Janeshia Adams-Ginyard is very cool and very talented. A 'stunt woman extraordinaire' you've probably seen her perform her incredible stunt work in movies like Avengers, Black Panther, True Blood and her recent Emmy nominated work in Lovecraft Country!
Janeshia's currently working on the set of her latest project, a new untitled Marvel Production, but she stopped by to chat right before the Emmy Awards. This year for the very first time the Academy created an Emmy Award for OUTSTANDING STUNT PERFORMANCE. And although there were other women nominated as part of a stunt team, Janeshia Adams-Ginyard was the only woman to receive an EMMY nomination as an individual, in a field that has been traditionally dominated by men. Go Janeshia!
Janeshia's wardrobe closet sure must have a load of range. I doubt you'd suspect what she did for a living if you ran into her wearing the outfit in the first photo which looks like she just came from Church. No doubt you'd have a better clue if you ran into her in the supermarket wearing that warrior outfit which quite frankly I wish I could borrow for the weekend. Would sure take my 'weekend sporty' look to a whole new level.
Speaking of sporty, Janeshia said all she wanted to do was sports since she was 9 year old, and shared as life went on it was 'sports' that got her through everything. Her stunt work is an amazing extension of her love of sport and surely a unique way to utilize her athletic abilities.
Is Janeshia Adams-Ginyard fearless? "I'm a trained a professional not a daredevil" she said. Adding that if she feels any fear or resistance she will just say no to a stunt.
What's the craziest thing she's done as a stunt woman? Well she's been set on fire three times. And then there was that 'falling over the railing backwards down the stairs' fall that was pretty scary she said.
Wow scary stuff for sure falling over a railing backwards down the stairs. Actually sounded to me as she was saying it like a potential senior citizen injury. So I was thinking...wouldn't Janeshia be the perfect gal to teach seniors how to fall properly? She sure would be! She actually loved the idea and agreed seniors could prevent a lot of broken bones by learning how to fall the right way.
I assume she'll get right on that idea after her next Marvel Movie. LOL
Great gal. You'll enjoy our conversation.