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  • La Faye Baker

    La Faye Baker

    Stuntwoman, and Founder of “Diamond in the Raw”

    Ms. Baker has been in the entertainment industry for over 22 years as a professional Stuntwoman/Stunt Coordinator. She has over 135 credits in the industry as a Stunt Performer. Ms. Baker also was the first African American Stuntwoman to Stunt Coordinate a big budget project “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge.” Ms. Baker currently is the executive producer of a documentary about African American Stuntwomen called "Hollywood at Its Best II”. In addition, to her career as a stunt performer she has been working as a Probation Officer for over 22 years. As a Probation Officer, she has worked with juvenile delinquents and developed several innovative and creative special programs for at risk teens. Ms. Baker discovered that at risks teens were quite intrigued with the entertainment industry. By co-mingling her expertise in dual careers, she plans on increasing the ratio of women working in the entertainment field by creating programs that would be captivating for at risk teens (especially young girls). In 2010 Ms. Baker received the Peace Officer Award for her work in the community. Her passion and thrust in life is to change the imbalance of gender behind the scenes in Hollywood.

    In 2008 La Faye created the non-profit called Diamond in the RAW. The organization. The DITR is devoted to empowering and transforming the lives of foster care and at-risk teen girls through S.T.E.A.M. Education and the Arts. Ms. Baker graduated from California State University Long Beach where she received her Bachelors of Arts Degree. In 2002 she completed the University of California Los Angeles Film, Television and Digital Entertainment Studies Program. Baker is also a member of LAAAWPPI-2013 Institute    

  • Jadie David

    Jadie David

    Stuntwoman, Safety and Civil Rights Advocate.

    Jadie David, Co-Founder "Diamond In The Raw" Stunts.

    Jadie got into the stunt business by accident, but she got into Hollywood’s civil rights struggle on purpose.

    In 1972, Jadie was a 21-year-old nursing student with no thoughts of a movie career. She was riding her horse through Griffith Park one day when Bob Minor rode up behind her on horseback.

    “Hey!” he called out. “Do you want to be in the movies?”

    “What?” she asked pulling back on the reins, thinking this was some sort of pick-up line.

    She had seen Bob around, but didn’t know he was one of Hollywood’s top African American stuntmen. “I’m working on a movie and I need a stunt double for Denise Nicholas, you know the star of “ABC’s” new hit series “Room 222”

    In a few weeks Jadie would be on her way to Tucson, Arizona to double for Denise on horseback, and in a few swimming and diving scenes.

    Before leaving for Arizona, Bob mentioned the title, “The Soul of Nigger Charlie.”

  • Kym Washington

    Renowned Stuntwoman

    Having challenged the Stunt World, Kym Washington-Longino has made many accomplishments and her resume tells some of it. As one of Hollywood's credited leading stunt women, she has doubled for numerous high profiled celebrities including Taraji P. Henson, Vanessa Williams, Halle Berry, Oprah Winfrey, Angela Bassett, Nia Long, Alfre Woodard, Whoopi Goldberg, Queen Latifah, Nicole Parker and Tisha Campbell. She has been credited for her many talents, it could be jumping from a moving vehicle, driving a stunt car at high speeds, or falling from the top of a ferris wheel, or just a fight scene, this is a lady to see in action, and she will always get the job done. Having doubled Whoopie Goldberg for more than 17 years Kym says she could not have asked for a better actor to work with.

    A native born in Boston Massachusetts and relocated to Los Angeles as a child. Kym has a long list of film and television credits. Her films include The Other Guys, Gothica, Asunder, The Forgotten, Live Free Die Hard, Invasion, Wild Hogs, Vampire In Brooklyn, Rat Race, Ladder 49, Taxi,and Kings Ransom. Her television work include, 666 Park Avenue, Person of Interest, Nurse Jackie, The Traveler, The Wire, Third Watch, The District, The Corner and the ongoing TV series, "Law and Order SVU" just to name a few.