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- Date of Birth:
- January 12, 1984
- 5' 8"
- New York City
Jessie Graff (born Jessica Lauren Graff on January 12, 1984 in New York City, NY) is an American stuntwoman. Jessie became the first woman to ever complete stage 1 of American Ninja Warrior on August 29, 2016. As a child, Jessie began training in gymnastics, pole vaulting, and martial arts; she’s a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, a black sash in Kung Fu, and is trained in five other styles of martial arts. She’s done stunt work for an incredible number of TV shows and films, including: The Dark Knight, X-Men: First Class, Castle, Sons Of Anarchy, Supergirl, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and even Pretty Little Liars. She was nominated for two Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture, for her work in X-Men: First Class, and Transformers: Dark of the Moon. She was nominated for the same award in 2010 for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Before competing on American Ninja Warrior, Jessie was a contestant on Wipeout, in 2008. Jessie actually set several records on American Ninja Warrior. She’s the first woman to scale the 14.5ft wall at the Los Angeles qualifying rounds. She broke the record for the highest finish by a woman in a city competition in the Los Angeles finals.
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Jessie is best known as a professional stuntwoman, and for being the first woman to complete stage 1 of American Ninja Warrior.
Jessie secured a NCAA track and field scholarship and graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree in theater. She currently lives in California, and has a pet pig named Sammo Hog.