Photos with Janene Carleton
BiographyKelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Janene is the youngest of 3 children, born and raised in Kelowna, Canada. Growing up she was always a well-rounded athlete having participated in a wide range of sports & dance. But her main focus was competitive horseback riding where she competed at a national level in show jumping and three day eventing. Janene shifted her focus from the competitive horse circuit to attend college in Victoria BC, where she studied Biology and English. She also became a personal trainer, fitness model and began to dabble in mixed martial arts. Read more... helped her transition into her career as a stunt woman by 2005. Her first jobs in the industry included helping train movie horses, giving actors riding lessons, and eventually doubling actors for their horse work. It didn't take long for the rest of her experience as a well-rounded athlete to launch her into her full-fledged career as a well-rounded stunt woman. She has since doubled many of Hollywood's biggest action stars including Angelina Jolie, Jessica Biel, Paula Patton and Carla Gugino. Some of the blockbuster films to her credit include 'Salt', 'Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol',' Total Recall', 'Watchmen', 'Twilight Breaking Dawn' and 'Xmen 3', to name a few. Janene's favorite activities include yoga, snowboarding, hiking with her dogs & exploring the mountains with her horses. Family, music and world travel have her heart. She loves immersing herself in the experience of different people, cultures and cuisine, and believes in giving back from the grassroots. She is also an avid supporter of "The Earth Charter' & organizations educating 3rd world countries in a sustainable way of living. Locally, she supports charities by sharing her horses and her time with Equine Theraputic Farms helping children with Autism and other disabilities. Janene continues to stay busy doubling action stars and performing stunts in major motion pictures & television, although she aspires to get more involved behind the camera as well. A highlight in Janene's stunt career was being recognized by her stunt peers in 2011, winning a World Taurus Stunt Award for 'Best Overall Stunt Performed by a Woman' for her action doubling Angelina Jolie in 'Salt'.