Heidi Moneymaker is the oldest of three children born to parents Dennis and Linda Moneymaker. She has a younger brother, Sean, and a younger sister, Renae, who followed her sister to become a competitive gymnast and work in the film industry. Heidi also has three other sisters: Denise, Liz and Sadie. She is a stunt performer, stunt coordinator, actor, personal trainer, fight choreographer.
Heidi trained as a gymnast from the age of five. She received a scholarship to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she studied history and received numerous accolades in the women’s gymnastics programme. She competed nationally and internationally for the USA and UCLA until her retirement at the age of 22.
She was introduced to the film industry by her former teammates who had made the step into stunt performing. Her first work on camera was performing a bar routine in The Amanda Show in 1999. She took up the martial arts and trained in screen fighting, along with learning how to fall, perform on wires and ride a motorcycle.