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Joni Avery is a stuntwoman and stunt coordinator who doubled Marina Sirtis in Star Trek Generations and Star Trek: Insurrection and played one of the escaping Ba'ku in a stunt scene in Star Trek: Insurrection.

She is married to stuntman and stunt coordinator Rick Avery. They have two sons, both stuntmen, Brian Avery and Mike Avery.

Avery doubled stars such as Genie Francis (wife to Jonathan Frakes), Alicia Silverstone (in "Cryin" music video by Aerosmith), Pamela Anderson (in Baywatch), Drew Barrymore (in Boys on the Side 1994 with Whoopi Goldberg and Never Been Kissed 1999), Marg Helgenberger (in Species 1995), Olivia d'Abo (in The Big Green 1995), Cyndi Lauper (in Vibes 1988), Bette Midler (in First Wives Club 1996 with Stephen Collins), Christina Applegate (in The Sweetest Thing 2002), Christina Ricci (in Cursed 2004 with Anita Hart), Kathy Bates (in Little Black Book 2004, with Sharon Lawrence), and is the main stunt double for actress Patricia Arquette in most of her films as well as in the television series Medium (since 2005, some episodes were written by Rene Echevarria who is also an executive producer on this series).

She is also a stunt coordinator for films and television series such as V.I.P. (1998-1999), The Handler (2003, with Mary Mara), and White Oleander (2003, with John Billingsley).

Among her stunt performing credits are films such as True Romance (1993, with Christian Slater), Addams Family Values (1993, with Christopher Lloyd, and Patricia Tallman), The Mask (1994, with Kevin Grevioux), Broken Arrow (1996, with Christian Slater and Mark Riccardi), Titanic (1997, with Michael Ensign, Jenette Goldstein, Tricia O'Neil, and Anita Hart), Deep Impact (1998, with James Cromwell and Denise Crosby), Scream 3 (2000), Planet of the Apes (2001, with Cary-Hiroyuki, David Warner, and Simone Boisseree), Showtime (2002, with William Shatner), Hulk (2003, with Regi Davis and Boni Yanagisawa), Taxi (2004. with Denney Pierce and Katie Rowe), Bewitched (2005, with Patricia Tallman), and Poseidon (2006, with Caroline Lagerfelt and Darlene Williams).

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