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Vanessa Grayson

P.O. Box 10086 Burbank, California 91510 United States
Cell#213-804-2301 .

Performer Profile

  • Gender: Female
  • Weight: 120 lbs
  • Age Range: 25 - late 30's
  • Physique: Athletic
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Hair Length: Long
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian


True Memoirs of an International Assassin Stand-in for (Zulay Henao): Dominican Portion of Shotting DP: Peter Collister/Requested by 1st AD: Danny Silverberg
Bastards Prop Assistant Fourth Prop Master: Mike Sabo/Assistant Prop Master: Brett Chapman
Fist Fight Prop Assistant Fourth Prop Master: Charlie Guanci/Assistant Prop Master: Kate Guanci
Mother's Day Props Assistant Fourth Prop Master: Shawn Gray/Assistant Prop Master: Eliot Levin
Miracles From Heaven Props Assistant Prop Master: Mike Sabo/Assistant Prop Master: Beth Morris Petty
Confirmation Additional Props Assistant Prop Master: Karen Felix/Assistant Prop Master: Jared Fleury
Keeping Up With The Joneses Props Assistant throughout whole project Prop Master: Michael Sabo/Assistant Prop Master: Shawn Gray
Captain America: Civil War Additional Props First Unit Prop Master: Russell Bobbitt/Assistant Prop Master: Jim Stubblefield
Table 19 Additional Props Prop Master: Laurie Garner
Alvin and the Chipmunks Road Chip Additional props 2nd unit Prop Master: Emily Ferry/Assistant Prop Master: Mark Dillon
Lila & Eve Stand-in for Jennifer Lopez/photo-double DP: Wyatt Garfield
Lords of Salem Stand-in for Maria Conchita Alonso, utility DP: Brandon Trost
In Time Costumes Assistant Designer: Colleen Atwood/Supervisor: Cheryl Beasley
Vampires Suck Costumes Assistant Designer: Alix Hester/Supervisor: Faye Sevilla Smith
Unthinkable Stand-in (Carrie Ann Moss), utility DP: Oliver Stapleton
Fired Up Stand-in (Molly Simms), utility DP: Tom Ackerman...By request
Yes Man Stand-in (Zooey Dechanel),utility DP: Robert Yeoman...By producers request
Balls of Fury Stand-in (Maggie Q),utility DP: Tom Ackerman...By request
Disturbia Stand-in (Carrie Ann Moss) DP: Rogier Stoffers...By request
American Dreamz Stand-in (Marcia Gay Harden),utility DP: Robert Elswit...By request
Good Night & Good Luck Stand-in (Patricia Clarkson),utility DP: Robert Elswit...By request
Syriana (Pick-up Shots) Utility stand-in DP: Robert Elswit...By request
Bad News Bears Stand-in (Marcia Gay Harden),utility DP: Rogier Stoffers
Flight Plan Utility stand-in DP: Florian Ballhaus
Sky High Utility stand-in DP: Shelly Johnson
Masked & Anonymous Stand-in (Penelope Cruz) DP: Rogier Stoffers
Gigli Stand-in/photo-double (Jennifer Lopez),utility DP: Robert Elswit
Star Trek Nemesis Stand-in (Marina Sertiss) DP: Jeffrey Kimble
Enough Stand-in/photo-double (Jennifer Lopez) DP: Rogier Stoffers
Not Another Teen Movie Stand-in (Chyler Leigh),utility DP: Reynaldo Villalobos
Vanilla Sky Stand-in (Penelope Cruz),utility DP: John Toll...By request
Capt. Corelli's Mandolin (Pick-up shots) Stand-in (Penelope Cruz) DP: John Toll...By request
The Man from Elysian Fields Stand-in (Juliana Margulies/Olivia Williams),utility DP: Kramer Morganthau
Blow Stand-in (Penelope Cruz),utility DP: Ellen Kuras
Blow guest star, stewardess Director: Ted Demme
Amati Girls Stand-in (Sean Young/Mercedes Reuhl),utility DP: Frank Byers
Coyote Ugly Stand-in (Bridget Moynahan) DP: Amir Mokri
Almost Famous Stand-in (Francis McDormand/Anna Paquin/Zooey Dechanel),utility DP: John Toll
Gone in 60 Seconds (Camera Test) Stand-in (Angelina Jolie) DP: Paul Cameron
The Haunting Stand-in/hand-double (Catherine Zeta-Jones),utility DP: Walter Lindenlaub
The Muse Stand-in (Andie McDowell),utility DP: Tom Ackerman
Star Trek Insurrection Stand-in (Marina Sertiss) DP: Matt Leonetti
Hope Floats (Fox Promo) Stand-in (Sandra Bullock) DP: Jose Mignone
Anaconda Stand-in/photo-double (Jennifer Lopez) Bill Butler
Money Train Stand-in (Jennifer Lopez) DP: John Lindley
Escape from LA Stand-in/photo-double (Valeria Golino) DP: Gary Kibbe
That Thing You Do (Camera Test) Stand-in (Liv Tyler) DP: Tak Fujimoto
Nixon Stand-in (Mary Steenburgen) DP: Robert Richardson
Heat Stand-in (Amy Brenneman/Diana Venora) DP: Dante Spinotti
Rising Sun Stand-in (Tia Carrera) DP: Michael Chapman


