Tara Macken is an actress and stuntwoman of Filipina and Irish descent. She was born in a car in Kuwait and has since lived all around the world, including Brunei, the Philippines, and the United States. She started off as a gymnast and rock climber before moving on to dance and martial arts, all of which have been applicable to her career in stunts and acting.
You may have seen her as Luisa in Sons of Anarchy or as Maggie Q‘s stunt double on Nikita, but you’ll definitely see her soon enough – she’s in The Hunger Games, playing the part of the female tribute from District 4. She can also be seen later this year in GI Joe 2: Retaliation as the stunt double for half-Cambodian actress Elodie Yung (aka Miriam Wu from The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo).
Check out Tara’s website, IMDb profile, Twitter, Facebook page, Vimeo, and YouTube channel. Also check out this Facebook album of photos of Tara (and others) shot by half-Japanese actress/dancer/model/photographer Emily Kaiho.
Pictures and video after the jump.