Virginia Gardner Wiki Bio
American actress Virginia Gardner was born in Sacramento, California USA, on 18 April 1995, making her zodiac sign Aries. She has 29 acting credits, perhaps known best for her debut film role, portraying Christina Raskin, one of the lead characters in the popular 2015 mystery science fiction movie “Project Almanac”, which also starred Sofia Black-D’Elia and Amy Landecker, and was directed by Dean Israelite. It follows a group of teenagers who’ve constructed a time machine based on the blueprint which they’ve found, but things have now gone out of control.
She’s currently shooting for the upcoming movie “Beautiful Wedding”.
Education and early life
Virginia was raised alongside her older brother Chas Gardner in Sacramento, by their father Chuck Gardner and mother who’s only known as S. Gardner; Virginia rarely speaks about her family in public, because she respects their privacy, but it’s known that her brother’s autistic.
She studied at Sacramento Country Day School prior to switching to online schooling because of her modelling and acting career; Virginia’s revealed that she became interested in acting after watching the 2001 movie “I Am Sam”, in which an autistic man is trying to spend more time with his daughter. This motivated her to try out acting because of her autistic brother.
Virginia passed the California High School Proficiency Exam in October 2011, and it was in the same year that she launched her acting career by playing Young Lemon in the episode “Hairdos & Holidays” of the romantic comedy “Hart of Dixie”. She lived with her mother for the first year after the launch of her career, but moved into her own apartment when she was able to afford it. Virginia then also launched her modeling career, and posed for Famous Footwear, Hollister and Love Culture, amongst other brands.
She hasn’t attended college.
Roles in TV series
Virginia played Danielle in the 2012 episode “Leo’s Jam” of the action comedy “Lab Rats”, and the following year saw her play Katie Fitzgerald in two episodes of the popular musical comedy “Glee”.
In 2013 and 2014, she played Lexy Bloom in eight episodes of the comedy “The Goldbergs”, which starred Troy Gentile and Sean Giambrone, and which Adam F. Goldberg created. It follows the lives of members of the Goldberg family, the series aired from 2013 through 2023, and won four of the 20 awards for which it was nominated.
The year 2016 saw Virginia appear in an episode of three series: the crime mystery “How to Get Away with Murder”, another crime mystery “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and the crime action “Major Crimes”.
Third and FINAL season stops dec 13th. Thanks to every single person who watched. Was truly a life changing experience and so proud to have been able to give a voice to the LGBTQ community. Love the Runaways fans forever. pic.twitter.com/f9kIerByHY
— Virginia Gardner (@VirginiaGardner) November 18, 2019
From 2017 through 2019, she played one of the lead characters Karolina Dean, in all 33 episodes of the action science fiction “Runaways”, which starred Rhenzy Feliz and Lyrica Okano, and was created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. It follows a group of children who’ve discovered that their parents are super-villains, and have thus run away from home; the series won four of its nine award nominations.
Virginia’s two most recent TV series roles have been playing Bernadette in the 2021 episode “Ba’al” of the horror mystery “American Horror Story”, and Sharon in the 2022 episode “Honeymoon” of the biographical historical mini-series “Gaslit”.
Roles in movies
In 2016, Virginia portrayed Leah in the drama “Goat”, which starred Ben Schnetzer and Nick Jonas, and was written and directed by Andrew Neel. It follows a 19 years old boy who’s enrolled at college together with his brother, and they’ve both pledged the same fraternity; the film was nominated for five awards.
Virginia was then cast to appear in the comedy “Good Kids” and the mystery horror thriller “Tell Me How I Die” both in 2016, and the 2018 comedy “Little Bitches”. Also in 2018, she portrayed Vicky in the critically acclaimed crime horror thriller “Halloween”, which starred Jamie Lee Curtis and Judy Greer, and was directed by David Gordon Green. It follows Laurie Strode who’s finally found the strength to confront the serial killer Michael Myers, and the film won four of its 31 award nominations.
Some of Virginia’s following roles were in the 2018 science fiction thriller “Starfish”, the 2018 horror thriller “Monster Party”, and the 2020 romantic drama “All the Bright Places”.
In 2022, she starred as Shiloh Hunter in the popular thriller “Fall”, which also starred Grace Caroline Currey and Mason Gooding, and was written and directed by Scott Mann. It follows best friends Hunter and Becky who’ve become stuck at the top of a 2,000ft TV tower.
Virginia’s since appeared in two other movies: the romantic drama “Beautiful Disaster” and another romantic drama “See You on Venus”, both lead roles and both released in 2023.
Virginia produced the 2023 romantic movie “See You on Venus”.
Some of her recent talk-show appearances have been in “Made in Hollywood”, “Cinemascomics: Entrevistas” and “IMDb Originals”.
Love life and relationships
Virginia’s highly secretive when it comes to sharing the details of her love life with the public, but we still know about one man whom she’s been with.
As of August 2023, Virginia’s married to British musician Jed Elliott, who’s perhaps known best for being the bassist of the British rock ‘n’ roll band The Struts, which was formed back in 2012. Jed and Virginia haven’t disclosed the details of how they met, but it’s widely believed that they were introduced by a mutual friend at one of The Struts’ concerts in 2019; he proposed to her in July 2021.
The two exchanged vows on either 19th or 20th August 2023, in a private ceremony attended by not more than 100 of their closest friends and family members; the ceremony was held at a ranch, as it was Virginia’s dream to marry in nature.
It’s widely believed that Virginia and Jed won’t be having children straight away, as they’re both focused on their careers, but this is yet to be addressed by them.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Virginia’s a huge lover of animals and her Instagram bio section reads ‘An actor who loves dogs more than humans’. She’s followed by over 330,000 people on the network and has posted over 800 pictures and videos, with most of these being about the movies and TV series in which she’s appeared.
Virginia describes herself as a feminist.
She’s a philanthropist, and enjoys working with charities that help troubled youth and war veterans.
Virginia’s been to a number of US states, mostly because of her career, and she’s revealed that even though she likes to travel, she often needs time off to recharge her ‘social batteries’.
Her two favorite actors are Matt Damon and the late Robin Williams, and some of Virginia’s favorite movies include “Good Will Hunting”, “The Martian” and “Ford v Ferrari”.
Virginia likes to read books in her spare time, and her favorite is “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams.
Appearance and net worth
Virginia’s age is 28. Her hair’s blonde and eyes are blue, is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall and weighs about 130lbs (60kgs).
Virginia’s net worth’s been estimated at over $1 million, as of August 2023.