I am stunt double Laura Dash. I've been in hundreds of movies, including Jurassic Park, The Goonies, Interview with A Vampire, Hook, and many many more. AMA.
Hi guys. My nephew suggested I do this AMA after a photo of myself with Robin Williams went viral the other week.
I was going to school, I was in college at UNLV in Las Vegas, and I happened to wait on a little person and he says to me how would I like to be in show business? And I kind of laughed it off and said sure, and he said "Well, they're making this movie called Under the Rainbow," and he says "I'm not really sure, but I'm told it's a remake / spoof on Wizard of Oz, and they need a lot of little people to play munchkins." So he gave me the info, I got home, talked to my sister, talked to my friends, "do you think this guy is on the level?" and they said "It doesn't hurt, look into it, we'll go with you." So it was all in LA, I contacted the people, told them about myself, and the rest is kind of history. I came out to California, I ended up working 2 weeks on the film as an extra while I was there, they asked if I would mind doing standing work as there was a little actress is, and i was about her size - so they showed me what to do, and from there I ended up working about 2 months on the movie, and then I met other people, continued to do stand-in work, worked on movies that had stunts in them, they had another short adult in to double these kids, and I thought "I could do that." So one day someone came up to me and said "we're doing this stunt next month, would you be interested in doubling?" and I had never done a stunt before, but I said "Sure, yes!" So I ended up meeting more stunt coordinators, more stunt people, and then in 1984-85, I still continued to do stand in work but I was getting more work as a stunt person. So I just started stunts for the rest of my career.
My IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0201970/
Victoria's helping me out, she's doing all the typing, ask me anything.
EDIT: Update: I'm taking a break, but I will be back to answer any additional questions at a later time. In the meantime, I started my own dog rescue, it's called Adopt Me Rescue, and you can visit our website at http://adoptmerescue.org