, “Daughter of the Wolf”.
Boyfriend, Affairs, Husband, and More
As for her relationship status, Gina is in a romantic relationship with Kevin Ross who is a popular American pro-Muay Thai fighter. Moreover, this sweet couple started to date each other in June 2015 and have been in good relations since then.
In fact, previously the duo was in a relationship with each other for four long years and separated for almost a decade before getting back again. Other than this, Gina has also dated a British actor, Henry Cavill in August 2012.
However, their relation couldn’t last long and came to an end in December 2015. In fact, she has also dated Kit Cope, a Martial Artist.
Here we are providing the list of favorites of Gina Carano:
|Favorite Destination||Jamaica and New York City|
|Favorite Food||Italian Cuisine|
Some Interesting Facts About Gina Carano
- Her Zodiac sign is Aries.
- She is also very active on Instagram has more than 1.9 million followers.
- Belonging to family to an athletic background, Gina always had an interest in sports.
- Carano started Muay Thai training at the age of 21 with a 4-time kickboxing champion, Master Toddy on the advice of her then-boyfriend Kevin Ross.
- During her high school, she led the girls’ basketball team to a state title.
- In May 2009, she was ranked no. 16 on Maxim’s Hot 100 list.
- This renowned personality was the fastest-rising search on Google and the third-most-searched person on Yahoo on May 13, 2008.
- In the year 2013, she was nominated for the ‘Critics Choice Awards’ in the best actress criteria for ‘Haywire’.
- She is very fond of watching movies.
- Gina was ranked 5th on a list of the “Top 10 Influential Women” in the year 2008.