Gina Carano: 10 Things You Need to Know About Former MMA Fighter

Gina Carano

Gina Carano is an American actress, fitness model, television personality, and former professional MMA fighter. She is known for her appearance in Deadpool as Angel Dust and Fast and Furious 6 as Riely Hicks. 

She is also the first American woman to win a title in Thailand in Muay Thai. In 2008, she was ranked 5th on a list of the "Top 10 Influential Women". Aside from her MMA career, Carano made her film debut in the 2009 direct-to-DVD martial arts film, "Blood and Bone" and also has appeared in some action films including "Haywire"(2011), "Fast & Furious 6"(2013), "Deadpool"(2016). Currently, Carano stars as Cara Dune in the TV series, "The Mandalorian". 

Everything You Need to Know About Gina Carano

Here 10 Facts may not know about Gina Carano

1. Family Background

Gina Carano born in Dallas, Texas, the USA to a father, Glenn Thomas Carano, and mother, Dana Joy. She has two siblings, Casey and Christin. She holds American Nationality and her ethnicity is white with Italian ancestry.

2. Belongs to an Athletic Family

Gina Carano's father Glenn Thomas Carano is a former American professional football player for the 'Dallas Cowboys'. He was a member of Pittsburg Maulers in the US football league. 

3. Unbeatable in her fighting career

Gina Carano Fighting Career

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Gina began her fighting career as a Muay Thai fighter. She achieves an impressive score of 12-1-1 in Muay Thai which led her to MMA. Gina had only one official loss in her professional MMA career. Finally, her 7-1 career record introduces her as one of the great female MMA fighters in America.

4. Her acting career

Gina began her acting career in 2006, in a cult film 'Ring Girls'. Thereafter, she started appearing in movies and TV shows. Deadpool, Haywire, Fight Girls, Blood and Bones, Fast and Furious-6, The Mandalorian are her famous movies and TV shows. In 2012, She won the award for 'Best female action star'.

Gina Carano The Mandalorian

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5. An amazing basketball player

Gina was a skillful basketball player during her high school days. She led her basketball team to a state title. Her basketball team had coached by her grandfather, Jack Cason. Besides basketball, she also played volleyball and softball. 

6. Gina Carano Dating History

Gina is currently dating Kevin Ross, Muay Thai fighter, and former Mixed Martial Artist. The couple started dating in 2015. Gina previously dated British actor Henry Cavill (2012-2014) and Kit Cope, Muay Thai kickboxer.

Gina Carano and Kevin Ross Dating History

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7. Source of Income

Gina Carona's net worth is estimated to be $ 9 million in 2020. This amount has been earned from her career as a professional MMA, actress, and TV personality. Her success in the career path paid her extremely well. Currently, her major source of wealth is her acting career.

8. Lady with an Athletic Body Build

She is a gorgeous lady with an athletic body build. Her body measurement is 38-28-37 inches. she stands at a height of 5 feet and 8 inches and a weight of 64 kg (141 lbs.). Her bra cup size is 34D.

9. Educational background

Gina finished her graduation from Trinity high school in Las Vegas, Nevada. After high school, she enrolled at the University of Nevada to major in psychology. Although she was in her last year she dropped her studies to support her family. 

10. Known as the Face of Women MMA

Once Carano became the 'Face of Women's MMA' after appearing in Strikeforce and EliteXC events. Although, she rejects the title herself. In 2008, she was ranked 5th on a list of the "Top Ten Influential Women".