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Gina Carano Biography

Birth Place:
Dallas, Texas, United States
Mixed martial arts fighter

Fast Facts

  • Won her first mixed martial arts fight only four months after she started training
  • Participated in the first nationally broadcast MMA fight on a major network on May 31, 2008; Carano achieved a 6-0 record by defeating Kaitlin Young in the CBS-televised bout
  • Known as "Crush" on NBC's reality competition American Gladiators, where her favorite event is the joust
  • Specializes in Muay Thai kick boxing
  • Father is former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Glenn Carano


  • 2013Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Actress in an Action Movie: nominated