Virginia Elizabeth Gardner|
April 18, 1995
Sacramento, California, U.S.
|Other names||Ginny Gardner|
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.
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.
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. In 2015, Gardner starred in the film Project Almanac as Christina Raskin, the main character's younger sister. In February 2017, it was announced that Gardner would star as Karolina Dean in Marvel's Runaways, a Hulu original series.
|2015||Project Almanac||Christina Raskin|
|2016||Tell Me How I Die||Anna Nickels|
|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
|2015||Hollywood Beauty Awards||New Beauty Award||Herself||Won|||
|2017||Golden Issue Awards||Best Ensemble Cast (shared with the Cast)||Marvel's Runaways||Won|||
- "Making it on the small screen: alumna Ginny Gardner joins cast of 'Glee'". Retrieved 2015-02-01.
- "'Glee' star offers a few details on locally filmed 'Almanac'". 2013-07-31. Retrieved 2015-02-01.
- Martin, Peter. "Superhero Buzz: 'Runaways' Casting, 'Black Lightning' Update". Movies.com. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
- "2015 Awards". Hollywood Beauty Awards. Retrieved December 19, 2017.
- Joseph Schmidt (December 28, 2017). "The 2017 ComicBook.com Golden Issue Award for Best Ensemble Cast". Cominc Book. Retrieved December 30, 2017.