Athletes who've dabbled in acting

Published On: Jun 10 2011 03:41:14 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 02 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

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. Take a breather from tourney action and 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" and will appear in the upcoming "Fast & Furious 6."

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