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Overview (1)

Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Debbie Evans Stuntwoman

Debbie Evans is considered one of Hollywood's top stunt women. The writing was on the wall from the age of six when she started riding motorcycles in her hometown of Lakewood, California. By the age of nine she started competing in the sport of motorcycle trials. By 1976, she became the first woman to reach the rank of expert, successfully competing against the men. She was considered the best female observed trials rider in the United States, earning factory-backed sponsorship from Yamaha.

Her entertainment roots began with halftime shows at various stadium events, which included her famous headstand on the seat of a balancing motorcycle. Not one to shy away from the challenge of a male-dominated field, she accepted the offer to do a motorcycle jump over a 30-foot ravine for the movie Deathsport. This job would be the beginning a stunt career that would span decades, and garner her accolades and awards for future work to come. Shortly after her path started, things exploded for Debbie when she tied for second overall in the 1978 CBS Stunt Competition as the only female competitor, and won first place in the car race, beating out all of the top male stunt drivers. She has since been featured in Reader's Digest, Glamour Magazine, Cycle World, Dirt Bike, and on ESPN, The Montel Williams Show, Women's Entertainment Television, and Entertainment Tonight, just to name a few.

Debbie honed all aspects of her physical ability, performing just about every stunt there is, but never steering too far from her first love...motorcycles and cars! In 2002, Debbie won two Taurus World Stunt Awards for doubling Michelle Rodriguez in The Fast and the Furious, and has continued with the franchise, and actress, in the subsequent films. Debbie has won 7 Taurus World Stunts Awards, one of the highest acknowledgements in her industry. She has also been inducted into the American Motorcyclist (AMA) Hall of Fame, The Hollywood Stuntman's Hall of Fame, along with many other awards and nominations. Debbie has been had an amazing career with many memorable pieces of work. A few of her most notable sequences were for Carrie Anne Moss, in Matrix Reloaded where she drove a Cadillac CTS and rode a Ducati 996 in the famous freeway chase sequence. Also doubling for Michelle Rodriguez in the first Fast and Furious driving a car under a semi-truck, crashing and flipping it off the embankment into the field below. Debbie worked on many other Fast and Furious movies in all the female driving sequences Fast films 1,2,3,6,7, and 8. She has doubled for many of the leading ladies in Hollywood and was the stunt driving double for Angelina Jolie in Wanted, Mr. and Mrs. Smith and Taking Lives.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Deana Newman

Spouse (1)

Lane Leavitt (1979 - present) ( 3 children)

Trivia (7)

Sister of Donna Evans.
Debbie's father David was a factory sponsored motorcycle racer who appeared in the classic documentary On Any Sunday (1971).
Daughter of David Evans.
Mother of Steven Leavitt.
Doubled for Carrie-Anne Moss in The Matrix Reloaded (2003).
Inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2003.
Doubled Samantha Mathis in the scene where Mathis' character is run over by Sean Graham's hitman truck driver.

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