& Television: STUNTWOMAN! The Life of Kelsee L. king-Devoreaux"
& Television: Stuntwoman!
The Life of Kelsee L. king-Devoreaux
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
L. king-Devoreaux, is one of Hollywoods top, African
American, veteran stuntwomen, with over 15 years experience.
She has performed stunts on such hit film and television
shows as: The Matrix Reloaded, Enter The Matrix (Game),
Collateral, The Italian Job, The Time Machine, Scream
2, Set It Off, Like Mike, ER, Cradle 2 The Grave, The
Bernie Mac Show, Any Day Now, My Wife & Kids, Half
& Half, NYPD Blue, The Nutty Professor II - The Klumps,
The Parkers, American Dreams, The Hot Chick, and One On
One, just to name a few. She has doubled such well known
actresses as: Jada Pinkett Smith, Janet Jackson, Nia Long,
Stacey Dash, Elise Neal, Meagan Good, Camille Winbush,
Countess Vaughn, Essence Atkins, Kyla Pratt, Lil
Kim, Lisa Left Eye Lopes (1971-2002), Malinda
Williams, and many others. She has also performed many
daring stunts before camera like: High Falls, Car Crashes,
Fights, Ratchets, Car Hits, Stairs, Wirework, Near Miss,
Explosions, Cable Work, Harness Work, Jumping into the
Mississippi River, Motion Capture Work, etc. Which also
allowed her to work with well known actors, actresses
and directors like: Michael Mann, Andy and Larry Wachowski,
F. Gary Gray, John Singleton, Wes Craven, Jonathan Kaplan,
Tony Singletary, Ellen Gittlesohn, Billie Woodruff, Forest
Whitaker, Chris Robinson, and Frances Lawrence just to
name a few.
Kelsee is the first African American stuntwoman in history
to become a member of The Academy of Television Arts &
Sciences. She is only one of three African American stuntwomen
in the prestigious Stuntwomens Association of Motion
Pictures. She holds an Associates of Arts Degree, along
with many awards and magazine write-ups.
She is striving toward obtaining her 2nd Unit Director’s card, which will be a great accomplishment. Kelsee also branched out into motivational (empowerment) speaking to youth and adults alike. She has authored three other books entitled, STUNT Ph.D. "How To Get Into The Stunt Game," "STUNTS÷Court= …A Bitter Custody Battle…And It's Battle Scars,'' and "SCANDAL: Hollywood STUNT SLAVES."