Born in the mid-90s, Virginia Elizabeth Gardner is already on the rise to becoming one of America’s greatest actresses of her time. Her outstanding performances as Karolina Dean in Marvel’s Runaways released in 2017 and in Halloween, a horror film, released in 2018, earned her global acclaim and praise. She also models for Hollister and is known to be a feminist advocating for equality.
This article seeks to explore the life of Virginia Gardner, her career achievements, net worth, and family facts.
Virginia Gardner’s Biography
Virginia Gardner was born on April 8, 1995, in Sacramento, the capital city of the present-day state of California. Her parents – Chuck and Sarah Gardner – enrolled her at the Sacramento Country Day School for her kindergarten and elementary education. Virginia’s acting career began while she was at the Country Day School. The then drama department head, Mr. Frishman, directed and included her in most of the school’s productions up until she left in eighth grade.
In 2011, she left Sacramento and moved to Los Angeles in the same state of California. She then decided to take online classes in preparation for California High School Proficiency Exam slated to take place in October 2011, which she passed. She went on to obtain a degree in Psychiatric and Mental Health from the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. There are reports indicating that the award-winning actress bagged a Master’s degree in Psychiatric and Mental Health from the same university.
The talented actress started her professional acting career while still staying at her mum’s place but moved out to an apartment of her own. She took time off acting to kick-start her modeling career. This was after making an appearance on Lab Rats, a TV series released by Disney Channel. She has done some modeling gigs for some popular corporate and commercial outfits like Kohl, Famous Footwear, Hollister, and Love Culture.
Virginia Gardner went back to acting in 2015, featuring in action thriller movie Project Almanac as Christina Raskin. In 2017, she went on to star alongside Rhenzy Feliz and Lyrica Okano in Runaways which was a Hulu original series produced by Marvel, Fake Empire Productions and ABC Studios. Her character, Karolina Dean, happened to be an LGBTQ superhero. Her superb performance earned her wide recognition as she excellently portrayed the role.
Social media and conventional media outlets filled the entertainment world with news of Virginia Gardner’s announcement indicating that she would feature in the horror film, Halloween, which was to be directed by David Gordon. Popular film stars like Judy Greer, Will Patton, and Andi Matichak co-starred alongside her in the film which happened to be a sequel to a similar movie in terms of name and genre released in 1978.
The Sacramento-born actress has also made appearances on some TV series, featuring in a couple of episodes. Some of her TV projects include Glee, The Goldbergs, and even in the award-winning American series How to Get Away With Murder.
The American-born actress has gained significant strides and accolades ever since she started acting in 2011. This is evident as she has been decorated with some prestigious awards and honors. She was honored in 2015 at the Hollywood Beauty Awards under the ‘New Beauty Award’ category. In 2017, she won the award for the ‘Best Ensemble Cast’ for her performance in Marvel’s Runaways series at the Golden Issue Awards.
Family Life of Virginia Gardner
Owing to the fact that the 24-year old is yet to be married, we would shift our focus to her immediate family. Her family comprises of her parents, Chuck Gardner and Sarah Gardner, herself and her older brother Chas Gardner.
Such a small circle, Virginia’s family is known to be a Christian one and are speculated to be of multiple ethnicities.
The award-winning American actress has amassed a huge fortune in the tune of an estimate of well over $1 million from her career in acting and modeling. The success of her own movie Project Almanac which was a box office hit, earning a whopping $11.2 million, coupled with revenues gotten from movie projects she featured in is also responsible for her significant wealth. With a career that hasn’t even hit its peak yet, the fortune of Gardner is expected to keep growing.