Gia Mantegna, an intelligent and very talented woman, is an American actress who is respected for her sense of theatricality and was once called one of the “fast-rising stars” in Hollywood. This was mainly due to the fact that she started her acting career at a very young age and laid the foundation for her career with some first-class performances on the big screen. Over the years she appeared in several feature films and TV series and won many loyal fans.
As an actress, she is best known today for her work on Criminal Minds, an American police procedural drama television series in which she played the role of Lindsey Vaughn. Gia is also known for her portrayal of Devin Levin in The Middle, an American sitcom that became popular in the US and abroad.
Gia Mantegna – Bio & Age
The actress was born on the 17th day of April in 1990. The actress was born in Manhattan, one of the most populous cities in New York, USA. However, she grew up in the city of Los Angeles, California. Although she is now known by everyone as Gia Mantegna, it is remarkable that her real name was known at birth as Gina Cristine Mantegna. When she turned 18 in 2008, she changed her professional name to Gia.
Growing up, Gia became interested in acting at a very early age. However, this was not the only thing she liked to do as a child; she was also interested in gymnastics. In fact, as a young girl, she is said to have trained gymnastics and ballerina. She also loved music and actually learned to play the saxophone and piano. Gia is a capable singer who likes to make music.
Gia Mantegna was only 13 years old in 2003 when she started her acting career after being cast in Uncle Nino, an American comedy/drama movie in which she played the character of Gina. She starred in the film alongside her father, Joe and other high-ranking actors. The following year, 2004, she starred in 13 Going on 30 and received several positive reviews from fans and critics.
In 2005, she was cast as one of the leading actresses in Murder Book, a television movie in which she played the role of Claire Gilroy. She then played the role of Grace Conrad in Unaccompanied Minors, a Christmas comedy. In 2007 she received roles in three films; she played the ally in The Neighbor, Mary in All I Want for Christmas and played the role of the teenager in In the Land of Women.
Gia Mantegna got her big break in 2008 when she was cast for the role of Lindsey Vaughn in Criminal Minds, an American police procedural crime television series. She played the role alongside her father Joe and other top actors. Her work in the television series brought her closer to an even larger audience and put her name on the lips of many people who fell in love with her character and acting style.
Since assuming her role in Criminal Minds, Gia has starred in other high-profile movies and television series, including The Secret Life of the American Teenager 2008, And Soon the Darkness 2010, The Frozen Ground 2013, The Middle 2014, Under the Dome 2015, Life After First Failure 2017, The Dead Girls Detective Agency 2018, and Magnum P.I. 2019, to name a few.
Family Of The Criminal Minds Actress
Gia Mantegna was born from interesting parents. Her father is Joe Mantegna, who happens to be a respected American actor, director, producer, and writer. He has starred in many movies and started his career on stage since the 60s. Apparently, her father’s involvement with acting must have influenced Gia to go into acting herself. Gia’s mother, Arlene Vrhel, on the other hand, is an accomplished restaurateur who owns her own restaurant “Taste Chicago” in Burbank, California.
The actress is obviously an American, but she also has Italian, Czech, German and Austrian roots. According to reports, this is because her father Joe is of Italian descent, while her mother Arlene is half Czech, half German and also of Austrian descent. Gia has a sister named Mia Mantegna. Just like Gia, Mia is an actress who also works as a make-up artist for film sets. She is also a writer like her father. The sisters are very fond of each other and are still close.
Not much is known about Gia Mantegna’s education, but we do know that she attended high school in North Hollywood, California. It is not certain whether she had a college education.
Gia Mantegna’s Height
Gia Mantegna is neither a tall nor a short woman; the actress stands 164 cm tall, which happens to be the average height for American women. In addition, she is said to weigh about 55 kg or 121 pounds.
The actress’ body measurements were given as 34 inches (breasts), 24 inches (waist) and 35 inches (hips). The slender woman wears a bra size of 38B and has dark brown hair.