Gina Joy Carano (born April 16, 1982) is an American actress and former mixed martial artist. She competed in EliteXC and Strikeforce from 2006 to 2009, where she compiled a 7–1 record. Her popularity led to her being called the "face of women's MMA", although Carano rejected this title. She and Cris Cyborg were the first women to headline a major MMA event during their 2009 Strikeforce bout. Carano retired from competition after her first professional MMA defeat to Cyborg.
|Born||Gina Joy Carano|
April 16, 1982
Dallas County, Texas, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||143 lb (65 kg; 10.2 st)|
|Reach||66+1⁄2 in (169 cm)|
|Style||Muay Thai, Gaidojutsu|
|Fighting out of||Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.|
|Years active||2006–2009 (MMA)|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Notable relatives||Glenn Carano (father)|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Transitioning from the ring to the screen, Carano landed her first major role as the lead of the action film Haywire (2011), which was followed by appearances in Fast & Furious 6 (2013) and Deadpool (2016). She also portrayed Cara Dune in the first two seasons of the Disney+ space Western series The Mandalorian from 2019 to 2020.
Carano was born in Dallas County, Texas, and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, the daughter of Dana Joy Cason and casino executive and former professional football player Glenn Carano. She is the middle child of three sisters. She was raised by her mother after her parents divorced when Gina was seven. She has said that her family celebrates "an Italian festival" every year, though she is of a "small percentage of Italian" descent.
Carano graduated from Trinity Christian High School in Las Vegas where she led the girls' basketball team to a state title. She also played volleyball and softball. She attended the University of Nevada, Reno for a year and then University of Nevada, Las Vegas for three years, majoring in psychology.
Mixed martial arts career
Carano started her career in the sport of Muay Thai. Her then-boyfriend Kevin Ross, a pro Muay Thai fighter, got her involved. After achieving a Muay Thai record of 12–1–1, Carano received an offer from Jamie Levine to participate in the first-ever sanctioned female MMA bout in Nevada with World Extreme Fighting to fight Leiticia Pestovа (a bout Carano won in 38 seconds). She was invited to the World Pro Fighting show in Las Vegas to fight Rosi Sexton. Carano won the fight by knocking out Sexton late in the second round.
Carano faced Elaina Maxwell at Strikeforce: Triple Threat on December 8, 2006. She won the fight via unanimous decision. Carano proved critics wrong when she defeated Maxwell for the second time; the first victory coming in a Muay Thai bout. It was the first female fight in Strikeforce. She fought on the February 10, 2007 Showtime EliteXC card, defeating Julie Kedzie via unanimous decision in what was called the "Fight of the Night". It was the first televised female fight on Showtime. Her scheduled bout against Jan Finney at the EliteXC/K-1 Dynamite!! USA event on June 2, 2007 was canceled due to illness. The Fight Network and other news outlets reported that Carano was rushed to the hospital by ambulance for dehydration while attending a World Extreme Cagefighting event as a spectator.
Carano fought on the September 15, 2007 Showtime EliteXC card, where she defeated Tonya Evinger via rear-naked choke for her first career win by submission. She impressed critics by holding her own on the ground before submitting Evinger late in the first round. Carano defeated former HOOKnSHOOT Champion Kaitlin Young at EliteXC: Primetime on May 31, 2008. A day before the fight, Carano failed to make weight for her fight after weighing in at 144.5 pounds (65.5 kg). Although most MMA organizations set weight classes at 135 lb (61 kg) (bantamweight) and 145 lb (66 kg) (featherweight), EliteXC opted to create a women's weight class at 140 pounds (64 kg). Carano agreed to forfeit 12.5% of her "show" purse to Young, and the fight remained on the card.
Leading up to her fight against Kelly Kobold, there was much controversy over whether Carano would make weight for the fight, as she had fought only once in the past year and had failed to make weight. Carano assured critics that she would be able to make weight since she had hired a nutritionist to help with her dieting. At the weigh-in for the Kobold fight on October 3, 2008, Carano weighed in at 142.75 pounds (64.75 kg) on her first attempt. After removing her clothing, a towel-covered Carano weighed in a second time at 142.5 pounds (64.6 kg). The towel was removed, and on her third attempt, Carano weighed 141 pounds (64 kg) and successfully made weight.
