The most in-demand and in-form stunt woman in Hollywood, Jessie Graff tells a success story of never giving up. The newest face in the game show ‘The Titan Games’, Jessie rose to fame following her time at the American Ninja Warrior. The first woman ever to complete Stage 1 of the Las Vegas Finals course, Jessie is also the second woman ever to conquer the Stage 1 of the Sasuke franchise worldwide. As of 2020, Jessie is the only woman worldwide to finish Stage 2 in the Sasuke/Ninja Warrior franchise. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Jessie Graff.
Jessie Lauren Graff was born on the 12th of January, 1984 in New York, New York, United States. Born to Ginny MacColl and Tom Graff, Jessie developed an interest in gymnastics from a young age and started taking circus classes when she was just six years of age. She began her gymnastics practice from the age of 9 and competed professionally for six years. A member of the Frederick Gymnastics Club for 6 years, Jessie was catching other performers on the trapeze by the age of 12. A pole vaulter in high school, Jessie graduated in 2002 from Urbana High School, as a Track Team Leader, honor roll student, and member of the National Honor Society.
Following her high school, Jessie got her degrees in aerospace engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and theatre from the University of Nebraska. A professional athlete during college, Jessie held the pole vault record at Georgia Tech and the University of Nebraska. She set her personal best in 2004 in the 5000m run at 15:56.30; she set her outdoor pole vault PB at 4.17 m (13 ft 8 in); and indoor pole vault PB at 4.20 m (13 ft 9 in).
A career as a stuntwoman:
Having earned her black belts in Taekwondo and Kung Fu, Jesse started taking up in 2007, the same year she graduated from the University of Nebraska. Over the years, Jessie has worked on several movies including X-Men: First Class, Make It or Break It, Another Period, Bridesmaids, Knight and Day, Bad Teacher, John Carter, Leverage, and Sons of Anarchy. Her most recent work came in the 2016 TV series, Super Girl and the 2018 Movie, Wonder Woman 1984.
Jessie’s first taste in an obstacle course came in the 2008 show, Wipeout. While she failed at the penultimate challenge, she continued the momentum and made an appearance in the fifth season of American Ninja Warrior and became the first woman to qualify to compete in a City Finals course. After an injured knee kept our out of season 6, Jessie appeared in Season 7 of American Ninja Warrior but could not make it up the Warped Wall at Stage One in Las Vegas. In the 8th season of the show, Graff became the first woman in American Ninja Warrior history to make it up the new 14 1/2-foot Warped Wall. Jessie took on the Sasuke 34 course in the summer of 2017 and became the second woman in the show’s history to clear Stage 1 and also the first woman ever to clear Stage 2.
Treatment and Titan Games:
In November of 2019, Jessie was admitted at the Orthohealing Center in Los Angeles. She was scheduled to have her marrow extracted from her hip bone to use as part of stem cell treatment on her creaky shoulders and neck. As she lay on the table, Jessie got the call from the producers of The Titan Games to appear on the show. And even though Jessie was feeling the wear and tear of her years of stunt work, she did not want to pass up on the opportunity and made an appearance in the second season of the series as a Titan. Talking about her decision, Jessie revealed,
“I went into [‘The Titan Games’] knowing I am way out of my league and the expectations are high,” Graff said. “But I always preach to little girls, ‘Don’t be afraid to do something because you’re not going to be good at it. Go out of your comfort zone. Try new things. Fall on your face if you have to, because that’s how you’re going to learn and grow the most. I guess I’m taking my own advice.”
There is no credible source to confirm Jessie’s net worth. However, we can estimate she is enjoying her fortune somewhere in the millions.
Personal Life: Is Jessie Lesbian or married to a husband?
While Jessie’s professional exploits are all there to see and praise, there are very few details on her personal life. Basically she is maintaining a lowkey family life. Due to her secretiive approach like many other celebrities, Jessie has faced questions on her sexuality as if she is Lesbian? Breaking down her dating history and affairs, back in 2018, Drew Drechsel, fellow ‘American Ninja Warrior’ competitor was rumored to be her boyfriend. Later Drew cleared the situation by publicly addressing he was in a relationship with some other woman. As for Jessie, she has never shared anything about the man in her life but we can confirm she was married back in 2018 and she is still married to the person. For now we don’t know anything about her husband.
Jessie Lauren Graff
January 12, 1984
New York, New York, United States
Ginny MacColl, Tom Graff
University of Nebraska, Georgia Institute of Technology