Gina Carano

Gina Carano

Movie Actress

Gina Joy Carano is an American actress and former mixed martial artist. She competed in EliteXC and Strikeforce from 2006 to 2009, where she compiled a 7–1 record. Her popularity led to her being called the "face of women's MMA", although Carano rejected this title.

Full Name
Apr 16, 1982
5′ 8″
Net Worth


Gina Joy Carano was born on April 16, 1982, in Dallas, Texas. She is an American actress and former MMA fighter. Her zodiac sign is Aries and her ethnicity is Italian-American. She is the daughter of Dana Joy (Cason) and Glenn Thomas Carano, who owned a gym and worked as an accountant for a professional football team. She has two brothers, one older and one younger.

    Carano attended Trinity Christian High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she competed in volleyball and basketball. After high school, she enrolled at the University of Nevada Las Vegas but dropped out after one year to pursue a career in mixed martial arts (MMA). At the age of 21, she made her MMA debut against Leiticia Pestova at EliteXC: Destiny on February 10th 2006. She went on to win 7 fights before retiring from MMA at the end of 2009 with an 8–1 record. 

In 2009, Carano signed a deal with NBC Universal Television Studios to star in her own television series called “Ring Girls” which aired for six episodes. In 2011, she appeared in “Haywire” which marked her acting debut and was followed by roles in films such as “Fast & Furious 6” (2013), “Deadpool” (2016), “The Mandalorian” (2019–present) and many more. She also starred opposite Michael Fassbender in “Assassin’s Creed” (2016). 

In 2017, Carano signed a deal with Paramount Pictures to star in their upcoming female-led spy film “Banshee Chapter” which was set to be released later that year but was ultimately cancelled due to budget issues. She has also appeared in several TV shows including “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (2010–2011) and "American Gladiators" (2008–2009).

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1982</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Gina Carano is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On April 16, 1982, Gina Carano was born in Dallas, Texas.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2006</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starts Muay Thai Career</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Carano begins her professional Muay Thai career with a win over Leiticia Pestova.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2009</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Debut Film Appearance in “Blood and Bone”</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Carano makes her debut film appearance in the action movie "Blood and Bone".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2011</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Lead Role in “Haywire”</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Carano stars in her first lead role in the movie "Haywire", which earned her praise from critics.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2013</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Lead Role in “In the Blood”</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Carano stars in the action thriller "In the Blood" as a widow seeking revenge for her husband's murder.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Lead Role in “Deadpool”</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Carano plays the role of Angel Dust in the Marvel movie "Deadpool".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starring Role on “The Mandalorian”</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Carano stars on the Disney+ series "The Mandalorian" as Cara Dune, an ex-rebel shock trooper.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's a Diverse Actress</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Gina Carano is an incredibly diverse actress. She has appeared in both action and comedy films, and she can handle physical roles with ease. Her range extends even to dramatic roles, making her a versatile performer.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's a Great Martial Artist</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Gina Carano is not just an actress, but also a highly trained martial artist. She has competed in professional mixed martial arts and Muay Thai competitions, showing her skills as a fighter both inside and outside the ring.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's Incredibly Stylish</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Gina Carano always looks amazing on the red carpet. From her signature hairstyle to her bold fashion choices, she never fails to look stunning whenever she steps out for an event or premiere. </p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> She is a Former Mixed Martial Arts Fighter</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Gina Carano competed in Muay Thai and MMA from 2006 to 2009, with her last fight being for the Strikeforce Women's Featherweight Championship.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Appeared on American Gladiators</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Prior to joining MMA, Gina Carano was a Gladiator on the NBC show American Gladiators from 2008 to 2009.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Has Her Own Action Figure</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Gina Carano has her own action figure released by Round 5 in 2010.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> First High Profile Female MMA Star</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Gina Carano was the first female MMA star to become a household name, paving the way for other female fighters to come.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> First Female Lead in Star Wars Franchise</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Gina Carano is the first female lead in the Star Wars franchise, playing the role of Cara Dune in The Mandalorian.</p></div>


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