Dana Hee

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games (non-medal events)
Full nameDana Lynn•Hee (Davidson-)
Used nameDana•Hee
Born9 November 1961 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (USA)
NOC United States


Dana Hee competed in taekwondo as a demonstration sport at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Hee won the lightweight division in Seoul. Hee began training in Shotokan karate in 1980, but switched to taekwondo in 1984. She learned many other styles for her later work as a stuntwomen, including aikido, boxing, capoeira, jiu jitsu, kung fu and wrestling.

Hee won 21 regional championships in the US between 1985-87 and won silver medals at the US National in 1986-88. She won a bronze medal at the 1986 Universiade and competed at the 1987 World Taekwondo Championships.

Hee’s career after sports was as an action film actress, model and stuntwoman. She performed stunts for Sandra Bullock, Geena Davis, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Garner, Daryl Hannah, Nicole Kidman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rene Russo, and Uma Thurman, among others.

Hee also spent time as a motivational speaker, personal trainer, and company spokesperson. Hee was named to the US Grandmasters Society Hall of Fame in 2007 and was inducted into the Taekwondo Hall of Fame in 2013.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Summer Olympics Taekwondo USA Dana Hee
Lightweight, Women (Olympic (non-medal)) 1