Stunt Performer Spotlight: Monette Moio

Featured Interview With Stunt Performer, Monette Moio.

Tell about yourself and story, Monette!

Born and raised in Los Angeles, I have been interested in the motion picture business since I can remember - performing in improv shows since I was 5, acting classes, Tae Kwon Do, tumbling, etc...

I’ve always known it’s something I’ve wanted to do for the rest of my life.

What inspired you to become a stunt person?

I grew up going to my dad, John Moio’s stunt training classes at Bob Yerkes.  Week after week, year after year, I watched many incredibly talented people grow and become successful working stunt performers.

It always inspired me seeing these people take off and watching my dad help them get there.

What is your greatest skill as a stunt performer, is there a story behind it?

My greatest skills are fights and low falls.

What is the best part about being a stunt performer?

The best thing about being a stunt performer is being a part of the most integral and exciting component of telling a story.  Without stunts, stories wouldn’t be nearly as interesting.

What advice would you give other stunt people?

Some advice I’d give another stunt person is: take an improv and acting class.

Not only can they benefit you in your personal life, they’ll come in handy when you get asked to say a few lines before you hit the ground.

Anything else you would like to tell the community about?

I am so grateful to be a part of the stunt community.  It truly is an honor to work alongside such hard working, tough, and tenacious individuals.