What is Gina Carano's net worth? MMA to modeling, fired 'Mandalorian' actress made her mark and earned millions
The recently fired 38-year-old star of 'The Mandalorian' on Disney Plus began her career as an MMA fighter and over the years has built a bank balance that packs a solid punch
'The Mandalorian' star Gina Carano who played Cara Dune in two seasons of the series was fired in the wake of controversial social media statements made by her, one of which suggested that being a Republican in the USA is like being a jew during the Holocaust in Nazi Germany. It all started when she shared a photo from a Nazi rally in 1936 on her Twitter page on August 3, 2020. She had argued that the photo was to draw attention towards a former Nazi soldier who refused to give the "Siegsz heil" salute after falling in love with a Jewish woman who he eventually married. However, a huge section of Twitter users did not buy her explanation and said that it sent across the wrong message.
Then in September 2020, she came argued that businesses must open even knowing that the coronavirus threat had yet not passed. The same month she wrote "beep/bop/boop" next to her name and many perceived that she was poking fun at the LGBTQ+ community who write "she/her/them" next to their names. A lot of people who were offended by this called her out immediately branding her "transphobic." Carano clarified that it wasn't her intent and when the people asked her to apologize for her ignorance, she refused. "They’re mad cuz I won’t put pronouns in my bio to show my support for trans lives. After months of harassing me in every way," she began her tweet. "I decided to put 3 VERY controversial words in my bio.. beep/bop/boop I’m not against trans lives at all. They need to find less abusive representation," she added.
Gina Carano might no longer be a part of the 'Star Wars' galaxy, but over the years, she has amassed a very impressive net worth that packs a powerful punch. Here are the details of the same.
Gina Carano's Early Years
Gina Carano was born on April 16, 1982, as Gina Joy Carano, to Dana Joy Cason and Glenn Carano in Dallas County. Later on, the family moved and Gina and her three sisters were raised in Las Vegas, Nevada by their mother single-handedly. Gina was seven when her parents divorced. She attended Trinity Christian High School in Vegas and was very involved with extra-curricular activities. She was very inclined towards sports since school and was a volleyball and softball player. Apart from this, she was also the captain of the girls' basketball team and she led them to victory at a state-level tournament.
During her college years, she became drawn to Muay Thai after accompanying her then-boyfriend in one of his martial arts training sessions. Turns out, she was a natural, and with each broken record, she lapped up more opportunities that came her way in droves. She became a renowned figure in MMA and it wasn't long after acting opportunities started pouring in and she wasted no time to create a name for herself in the world of entertainment as well.
Television and Film Career
Carano started with the 2005 cult film 'Ring Girls'. Then in 2007, she was seen mentoring a group of aspiring fighters in the reality series 'Fight Girls' on Oxygen. She also appeared as "Crush" on NBC's show 'American Gladiators', in a workout video, the DVD of which released in December 2008. Carano also had a videogame character 'Natasha' designed after her in 2009, a year where she also appeared in the movie 'Blood and Bone'.
Carano's other acting credits include the films 'Deadpool', 'Haywire', Fast & Furious 6', 'Extraction', 'In the Blood', 'Daughter of the Wolf', and 'Kickboxer: Vengeance' amongst others. Carano was also approached by comic book creator Rob Liefield in adapting his 'Avengelyne' for the big screen where she played the role of a fallen angel sent on a mission to Earth.
Gina Carano's modeling career
Carano is a fitness model and has graced the spreads of various sports magazines including ESPN The Magazine as well as Maxim. Apart from this, she was also named the "Top 10 Influential Women" in 2008 by Yahoo! Such was her popularity during her peak years competing in mixed martial arts that people began to refer to her as "The face of women's MMA".
Awards and Accolades
Carano was titled the "Hottest Woman In America" by Big Biz Magazine in 2008. That same year, "Gina Carano" was the biggest search trend on Google and the third most-searched person on Yahoo! The following year, she featured on the Maxim Hot 100 List and landed on Number 16. She also shared space with decorated athlete Serena Williams on the cover of ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue in its October 2009 edition.
She also won ActionFest's Chick Norris (Best Female Action Star) Award in April 2012. She was the first recipient of this award given to the female action star of the year. She was also nominated for the Critics Choice Awards in 2013 for 'Haywire' and that same year, she was on the Top 10 most-searched athlete on Yahoo!
Gina Carano's net worth
Gina Carano's political sentiments might not align with a lot of people, many have even found it offensive and this finally led to her recent ouster. However, this doesn't change the fact that this multi-millionairess has had a very impressive career over the years and has amassed a massive net worth, which is estimated at $8 million as of 2021.