Power Season 2 Prop Assistant Additional on more prop heavy days Prop Master: Beth Morris Petty/Assistant Prop Master: Elizabeth Ralston
True Fiction Pilot Prop Assistant Day-player Prop Master: JP Jones
Sleepy Hollow Season 3 Prop Assistant Day-player Prop Master: Tyler Patton/Assistant Prop Master: Tammie Childress
Stranger Things Season 1 Prop Assistant Day-player Prop Master: Lynda Reiss/Assistant Prop Master: Amanda Ward
Cordon (Pilot) Props Assistant throughout whole project Prop Master: Bobby Thomas Assistant Prop Master: Steve Whiteside
Colony (2015 Pilot) Stand-in for (Sarah Wayne Callies), utility stand-in DP: Checco Varese...By request
The Brink (Season 1) Stand-in for Carla Gugino & Marybeth Monroe, utility DP: Jimmy Muro...By request
The Bridge (Season 2) Stand-in for Annabeth Gish/Emily Rios, utility DP: Attila Szalay....By request
HR (Pilot) Stand-in for Charlene Amoia/utility DP: Shelly Johnson…By request
The Bridge (Season 1)/FX Series Stand-in for Annabeth Gish/Diana Maria Riva/Utility stand-in DP: Attila Szalay
Scandal (Season 2) Stand-in for (Katie Lowes/Bellamy Young), utility DP: Oliver Bolkerberg
Bunheads (Season 1) Stand-in for Sutton Foster, utility DP: Anette Haellmigk
News Room (Season 1) Stand-in for Olivia Munn, utility DP: Todd McMullen
Prodigy Bully (Pilot) Stand-in for Missi Pyle/utility DP: David request
Shameless (Season 2) Stand-in for Emmy Rossum/Utility DP: Rodney Charters
Nine Lives of Chloe King Stand-in for Alyssa Diaz/Utility DP: Michael Goi
Grace (Pilot) Stand-in for Anabella Acosta/Patricia De Leon, utility DP: James Chressanthis
Sons of Anarchy (Season 3) Stand-in (Katey Sagal), utility DP: Paul Maibaum
Shameless (Pilot/1st Season) Stand-in for Emmy Rossum/Utility DP: Rodney Charters/Jimmy Muro
Hitched (Pilot) Costumes Assistant Designer: Melina Root/Supervisor: Robin Roberts
Men of a Certain Age/Season 1 Costumes Assistant Designer: Robin Roberts/Supervisor: Danielle Baker
The Forgotten (Pilot) Stand-in (Michelle Borth) DP: Dave Stockton
Limelight...Pilot Costumes Assistant Designer: Marie Sylvie Deveau/Supervisor: Michelle Pershing
Emancipation of Ernesto (Pilot) Stand-in (Angela Sarafyan) DP: Sharone Meir
Cleaner (1st Season) Stand-in (Grace Park, Michelle Borth),utility DP: Denny Hall
Cane (Pilot/1st Season) Stand-in (Paola Turbay),utility DP: Rick Bota
Side Order of Life (1st Season) Stand-in (Diana Maria-Riva),utility DP: Ken Zunder...By request
Brothers & Sisters (1st Season) Stand-in (Rachel Griffiths),utility DP: Tom Yatsko...By request
Deadwood (1st Season) Utility stand-in DP: James Glennon/Xavier Grobet
Carnivale (1st Season) Stand-in (Clea Duvall),utility DP: Jeffrey Jur/James Glennon
Miracles Stand-in (Marisa Ramirez),utility DP: Ernest Holzman
That's Life (2nd Season) Stand-in/photo-double (Heather Paige-Kent),utility DP: David Miller...By request
Resurrection Blvd (1st Season) Stand-in (Elizabeth Pena/Maria Conchita Alonso),utility DP: Stephen McNutt
Soldier of Fortune (2 Seasons) Stand-in/photo-double (Melinda Clark),utility DP: Steve Yaconelli/Richard Rawlings
JAG Stand-in/hand-double (Catherine Bell) DP: Hugo Cortina
Legalese Stand-in (Gina Gershon) DP: Tobias Schliessler
Crime of the Century Stand-in (Isabella Rosellini),utility DP: Toyomichi Kurita
Twlight of the Golds Stand-in (Jennifer Beals),utility DP: Tom Richmond
ER (1st Season) Stand-in (Juliana Margulies) DP: Richard Thorpe


Sono Speakers/Mssng Peces Productions Art Department/Props Assistant Production Designer/Prop Master: Mark Dillon
Toshiba/Intel/RSA Films "Inside" Stand-in for (Emmy Rossum) DP: Mauro Fiore/Director: DJ Caruso
Lux Hair (Japan) Stand-in (Penelope Cruz) DP: Joseph Yacoe...request by production
L'Oreal-Skin Genesis Stand-in (Penelope Cruz) DP: Pieter Vermeer...request by production

