Shanna McCullough

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Shanna McCullough
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Born (1960-04-01) April 1, 1960 (age 54)
Other names Shanna McCullogh, Nichole Thomas, Marcia Gray
Ethnicity White
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
No. of adult films 300 plus[1]

Shanna McCullough (born April 1, 1960)[1] is an American pornographic actress, who has been called "one of the adult industry's all-time great stars."[2]

She grew up in the San Francisco Bay area.[3] At school she was involved with the theatre group, and acted in drama and musicals.[3] She went to college and received a degree in accounting.[3] Then she worked as an electrician for two years, and also as a veterinary technician.[3] In her early 20's Shanna and her husband embraced the Swinging scene, and she also owned a pet boa constrictor which would later feature with her in the film Deviations.[2] She replied to a wanted ad for porn performers in a San Francisco newspaper.[3] McCullough made her porn debut in May 1983 in a scene with the actor Mike Horner for Deviations.[2] She had her first sexual experience with another woman in a scene with Hyapatia Lee.[2] Rick Savage made his acting debut in a scene with her in 1983 in the Bob Vosse production, Nasty Lady.[2] After starting to work in porn, she also performed as a dancer in nightclubs.[3] During a break from the business she also worked as a stripper and went back to school to study zoology, with the aim of working in the animal health care field.[3] In 1999 reported that Shanna was operating a website giving members 24 hour access to multiple webcams installed in her home.[4] As of March 2009, the website appears to have ceased operating. In March 2008, she ran the Los Angeles Marathon.[5] Dave Cummings has said Shanna was one of the actresses he most enjoyed working with.[6] As of 2010, now 50, she has yet to completely retire from the adult business, making her a 27-year veteran performer.

Selected filmography[edit]

  • Tiger's Got Wood (2009)
  • My Secret Life (2006)
  • Girls Who Cum Hard (2003)
  • Space Nuts(2003)
  • Girl show: The art of female masturbation (2002)
  • Speedway (1999)
  • Candy Stripers 5:The New Generation (1999)
  • Nurse Shanna (1997)
  • Erotic Pool party (1995)
  • Nymphette does Hollywood (1989)
  • My Bare Lady (1989)
  • KTSX 69 (1988)
  • Lust Connection (1988)
  • Prom Girls (1988)
  • WPINK-TV 3 (1986)


  • 1988 AVN Award for Best Actress (Video) – Hands Off[7]
  • 1997 AVN Award for Best Supporting Actress (Film) – Bobby Sox[7]
  • 1999 AVN Award for Best Actress (Film) – Looker[7]
  • 2000 AVN Award for Best Supporting Actress (Video) – Double Feature[7]
  • AVN Hall of Fame [5]
  • XRCO Hall of Fame


  1. ^ a b "biography". Retrieved 2009-03-30. 
  2. ^ a b c d e David Jennings, Skinflicks: The Inside Story of the X-Rated Video Industry, AuthorHouse, 2000 ISBN 1-58721-184-X
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "ADULT STAR DIRECTORY". Wicked Pictures. Retrieved 2009-03-30. 
  4. ^ "Not Your Brother's Webcam". Wired magazine. 1999-12-01. Retrieved 2009-03-30. 
  5. ^ a b Mike Albo (2008-03-14). "Shanna McCullough and Wendy Nitz Complete LA Marathon". AVN. Retrieved 2008-03-16. 
  6. ^ "RETRACTION". AVN. Retrieved 2009-03-30. 
  7. ^ a b c d "Past Winners". AVN. Retrieved 2007-09-22. 

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