Jwaundace Candece was born on January 13, 1978 and she has always had a passion for acting. Her grandparents believed in getting a good education so before working in the entertainment industry Jwaundace earned a B.A. in Psychology and a M.A. in Counseling Psychology. She then moved from Atlanta to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career.
Because of her athletic abilities, Jwaundace auditioned with thousands of other women for the Women of Wrestling (2002-2013) TV series known as WOW. She got the role of a good guy, but instead asked for the role of the heel, or the bad guy. She became “Delta Lotta Pain”, a member of the Tag Team “Caged Heat” along with Cher Ferrerya (“Loca”) and Nicole Ochoa (“Vendetta”). In 2000 Jwaundace and her partners in Caged Heat became WOW’s first Tag Team Champions becoming WOW’s most popular Tag Team in history.
WOW gave Jwaundace great exposure, and it wasn’t long before she was recruited into the world of stunts. She was approached to be a stunt double for Queen Latifah in Bringing Down the House (2003). The fight scene she did for Queen Latifah earned her a “Best Fight” nomination at the MTV Movie Awards in 2004. She also won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture for Black Panther (2018) and was nominated for numerous other Stunt Ensemble SAG awards.
After performing in over 133 films and television shows, performing stunts for Oscar and Emmy nominated and winning actresses such as Viola Davis, Mo’Nique, Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, and more, Jwaundace moved back to Atlanta in 2010 to give birth and raise her son. While in Atlanta, she shifted her focus to acting and booked roles on Banshee, Conan, Let’s Stay Together, and recurring roles on ABC’s Resurrection as Mrs. Camille Thompson (Mom to Omar Epps).
Jwaundace received even more recognition for her debut role in 20th Century Fox’s film Let’s Be Cops (2014). Jwaundace ad-libbed the line ‘That’s What You Get’, while filming and director, Luke Greenfield, and writer, Nicholas Thomas, decided to keep the line in the scene and the line became a major part of the films marketing campaign.