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Kym Washington-Longino (born 19 October 1957; age 57) is a stuntwoman and stunt actress who was the stunt double for Nichelle Nichols in Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, uncredited in the former.

Washington is the daughter of stuntman and stunt coordinator Richard Washington and is married to Toys'R'Us distribution manager John E. Longino. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, she has doubled for stars such as Whoopi Goldberg, Alfre Woodard, Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, and Queen Latifah. She has also done many television commercials.

In 2006 she was part of the five leading African-American Hollywood stuntwomen who did the stunt documentary Hollywood at Its Best (with fellow Star Trek stuntwomen LaFaye Baker and Sharon Shaffer).

Among her stunt resume are films such as Explorers (1985, with James Cromwell, Brooke Bundy, Robert Picardo, Dick Miller, Frank Welker, and stunts by Janet Brady, William Couch, and Robert Herron), The Color Purple (1985, with Whoopi Goldberg), Ghostbusters II (1989, with Harris Yulin, Aaron Lustig, Page Leong, Christopher Neame, and stunts by Tony Brubaker, Erik Cord, Vince Deadrick, Donna Garrett, Joel Kramer, and Andy Gill), Another 48 Hrs. (1990, with Kevin Tighe, Ed O'Ross, Bernie Casey, Page Leong, Allan Graf, Rex Pierson, Biff Yeager, Shauna O'Brien, and stunts by Charlie Brewer, Phil Chong, Linda Fetters, Patricia Tallman, and Steve Kelso), Ghost (1990, with Whoopi Goldberg and Vincent Schiavelli), Sister Act (1992, with Whoopi Goldberg), Made in America (1993, with Whoopi Goldberg and Clyde Kusatsu), Corrina, Corrina (1994, with Whoopi Goldberg and Brent Spiner), Theodore Rex (1995), Bogus (1996), Girl, Interrupted (1999), Hannibal (2001), Gothika (2003), Taxi (2004), War of the Worlds (2005), and World Trade Center (2006).

Her resume also includes television series such as Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Third Watch, The District, Homicide: Life on the Street, Law and Order, Chicago Hope, and Rescue 911.

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