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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 26 April 1952North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameMarceline Ann Williams
Height 5' 7½" (1.71 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born on a ranch in North Hollywood, California, Spice rode her horse to kindergarten, grew up playing in her father's medical offices, eventually hitting the road as a musician, singer, and dancer under contract to 20th Century-Fox Records.

Overcoming a seven-year drug and alcohol problem, at the age of 26, she turned to God, nutrition and exercise with the eventual promise of helping others to turn their lives around. As she got older, Spice changed the course of her career and began studying acting for stage and film. After hearing about roles for female warriors, wrestlers, and super-heroines, she began to kickbox and bodybuild, slowly creating a niche for herself.

Spice has worked in such feature motion pictures as Star Trek V, Cherokee Kid, From Dusk Till Dawn, The Guyver, A Simple Plan, and For The Love Of The Game. She has also guest-starred on numerous TV shows including, Roseanne, My Two Dads, Women In Prison, Mama's Family, The Bold And The Beautiful, Step by Step, The Smart Guy, Diagnosis Murder, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Srcubs, in what she terms as an "action actress." "In fact," says Spice, "I can't remember doing a role where I wasn't asked to perform some kind of physical feat" Since 1986, Spice has been stunt doubling Deidre Hall (Marlena) on "Days of our Lives and has also played several roles on that soap. She had the great honor of working with Clint Eastwood on "Million Dollar Baby," and then had a blast working on an independent film in with Luke Goss, called "Dead UnDead." She is very proud of co-starring in an incredible film called, "The Sensei," with Diana Lee Inosanto starring & directing, a fun film called, "Bare Knuckles, " and recently, she played a warden in a Stallone film and can be seen as a hooker on the new TV show, Brooklyn 99. Currently, Spice has produced her own show called, "I FIGHT FOR MY LIFE" about women victims and turning them into women victors!

Stunts came into play in 1980 ago when Spice was asked to double an actress playing a Judo instructor opposite Rock Hudson. Since then, she has doubled for the likes of Louise Fletcher, Meg Foster, Katherine Ross, Clare Carey, Deidre Hall, Cindy Pickett, Linda Kozlowski, Eileen Brennen, Becky Ann Baker, Kelly Preston and many more. Spice also Stunt Coordinates feature films, Television shows and commercials. Her stunt expertise is in fighting & "hitting the ground!"

Although Spice has crashed cars, dove through glass windows, taken stair falls, executed 30-foot ratchets, 50-foot high falls, and hung from helicopters 350 feet above the ground, she is perhaps best known for her ability to pick a 300 pound man up over her head in a fireman's carry.

Gracing the cover and pages of over 100 magazines, both here and abroad, Spice has also made a name for herself as a nutritional expert with 2 Masters in Fitness Science & Holistic Nutrition and a PhD in Natural Health Medicine, writing for magazine as Ms. Fitness, Natural Muscle Magazine, and World Black Belt. She holds a 3rd DAN in Arjukanpo, 1st DAN in Doce Pares Eskrima, and is Certified Level B in Israeli KAPAP, Level C in Guatemala GIKA, and Security Defensive Tactics, Inc.. Her successful joint venture with her husband -- a popular line of vegetarian food products called "Spice Of Life Meatless Meats & Jerky." In December of 1998, she was voted into the Marquis Who's Who in America-West. One of her greatest honors was posing for a 30ft bronze statue where she represents the past, present and future female athletes of the Olympics. Spice's goal is to continue to set an example for the "women of the new millennium" -- spiritually focused, mentally alert, and physically capable. Spice is married to Gregory Crosby -- screenwriter (Hacksaw Ridge) and first-born grandson of actor/singer Bing Crosby and they have a beautiful son, Luke, who is equally healthy and active!

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Assistant to Ms. Williams-Crosby

Spouse (1)

Gregory Crosby (26 August 1989 - present) (1 child)

Trade Mark (2)

Red hair and blue eyes
Muscular physique

Trivia (12)

Was the first vegan bodybuilder to display her physique and acting ability on screen in the CBS-TV movie Getting Physical (1984).
Is a member of the Stuntwomen's Association of Motion Pictures since 1985.
In the Marquis Who's Who for her production of the "Power Source Day" that ran 13 years.
Survived being thrown out of an auto accident at age 18 that put her into a six-day coma. She battled back through a physical recovery that also led to an addiction to painkillers, speed and alcohol that resulted in a seven-year substance abuse problem. In September 1977, Spice fell to her knees and asked God to help her turn her life around. She has been clean ever since.
In 2004, Spice was one of three women, in the history of the United States, to take their Black Belt in Arjukanpo (five combatant styles - Kickboxing, JuJitsu, Judo, Grappling and Eskrima).
In 2002, Spice was asked to pose for a 30ft bronze statue, representing all past, present and future female athletes of the Olympics and Pan Am Games. The statue can be found at: http://www.jonhair.com.
Spice holds a third DAN in Arjukanpo (Shihan Mark Parra and GM Vince Palumbo) and a first DAN in Doce Pares Eskrima (GM Cacoy Canete and GM Anthony Kleeman. Spice is the fifth woman to achieve a Black Belt under GM Anthony Kleeman. She is also the only would in America granted Level B in Israeli KAPAP by the Israeli Ministery of Education.
Granddaughter-in-law of Bing Crosby.
Mother, with Gregory Crosby, of son Luke Gregory Crosby.
Nominated BEST Actress at Roswell International Film Festival 2016.
Winner BEST Actress at L.A. Shorts Awards 2016.
Daughter-in-law of Pat Sheehan and Dennis Crosby.

Personal Quotes (1)

I've definitely got a more feminine side. Sure, I go into the gym and beat the hell out of some 300 pound guy. But when I leave the gym, the only thing I pick up is a paycheck. Just because I've got muscles doesn't mean I don't want a man to be a gentleman to me.

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