Athletes who've dabbled in acting

Published On: Jun 10 2011 01:41:14 PM PDT   Updated On: Mar 15 2015 11:00:00 PM PDT

College basketball greats Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Jordan are just some of the athletes who've also challenged themselves on the set, making appearances in movies and television shows. As you get ready for some tourney action, check out some more.

acting athletes - Gina Carano
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Gina Carano was once the third best 145-pound female mixed martial arts fighter in the world, according to the Unified Women's MMA Rankings. She's also starred in the 2012 action film "Haywire," appeared in "Fast & Furious 6" and has been cast in the "Deadpool" movie set for release in 2016.


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