Gina Carano is an amazing actress, TV star, fitness model, and former mixed martial artist (MMA). Gina Carano’s fame leads her to get the title of the “face of women’s MMA” which she rejected to take.
Table of Biography
Gina Carano was born as Gina Joy Carano on 16th April 1982, in Dallas County, Texas, the U.S. As of 2021, the age of actress must be thirty-nine years old and her sun sign is Aries. Gina Carano is an American native and she has been following the Christian religion. Likewise, Gina has the ancestry of Italian, English, Herman, and Scottish as well. The name of her parents is Glenn Thomas Carano, a professional footballer, and Dana Joy. Gina also has two siblings and their names are Casey and Christie.
After Gina’s parents divorced, she initially was raised by her mom but her dad also has helped her a lot to create her career. For education, Gina first went to Trinity Christian High School where she played on the basketball team, getting the state title. Then, Gina went to the University to study psychology for 3 years after joining the University of Nevada, Reno for a year. But at the time of her final year, Gina dropped her educations to support her older sister from a crisis.
At the age of twenty-one, Gina began Muay Thai training together with Master Toddy at the suggestion of her ex-boyfriend, Kevin Ross. Gina began training more after a mentor of the Muay Thai gym said to her that she was “fat and had to lose weight”. Master Toddy was amazed watching her determination and he saw possibilities in her. Gina outshined in the sport with his reassurance and went in ‘Fight-Club’ scenarios of San Francisco, succeeding against female fighters.
Career and Professional Life
In the year 2006, Gina was present in a cult film, ‘Ring Girls’ which is about the 5 women Muay Thai fighters challenging the top fighters. Gina also got the character of an ice breaker for female boxers in Thailand. In June 2006, Jamie Levine asked her to participate in the 1st ever certified women Mixed Martial Arts bout in Nevada by having a fight with Leiticia Pestova. She became the winner in the 1st round within thirty-eight seconds. In the show of the World Pro Fighting on 15th September 2006 in Las Vegas, Gina defeated Rosi Sexton out in the final seconds of the 2nd round.
Gina was the winner of an amazing fight with Elaina Maxwell on 8th December 2006 at the 1st Strikeforce: Triple Threat female fight. In the next year, Carano was present in the show, “Fight Girls” as a guide. Also, in the 1st televised female fight on 10th February 2007, Gina defeated Julie Kedzie flat in the 2nd round. In September 2007, Gina was the winner of the fight against Tonya Evinger by using submission, by a rear-naked choke. Gina won against Kaitlin Young in May 2008 at EliteXC: Primetime.
The next year, the actress got the role of ‘Crush’ in the television show, “American Gladiators” on NBC. Likewise, Carano was present in a video game, “Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3” as Natasha Volkava. She also won against Kelly Kobold unleashing powerful kicks and blows that eventually triggered a deep cut on Kobold’s right eye. In the year 2009, Gina did a cameo in Michael Jai White’s movie, “Blood and Bone”. Carano was then featured on the cover of ‘ESPN The Magazine – The Body Issue’.
On 15th August 2009, the biggest match happened in the history of Women’s MMA in San Jose, California that lead to the finish of Gina’s MMA career. At Strikeforce’s 1st Women’s Championship, Gina was defeated by the Brazilian fighter Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Santos in the 1st round. According to the Unified Women’s MMA rankings, Gina was the world number three in the category of 145 lb. After this, Carano never got back to the ring. In 2013, she was present in the film, “Fast and Furious”, also in “In The Blood” in the year 2014, and then in “Dreadpool” in the year 2016.
The American MMA fighter has been earning a great amount of fortune throughout her whole professional career. Gina Carano has an impressive net worth of around $8 Million as of 2021.
Before this, Gina Carano had a net worth of around $4 million. The primary source of Gina Carano is from her profession as an actress, TV star, fitness model, and mixed martial artist (MMA). As of now, Gina Carano is living a luxurious and peaceful life.
Gina Carano has been in a couple of relationships to this day. From September 2012, Gina Carano was dating the ‘Man of Steel’ actor, Henry Cavill for whole 2 years. Then, Gina Carano was in a romantic relationship with Kevin Ross from June 2015 for 4 years and got separated.
After almost a decade, Kevin and Gina got back again. And they are enjoying each other’s company. Other than this, Gina Carano has never been on any rumors and unwanted controversial matters too. However, at the time of her fighting career, Gina was frequently humiliated and teased openly for her good appearances.
Regarding the body measurements of Gina Carano, she has always been a very energetic and healthy woman. Gina Carano has a good height of 5 feet 8 inches or else 173 cm or 1.73 m. likewise, the American actress has a suitable bodyweight of around 143 lbs or 65 kg.
Gina Carano has been wearing a shoe size of 6 (US). Moreover, the American actress also has a fair complexion with a pair of dark brown eyes and long dark brown hair. However, there is no information about Gina’s body measurements and dress size.
Talking about the appearance of Gina Carano on social media platforms, she seems to be highly active there. Gina Carano has an Instagram account, a Twitter account, and even a Facebook page. On Instagram, Gina Carano has managed to gain 1.9 million followers as of July 2021.
Similarly, the American actress has collected 941.3 thousand followers on her Twitter account. As for her Facebook page, there Gina Carano has 1.9 million followers. There is no doubt that Gina Carano’s good looks and amazing talents have made a popular all over the world.