Diana Lee Inosanto

Diana Lee Inosanto
Born (1966-05-29) May 29, 1966
Torrance, California
Other names D. Lee Inosanto
Occupation Actor, Film director, Stunt performer, Martial Arts Teacher, Martial Arts Choreographer
Website http://www.dianaleeinosanto.com/

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

Personal life

Inosanto was born in Torrance, California and was raised in Carson, California and later, Harbor City, California, where she attended Narbonne High School. Her father is Dan Inosanto and she is married to fellow martial-artist Ron Balicki

Martial artist

Inosanto grew up surrounded by the martial arts world, studying many forms including Jeet Kune Do and Filipino Martial Arts which she learned from her father, Dan Inosanto, a student of Jeet Kune Do founder Bruce Lee, who also was her godfather.[2] She has appeared on the cover of numerous martial arts magazines including Black Belt Magazine, 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

On the beach, 2004.

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 on the world premiere of Dan Kwong's play Be Like Water.


  1. "The Sensei" profiled by Jane Mee Wong in Northwest Asian Weekly
  2. Bruce Lee - Die Faust Hollywoods, documentary by Annette Baumeister in the series Too Young To Die, ZDF / Arte, Germany 2015

External links

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