Gina Joy Carano (born April 16, 1982[1]) is an American actress and former MMA fighter who played Carasynthia Dune, a character in the Disney+ television series The Mandalorian, which premiered in 2019. Carano is known for her work in the 2016 film Deadpool as the mutant villain Angel Dust.[2]


Involvement in Star Wars

Carano played the role of Dune for two seasons of The Mandalorian.[3] She participated in The Mandalorian Panel during Star Wars Celebration Chicago and announced her character as Cara Dune, a former Rebel Alliance Shock trooper.[4] Carano first appeared as Dune in "Chapter 4: Sanctuary," which depicted Dune meeting Din Djarin while hiding out on Sorgan,[5] and she made her final appearance as Dune in the second season finale, "Chapter 16: The Rescue."[6]

Employment with Lucasfilm

"Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future. Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable."
―Official Lucasfilm statement on Carano's employment status[3][7][8][9]

On February 10, 2021, Lucasfilm issued a statement via multiple media outlets regarding Carano's employment with them.[3] They announced, along with denouncing Carano's recent social media posts, they did not currently employ Carano and did not have plans to do so in the future.[3]

Star Wars filmography

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Hudson Jr., David.. "Carano, Gina (1982–)." Combat Sports: An Encyclopedia of Wrestling, Fighting, and Mixed Martial Arts, Greenwood Press, 2009, p. 47.
  2. 2.0 2.1 StarWars.com Pedro Pascal Revealed as The Mandalorian on StarWars.com (backup link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Lussier, Germain: Gina Carano Is No Longer a Part of Star Wars (2021-02-10). io9.gizmodo.com. Gizmodo. Archived from the original on February 11, 2021.
  4. SWYTlogo.png The Mandalorian Panel – Sunday on the official Star Wars YouTube channel (backup link)
  5. The-Mandalorian-logo.png The Mandalorian – "Chapter 4: Sanctuary"
  6. The-Mandalorian-logo.png The Mandalorian – "Chapter 16: The Rescue"
  7. D'Alessandro, Anthony: Lucasfilm Calls Gina Carano Social Media Posts "Abhorrent"; Actress No Longer Employed By 'Mandalorian' Studio (2021-02-10). Deadline.com. Deadline. Archived from the original.
  8. Park: 'The Mandalorian' Star Gina Carano Fired Amid Social Media Controversy (2021-02-11). HollywoodReporter.com. The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on February 11, 2021.
  9. Lucasfilm Drops 'Mandalorian' Star Gina Carano Following Offensive Social Media Posts (2021-02-10). Variety.com. Variety. Archived from the original on February 11, 2021.

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