10 Celebrities Who Started As Athletes
9. Gina Carano
Gina Carano started her career as an athlete back in 2006. Likewise, she stayed undefeated for almost all of her career. Furthermore, she holds a total of seven wins and one loss in her MMA career. Later, Gina started venturing into her acting. And soon after, in late 2008, she appeared on the TV show American Gladiators.
Carano was born to her mom and dad in Dallas, Texas, the USA, on April 16, 1982. What’s more, she was born to Dana Joy Cason and Glenn Carano. Besides, her father was a former footballer. Speaking of families, Gina isn’t a married woman. However, she is currently dating a fellow MMA athlete named Kevin Ross.
8. Jason Statham
It’s not hard to believe that Jason Statham used to be an athlete. Statham initially started learning Kung fu, kickboxing, and karate at a young age. What’s more, the actor competed at the 1990’s Commonwealth Games. More on that, he competed in diving from 10 meters, 3 meters, and 1 meter.
Statham was born to his parents Eileen Statham née Yates and Barry Statham, on 26th July 1967. Moreover, Jason took his very first breath in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, England. But, later, he, along with his sister Lee Statham and parents, moved to Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. The Hollywood star currently lives with his fiance Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Beverly Hills. What’s more, the couple already welcomed a son named Jack Oscar Statham.