Gina Carano (born Gina Joy Carano 16.04.82)
Gina Carano is an American actress, fitness guru, television personality and former martial artist.
Gina Carano: Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth in 2012, Gina Carano has a net worth of 4 million USD.
Gina Carano: Childhood
Gina Carano was born to Dana Joy and Glenn Thomas Carano in Dallas, Texas. Carano has two sisters, one older and one younger, and her father is a former backup quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. Carano studied at Trinity Christian High School in Las Vegas, where she worked in a variety of sports teams at school, including basketball, volleyball and softball. She went on to study psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno for a year, before continuing to study for a further three years at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Gina Carano: Career
After beginning to date a professional Muay Thai fighter, Kevin Ross, Carano took up the martial art. After showing real promise in the profession, Carano was asked to participate in the first ever female Mixed Martial Arts fight for World Extreme Fighting in Nevada, before going on to win a match at the World Pro Fighting show in Las Vegas. In 2006, Carano appeared in the film 'Ring Girls' as a Muay Thai fighter. In 2007, Carano appeared in both 'Fight Girls' and 'American Gladiators' on television.
From 2006 to 2008, Carano took part in various mixed martial arts fights, with consistent victories, through knock-outs, submissions and judges decisions. In 2008 she played the role of Natasha in the computer game 'Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3'. On 15th August, 2009, Carano lost her first fight against Cristiane Justino after being knocked out. Carano was unable to fight for the rest of 2009 and the majority of 2010. She, however, appear in the film 'Blood and Bone'. After various medical tests were carried out, it was revealed that Carano was fine, yet she still did not return to the MMA scene.
In 2011, Carano starred alongside Michael Fassbender in 'Haywire'. In 2013, she co-starred in 'Fast and Furious 6', alongside Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. In 2014, she made an appearance in an episode of the television series 'Almost Human'. In October, 2014, filming began for 'Bus 657', in which Carano plays a role, as well as working on the movie 'Kickboxer', which began filming in late November, 2014.