"THIS IS IT! I yelled. I tucked my chin into my neck and stiffened my body, held my hands on the steering wheel and braced myself for what was about to happen. Next thing I knew...BAM!! A 30,000 lb., 70-foot 18-wheeler hit us with one of the biggest blows I've ever felt in my life. This 18-wheeler hit us with the force of a bullet shooting out of the chamber of a gun. I could literally hear the twisting and crunching of metal and the cracking of glass. And this was only the first take!"
The above scene from The Matrix Reloaded is just another work day in the life of Kelsee Devoreaux. The author of "STUNT Ph.D.: How To Get Into The Stunt Game" now presents Film & Television: STUNTWOMAN!, a look at her life, loves and stunt career. Ms. Devoreaux will take you on a journey from the struggles of her poverty-stricken childhood in South Central, through the heartbreak of a prolonged and bitter custody battle, to the excitement and triumphs of her professional career. Along the way, a street-wise child who relied only upon herself became an accomplished woman who turned her life over to God. The journey Ms. Devoreaux takes you on is exciting, heartbreaking and highly enjoyable...definitely one of the most candid and vivid reads you will find!
About the Author
Kelsee is the first African American stuntwoman in history to become a member of The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. She is only one of three African American stuntwomen in the prestigious Stuntwomen’s Association of Motion Pictures. She holds an Associates of Arts Degree, along with many awards and magazine write-ups.
She is striving toward obtaining her 2nd Unit Director’s card, which will be a great accomplishment. Kelsee also branched out into motivational (empowerment) speaking to youth and adults alike. She has authored three other books entitled, STUNT Ph.D. "How To Get Into The Stunt Game," "STUNTS÷Court= …A Bitter Custody Battle…And It's Battle Scars,'' and "SCANDAL: Hollywood STUNT SLAVES."