An intelligent and very talented woman, Gia Mantegna is an American actress who is respected for her flair for theatrics and has once been dubbed one of the ‘fast-rising stars’ in Hollywood. This was mainly because she kick-started her acting career from a very young age and hit the ground running by putting up some sterling performances onscreen. She has appeared in several feature movies and TV series over the years, winning lots of devoted fans to herself.
As an actress, she is now best known for her work on Criminal Minds, an American police procedural crime drama TV series in which she played the role of Lindsey Vaughn. Gia is also known for her portrayal of Devin Levin on The Middle, an American sitcom which became popular around the US and abroad.
Gia Mantegna’s Age and Biography
The actress was born on the 17th day of the month of April in the year 1990. The actress was born in Manhattan, one of the most populated cities in New York, USA. She was, however, raised in the city of Los Angeles, California. Even though everyone now calls her Gia Mantegna, it is noteworthy that her real name at birth has been revealed to be Gina Cristine Mantegna. It was when she turned 18 years old in 2008 that she changed her professional name to Gia.
Growing up, Gia took interest in acting quite early. However, this was not the only thing she loved doing as a child; she also took interest in gymnastics. In fact, as a young girl, she reportedly trained in gymnastics and ballerina. She also loved music and actually learned how to play the saxophone and the piano. Gia is a skilled singer who loves to make music.
Gia Mantegna was just 13 years old in 2003 when she kick-started her acting career after she was cast in Uncle Nino, an American comedy/drama film in which she played the character of Gina. She acted in the movie alongside her father, Joe and other top-ranked actors. The next year in 2004, she starred in 13 Going on 30, getting some favorable reviews from fans and critics.
In 2005, she was cast as one of the main role players in Murder Book, a TV Movie in which she played as Claire Gilroy. She then starred as Grace Conrad in Unaccompanied Minors, a Christmas comedy film. In 2007, she landed roles in three movies; she played Ally in The Neighbor, portrayed Mary in All I Want for Christmas and starred as a teenage girl in In the Land of Women.
Gia Mantegna got her big break in 2008 when she was cast to portray Lindsey Vaughn in Criminal Minds, an American police procedural crime drama television series. She played the role alongside her father Joe and other top actors. Her work in the TV series launched her to an even bigger audience and got her name on many people’s lips who fell in love with her character and her acting style.
Since landing her role in Criminal Minds, Gia has starred in other highly ranked movies and TV series including The Secret Life of the American Teenager in 2008, And Soon the Darkness in 2010, The Frozen Ground in 2013, The Middle in 2014, Under the Dome in 2015, Life After First Failure in 2017, The Dead Girls Detective Agency in 2018, and Magnum P.I. in 2019 among many others.
Family Of The Criminal Minds Actress
Gia Mantegna was born to 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 called ‘Taste Chicago’ which is located in Burbank, California.
The actress is apparently an American woman but she also has Italian, Czech, German and Austrian roots. According to reports, this is because her father, Joe is of Italian ancestry while her mother, Arlene is half Czech, half German and is also of Austrian descent. Gia has a sister called Mia Mantegna. Just like Gia, Mia is also an actress who doubles as a makeup artist on movie sets. She is equally a writer like her father. The sisters are very fond of each other and remain close today.
Not much is known about Gia Mantegna’s education, however, we know that she attended high school in North Hollywood, California. It is not certain if she had any college education.
Gia Mantegna’s Height
Gia Mantegna is neither a tall nor a short woman; the actress stands at 5 feet 4 inches or 164 cm in height which happens to be the average height for American women. In addition to this, she is reported to weigh about 55 kg or 121 pounds.
The actress’ body measurements have been revealed to be 34 inches (breasts) 24 inches (waist) and 35 inches (hips). A slim woman, she wears a bra size of 38B and has dark brown hair.