Stunt women and actress, Kym Washington Longino (Kim Washington) was born Boston, Massachusetts on October 18, 1957 but relocated to Los Angeles with her family as a child. She is the daughter of stuntman and stunt coordinator Richard Washington.
Kym Washington-Longino is one of Hollywood’s leading credited stunt women. She has doubled for numerous high profiled celebrities including Taraji P. Henson, Vanessa Williams, Halle Berry, Oprah Winfrey, Angela Bassett, Nia Long, Alfre Woodard, Whoopi Goldberg, Queen Latifah, Nicole Parker and Tisha Campbell. She can be seen jumping from a moving vehicle, driving a stunt car at high speeds, falling from the top of a ferris wheel, or as a tough fighter on film.
Kym has a long list of film and television credits. Her films include The Other Guys, Gothica, Asunder, The Forgotten, Live Free Die Hard, Invasion, Wild Hogs, Vampire In Brooklyn, Rat Race, Ladder 49, Taxi, and Kings Ransom. Her television work include, 666 Park Avenue, Person of Interest, Nurse Jackie, The Traveler, The Wire, Third Watch, The District,The Corner and the ongoing TV series, Law and Order SVU, just to name a few.
Kym is second generation as they call it in “Hollywood” Her father, Richard A.Washington made quite a name for himself as one of Hollywood’s top stuntmen and stunt coordinators. Well known for that ultimate seen in Earthquake (1974) doubling Richard Roundtree on a motorcycle, or in The Deep (1997), doubling Lou Gossett under water.
Kym has been a inspiration to African American stunt women in the business. She helped to open the doors for many women, along the side of Jadie Davis, who she commends for guidance. Kym has received numerous awards such as the “Diamond in the Raw Award”, A Lifetime of Achievements Award, She has been Recognized for her Outstanding contributions to the Community as wells as to the Film Industry. She is featured in a documentary, “Hollywood At Its Best” which profiles African American Stuntwomen. She has appeared on many Community Talk shows such as City Line, The Susan Warnick Show, WFMD Radio and Plum TV to name a few.
Kym is one of the true pioneers in the business who is still working today. She is a veteran stunt professional of 36 years, and has mentored many young women who want to become top Hollywood stuntwomen. When Kym is not working, she enjoys visiting schools and speaking at seminars where she shares her knowledge, experience and accomplishments as a stuntwomen, and about what it takes to become a stuntwomen in today’s Hollywood. Kym also takes pride in working with senior citizens who have Dementia.