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Sonia McDancer, Nemesis

...as stunt double for Marina Sirtis

Sonia Jo McDancer (also known as Sonia Izzolena) is a stuntwoman, stunt actress, and stunt coordinator who was one of the stunt doubles for Marina Sirtis in Star Trek: Insurrection and Star Trek Nemesis.

She is married to fellow stuntman Buck McDancer and they have one son, also a stuntman, Jeffery McDancer. She holds a 7th degree black belt and is a martial arts and stunt trainer for stars. McDancer has doubled for stars such as Gina Gershon, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Judy Reyes.

Among her stunt resume are films such as The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991, with Jacqueline Brookes, Peter Mark Richman, Anthony James, Tim O'Connor, Manny Perry, Don Pugsley, John Fleck, Reiner Schöne, and stunts by Charlie Brewer, Jophery C. Brown, Eugene Collier, Bud Davis, Donna Garrett, Mary Peters, Peewee Piemonte, Don Pulford, and Lynn Salvatori), Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991, with Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa), Red Shoe Diaries (1992, with Rhonda Aldrich), Direct Hit (1994), The Beautician and the Beast (1997, with Vincent Schiavelli, Michael Horton, and stunts by Maria Doest, Rosine "Ace" Hatem, Rita Minor, and Brian J. Williams), Submerged (2000), Fat Albert (2004, with Earl Billings and stunts by Rick Avery, LaFaye Baker, and Buck McDancer), and the first two Pirates of the Caribbean films (2003 and 2006, with stunts by Tom Morga, Mark Aaron Wagner, Tony Angelotti, and Theo Kypri).

McDancer has also performed stunts in television series such as NYPD Blue (starring Gordon Clapp and Sharon Lawrence), The Practice (2000, with Jerome Butler, Bruce Davison, and stunts by Rick Avery and Mark Donaldson), Moesha, Family Matters, Falcon Crest, Family Ties, Max Headroom (starring Matt Frewer), L.A. Law (starring Corbin Bernsen), Picket Fences, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (starring Teri Hatcher and K Callan), Melrose Place, JAG, Charmed, Profiler, Sliders (starring John Rhys-Davies), The Drew Carey Show, and Strong Medicine (2002-2003, co-starring Michelle Horn and Whoopi Goldberg).

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