Early on, Kobold was intent on pressing Carano in the clinch, while working for the takedown throughout the fight. Kobold managed a takedown in the second round, but the round ended before she could take meaningful advantage of it. Carano worked her opportunities by hitting Kobold at every turn whenever the fighters separated while opening a huge gash on the inside of her opponent's eyebrow in the first round. At the end of the third round, Carano looked to finish the fight as she unloaded a head kick that landed flush on Kobold's chin, but Kobold remained on her feet and the bout came to a close. Carano won by unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, and 29–28).
Strikeforce Women's Lightweight Championship bout
After Strikeforce purchased the assets of ProElite, Carano, along with other fighters within the defunct promotion, became contractually linked with Strikeforce after many months of a stalemate regarding their free agent status.
It was announced at Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields that Carano's fight against Cris Cyborg would take place on August 15, 2009, at Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg. Strikeforce created their first Women's Championship for the bout. Though the 145-pound division is most commonly referred to as featherweight, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker stated that the title would be known as the Strikeforce Women's Lightweight Championship. The title was later renamed the Strikeforce Women's Middleweight Championship. Carano lost the fight against Cyborg by TKO at 4:59 in the first round, giving her first-ever loss in her professional MMA career.
In November 2010, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker stated he was hopeful that she would return in 2011. Carano's return was formally announced in February 2011, and Strikeforce announced at its April 9, 2011, event in San Diego that Carano would make her return against Sarah D'Alelio on June 18, during the Overeem vs. Werdum Strikeforce event in Dallas. This bout would have been held by Zuffa, who have been detractors of women's MMA in the past. Critics[who?] asserted that the reason for the turnaround was Carano's marketability. However, the fight did not take place. Initially, Strikeforce announced Carano failed her pre-fight medical examination and the fight was pulled from the card. Later, it became public that Carano was medically cleared by the Athletic Commission but was removed from the card for other reasons.
In April 2014, during an appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show Carano said she was considering a return to MMA. In September 2014, Dana White of the UFC said contract negotiations with Carano had stalled. During her appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience 690 podcast, Ronda Rousey said a fight between Gina Carano and her had been planned for December 2014, but never materialized.
Carano has not fought since August 2009 and is not scheduled for any upcoming events. She is still under contract with the UFC through her old Strikeforce contract and has four fights remaining on that contract.
Television and film career
Carano starred in the 2005 film Ring Girls. Based on true events, it is about five American women from Las Vegas who attempt to fight the best Muay Thai fighters in the world. Along with Lisa King, Carano served as a mentor to aspiring fighters in the 2007 Oxygen reality series Fight Girls. She appeared as "Crush" on the NBC show American Gladiators, in which she starred in the workout video of the show along with Monica Carlson (Jet), Jennifer Widerstrom (Phoenix), Michael O'Hearn (Titan), Tanoai Reed (Toa) and Don "Hollywood" Yates (Wolf). The DVD was released on December 16, 2008.
In September 2009, Carano landed the leading role in the spy thriller Haywire (2011), directed by Steven Soderbergh.Christy Lemire of the Associated Press stated: "[Carano's] dialogue delivery may seem a bit stiff—and she has acknowledged that Soderbergh made some tweaks to her voice in post-production—but she has tremendous presence: an intriguing mix of muscular power and eye-catching femininity." Newsweek said Carano's martial-arts experience gives her "an unparalleled physicality" in the role. She described her knockout fight with co-star Michael Fassbender:
We were brutal to each other. He was slamming me into the wall. He slammed my head so hard, I lost it for a second—I went white. And at one point, our knees clashed, [and] he got a limp.
