Jenel Stevens

Joe Thordarson —  April 6, 2019 — Leave a comment

Jénel Stevens

Jénel Stevens is a SAG-AFTRA stunt performer with an extensive sport, martial arts and fitness background.
Recently she has appeared as a Dora Milaje in the latest blockbusters Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War,
and Avengers Endgame. Additional movies include Breaking In, First Match, and many more upcoming titles
not yet released.

She also worked on TV shows like Luke Cage, Black Lightning, Quantico, Iron Fist, Orange is the New Black, FBI and others.
Jénel has made appearances on E! Live From the Red Carpet, Inside Edition and at various Comic Cons.
She has played roles including an assassin in Blindspot and a murder victim in Bull and has been
the stunt double to many actresses including Simone Missick,
Gabrielle Union, Issa Rae, Danai Gurira, Michelle Hurd and countless others.
 
Jénel has even landed SAG Awards wins for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture,
along with SAG nominations for Black Panther, Avengers and Luke Cage.
In 2017, she was awarded the Urban Action Showcase Angels of Action award for her work.
 
Her passion in martial arts and athletics is what guided her toward her profession as a stunt performer.
Among many sports, she played Division I basketball and finished her Canisius College career with noteworthy honors. These include
an induction into the conference’s MAAC Basketball Hall of Fame as well as the Canisius
College Sports Hall of Fame for her outstanding collegiate career.Her jersey is displayed in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA.
 
At her martial arts school, Anderson’s Martial Arts Academy (AMAA), Jénel studies various disciplines under Sifu Dan Anderson.
She is a third degree Black Belt in Jeet Kune Do, Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, White Glove in Savate, Level 9
practitioner in Balintawak and a Kru in Muay Thai. She is also an undefeated New York
State WKA Lightweight Muay Thai Champion and a certified Jeet Kune Do & Filipino Martial Arts Instructor under Guro Dan Inosanto.
 
Whether she is getting thrown through glass, falling on a car, jumping off roofs or
kicking some serious super villain butt, Jénel will always have her active and artistic background to
rely on as she continues to make her mark on the entertainment industry.

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