Virginia Gardner is an American model and actress, who caught the public eye when appearing in 2018’s “Halloween”, and who also gained popularity for portraying Karolina Dean in 2017’s “Marvel’s Runaway”, whicht aired on Hulu.
Age, Early Life, Education Background
Virginia Elizabeth Gardner was born on 18 April 1995 under the Aries zodiac sign, in Sacramento, California, which makes her 26 years old as of 2021. She was brought up in her hometown together with her elder brother Chas Gardner, by their parents Sarah Gardner and Chuck Gardner in a Christian household. Gardner is of mixed ethnicity – Welsh, Dutch, German, and English.
Ginny, as most of her friends call her, joined Sacramento Country Day School for her kindergarten years, and completed her eighth grade in 2012.
Gardner’s family moved to Los Angeles, California, where she enrolled for online classes – she later sat for her California High School Proficiency Exam, and passed well. The “Marvel’s Runaway” star matriculated to The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, and graduated with a degree in Mental and Psychiatric Health. She admitted during an interview that watching the Sean Penn-starred film “I Am Sam” sparked her interest in acting, which pushed her to pursue the profession. Before she embarked on full-time acting, Virginia lived with her mother in the latter’s house.
Gardner loves watching movies, and her favourite is “Halloween 2018.” Her favourite actor and actress are Justice Smith and Elle Fanning.
Her favourite band is the Orlando-based Matchbox Twenty rock band, that has Kyle Cook, Brian Yale, Rob Thomas and Paul Doucette as members.
She likes reading books, and her favourite is “The Sarah Book” by Scott McClanahan.
She has liked keeping pets since she was a child – a goldfish named Fishy Wishy was her first pet. Currently she has a dog named Levi, and has also adopted a kitten named Mr. Meeseeks.
Her favourite foods are pizza and chicken tikka masala.
Her favourite colour is red.
Virginia is physically active, and enjoys Taekwondo in which she has a black belt.
She hasn’t yet learnt how to ride a bicycle, as she revealed during an interview.
She also likes to travel, and has visited several European destinations including France, Netherlands, England and Ireland, and has enjoyed going for shopping sprees in these countries.
Virginia made her first TV series appearance in 2011, as Danielle in “Leo’s Jam” episode of the “Lab Rats” series on the Disney Channel. After making her debut, she took a year-long break from acting to focus on modelling, endorsing many major brands including HP, Kohl’s, Love Culture, LF, and Famous Footwear.
She subsequently auditioned for Marissa’s role in “Glee”, and was selected to portray the character for two episodes of the musical TV show that began airing in 2009.
The Californian actress then made appearances in several episodes of “Hart of Dixie” in 2011, playing the role of Young Lemon. She has since appeared in several TV series, including “How To Get Away With Murder,” “Zoo,” and “Law & Special Victims Unit,” among others.
Virginia’s fame increased in 2015 when she was selected to feature as Christina Raskin in the fiction thriller movie “Project Almanac,” directed by Dean Israelite, and starring Johnny Weston and Sofia Black-D’Elia. In the year that followed, she landed a starring role in the Belgian film “Good Kids”, alongside Ashley Judd. In 2017, Ginny made an appearance in “Marvel’s Runaway”, in which she played an iconic role and was rewarded for her contribution.
Her next notable role was as Iris in the Chris von Hoffman-directed horror film “Monster Party” which aired in 2018. Ginny landed her next role of Aubrey in “Starfish” the year that followed, before making appearances in several other films, including “Likes” (2019), “The Righteous Gemstones” (2019) and 2020’s Brett Haley-directed teen drama film “All the Bright Places,” in which she portrayed Amanda.
Virginia is represented by the famous United Talent Agency, which represents many other Hollywood stars including Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, Angelina Jolie and many more.
Ginny has bagged several awards in her career, including a Best Ensemble Cast’s Golden Issue Awards for her contribution to Hulu’s “Marvel’s Runaway” together with others in the cast.
In 2015, she received a Hollywood Beauty Award.
The Hollywood entertainer has a huge fan base, and is usually active on many social media platforms including Instagram and Facebook. She is popular on Twitter, and uses her handle to promote her career.
She posts many photos of herself dancing, and those of her pet dogs. According to her page, she loves both wine and bad dancing.
She also likes sharing her pictures visiting various destinations with her fans.
From 2013, Ginny dated American actor Graham P. Martin – the duo frequently posted photos together on their social media accounts, before they parted ways in 2017 after dating for four years.
After ending that relationship, Virginia started dating actor Graham Rogers, but they called it quits in 2018. The ex-couple loved accompanying each other to award ceremonies and celebrity functions.
As of 2021, Ginny has made efforts to keep her personal life under wraps, and hasn’t publicly introduced anyone as her boyfriend. However, she’s rumoured to be dating Jed Elliott, The Struts rock band bassist from Bath, England; according to sources, Jed proposed to Ginny on a beach. The two lovebirds like posting photos of themselves on their social media platforms – Jed recently posted a photo on his Instagram page, of Virginia shedding tears, apparently as he was proposing to her, while showing off her expensive engagement ring, and as they were sipping champagne. She doesn’t have any children.
Gardner is currently living together with her family in Los Angeles, California.
Virginia has a slim figure, with blonde hair and blue eyes, is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall, weighs around 127lbs (58kgs) and her vital statistics are 32-25-34. She wears shoes size 8.5 (US) and dress size 2 (US).
Virginia has proven her prowess on the screen and has been selected for many major roles which has earned her a net worth of approximately $2 million as of 2021. Her brand endorsement career has also significantly contributed to her fame and wealth.