Virginia Gardner

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Virginia Gardner
Born Virginia Elizabeth Gardner
(1995-04-18) April 18, 1995 (age 23)
Sacramento, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Other names Ginny Gardner
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2011–present

Virginia 'Ginny' Elizabeth Gardner (born April 18, 1995) is an American actress best known for playing the roles of Christina Raskin in the film Project Almanac (2015) and Karolina Dean in the Hulu original series Marvel's Runaways.

Early life[edit]

Gardner was born in Sacramento, California. She attended Sacramento Country Day School from kindergarten to eighth grade. She took part in many of her middle school's productions. Brian Frishman, head of the drama department, directed Gardner from sixth to eighth grade. In 2011, she did online schooling when she moved to Los Angeles, but then chose to take the California High School Proficiency Exam when she was allowed to. She took the test in October 2011 and found out she passed the following month.[1]


Gardner initially lived with her mother to pursue acting full-time. Gardner lived with her mother for the first year; however, once she started to be more successful and able to handle herself, she moved into her own apartment and began to live on her own. After appearing on the Disney Channel series Lab Rats, she took a year off from acting to work on modeling. When she became absorbed in modeling, she was going to stop acting, but then heard about the audition for Glee. She has modeled for Kohl's, Love Culture, HP, Hollister, LF, and Famous Footwear.[1] In 2015, Gardner starred in the film Project Almanac as Christina Raskin, the main character's younger sister.[2] In February 2017, it was announced that Gardner would star as Karolina Dean in Marvel's Runaways, a Hulu original series.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
2015 Project Almanac Christina Raskin
2016 Goat Leah
2016 Tell Me How I Die Anna Nickels
2016 Good Kids Emily
2018 Little Bitches Kelly
2018 Halloween Vicky post production
TBA Liked Catlin Post-production
TBA Monster Party Iris Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2011 Hart of Dixie Young Lemon Episode: "Hairdos & Holidays"
2012 Lab Rats Danielle Episode: "Leo's Jam"
2013 Glee Katie Fitzgerald/Marissa Episodes: "Shooting Star", "Feud"
2013–2014 The Goldbergs Lexy Bloom Recurring role, 5 episodes
2015 How to Get Away with Murder Molly Barlett Episode: "Skanks Get Shanked"
2016 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Sally Landry Episode: "Fashionable Crimes"
2016 Major Crimes Brie Miller Episode: "Family Law"
2016 Secrets and Lies Rachel Episode: "The Detective", "The Daughter"
2017 Zoo Clem-2 Episode: "No Place Like Home", "Diaspora"
2017–present Marvel's Runaways Karolina Dean Main role

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref
2015 Hollywood Beauty Awards New Beauty Award Herself Won [4]
2017 Golden Issue Awards Best Ensemble Cast (shared with the Cast) Marvel's Runaways Won [5]


  1. ^ a b "Making it on the small screen: alumna Ginny Gardner joins cast of 'Glee'". Retrieved 2015-02-01. 
  2. ^ "'Glee' star offers a few details on locally filmed 'Almanac'". 2013-07-31. Retrieved 2015-02-01. 
  3. ^ Martin, Peter. "Superhero Buzz: 'Runaways' Casting, 'Black Lightning' Update". Retrieved 5 February 2017. 
  4. ^ "2015 Awards". Hollywood Beauty Awards. Retrieved December 19, 2017. 
  5. ^ Joseph Schmidt (December 28, 2017). "The 2017 Golden Issue Award for Best Ensemble Cast". Cominc Book. Retrieved December 30, 2017. 

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