Jessica Lauren "Jessie" Graff is a professional stunt woman and athletics-based television personality. Her nickname is "Tumbleweed". She is a black belt in Taekwondo, a black sash in Kung Fu, and is trained in five other styles of martial arts. She is also a championship pole vaulter and a competitive gymnast. Graff has become well known for her athletic achievements on the obstacle course show American Ninja Warrior, including in 2016 becoming the first woman ever to complete Stage 1 of the Las Vegas Finals course and only the second woman ever to conquer the Stage 1 of the Sasuke franchise worldwide, after Chie Tanabe in SASUKE 2. In 2017, Graff became the first woman to compete in, and to successfully finish, Stage 2 in Las Vegas, although this was part of the USA vs. The World competition instead of a regular season, and that had no time requirement. She was the first woman representing the United States in that competition.
|Born:||Jessica Lauren Graff, January 12, 1984, New York City, New York|
|Occupation:||Stunt woman, television personality|
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About Jessie Graff
Stunt performer known for her work in big budget films like Live Free or Die Hard, X-Men: First Class, and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. She has also made acting appearances on shows like Castle, NCIS, and Hawaii Five-0.
She has had extensive physical training, including a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, a black ash in Kung Fu, experience as a competitive gymnast, and recognition as a championship pole vaulter in high school.
Throughout 2013, 2014, and 2015, she competed on the hit reality series American Ninja Warrior.
Originally born in New York, she later lived in Maryland, Georgia, and California.