Cassandra McCormick

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Stuntwoman Cassandra McCormick was born on September 28, 1966 in Huntington Beach California as Cassandra Lynn Crider. She is known for her work on Into the Storm (2014), Smokin’ Aces (2006) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014). She is married to animal trainer John R. McCormick.

Cassandra is a member of the Stuntwomen’s Association of Motion Pictures and she is a Black Belt in TaeKwonDo having trained under instructor, Simon Rhee, for over 8 years. In 2003 she trained in stunt driving at the Rick Seaman Driving School and also in diving at Hollywood Divers in 2004.

In 1999 Cassandra McCormick won the titles of Miss Fitness Las Vegas and Miss Fitness Nevada. She has a background in dance and performed with Siegfried & Roy, as an acro dancer with Les Folles Bergere and Wild Bills and she has performed on various Walt Disney shows as well as on cruise ships. She was Princess Amoura in the Eight Voyage of Sindbad stunt show at the Universal Studios in Florida and worked for Ken Clark as Helen on the Water World stunt show at the Universal Studios in Hollywood. She also portrayed Helen at the Water World stunt show at the Universal Studios in Japan in 2001.

Cassandra McCormick has been performing stunts for almost 20 years. A gorgeous blond fitness buff, she has over a hundred stunt credits to her name. In 2017 alone, she worked on 10 projects including Feud: Bette and Joan, where she was a stunt double for the iconic Jessica Lange. McCormick was also Lange’s body double in seven episodes of American Horror Story. Cassandra has also stunt doubled for Busy Philips in The Sackett Sisters and for Anne Ache in The Brave.

Cassadra McCormick has worked in many different genres. It’s not just action movies like Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) or Smokin’ Aces (2006). She has also done teen dramas like Pretty Little Liars and classic sci-fi hits like Star Trek.

According to Fandom, McCormick has been a stunt double for television actresses including Eliza Dushku and Emma Caulfield on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2002-2003), for Amy Acker on Angel (2004), for Amanda Bynes in What I Like About You (2005), for Kaley Cuoco in Charmed (2005-2006, working for stunt coordinator Noon Orsatti), for Julie Bowen in Boston Legal (2005), for Mary-Lynn Rajskub, Kim Raver and Missy Crider in 24 (2005-2007, for stunt coordinator Jeff Cadiente), for Lauren Holly in NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (2006, for coordinator Diamond Farnsworth),  for Paula Malcomson in Cold Case (2007, for coordinator Jimmy Romano), for Meredith Monroe in Criminal Minds (2008), for Laura Regan in Without a Trace (2009, for coordinator Don Ruffin), for Ali Larter and Elizabeth Roehm in Heroes (2007 and 2009, for coordinators Tim Gilbert and Scott Wilder), for Stacey Scowley in Dollhouse (2009, for coordinator Mike Massa), for Ellen DeGeneres in The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2010), for Ally Walker in Sons of Anarchy (2010, for coordinator Carrick O’Quinn), for Linda Hamilton in Chuck (2010-2011, for coordinator Merritt Yohnka), and for Sarah Roehmer in The Event (2010-2011, for coordinator Tim Gilbert).

She also performed stunts in episodes of The Bold and the Beautiful (2003, for coordinator Mike Cassidy), BoomtownPassionsClose to HomeInvasionStandoffMiami MedicalCSI: Miami, and No Ordinary Family. More recent television work includes stunt doubling AnnaLynne McCord in 90210 (2011, for coordinator Gregory J. Barnett), Jessica Tuck in True Blood (2011, for Mike Massa), Brianna Brown in General Hospital (2011), Claire Coffee in Grimm (2011), Jessica Lange in American Horror Story (2011), and Marg Helgenberger in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2009-2011).

Cassandra McCormick also doubled a number of actresses in film projects such as Stephanie Turner in the comedy Monster-in-Law (2005), Jaime King in the horror film The Tripper (2006), Jud Tylor in the horror thriller 7eventy 5ive (2007), Hanna R. Hall in the remake of Halloween (2007), Brittany Snow in the horror thriller Prom Night (2008), Mädchen Amick in the television comedy The Law (2009), Madeline Zima in the horror thriller The Collector (2009), Megan Ward in the thriller The Invited (2010), Melissa Ordway in the action adventure Tales of an Ancient Empire (2010, for coordinator Ilram Choi), and Cameron Richardson in the comedy Hard Breakers (2010). Other feature films she performed stunts in include the action comedy Hollywood Homicide (2003), the horror thriller Cursed (2005), the horror film Hatchet (2006), the crime drama Smokin’ Aces (2006), the comedy sequel Evan Almighty (2007), the horror comedy Zombie Strippers(2008), the drama Happiness Runs (2010), and the action drama Bare Knuckles (2010, with Bridgett Riley, Spice Williams-Crosby, Erica Grace, Alina Andrei, Dana Dru Evenson, Katie Rowe, Boni Yanagisawa, and Rosine “Ace” Hatem).

More recently, she doubled Jud Tylor in the mystery film Carnal Innocence (2011), Imogen Poots in the remake of Fright Night (2011, starring Anton Yelchin), Tara Buck in Boot Tracks (2011), Lucy Punch in the drama Yellow (2012), and Brooke Burns in the television movie Bulletproof Bride (2012).

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