Chelsea Bruland was born on August 6, 1982 in Adelaide, Australia. She is a stunt performer, stunt coordinator and actress. She is known for her stunt work on The Magnificent Seven (2016), Bad Moms (2016), where she stunt doubled for Mila Kunis, Focus (2015), Now You See Me (2013) and X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009). She was a co-stunt coordinator for Dean Devlin’s Geostorm (2017).
Having trained in gymnastics for 12 years, Chelsea Bruland competed at a national level. She is also a trained dancer, a Black Belt in Bob Jones Karate, Zen Do Kai martial arts and she has a passion for flying airplanes.
Chelsea career began as a child actress in Australia, when she landed the lead female role in the feature film Selkie (2000), when she was 16 years old. Next she played the role of Fiona Finn for 4 seasons of the children’s TV Series The Adventures of Chuck Finn, and then she had an ongoing guest star role in the network drama McLeod’s Daughters (2001-2005). However, things changed when was cast as the victim in one of Australia’s most successful anti-speeding campaigns. She met stunt coordinator Brett Anderson, who introduced her to a career in stunts.
In 2009 she moved across the globe to Hollywood, California to pursue a career in entertainment. Over the years her career has flourish, as she trains hard and seizes every opportunity in the U.S. film industry. In recent years, she has been working in stunt coordination.
She was the assistant stunt coordinator on blockbusters such as Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), and on the action unit of Terminator: Genesis (2015) and stunt coordinator on films The Space Between Us (2016) and Step Sisters (2018).
With an ever growing stunt career, she still continues to pursue acting. She has had numerous guest star roles in Scream, Zoo, Common Law and a lead role in the psychological thriller Convergence (2015). One of her most memorable roles was in Bad Ass 3: Bad Asses on the Bayou (2015) where she got to do a fight scene against Danny Trejo and Danny Glover; “Who else gets to beat up on Machete and Lethal Weapon?? Although they ultimately whopped my ass”… she says laughing.