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Overview (1)

Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Dailyn was born in Detroit, Michigan. Growing up in a large family, she started downhill skiing at a young age and attended an all-girls high school. This is where the shy, gawky teenager found her inner performer. Performances in the high school productions led to pageants, where she was crowned Miss Metro National Teen-Ager and subsequently Miss Michigan National Teen-Ager. After attending Michigan State University for two years, she ran off to Hollywood. Years of chasing an acting career brought little success. A little detour into the production side of things, she UPM'd (unit production manager) for the likes of Zack Snyder and David Fincher. During the seven year stint on the other side of the camera, she even hung out in edit bays with Gore Verbinski. Valuable knowledge was gained whilst filling in any position on the crew on various productions. It was akin to being a fly on the wall. After leaving a volatile marriage with a small child in tow, Dailyn needed to reassess her life. Needing a way to provide for her child, all the while being present in her life, she thought about her assets and passions. Athletic and crazy, with a love for the entertainment business, she ventured into the stunt world. She was wildly discouraged, for the nepotism runs deep in that community but she was fiercely determined to make her mark. Almost 18 years of getting punched, thrown, shot, beat, axed, you name it ~ and she still gets butterflies when that phone rings for the next job. Dailyn has doubled so many women that you may have never heard of and some that you have, such as Heather Graham and Katherine Heigl. She says she has that "one-of-a-kind face" that makes her the perfect stunt double. After a lifetime in Los Angeles, she has recently made Atlanta, Georgia her new home.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Kerry Hall

Trivia (7)

She played Criss Angel's mother, "Sylvia Walker", on CSI: NY (2004). He tries to kill her in the Houdini water tank. She does the actual stunt, which went on to receive a Emmy nomination for Stunt Coordination.
Started the first All-Girls Softball Team for the Stunt League called the "Bad News Betties".
Her favorite book is "A Prayer for Owen Meany" by John Irving, which has a cult following.
Won Second Place in her first mountain biking race.
Loves woodworking and has more tools than most guys.
Was Miss Michigan National Teen-Ager.
She was cast as the Home Improvement Expert for the news show, America Now (2010).

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