In 2012, Carano was cast as the lead in an all-female ensemble action film, tentatively titled The ExpendaBelles, that would have been part of The Expendables film franchise. Producer Adi Shankar said, "I don't know how I'm supposed to make a movie that is supposed to be the female version of The Expendables without Gina Carano in it. It would be like making Twix without caramel or Jamba Juice without Jamba." The project has yet to materialize.
Carano appeared in Fast & Furious 6 (2013) as a member of Special Agent Luke Hobbs' (Dwayne Johnson) Diplomatic Security Service team. Several critics praised Carano's performance; Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times wrote, "Gina Carano is BIG fun to watch. [She] is still a bit stilted with her line readings, but her two fight scenes with Michelle Rodriguez are just epic." while Matt Goldberg of Collider.com wrote that the scene would "create a lot of new Gina Carano fans."
In July 2013, she and comic book creator Rob Liefeld announced they were working on a big-screen adaptation of Liefied's Avengelyne in which Carano would star as the titular character. Carano appeared in the 2013–2014 Fox series Almost Human episode "Unbound", where she played the part of an XRN combat android named Danica. She co-starred in the 2015 film Extraction, and she played Angel Dust in the 2016 film Deadpool.
In 2018, she was cast in The Mandalorian, Lucasfilm's first live-action Star Wars television series. She portrayed the character Cara Dune with a first appearance in the fourth episode of the first season titled "Chapter 4: Sanctuary". Carano initially believed she would be playing the role of a female Wookiee, and was surprised to "find that [she] was one of the few people that you were actually going to see her face." She played the role in seasons 1 and 2.
Lucasfilm announced in February 2021 that Carano would not appear in future Star Wars projects following a series of controversial posts she made to social media, stating "... her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable." The same day she was dropped by the United Talent Agency.
A week later, Carano announced she would be developing, producing, and starring in a new film project with conservative media company The Daily Wire. The film, White Knuckle, was to be about revenge by a survivor of an attempted murder by a serial killer. The film was scheduled to begin production in October 2021 in Tennessee, Utah, and Montana. In the U.S., it was to be released exclusively to subscribers of The Daily Wire, and was to be released internationally by Voltage Pictures.
In late 2020, Carano clashed with activists on Twitter, who criticized her lack of public support for the Black Lives Matter movement, leading to accusations of racism. Weeks later, after facing calls from some fans to put her gender pronouns in her Twitter profile, she added the words "beep/bop/boop", which led to accusations of transphobia. She later apologized and removed them, saying that The Mandalorian actor Pedro Pascal had helped her understand the use of preferred pronouns.
In February 2021, Carano shared an Instagram post that compared "hating someone for their political views" to the persecution of Jews during the Holocaust and included an image taken during the Lviv pogroms.[note 1] Many critics interpreted the post as comparing American conservatives to Jews in Nazi Germany. Shortly afterward, Lucasfilm stated that Carano was no longer employed by the company, saying that "her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable". Her posting of a series of tweets in which she mocked the use of face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States was also cited by Lucasfilm as well as her repeated belief of voter fraud during the 2020 presidential election.
In February 2022, Carano explained her post, saying that she "shared a meme, I translated into: Don't let the government pit you against each other or history tells us that could go wrong." Some fans and commentators contrasted Carano's firing with fellow The Mandalorian cast member Pedro Pascal suffering no consequence for making comparisons between the treatment of Jews in concentration camps and the treatment of undocumented migrant children at ICE detention facilities in the US. Carano was defended by The Mandalorian co-star Bill Burr, who described her as "an absolute sweetheart" and criticized her firing.
By fall 2021, the White Knuckle project had been cancelled at Carano's behest, due to her unwillingness to comply with Hollywood's COVID-19 mask and vaccine requirements. She stated, "After we announced our first project this summer, the Hollywood unions started debating vaccine mandates for cast and crew, and I wasn't into that. I don't believe anybody gets to make your medical choices for you, and I'm not willing to force masks and vaccines on anyone else." Daily Wire co-founder and co-CEO Jeremy Boreing recalled Carano's demand to "find a different movie", and her statement, "To hell with it, I'll quit my union. Let's make a movie up in Montana where they can't get after us." The group began production on the replacement film, a Western entitled Terror on the Prairie, that was released exclusively to Daily Wire subscribers in June 2022.
