Former mixed martial artist Gina Carano was born in Dallas, Texas, April 16, 1982. She is an American actress, television personality, and fitness model. She was a pioneer in women's mixed martial arts who took her talents to Hollywood. Gina became the first recipient of ActionFest's Chuck Norris (Best Female Action Star) Award.
As a producer, actor, and editor, Melanie Wise has focused her film career on creating content featuring female leads in action films. She is Founder and Executive Director of Artemis Motion Pictures and The Artemis Women In Action Film Festival.Her goal is to showcase women in action entertainment.
Jodi Lyn Brockton has one favorite word and it is ACTION, and she has seen lots of action in her career in the stunt and movie business. She has had, and continues a very distinguished carry as a stuntwomen, stunt double, and actress. She also produces and directs. Jodi has been successful in both feature films and television.
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.
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.
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.
Cynthia Rothrock is an actress and producer known for Undefeatable (1993), Honor and Glory (1993) and Above the Law (1986). She uses her diverse martial arts skills to create characters who never back down. She created 3 separate film franchises China O’Brien, Lady Dragon, Rage and Honor and Tiger Claws.
Yancy Butler is an an American actress. producer and voice over artist. She the damsel in distress to Jean-Claude Van Damme in Hard Target (1993), the Hollywood debut of legendary Hong Kong action filmmaker John Woo. She also had the lead role in the TNT made-for-TV movie version of the popular comic book, Witchblade (2000).
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.
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