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Action actresses who do their own stunts on Women In Stunts.

Tara Macken

Because of her education and physical history, Tara Macken easily fell into stunt work, a natural progression for a woman of unusual circumstances and extraordinary talent.

Ming-Na Wen

Ming-Na Wen plays two of the toughest heroines in film or TV. She created the indelible voice portrait of the warrior princess, Mulan, and she is the enforcer of enforcers, Melinda May, in Marvel’s Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.. She does her own fight stunts, and brings an intensity to her character that is unique and thrilling.
Action actress Michelle Rodriguez began her entertainment career starring in Girlfight (2000) and moved on to The Fast and Furious franchise and then the Resident Evil franchise. She is Unstoppable, unapologetic, and uncontainable, and Michelle Rodriguez continues to amaze and inspire those around her.
Dot-Marie Jones dominated the track and field strength events and is a world champion arm wrestler. She has worked as an actress steadily since 1992, but became an overnight success with her role as Sheldon Beiste in Glee (2010-2015). She was nominated for an Emmy three years in a row for Glee.
Actress Daniela Ruah is known for her role as Special Agent Kensi Blye on NCIS: Los Angeles. She works alongside the stunt coordinators in preparation for her scenes and she is dedicated to staying in shape and to consistent training for stunts and for the fight scenes which she often does herself.

Shaina West

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1d43xV11LQ0 Shaina West is a real life super-hero, with a back-story to rival any Avenger and an alter-ego determined to change the stereotype of black women on screen. After being involved in a motorcycle accident aged just 20, inspired by her passion for Japanese culture and love of Anime, Shaina...

Levy Tran

Model and actress, Levy Tran made her acting debut in the Fast and the Furious’ franchise and has recurring roles in The Haunting of Hill House (2018) on Netflix, and in Shameless on Showtime. She plays Desi, a former military operative, on CBS's MacGyver (2019) using her martial arts skills.
Dana DeLorenzo was cast in the series Ash Vs Evil Dead on Starz as the foul-mouthed quick-witted bad ass female sidekick to the show's titular anti-hero. She also received rave reviews for her dramatic abilities and solidified her place as an action hero as well as numerous awards.
Jessica Medina is a stuntwomen and an action actress who has trained in the martial arts, as a distance running, aerobics and military tactics. Her work includes the feature films The Fate of the Furious (2017) and Domestic Seduction (2017), and TV shows including Madam Secretary (2016), and Luke Cage (2018) MacGyver (2016-2018).
Actress Melissa McCarthy destroyed all misconceptions that women can’t be funny and take on leading roles in action films. She did both in The Heat (2013), Spy (2015) and Ghostbusters (2016) and Superintelligence (2019) and helped re-invent action comedy, buddy movies, and comedy sci-fi blockbusters.