Diana Lee Inosanto (born May 29, 1966) is an American actress, stuntwoman, martial artist and film director, sometimes credited as D. Lee Inosanto.[1]


Inosanto was born in Torrance, California and was raised in Carson, California and later, Harbor City, California, where she attended Narbonne High School. She is the daughter of martial arts icon Dan Inosanto and Sue Ann Reveal; Father of American Kempo Karate, Ed Parker, played matchmaker to Diana Lee Inosanto's parents. Her god-father was the late Bruce Lee, after whom she was named. Years later, after the death of Bruce Lee, her second god-father figure would be Jeet Kune Do student of the late Bruce Lee and martial arts instructor & business partner to her father, Richard Bustillo.

Martial artist

Inosanto grew up surrounded by the martial arts world, studying many forms including Jeet Kune Do which she learned from her father, Dan Inosanto, who was a student of Jeet Kune Do founder Bruce Lee. She has appeared on the cover of numerous martial arts magazines including "Black Belt," "Martial Arts," "Inside Karate," "Self Defense," and "Inside Kung Fu." Diana was named Woman of the year by Black Belt Magazine in 2009.

Film career

Movies and television work includes

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  • "I, Frankenstein" (2012) (Martial Arts Trainer - Aaron Eckhart / Socratis Otto)
  • "Hirokin" (2010) (Assistant Stunt Coordinator)
  • "Sinners & Saints The Movie" (2009) (Co-Producer) (Assistant Stunt Coordinator)
  • "The Sensei" (2008) (Director) (Producer) (Actress)
  • "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift" (2006) (Actress)
  • "Rent" (2005) (Actress)
  • "The Prodigy" (2006) (Actress) (Associate Producer)
  • "The Vault" (2005) (Actress)
  • "Resident Evil: Apocalypse" (2004) (Fight Choreography)
  • "Star Trek: Enterprise" (2003) (2004) (2005) TV Series (Stunts)
  • "Hulk" (2003) (Actress)
  • "Fist of Cheese" (2004) TV Series (Assistant Stunt Coordinator) (Associate Producer)
  • "The Time Machine" (2002) (Actress)
  • "On Sundays " - (Co Producer) (2002)
  • "A Ribbon of Dreams" (2002) (Associate Producer)
  • "Life Streams" (2000) (Actress) (Co Producer)
  • "Modern Warriors" (2000) Herself
  • "Blade" (2000) (Stunts)
  • "Mystery Men" (1999) (Stunts)
  • "Wild Wild West" (1999) (Stunts)
  • "Red Corner" (1999) (Stunts)
  • "The Patriot" (1998) (Stunts)
  • "Face/Off" (1997) (Stunts)
  • "The Roseanne Show" (1998) TV Series (Stunt Actress)
  • "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1996) TV Series (Stunts)
  • "Spy Game" (1997) TV Series (Stunts)
  • "Barb Wire" (1996) (Stunts)
  • "MTV New Edition Music Video "Hit Me Off" - (Stunts) (1996)
  • "10-8: Officers on Duty" (2003) TV Series (Stunts)
  • "Black Scorpion" (1999) (Stunts)
  • "MADtv" (2001) (Actress)
  • "The Last Man on Planet Earth" (1999) (Stunts)
  • "Team Knight Rider" (1998) (Actress)
  • "Walker, Texas Ranger" (1998) (Stunts)
  • "Moonlighting" (1988) (Actress)

Theatre work

Inosanto is active in Southern California theatre, as a member of the Asian American theatre group, Lodestone Theatre Ensemble. In 2008 she worked with East West Players, serving as Martial Arts Choreographer, along with her husband Ron Balicki, on the world premiere of Dan Kwong's play Be Like Water, about a young Asian American girl who is visited and taught by the Ghost of Bruce Lee.


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