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‘Deadpool 2’ Stunt Crash Victim ID’d As First African-American Female Pro Road Racer;
A rookie stuntwoman who was killed in a motorcycle crash on the Vancouver set of Deadpool 2 has been identified as the first African-American female professional road racer.
By Dominic Patten, David Robb, Anita Busch

Joi “SJ” Harris was doing her first film as a stunt performer. Details still are coming in, but witnesses said the crew was filming a stunt sequence when Harris lost control of her motorcycle and crashed through a plate-glass window at Shaw Tower on West Waterfront Road near Jack Poole Plaza. The stuntwoman was playing the Domino character in the sequence in the Ryan Reynolds superhero sequel. 

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'Supergirl' stuntwoman kills it on 'American Ninja Warrior,' dressed as Wonder Woman
Move over, Gal Gadot.

“Meet Jessie Graff, the Supergirl stuntwoman and American Ninja Warrior competitor who made history (again) on the show, where advanced athletes compete in near-impossible obstacle courses.

In season five she was the first woman to qualify for the city finals. In this season, she’s the first woman to conquer the new 14.5 foot Warped Wall (aka SUPER HARD) in the Los Angeles qualifiers.

And she did it all while wearing a Wonder Woman costume. Because, we repeat, she is a real-life superhero. Watch the glory for yourself.”

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GO JESSIE GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

“YOU’RE A WONDER, WONDER WOMAN”

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Jessie Graff, stuntwoman on Supergirl, takes a spin on the Dark Side with a lightsaber

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Supergirl Season 1 stuntwoman Jessie Graff broke a ton of records in her American Ninja Warrior run this week.  That alone is worth sharing but look at the sign one of her family/friends made:

HOW LEGIT IS THAT??? I love that it’s a Season 2 quote (she’s not a stuntwoman this season but clearly they’re still watching), that there’s a chance whoever made this is a Supercorp shipper (dunno about you but I can’t help but think of them when I hear this quote) that they hand-drew Jessie in a Supergirl outfit doing a freaking flying side kick- I mean, c’mon, how great is this?!

Ok, geek-out done.

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Probably ninety percent of TWD’s episodes have some action sequence in them, so given the horrible accident this week, just a few pictures of their regular stunt players over the years really as a reminder of what amazing work their unit has done to make the show what it is.  Without them, we’d just be watching a lot of talking, and maybe a little bit of running.


Side Note:  If you’re wondering about Chandler’s double, that’s not another kid sitting next to him, that’s a thirty something year old stunt woman. 

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Jessie Graff, 2016 Emmy Awards

Jessica “Jessie” Lauren Graff is a professional stunt woman and athletics-based television personality. Her nickname is “Tumbleweed”. She is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, a black sash in Kung Fu, and is trained in five other styles of martial arts. She is also a championship pole vaulter and competitive gymnast. 

She has become well known for her athletic achievements on the obstacle course show American Ninja Warrior, including in 2016 becoming the first woman ever to complete Stage One of the Las Vegas Finals course.

Graff started doing stunt work in 1997, and has appeared in several television shows and movies, including X-Men: First Class, Make It or Break It, Another Period, Bridesmaids, Knight and Day, Bad Teacher, John Carter, and Sons of Anarchy. As of 2016 her most recent high profile stunt work has been for the CBS series Supergirl. (X)

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Decided to see what Jessie Graff is up to. Breaking records, per usual.

I love her so much.

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Stuntwoman killed on set of Deadpool 2

A female stunt person has died while performing a motorcycle stunt on the set of Deadpool 2 according to a statement from the Vancouver police. On Tuesday, the Coroners Service of British Columbia identified the victim as 40-year-old SJ Harris.

Witnesses said that a female motorcyclist crashed her bike in the Jack Poole Plaza in the Canadian city of Vancouver. She reportedly went airborne before crashing through glass at Shaw Tower.

Onlookers originally thought that the crash was a choreographed part of the filming, but soon realised that the incident was unintended.

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Fans Can't Contain Their Love For Black Panther's Biggest Badass: Okoye
The following contains spoilers for Black Panther. Look, we're sorry to King T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) and Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan), we really
By Brinton Parker

The following contains spoilers for Black Panther.

Look, we’re sorry to King T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) and Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan), we really are … but there is one character who reigns supreme in Black Panther, and she’s not interested in sitting on the throne of Wakanda. Her name is General Okoye, and she’s here to throw wigs, kick ass, and take names. Played by The Walking Dead fan-favorite Danai Gurira, Okoye is absolutely magnetic throughout the film. 

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anonymous asked:

How would Henry react if the stuntwoman he’s fighting with gets insured (not by him)? As I am stuntwoman myself I injured my arm yesterday and feel very bad and helpless with just one functional arm 🤭

I am so sorry you got injured on the job! I hope it’s nothing drastic and that your recovery is swift. Are you working on something I might get to see?

As for Henry, it depends how close he is to the stuntwoman in question. If they haven’t had much to do with each other until that point, he’ll be concerned and ask her if she is alright, maybe stay with her and make sure she gets the proper medical attention.

If they are close friends or dating, he will invite himself over and fuss over her, refuse to let her move even a muscle and generally be a Mother Hen to her. He will recommend his own physio (who treated his injured knee) and help get the papers in order for her to have her recovery paid for by the insurance so she doesn’t have to worry about it and slow her healing. 

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