Janeshia Adams-Ginyard is an American actress, stunt woman, professional wrestler, sports radio personality, and motivational speaker. She is best known for her role as one of the main eight Dora Milaje in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Black Panther (2018), and her work as a stunt woman on both Black Panther (2018) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018).
She was born on February 14, 1984 in Los Angeles, California to pianist/organist Sidney Ginyard and Xerox senior accountant Gwendolyn Adams-Williams and she is twin to a sister. She is of Jamaican descent.
Janeshia went to Gahr High School in Cerritos, California where she graduated with high-honors, was voted most athletic. She holds the school record in the 300m hurdles. She is an alumna of the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics and a minor in African-American Studies with an emphasis on Caribbean Culture. She was a brakeman for the 2006-2007 US National Bobsled team and in 2012 she was host of the popular radio show, “Lady J’s Wild World of Sports.”
In 2012, Janeshia was cast by WOW Women of Wrestling co-owners David McLane and Jeanie Buss to play the character “Frost the Olympian,” based off her real-life experience as a bobsledder.
Janeshia is fluent in American Sign-Language and she trained in Taekwondo and gymnastics in preparation for a career as a stunt performer.
Janeshia is the CEO/President of Hyphy 4 Christ, Inc., an entertainment company that is dedicated to inspire, encourage, and motivate through faith-based content.