Carano was profiled in a feature story for the ESPN series E:60. She was voted "Hottest Woman In America" by Big Biz Magazine in the Spring 2008 issue. On May 13, 2008, "Gina Carano" was the fastest-rising search on Google and third-most-searched person on Yahoo!, and ranked no. 5 on Yahoo!'s "Top Ten Influential Women of 2008" list.
She was a nominee for the 2013 Critics Choice Awards for best actress in an action movie for Haywire.
Mixed martial arts record
|8 matches||7 wins||1 loss|
|Loss||7–1||Cris Cyborg||TKO (punches)||Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg||August 15, 2009||1||4:59||San Jose, California, United States||For the inaugural Strikeforce Women's Featherweight Championship.|
|Win||7–0||Kelly Kobold||Decision (unanimous)||EliteXC: Heat||October 4, 2008||3||3:00||Sunrise, Florida, United States|
|Win||6–0||Kaitlin Young||TKO (doctor stoppage)||EliteXC: Primetime||May 31, 2008||2||3:00||Newark, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||5–0||Tonya Evinger||Submission (rear-naked choke)||EliteXC: Uprising||September 15, 2007||1||2:53||Oahu, Hawaii, United States||Catchweight bout (141 lbs).|
|Win||4–0||Julie Kedzie||Decision (unanimous)||EliteXC: Destiny||February 10, 2007||3||3:00||Southaven, Mississippi, United States||Catchweight bout (141 lbs).|
|Win||3–0||Elaina Maxwell||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce: Triple Threat||December 8, 2006||3||2:00||San Jose, California, United States||Featherweight debut.|
|Win||2–0||Rosi Sexton||KO (punch)||World Pro Fighting Championships 1||September 15, 2006||2||4:55||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Catchweight bout (138 lbs).|
|Win||1–0||Leiticia Pestova||KO (punches and elbows)||World Extreme Fighting||June 10, 2006||1||0:38||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Bantamweight debut.|
|2009||Blood and Bone||Veretta Vendetta||Direct-to-video.|
|2013||Fast & Furious 6||Riley Hicks|
|2014||In the Blood||Ava||Direct-to-video.|
|2015||Heist||Officer Kris Bauhaus||Direct-to-video.|
|2018||Scorched Earth||Atticus Gage||Direct-to-video.|
|2019||Madness in the Method||Carrie|
|2019||Daughter of the Wolf||Clair Hamilton|
|2022||Terror on the Prairie||Hattie McAllister||Also produced|
|2022||My Son Hunter||Agent Hound|
|2007||Fight Girls||Herself||7 episodes|
|2008||American Gladiators||Crush||16 episodes|
|2014||Almost Human||Danica||Episode: "Unbound"|
|2019–2020||The Mandalorian||Carasynthia "Cara" Dune||7 episodes|
|2021||Running Wild with Bear Grylls||Herself||Episode: "Gina Carano"|
|2008||Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3||Natasha Volkova|
|2013||Fast & Furious: Showdown||Riley Hicks||Voice role|
- The Instagram post read: "Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors ... even by children. Because history is edited, most people today don't realize that to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily round up thousands of Jews, the government first made their own neighbors hate them simply for being Jews. How is that any different from hating someone for their political views?"
- Morris, Jessy (November 19, 2008). "Gina Carano with the UFC?". Bleacher Report. Archived from the original on May 29, 2009.
Born in Texas on April 16, 1982, Gina Joy Carano was born to compete.
- Kuhl, Dan (August 13, 2012). "Gina Carano vs. Ronda Rousey: The True Face of Women's MMA". MMA Corner. Retrieved November 12, 2015.[permanent dead link]
- Morgan, John (September 21, 2008). "Gina Carano refutes position as 'face of women's MMA'". MMA Junkie. USA Today. Retrieved November 12, 2015.
