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LaFaye Baker (born 20 December 1962; age 58) is a stuntwoman, stunt actress, and stunt coordinator who performed stunts in episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager. She received no credit for this work.
In 2006 she was the director, writer, producer, and lead actress in the stunt documentary Hollywood at its Best. She has doubled for actresses such as Angela Bassett, Regina Hall, Whoopi Goldberg, Vanessa Williams, Alfre Woodard, Gina Ravarra, Stacey Dash, and Nia Long, has done many television commercials, and has appeared in several music videos for performers such as Janet Jackson, The Fugees, and TLC.
Among her stunt resume are films such as Grand Canyon (1991, with Alfre Woodard, Tina Lifford, Branscombe Richmond, Jack Kehler, Lynn Salvatori, Paul E. Short, and stunts by Gary Baxley, Charlie Brewer, Tony Brubaker, Maria Doest, Al Jones, and Gary Wayton), Made in America (1993, with Whoopi Goldberg, Clyde Kusatsu, David Bowe, Michael McFall, and stunts by Kim Washington, Jeff Mosley, and Dick Ziker), Showgirls (1995, with Gina Ravarra and stunts by Steve Blalock, Maria Kelly, Sharon Shaffer, and J. Suzanne Rampe), Independence Day (1996, with Brent Spiner), The Nutty Professor (1996, with Julianne Christie, Athena Massey, and stunts by Eugene Collier and Rita Minor), I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998, with Bill Cobbs, Jeffrey Combs, John Harrington Bland, and stunts by Jennifer Caputo and Jophery C. Brown), Hannibal (2001, with Francis Guinan, Don McManus, William Powell-Blair, Mark Margolis, and stunts by Kym Washington), Scary Movie 2 (2001, with with Woody Bosco, Drew Renkewitz, Suzanne Bianqui, Mark Barrett, Antony Acker, Tim Rigby, Bridgett Riley, Craig Shugart, and Geneviere Anderson), and Gridiron Gang (2006, with The Rock and Leon Rippy).
Baker has also appeared in television series such as Fantasy Island, seaQuest DSV, MacGyver, Baywatch, Nash Bridges, Beverly Hills, 90210, JAG, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Passions, Angel, and Crossing Jordan.
More recently, Baker worked as stunt coordinator on the short action film Nose Candy (2010) and worked as stunt double for Angela Bassett on the comic adaptation Green Lantern (2011, with Todd Bryant, Trace Cheramie, Dana Dru Evenson, Jeff Wolfe, and Thom Williams).