What it’s like to be a Black Female Stunt Performer

Seven women from three generations share their experiences — the good and the bad PHOTOS AND STORY BY SAEED RAHBARAN LAFAYE BAKER “If you conceive it, believe it, you can achieve it. And I try to instill that into these young ladies.” ________________________________________________________________________ LaFaye Baker has stunted in such movies as Green Lantern, Don’t be a Menace…

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SPOTLIGHT: La Faye Baker, Stunt Coordinator


  With over 100 shows to her credit, La Faye Baker performs some of the most exhilarating stunts you’ve seen on the screen. Being able to body double for Angela Bassett in The Green Lantern and What’s Love Got to With It? requires hard work, skill and preparation. The impressive entertainer has doubled for other top actresses in the business including Regina King, Alfre Woodard, Robin Givens and Regina…

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Biz Women – La Faye Baker: Ever Thought Of Becoming A Stuntwoman?

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Back To Articles Ever thought of becoming a stuntwoman? Veteran encourages young women to consider non-traditional careers in Hollywood By Gina Hall Original Article   “Lord, I want to do something in entertainment.” Those were the words LaFaye Baker wrote in her Bible. She didn’t know how she was going to pursue a career in the…

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Odyssey Celebrates Our Trail Blazers, Soarers, and Earth Movers


For every great movement, there is a great leader; a person who shakes the system at its foundations, to rebuild a truly visionary future. At Odyssey, we pay tribute every month to the extraordinary women who are courageously changing our world for the better. Trail Blazer: ​ LaFaye Baker LaFaye Baker has made her mark…

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Black Stuntwomen Pioneers to be Inducted into Smithsonian African American Museum in 2015

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(Culver City, CA) During the month of December, Diamond in the RAW Founder La Faye Baker, and Co-Founder Jadie David,  two extraordinary African American Stuntwomen, were recognized by the African American Film Market and S.E. Manly Short Film showcase for their accomplishments as pioneers and Sheroes of the “Black Stuntmen’s Association.” Jadie David, the pioneer…

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