- Kyle, E. Spencer (December 15, 2012). "The Rise and Fall of Strikeforce". Fight Magazine. Archived from the original on June 2, 2015. Retrieved November 12, 2015.
- Hudson, David L. Jr. (2009). "Carano, Gina (1982–)". Combat Sports: An Encyclopedia of Wrestling, Fighting, and Mixed Martial Arts. Greenwood Press. p. 47. ISBN 978-0-3133-4383-4.
Born in 1982 in Dallas County, Texas ...
- Carano in Naoki, Fukuda (January 27, 2007). "Balls, Beauty & Brains! That's Las Vegas wundergirl Gina Carano!". Mat Magazine. Archived from the original on November 5, 2008.
I grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. My mom raised us with horses on the outskirts of Vegas ... My parents are amazing people who worked well together after the divorce to ensure that us kids came first ... I am majoring in Psychology but for the last two years I have had to put school aside because of the amazing opportunities that have opened up for me in fighting. I have two ... sisters, one older and one younger ...
- Houser, Mike (September 11, 2007). "Carano making a name for herself". Nevada Appeal. Carson City, Nevada. Archived from the original on November 26, 2020. Retrieved November 26, 2020.
...Gina, who was born to Glenn Carano and Dana Joy Cason, who divorced when Gina was 7.
- Iole, Mark B. (May 28, 2008). "Carano wants to be fighter first, star later". Yahoo Sports. Archived from the original on December 5, 2010. Retrieved August 1, 2008.
[H]er father, Glenn, is a Reno, Nev., casino executive who once was a backup quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys...
- Cruz, Luis (January 31, 2007). "Full Transcript Of Exclusive Gina Carano Interview". Mma News | Ufc News, Results & Interviews. MMANews.com. Retrieved December 27, 2019.
I'm Italian, well Italian American. My family throws an Italian festival every year and we grew up on raviolis and that stuff
- Sheehan, Jack (September 1, 2007) "Don't let her good looks fool you: Stunning Gina Carano has a near-perfect record in mixed martial arts", Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved January 1, 2008.
- Carano, Gina (August 27, 2009). "For the people who have supported me this far". The Official Site of Gina Carano. YardBarker.com. Archived from the original on July 15, 2013. Retrieved March 12, 2013.
- "Profile of Gina Carano". Awakeningfighters.com. Retrieved February 20, 2016.
- "It takes two to tangle Las Vegas native's desire to fight inspired top female MMA fighter to take up sport". Las Vegas Sun. July 23, 2009. Retrieved August 5, 2009.
- "Full Transcript Of Exclusive Gina Carano Interview". Archived from the original on October 6, 2008.
- "World Pro Fighting – Las Vegas, September 15, 2006". WPFight.com. Archived from the original on September 28, 2007. Retrieved September 16, 2007.
- "Le Wins on Cut, Southworth Takes Strikeforce Belt". Sherdog. December 8, 2006. Retrieved May 5, 2010.
- "EXC live coverage from Southaven, MS". WrestlingObserver.com. Retrieved September 16, 2007.
- "Sick Carano Off EliteXC Card". Sherdog. May 17, 2008. Retrieved May 17, 2007.
- "Elite XC notes: Carano carries torch for sport". Yahoo! Sports. June 16, 2007. Retrieved August 9, 2009.
- Ariel Helwani (May 28, 2008) Carano: 'I just didn't really want to stay out of the ring' Archived June 1, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
- "Gina Carano and Weight Cutting ". Archived from the original on February 10, 2014
- "Carano Misses Weight". Sherdog. May 30, 2008. Retrieved August 1, 2008.
- Smith, Michael David (October 4, 2008). "Gina Carano Gets Naked on the Scale to Make Weight for EliteXC Fight". SB Nation.
- "Weigh in". 164mph.com. Archived from the original on July 7, 2011. Retrieved November 12, 2010.
