Gina Carano is an American actress and former mixed martial artist. She was born on April 16, 1982, in Dallas County, Texas.
Carano began her career as a mixed martial artist, competing in several high-profile organizations, including Strikeforce and EliteXC. She was known for her skills in Muay Thai and grappling, and was widely regarded as one of the best female fighters in the world.
After retiring from mixed martial arts in 2009, Carano transitioned to acting, appearing in several films and television series. She is best known for her role as Cara Dune in the Disney+ series The Mandalorian. However, Carano was fired from the show in 2021 after making controversial social media posts.
In addition to her work in film and television, Carano has also worked as a fitness model and television personality. She has appeared on several reality shows, including American Gladiators and Fight Girls.
Carano has been praised for her athleticism and her pioneering role in women’s mixed martial arts. However, she has also been criticized for controversial comments and social media posts related to politics and social issues. Despite the controversies, she remains a popular figure in the world of mixed martial arts and entertainment.