Los Angeles-based actress and stuntwoman Jessie Graff dominated the obstacle course on NBC's American Ninja Warrior's eighth season premiere last week. Dressed as Wonder Woman, Graff crushed a variety of difficult obstacles with the resolve becoming an elite professional athlete.
In doing so, the 5-foot-8, 120-pound Graff — a former NCAA pole vaulter at the University of Nebraska — became the first woman to complete the course this season.
Graff's agility and balance allowed her to easily negotiate the obstacles.
She describes herself as a "professional stunt woman living out my dream of being a superhero" on her website and notes the sacrifices made by her mother, who "found a gymnastics gym an hour away that she took me to four days a week while working three jobs" beginning when Graff was just 9 years old.