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  • Height
    5’6″
  • Weight
    112lbs
  • Gender
    Female
  • Eye Color
    Brown
  • Hair Color
    Blond
  • Dress Size
    S, 2
  • Shirt Size
    S, 6
  • Pant Size
    Waist: 25
  • Shoe Size
    8
  • Hat Size
    xx
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  • Abilities
Stunt Coordinator · SAG-AFTRA · DGA · 2nd Unit Director

Melissa Stubbs

As a young girl, Melissa moved with her family from England to Vancouver, British Columbia, where she grew up watching admittedly far too much television-particularly shows like Charlie’s Angels and The Bionic Woman, which were action packed with strong, skillful female leads.

With two physically active older brothers, Melissa was drawn to pursue an array of competitive sports ranging from BMX racing and skateboarding to soccer and martial arts. At the age of eight, Melissa was taken by her father to see a live stunt show-an experience that awakened in her the desire to become a stunt woman.

As a resourceful adolescent determined to become a stunt performer and director, she started frequenting the sets of any TV show or film being shot in the Vancouver area, regardless of the time of day or the weather. She would simply show up and offer to help the stunt team, just to be there, watch, and learn.

Melissa’s first break as a stunt coordinator came in 1993. Legendary second unit director and stunt coordinator Glen Randall, Jr. (E.T., Star Wars, Zorro, Return of the Jedi, Romancing the Stone, The Fugitive, and three Indiana Jones films), took her under his wing and chose her to coordinate the stunts for Time Cop for Universal. That set her on the path to become the first successful female stunt coordinator and second unit director for feature films.

Since then, she has stunt coordinated many films and TV series: Terminator Genysis, Fifty Shades of Grey, The Interview, X-Men 2 & 3,  The Last Samurai, Double Jeopardy, Along Came a Spider, James Cameron’s Dark Angel, Mission to Mars, Eragon, The Bionic Woman, The X-Files, J. J. Abrams Fringe, Alcatraz, and Vampire Diaries.

In 2001 Melissa began working and training with Nick Powell, action director/ fight choreographer of Braveheart, Gladiator, and The Bourn Identity. With her martial arts background, working with Nick helped her become one of the only female fight choreographers in the business.

For over two decades Melissa has, literally risked life and limb for her dream. “If you don’t push your limits,” she said, “you will never find your boundaries or reach your ultimate potential.”  During that time, she discovered new ways to design and shoot innovative creative action, and that has become Melissa’s specialty.

Melissa began directing 2nd Unit and joined the Directors Guild of America in 2003 for a Warner Brothers feature, New York Minute. In 2008, she was invited to join AMPAS, The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, making her the only woman in her field ever to be invited into the prestigious association of film makers and Academy Award winners.

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Film

2nd Unit Director

 Stunt Coordinator

Stunt Performer

  • HUNT TO KILL
  • MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3D
  • LICENSE TO WED
  • NEW YORK MINUTE
  • TIMMY FAILURE
  • PHIL
  • ANTLERS
  • TULLY
  • THE ASSIGNMENT
  • TERMINATOR GENISYS (Co-Coordinator)
  • FIFTY SHADES OF GREY
  • THE INTERVIEW
  • GODZILLA
  • HUNT TO KILL
  • CATS & DOGS: THE REVENGE OF KITTY GALORE
  • MARMADUKE
  • THE KILLING MACHINE (Co-Coordinator)
  • HE’S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU
  • MARRIED LIFE
  • LICENSE TO WED
  • GOOD LUCK CHUCK
  • ERAGON (Co-Coordinator)
  • FIDO
  • JOHN TUCKER MUST DIE
  • X-MEN: THE LAST STAND (Additional Photography)
  • DESOLATION SOUND
  • CHAOS
  • NEW YORK MINUTE
  • THE LAST SAMURAI (Battle Unit)
  • X-MEN 2
  • SPOOKY HOUSE
  • BALLISTIC: ECKS VS. SEVER
  • ALONG CAME A SPIDER
  • SUSPICIOUS RIVER
  • THE LAST STOP
  • ROMEO MUST DIE
  • MISSION TO MARS (Co-Coordinator)

Full List on IMDB

 

  • CHIPS
  • Suicide Squad
  • Jason Bourne
  • Deadpool
  • Ant-Man
  • Big Eyes
  • RoboCop
  • Kick-Ass 2
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • Water for Elephants
  • Salt
  • Inception
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  • Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem
  • Tin Man
  • Rush Hour 3
  • X-Men: The Last Stand
  • & Mrs. Smith
  • The Butterfly Effect 2
  • Are We There Yet?
  • Elektra
  • Resident Evil: Apocalypse
  • Final Destination 2
  • Saving Silverman
  • Get Carter
  • Romeo Must Die
  • Final Destination
  • Batman & Robin
  • Dante’s Peak
  • Romeo + Juliet
  • Bordello of Blood
  • Happy Gilmore
  • Jumanji
  • Assassins
  • Rumble in the Bronx
  • The Crush
  • Timecop
  • Legends of the Fall
  • Bird on a Wire
  • Look Who’s Talking Now

ull List on IMDB

 

 

Television

2nd Unit Director

 Stunt Coordinator

Stunt Performer

  • ALTERED CARBON (Season 2)
  • THE ROOKIE (Pilot)

  • THE XFILES REBOOT (2 Seasons)

  • ZOO (2 Seasons)

  • SHOOTER (Pilot)

Full List on IMDB

  • L.A.’S FINEST
  • ALTERED CARBON (Season 2)
  • THE INBETWEEM (10 Episodes)
  • GIRLS CODE (TV Movie)
  • KIMPOSSIBLE (TV Movie)
  • THE ROOKIE (Pilot)
  • THE X-FILES (16 Episodes)
  • JIMMY RETURNS, THE 2018 OSCARS (TV Short)
  • ZOO
  • THE ARRANGEMENT (Pilot)
  • SHOOTER (Pilot)
  • NO TOMORROW (1 Season)
  • HIGH MOON (TV Movie)
  • MOTIVE (3 Episodes)
  • ALCATRAZ (13 Episodes)
  • MISSING (Pilot)
  • THE SECRET CIRCLE (Pilot)
  • HELLCATS (3 Episodes)
  • THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (Pilot)
  • BIONIC WOMAN (Pilot)
  • PAINKILLER JANE (TV Movie)
  • DARK ANGEL (3 Seasons)
  • THE COLOUR OF COURAGE (TV Movie)
  • TRICKS (TV Movie)
  • POLICE ACADEMY: THE SERIES (10 Episodes)
  • TO BRAVE ALASKA (TV Movie)
  • SNOWBOUND: THE JIM AND JENNIFER STOLPA STORY (TV Movie)

Full List on IMDB

Full List on IMDB


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