Performer Skills

  • Performance Skills: Stunts, Teleprompter
  • Athletic Skills: Swimming, Aerobics, Cycling, Tennis
  • Spoken Languages: Spanish


  • Sherman Oaks CES/Junior/Highschool, High School Diploma, Reseda, CA
  • Valley College, Van Nuys, CA
    Business Education, studied make-up
  • Bartenders Institute, Certified Bartender, North Hollywood, CA , 2005
  • Fullerton College, Certificate in Make-up, Fullerton, CA
    Courses in make-up
  • Hilton Corp, Cerified in guest services/front desk for Hilton Hotels, Beverly Hills, CA


  • Beth Morris-Petty...Prop Master/Prop Assistant 3rd, Worked with numerous times and requested
  • Michael Sabo...Prop Master, Worked with...hired me as additional
  • Bobby Thomas...Prop Master, Hired me for pilot
  • Shawn Gray...Assistant Prop Master, Worked with
  • Steve Whiteside...Prop Master/Key Assistant Props LA/Local 44, Worked with
  • Marty Ewing..Executive Producer, Requested multiple times on features he's produced
  • Pam Kuri...First Assistant Director, Requested by multiple times on her projects
  • Ken Zunder..Director of Photography, Worked with...requested by
  • Tom Yatsko...Director of Photography, Worked with...requested by
  • Tom Ackerman...Director of Photography, Worked with...requested by multiple times on features
  • Robert Elswit...Director of Photography, Worked with...requested by multiple times on features he's shot
  • Ruben Garcia....Key Second Assistant Director, Worked with multiple times
  • Molly Rodriguez...Key Second Assistant Director, Worked with...requested by
  • Josh McLaglan...First Assistant Director, Worked with
  • John Toll...Director of Photography, Worked with...requested by multiple times on features he's shot
  • Bennett Walsh...Executive Producer, Worked with
  • Valerie Sharp...Production Supervisor, Worked with
  • Rogier Stoffers...Director of Photography, Worked with...requested by multiple times on features he's shot
  • Todd Amateau...First Assistant Director, Worked with
  • Katterli Frauenfelder...Executive Producer/First Assistant Director, Worked with...requested by
  • Jack Clements...Executive Producer, Worked with
  • Katterli Frauenfelder...Executive Producer/First Assistant Director, Requested by multiple times
  • Mark Bashaar...UPM, Worked with...requested by multiple times
  • Tony Nahar...Key Second AD, Worked with
  • Steve Dunn...First Assistant Director, Worked with...requested by
  • Kwame Parker...Producer, Worked with
  • Kristina Peterson...Second Second Assistant Director, Worked with...requested by multiple times
  • Renee Hill-Sweet...Second Assistant Director, Worked with multiple times
  • Jeremiah Acerra...First Assistant Director, Worked with
  • Nick Giovaccini....Manager/Runs WB Prop House ATL, Worked at prop house & training in on set prop/set dressing
  • Paul Sorohan....Sound Mixer ATL/Local 479, Worked for him in utility sound ATL
  • Heather Sease...Set Costumer ATL/Local 479, Worked with
  • Bart Hubenthal...On Set Dresser LA/Local 44, Worked with on multiple projects
  • Duff Miller....Set Props/Assistant Set Props LA/Local 44, Worked with
  • Rupert Benson...Assistant Props LA/Local 44, Worked with
  • Sean Clark....Assistant key props LA/Local 44, Worked with
  • Eric Kelly...On Set Dresser/Assistant Props LA/Local 44, Worked with on multiple projects
  • Michael Anderson...Sound boom Operator LA, Worked with on numerous projects

Employment Details

  • Work History: Industrial, Television, Film, Commercial
  • Job Categories: Costumes, Property Department, Transportation, Stand-in, Photo-double, , Stand-in, Photo-double, , Acting, Props Assistant
  • Authorized to work in United States: Yes
  • Valid Passport: Yes


In over a year now, I have made a lateral transition into on set props work. I joined local 479 in late 2013 but was called to stand-in back in Los Angeles in early 2014..I ended up doing 2 other shows till the end of 2014. There is no union for stand-ins in GA, so had to figure out how I could use all my years of set skills in a different crew capacity. With all the connections I made in the film industry in my over 15 years, I have been able to secure prop work on series for Television as feature thing I've learned is that there is no film school that can teach people how to navigate a comes from years of working on set with different departments....its knowing when to stay out of the way, when to step in to my job... its timing with people...that has been the biggest skill I've brought to the table in my transition into props work!

I still do love standing-in, I take my job very seriously, take pride in it and because of that, have been very successful in securing work my whole career. In doing so, I've gained the respect and been requested by directors of photography, assistant directors, line producers and UPM's.

Have over 15 years of stand-in and acting experience in film and television. Read dialoge on and off camera by request. I have experience in: precision driving, photo-double, inserts, minimal stunts, equestrian, hand-guns and rifles, certified bartender/mixologist, photography/own Canon 5D/10D and lenses.

Will Travel...valid passport

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