- "Surprises could be in store during CBS and EliteXC's 'Saturday Night Fights'". fiveouncesofpain.com. April 10, 2008. Archived from the original on October 18, 2008. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
- ""EliteXC: Heat" weigh-in results". MMAJUNKIE.com. October 3, 2008. Archived from the original on February 21, 2009. Retrieved August 9, 2009.
- "Shields Armbars Daley; Arlovski Flattens Nelson at 'Heat'". Sherdog. October 5, 2008. Retrieved February 10, 2010.
- "GINA CARANO DEFEATS KOBOLD, REMAINS UNBEATEN". MMAWEEKLY.com. October 4, 2008. Archived from the original on December 7, 2008. Retrieved August 9, 2009.
- ""EliteXC: Heat" live round-by-round updates and official results". MMAJUNKIE.com. October 4, 2008. Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved August 9, 2009.
- "Strikeforce completes deal to buy limited ProElite asset". CNN. February 4, 2009. Archived from the original on December 30, 2009. Retrieved May 3, 2010.
- "Strikeforce Post-Fight Press Conference Recap". MMARising.com. Retrieved August 26, 2009.
- "Strikeforce Champions". Strikeforce.com. Archived from the original on August 14, 2010. Retrieved June 1, 2010.
- "'Cyborg' Finishes Carano in First Round". Sherdog. August 16, 2009. Retrieved February 10, 2010.
- "Strikeforce Hopes for Gina Carano Return in 2011, But No Discussions Yet". Mmaweekly.com | Ufc and Mma News, Results, Rumors, and Videos. MMAWeekly.com. November 4, 2010. Retrieved November 5, 2010.
- Luke Thomas (February 12, 2011). "Strikeforce: Fedor Vs. Silva Results: Gina Carano Returns To Strikeforce". sbnation.com. Accessed 2010-02-15.
- "Dana White: Same Old Tune; Different Verse". Bleacher Report. August 21, 2008. Retrieved November 11, 2011.
- Gina Carano’s Real Opponent in Return to MMA: Dana White Archived from the original on February 10, 2014
- "Carano Fails Medicals for June 18 Strikeforce". Sherdog. June 7, 2011.
- "Gina Carano announces UFC future on Arsenio Hall's show". MMA Mania. April 4, 2014.
- "As Gina Carano's prospects dim, UFC eyes Brazil". MMA Junkie. September 26, 2014.
- "Joe Rogan Experience 690". Joe Rogan.net. Archived from the original on September 3, 2015.
- Marrocco, Steven (June 7, 2011). "Although cleared by commission, Gina Carano's return date unknown, manager says". MMAjunkie.com. Archived from the original on November 7, 2011. Retrieved November 11, 2011.
- Walsh, Dave (March 8, 2014). "Gina Carano Already Under Contract to the UFC, Claims Dana White". mmanuts.com. Retrieved March 8, 2014.
- "Ring Girls Review (2006)". Thespinningimage.co.uk. Retrieved November 12, 2010.
- "Muay Thai Ring Girls (UK) (DVD Details) – MyReviewer.com". Dvd.reviewer.co.uk. September 30, 2006. Retrieved November 12, 2010.
- "EliteXC Fighter and American Gladiator Gina Carano to Appear in Command & Conquer Red Alert 3". IGN (Press release). May 30, 2008. Archived from the original on June 13, 2011.
- "Gina Carano N Michael Jai White Kick ass in Blood and Bone". Archived from the original on January 29, 2008. Retrieved January 23, 2008.
- Fleming, Mike. "Soderbergh, Carano in "Knockout" pairing". Variety. Archived from the original on September 13, 2009.
- "Gina Carano to Star in Major Film". Fightburger. September 8, 2009. Archived from the original on May 19, 2011. Retrieved November 12, 2010.
- Aftab, Kaleem (January 6, 2012). "Steven Soderbergh – 'It's always good to kill movie stars'". The Independent. London.
- Lemire, Christy (January 12, 2012). "Review: Carano kicks butt in 'Haywire' film debut". The Boston Globe. Boston.com. Associated Press. Retrieved February 14, 2012.
