Jessie Graff is an American gymnast, stunt woman, and a Television personality. Jessie Graft is well known for her athletic achievements on the American Ninja Warrior. She gained popularity from her work in films like Live Free or Die Hard, X-Men: First Class, and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
Table of Biography
Early life and Childhood
Jessie Graff’s birth name is Jessica Lauren Graff and she was born on January 12, 1984. Jessie turned 37 years old this year. She was born in New York City, United States. Graff was born to Ginny MacColl and Tom Graff. She later lived in Maryland, Georgia, and California.
Graff at the age of 6, started taking circus classes. Likewise, she started doing gymnastics at the age of 9. Furthermore, she did competitive gymnastics for six years. She was a member of the Frederick Gymnastics Club for 6 years and by the age of 12, she was catching other performers on the trapeze. She has stated about her time as a 12-year-old trapeze artist, “The rule was I wasn’t allowed to catch anyone who outweighed me by more than 20 pounds.”
Jessie graduated from Urbana High School in the year 2002, as a Track Team Leader as well as an Honor roll student and a member of the National Honor Society. Her school is located in Frederick, Maryland. She was also a pole vaulter back in high school. Likewise, she also earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, a black sash in Kung Fu and is trained in five other styles of martial arts, high falls, wipeouts, sky diving, motorcycles, stunt driving, fire, wirework and of course, flying trapeze.
Graff later enrolled at Georgia Tech where she majored in aerospace engineering. Furthermore, she also did theatre and graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) in the year 2007. Moreover, Graff held the pole vault record at Georgia Tech and the University of Nebraska. She was also 1.5 inches away from qualifying for the 2004 Olympic trials in this sport.
Career and Professional life
Jessie began her career as a stunt woman in 2007. She first started by appearing in TV shows and movies, such as Another Period, Bad teacher, Make It or Break It, Bridesmaids, Sons of anarchy, Knight and Day, John Carter, Leverage, and X-Men: First Class. Likewise, she did a variety of tricks, skills, and acrobatics which got her fame and popularity.
Moreover, Jessie made a name for herself on the Tv and became a well-known stunt woman. Jessie Graff earned massive fame for her appearance and athletic achievements on the obstacle course show American Ninja Warrior and Sasuke/Ninja Warrior franchise. Likewise, she became the first woman to represent the United States in the World Competition.
Besides, she has won many competitions. She has her own athletic apparel collection and she is sponsored by Kevin Plank’s Under Armour. More precisely, she has done tumbling on Make It or Break It, trampolined on Another Period and has done many stunts on rooftops, the sides of bridges or buildings, and dramatic wipeouts.
She stated that she continues to learn new skills from other stunt people who specialize in different areas. Further, as of 2016, her most recent high-profile stunt work was for the CBS/CW series Supergirl as a recurring double and in 2018 she was the stunt woman for Wonder Woman 1984. Some of her other credits include G.I. Joe, Transformers, Die Hard, The Dark Knight, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Leverage, and many more.
Similarly, she has even worked onscreen in her own right outside of stuntwork. In 2020, she became a Titan Warrior, a host titaness, for the NBC gameshow Dwayne Johnson’s The Titan Games, serving the West Region against show contestants.
Awards and Nomination
Jessie has reached the peak of success in her career. She has successfully amassed a lot of awards and achievements. She has won four Commissioner’s, Honor Roll. Similarly, in 2013, Jessie became the first woman to advance to a City Final in American Ninja WarriorSeason 5.
Likewise, in 2015, in season 7 of the American Ninja Warrior show, Jessie again became the first woman to sit atop the leaderboard and first to advance to the National Finals. Furthermore, Jessie was also awarded the Action Icon Award for “Stuntwoman of the Year.”
Jessie Graff, being a professional stunt woman and a TV personality, earns her money through her appearances in TV, films, and shows. She is estimated to have a net worth of around $3.5 million (as per 2019), earned mostly through her TV career. Furthermore, since she is in her career peak so she might receive around $200,000 salary per year.
Moreover, Jessie also earns money off her athletic apparel collection. She possesses some expensive cars and houses and lives a luxurious life.
On April 12th, 2020, through her Instagram Live, Graff announced that she was married. However, she has not revealed anything else about her spouse.
So far Jessie has managed to keep her private life off of the media. She has not flaunted her relationship status or any of her dating histories to the public. Moreover, her social media is also full of posts about her professional life.
At present, she lives in Los Angeles. Further, she hopes that she can be a positive influence and show the girls and women all over the world that strong is beautiful. Moreover, Jessie Graff made American Ninja Warrior history when she became the first woman to complete the stage 1 obstacle course during the National Finals in Las Vegas in Aug 2016.
In 2020, she underwent stem cell treatment for her damaged shoulders and neck. This expected to contrast with American Ninja Warrior (season 12), and The Titan Games Season 2, though that eventuality did not come to pass.
Further, she did TG2 without issue and entered ANW12 filming. ANW12 filming got interrupted by the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, giving her recovery time from her medical treatment.
Body Measurements and Social Media
Jessie Graff is a professional stunt woman and athletic personality with an athletic physique. She stands 5ft 8 inches tall in height and weighs 58kg. Additionally, she has blue eyes with blonde hair.
Graff is decently active on social media. She updates her fans and following through her Instagram account which has over 548k followers. Likewise, her Twitter account has 42.1K followers. She joined Twitter in April 2013. Her Youtube has 11k subscribers at present. Moreover, her Facebook page has 475.7k followers and 439k likes.