Jessie Graff is a professional stuntwoman and an elite athlete. Nicknamed 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 pole vaulter champion and a competitive gymnast. She has become well known for her athletic achievements in a sports entertainment competition, 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 Stage 1 of the Sasuke franchise worldwide (excluding Kunoichi), after Chie Tanabe in SASUKE 2. She became the first woman to compete in, and to successfully finish, Stage 2 in Las Vegas in 2017, and was the first woman representing the United States at the USA vs. The World competition.
Early Life And Education Of Jessie Graff
Born on January 12, 1984, in New York City, New York, Jessie Graff is the daughter of Tom Graff, a middle school drama teacher, and Ginny MacColl, a dancer, and actor.
Graff has American nationality and is particularly White-American by ethnicity. She lived in New York in her early years before moving to Pennsylvania after her parents got divorced. The family resettled in Maryland after her mother got remarried to her stepfather Richard Ishler.
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Jessie Graff began her circus cla s ses at the age of 6 and started learning gymnastics when she was 9. As a kid, Jessie confessed it was hard for her to make friends but she used to do clever tricks on gymnastics to get their attention.
Graff is a graduate of Urbana High School, Maryland where she was a pole vaulter. She has completed aerospace engineering from Georgia Tech and theater at the University of Nebraska.
Jessie Graff's Career
Jessie Graff is one of the top pole vaulters in the United States. She held the record of high school competition for eight years till 2010. She has won six Maryland State Championship.
Jessie became a stuntwoman after she accidentally submitted her resume to her mother’s agent who suggested her to be one.
Jessie started as a stuntwoman in 1997 appearing in several of the movies including X-Men: First Cla s s, another Period, and Bridesmaids to name a few. Her recent high-profile stunt work can be seen on the series Supergirl.
Jessie is best known for her performance in the series American ninja warrior along with Matt Isleman and Jenn Brown and Teen Ninja Warrior. She is managed by LuberRoklin entertainment.
Jessie Graff's Net Worth And Salary
Given that her fame is linked with the success of the famous warrior series American Ninja Warrior and Teen Ninja Warrior, Jessie Graff's salary must be quite impressive. Though the exact figures on her net worth are not disclosed, Jessie Graff likely has a $2 million net worth.
Jessie Graff's Personal Life
Jessie Graff is reportedly unmarried. Graff was inspired by the Warrior Princess Xena and confessed her wish to be like her. She had dreamt of participating in the Olympics but was left out inches away from being qualified.
Jessie Graff has a pet pig named ‘Sammo Hog’ who accompanies her quite often. Graff advocates on woman empowerment stating ‘I don’t want people to think of womanhood as a handicap. We can do anything.
Age, Body Measurements and Other Facts
- Age: Jessie Graff is 35 years old.
- Birth Sign: Capricorn
- Height: She has a tall height of 5 feet 9 inches.
- Weight: Her body weight is around 57kg.
- Body Measurements: She has an Athletic body built with the measurement of 37-27-36 inches.
- Dress Size: 4 (US)
- Bra Size: 36A
- Shoe Size: 8 (US)
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