Jess is a SAG-AFTRA Stunt Performer and holds a B.A in Theatre Arts & Cinema from Virginia Tech as well as a B.S in Psychology. Jess's most recent focuses have been stunts, acting, choreography and modeling. Jess has performed stunts and acted in international live shows, television and film. She has recently appeared on AMC's TURN:WASHINGTON SPIES, CBS's MacGyver and Netflix Original Series OZARK as Laura Linney's Stunt Double. She has participated in a number of shorts and independent films as an actor and/or stunt actor. In addition to film, Jess has performed on stage in several notable productions including Persephone at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. For both stage and film Jess has been Associate and Assistant Fight Director and Fight/Stunt Captain, helping to choreograph, teach and stage the fight scenes. Jess has trained in MMA & Kung Fu for several years, also training in Muay Tai, Tai Kwon Do, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA. As well, she has training in several weapons including Single Sword, Rapier & Dagger, Broadsword, Sword & Shield, Bull Whip, Knife and Unarmed Combat. She is also proficient in quarter staff and single sword.
Name: Jess Durham
Lives in: Atlanta, Georgia
Company: SAG-AFTRA Stunt Performer
Occupation: Stunt Performer, Actor and Choreographer
Unique traits: Trained and Experienced Stunt Woman. Actor who does her own Stunts. Model. Trained in several styles of Dance. Martial Artist. Stunt Driving. Jet Ski. Boat Operator. Snowboard.
Series by Netflix Laura Linney's Stunt Double Episode 104, 105, 106
National Academy of Sports Medicine
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, VA)