- Stern, Marlow (January 16, 2012). "Gina Carano, the Most Believable Female Action Star". Newsweek.
- Vineyard, Jennifer (January 19, 2012). "MMA Fighter Gina Carano on Haywire, Kissing Michael Fassbender, and Playing Wonder Woman". Vulture. Retrieved March 3, 2015.
- Kit, Borys (February 13, 2012). "Berlin 2012: 'Haywire' Actress Gina Carano to Star in Another Action Movie (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 14, 2012.
- Sneider, Jeff (September 24, 2012). "Carano attaches to femme riff on 'Expendables'". Variety. Retrieved September 25, 2012.
- Kit, Borys (April 23, 2012). "'Haywire' Star Gina Carano in Talks to Join 'Fast & Furious 6' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on April 24, 2012. Retrieved April 23, 2012.
- Roeper, Richard (May 23, 2013). "'Fast & Furious 6' turns out to be the best yet in the franchise". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on November 2, 2014. Retrieved October 17, 2014.
- Matt, Goldberg. "FAST & FURIOUS 6 Review". Collider.com. Retrieved October 17, 2014.
- Kit, Borys (July 18, 2013). "Comic-Con: Gina Carano and Rob Liefeld Team Up on 'Avengelyne' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
- "Gina Carano Joins Ryan Reynolds in Fox's 'Deadpool' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. February 13, 2015. Retrieved February 14, 2015.
- "Pedro Pascal Revealed as the Mandalorian". Retrieved December 12, 2018.
- Snowden, Scott (May 2, 2019). "'The Mandalorian': Here's What We Know So Far About the 'Star Wars' Live Action Show". Space.com. Retrieved December 1, 2019.
- Robinson, Joanna (November 29, 2019). "Why The Mandalorian Star Gina Carano Thought She Was Playing a Wookiee". Vanity Fair. Archived from the original on December 1, 2019.
- Parker, Ryan; Couch, Aaron (February 10, 2021). "'The Mandalorian' Star Gina Carano Fired Amid Social Media Controversy". The Hollywood Reporter.
- Bella, Timothy (February 11, 2021). "Gina Carano is off 'The Mandalorian' over 'abhorrent and unacceptable' social media posts, Lucasfilm says". The Washington Post.
- Moreau, Jordan (February 10, 2021). "'Mandalorian' Star Gina Carano Under Fire for Controversial Social Media Posts". Variety.
- D'Alessandro, Anthony (February 11, 2021). "'The Mandalorian' Actress Gina Carano & UTA Part Ways In Wake Of Social Media Controversy". Deadline.
- "Gina Carano: Mandalorian star accuses Disney and Lucasfilm of 'bullying'". BBC News. February 22, 2021.
- Langmann, Brady (February 22, 2021). "Gina Carano's 'The Mandalorian' Controversy Isn't Going Anywhere". Esquire.
- Wiseman, Andreas (February 12, 2021). "Gina Carano Hits Back, Announces New Movie Project With Ben Shapiro's Daily Wire: 'They Can't Cancel Us If We Don't Let Them'". Deadline.
- Wiseman, Andreas (August 12, 2021). "Gina Carano Reveals Details About First Project Since 'The Mandalorian'; Actress Will Star In Revenge Thriller Scripted By 'The Hitcher' Writer Eric Red". Deadline.
- Scribner, Herb (April 27, 2021). "Gina Carano says her 'Bear Grylls' episode will air after all". Deseret News.
- "What's on TV This Week: 'Halston' with Ewan McGregor, an Angelina Jolie action flick and more". Los Angeles Times. May 9, 2021. Retrieved September 14, 2021.
- D'Alessandro, Anthony (November 18, 2021). "Gina Carano Joins Hunter Biden Biopic 'My Son Hunter'". Deadline Hollywood.
- Robinson, Joanna; Breznican, Anthony (November 19, 2020). "As Gina Carano and Star Wars Fans Clash, Hero Worship Turns to Scorn". Vanity Fair. Retrieved January 26, 2021.
