Professional stuntwoman Meredith Richardson is known by many in the stunt industry as BAMA. Unknown to Meredith, she began her stunt career at the age of 4 when she began studying gymnastics in Montgomery, Alabama and never quit. She was a state champion, regional champion, as well as a national qualifier. When she was 10 her father mentioned that he had wanted to be a stuntman and Meredith decided she would like to work in stunts as well. Meredith went on to attend the University of Alabama, where she studied sports and exercise science and spent time coaching little girls in gymnastics. During this time she had the opportunity to experience stunt training in Louisiana and this kept her dream alive. She finally left college and went to New Orleans to pursue stuntwork. She began working in 2012 and has worked ever since.
According to Meredith, she spent time early on in the business meeting people, networking, training and fighting. She got her first stunt job on the the HBO TV series ‘Treme,” earning her SAG card. After that, she got a spot in a major movie Oblivion (2013), with Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman. It was here she began learning fire and explosives.
Since then, Meredith has added 65 credits to her name in television and movies.