JANESHIA ADAMS-GINYARD is an actress, stunt woman, wrestler, writer, and motivational speaker. Born on Valentine’s Day and raised in Southern California, Janeshia graduated from Gahr High School in Cerritos and completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics from the University of California, Berkeley. As a student-athlete most of her life, Janeshia used her foundation in athletics to transition into the Hollywood entertainment industry. A member of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), she is an established and extremely talented actress and stunt woman, making a name for herself through her unparalleled dedication and skills.
Janeshia has won three Screen Actors Guild Awards, is fluent in American Sign Language and trained in Taekwondo. She has had major roles on commercial, television, and film projects, and has worked with some of Hollywood’s biggest superstars. Janeshia executed two separate roles in the Marvel Studios feature film Black Panther. She was one of the eight main Dora Milaje (the women who serve as Black Panther’s personal bodyguards) and the stunt double for lead actress, Danai Gurira’s character Okoye. She was also featured in the Lexus “Long Live the King” Black Panther Superbowl commercial. And she reprised her role as stunt double for Danai in Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War. In addition to several upcoming projects, Janeshia plays the role of Officer Conn on the ABC Studios Grey’s Anatomy spinoff, Station 19, and is the stunt double for Aisha Hinds in FOX’s hit drama 9-1-1 and Aunjanue Ellis in HBO's Lovecraft Country.
Janeshia is enthusiastic about serving God, doing ministry, and helping the community. Very active in her faith and with her church congregation, she founded Hyphy 4 Christ Inc., an entertainment organization dedicated to inspire, encourage and motivate through faith-based content.