- "Gina Carano dropped from Mandalorian after 'abhorrent' posts". BBC Newsbeat. February 11, 2021.
- Harrison, Ellie (February 11, 2021). "A timeline of Gina Carano's controversial comments: Why Mandalorian fans have been campaigning for her to be fired for months". The Independent.
- "Gina Carano: Star Wars Mandalorian Cara Dune actor sacked". Newsround. BBC. February 11, 2021. Retrieved April 7, 2021.
However, in response to demands, the actor eventually added the words "boop/bop/beep" to her bio.
- Roundtree, Cheyenne (February 10, 2021). "Here's Why Gina Carano Was Fired From 'The Mandalorian'". The Daily Beast.
- Couch, Aaron; Siegel, Tatiana; Kit, Borys (February 16, 2021). "Behind Disney's Firing of 'Mandalorian' Star Gina Carano". The Hollywood Reporter.
- Victor, Daniel (February 11, 2021). "Gina Carano Is Off 'Mandalorian' Amid Backlash Over Instagram Post". The New York Times.
- "Gina Carano fired from 'Mandalorian' after social media post". PBS NewsHour. Associated Press. February 11, 2021.
- Lenker, Maureen Lee (February 10, 2021). "'The Mandalorian' star Gina Carano faces backlash for controversial Instagram posts". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on February 11, 2021.
- D'Alessandro, Anthony. "Lucasfilm Calls Gina Carano Social Media Posts 'Abhorrent'; Actress No Longer Employed By 'Mandalorian' Studio". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on March 9, 2023. Retrieved March 14, 2023.
- Gonzalez, Umberto (February 11, 2021). "Gina Carano Dropped by UTA After Uproar Over Social Media Posts". TheWrap. Archived from the original on January 15, 2023. Retrieved February 16, 2021.
- Scribner, Herb (February 3, 2022). "Former 'Mandalorian' star Gina Carano slams 'double standards' after Whoopi Goldberg suspension". Deseret News. Retrieved February 6, 2022.
- "Disney Cancels the Mandalorian Star Gina Carano over Provocative Social Media Posts". February 11, 2021.
- "'Mandalorian' fans baffled after Gina Carano was fired but Pedro Pascal wasn't: 'Clear hypocrisy at Lucasfilm'". Fox News. February 11, 2021.
- "Gina Carano: Mandalorian star accuses Disney and Lucasfilm of 'bullying'". BBC News. February 22, 2021.
- "Gina Carano says she 'adores' her 'Mandalorian' costar Pedro Pascal despite political differences". Insider.com.
- D'Alessandro, Anthony (March 2, 2021). "'The Mandalorian's Bill Burr Defends Gina Carano In Wake Of Her Controversial Statements: "She Was An Absolute Sweetheart"". Deadline.
- The Buffalo Tribune Team (November 5, 2021). "Gina Carano Cans Movie over Vaccine Mandate, Moves Production to Red State". The Buffalo Tribune. Retrieved May 24, 2022.
- Gina Carano, Hottest Female Fighter Archived from the original on February 10, 2014
- Google trends – Gina Carano (May 12, 2008) Google. Retrieved 2008-08-01.
- Chan, Vera H-C (n.d.). "Top 2008 Trends: Top 10 Influential Women". Yahoo! Buzz Log. Archived from the original on April 15, 2012. Retrieved November 12, 2015.
- "ESPN Body Issue Pictures- Serena Williams / Gina Carano". Beautytips4her.com. October 7, 2009. Retrieved November 11, 2011.
- "Critics' Choice Awards | Critics' Choice Movie Awards". Criticschoice.com. January 10, 2013. Archived from the original on December 15, 2012. Retrieved June 14, 2013.
- "Contact Support". Archived from the original on October 6, 2011. Retrieved January 2, 2023.
- "Awakening Outstanding Contribution Award". Awakeningfighters.com. Retrieved February 20, 2016.
- "Press | ActionFest — The Film Festival With a Body Count". Actionfest.com. Archived from the original on March 13, 2012. Retrieved April 8, 2012.