Athletes who've dabbled in acting

Posted: 4:41 PM EDT Jun 10, 2011   Updated: 2:00 AM EST Dec 04, 2015

While these athletes have excelled in their respective sports, they've also challenged themselves on the set, making appearances in movies and television shows.

acting athletes - Ronda Rousey
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Ronda Rousey, a bronze medalist in judo at the 2008 Summer Olympics, was the undefeated UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion before taking the first loss of her career in a November 2015 upset to Holly Holm. The mixed-martial arts trailblazer has also ventured into acting, appearing in the movies "The Expendables 3," "Furious 7" and "Entourage," and will star in a planned remake of the 1989 Patrick Swayze movie "Road House."


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