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Hosted by Diana McCray and Symone Jackson, the interview with Janeshia Adams-Ginyard was both inspiring and powerful. Janeshia is a beautiful Black stunt woman and actress committed to excellence and greatness as she showed audiences in her Black Panther performance. We know many more great things are coming from this super talented lady.
About Janeshia Adams-Ginyard
Janeshia Adams-Ginyard is an established and extremely talented stuntwoman and actress, making a name for herself through her unparalleled dedication and skills. Janeshia executes two separate roles in the highly anticipated feature film Marvel’s Black Panther, as the stunt double for lead actress, Danai Gurira’s character Okoye, and as one of the eight Dora Milaje, the women of Wakanda, who serve as Black Panther’s personal bodyguards. She reprises her role as stunt double for Danai in the 2019 feature film Avengers:Infinity War. She also performs utility stunts and as stunt double for Aisha Hinds in FOX’s 9-1-1 and in the Michael Dougherty directed film Godzilla: King of Monsters (2019).
An active member of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, in additional to film, she can be seen performing stunts for television; The Mindy Project, FX’s American Horror Story: Roanoke & Cult, Disney’s K.C. Undercover, HBO’s True Blood, and in print ads for Nike. Performed live wrestling matches when casted by WOW Women of Wrestling co-owners, David McLane and Jeanie Buss as wrestling superhero character, “Frost:The Olympian”, a character based on her experience on the US National Bobsled team.
Born on Valentine’s Day in Los Angeles, California, Janeshia graduated from Gahr High School; where she holds the school’s record in the 300m hurdles. An alumna of the University of California Berkeley with a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics with a minor in African-American Studies with an emphasis on Caribbean Culture.
Janeshia is fluent in American Sign Language and trained in Taekwondo. After graduating from UC Berkeley, she expanded her natural athletic abilities and made history on the U.S. National Bobsled team as brakeman on the first All-Black Female United States Bobsled duo with her driver, Jamia Jackson in 2006-2007.
Established in 2012, Janeshia served as the on-air personality and host of the LA Talk Live Radio Show, Lady J’s Wild World of Sports, a rigorous curriculum designed to inspire a life-long love of learning about unique professional aspects of the sports and entertainment industry. Guests included but not limited to, actors, boxing trainers, comedians, singer/song writers and professional referees.
Very active in her faith and with her church congregation, she founded, Hyphy 4 Christ, an entertainment organization intending to inspire and empower within the entertainment industry through faith-based content.