Ginny Gardner, born Virginia Elizabeth Gardner[1] on April 18, 1995[1][2], is an American actress. She has a recurring role on The Goldbergs and guest starred on Glee as Katie (online) and Marissa.

Personal life

Gardner was born in Sacramento, California.[1]

She took part in many of her middle school's productions. At first she did online schooling when she moved to LA[3] in 2011, but then chose to take the California High School Proficiency Exam when she was allowed to.[4][5] She took the test in October 2011[6] and found out she passed the following month.[7]


Her parents gave her an ultimatum of either quitting acting or becoming more serious about it. Two years before getting the gig on Glee, she and her mother moved to Los Angeles so Ginny could pursue a career in acting full-time. The move was made because of the length and cost of their commute to Los Angeles, which caused Ginny to miss three to four days of school per week. She lived with her mother for the first year, but moved into her own apartment when she began to handle herself. After appearing on Lab Rats, she took a year off from acting to work on modeling. When she became absorbed in modeling, she was going to stop acting, but then heard about the audition for Glee.[5]

In May 2013,[8] she was cast in the film Almanac as Christina, the main character's younger sister.[9] It is set for a 2014 release.

Gardner appeared in an episode on Hart of Dixie and Lab Rats.


Year Title Role Notes
2011 Hart of Dixie Young Lemon (Hairdos & Holidays)
2012 Lab Rats Danielle (Leo's Jam)
2013 The Goldbergs Lexy Bloom 2013 - (8 episodes)
Glee Katie (voice)/Marissa (Feud and Shooting Star)
2014 Project Almanac Christina completed
2015 Good Kids Emily filming


  • Is 5' 8" (1.73 m)
  • Her zodiac sign is Aries.
  • Her top five favorite Glee songs are Rolling in the Deep, Rumour Has It, Red Solo Cup, We Are Young, and Your Song.[10]
  • She attended Sacramento Country Day School from kindergarten to eighth grade.[5]
  • Her mom is a former newscaster.[5]
  • On her last day of Glee, Jane Lynch introduced herself to Ginny, who was starstruck.[5]
  • She has modeled for Kohl's,[11] Love Culture,[12] HP,[13] Hollister,[14] LF,[15] and Famous Footwear.[16]
  • Her model agency is Ford LA.
  • She loves Starbucks.[17]
  • She hates waiting.[18]
  • She hates early calltimes.[19]
  • She hates cold weather.[20]
  • She has a dog named Levi.[21]
  • She has an older brother.[22]
  • She has read the Divergent series and enjoyed them all. She has stated that she would love to play Tris.[23]


External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 California Birth Index
  2. It's my birthday!!!
  3. @mimersss ya I'm doing online school in la! July 2011.
  4. Finally allowed to test out of highschool.. Cannot wait to get my diploma this year and be done! #swag September 2011.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Making it on the small screen: alumna Ginny Gardner joins cast of ‘Glee’ March 2013.
  6. CHSPE tomorrow:/ #nervous October 2011.
  7. Passed the CHSPE!! No more high school! #bestdayever November 2011.
  8. Casting notes: Ginny Gardner Time Travels to Michael Bay's Almanac May 2013.
  9. “Glee” star offers a few details on locally filmed “Almanac” July 2013.
  10. Glee’s Ginny Gardner’s 5 Favorite Glee Songs
  12. Shooting for love culture today! #busyweek August 2012.
  14. So much fun shooting hollister today:) only 7 and I'm ready for bed 😴 October 2012.
  15. Shooting for LF today:) October 2012.
  17. I love you starbucks September 2011.
  18. I hate waiting. September 2011.
  19. I hate early calltimes #needsleep September 2011.
  20. I hate cold weather #missingsocal November 2011.
  22. Love my always handsome big brother ❤ July 2012.
  23. @TRiSdiVergeNT_ yes I've read and love the books! Would love to play tris:) September 2012.
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