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Stormy Daniels
Stormy Daniels 2010.jpg
Stormy Daniels attending the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo at the Sands Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada on January 8, 2010
Born Stephanie Gregory Clifford[1]
(1979-03-17) March 17, 1979 (age 35)[2]
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Other names Stormy, Stormy Waters
Ethnicity Irish American and Cherokee[3]
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 130 lb (59 kg)
Spouse(s) Pat Myne
(m. 2003-2005; divorced)
Mike Moz
(m. 2007-present; separated 2009)
Partner(s) Glendon Crain
(2010-present)
Children 1
No. of adult films 173 as actress
54 as director (per IAFD)[4]
Website
www.stormydaniels.com

Stormy Daniels (born March 17, 1979[2]), also known as Stormy Waters and simply Stormy, is an American pornographic actress, screenwriter,[5] and director. She was crowned the "#1 Porn Star In The World" by Genesis Top 100 and "The New Queen Of X" by Girls Of Penthouse magazine.[6] She is a member of the NightMoves Adult Entertainment, AVN and XRCO Halls of Fame.[7][8][9] In 2009, a recruitment effort led her to consider challenging incumbent David Vitter for the 2010 Senate election in her native Louisiana.[10]

Early life[edit]

Daniels' parents divorced when she was four. She was subsequently raised by her mother. Daniels has said of her childhood that she "came from an average, lower-income household...there [were] days without electricity".[11] She attended Scotlandville Magnet High School in Louisiana[3] and was the editor of her high school paper[12] and president of the 4-H club.[13][14]

Career[edit]

Daniels began stripping at age 17 at a club in Baton Rouge,[3] then expanded to become a feature entertainer with Continental Theatrical Agency in September 2000.[15] She chose her stage name to reflect her love of Mötley Crüe, whose bassist, Nikki Sixx, named his daughter Storm.[16] While working as a feature she met Devon Michaels, who was doing lesbian scenes in a pair of upcoming movies — one for Wicked Pictures and one for Sin City—and invited Daniels to accompany her.[17] Daniels accompanied Michaels to her Wicked shoot, where she met Brad Armstrong and co-starred with Michaels in her Sin City scene, American Girls Part 2. Afterwards, Armstrong invited Daniels to stay with him[17] where she continued doing lesbian-only scenes.

In July 2002 she was cast as the lead in a feature film for Wicked Pictures called Heat, where she did her first heterosexual sex scene, and in September of the same year she signed an exclusive contract with Wicked.[17] In 2004 she won the Best New Starlet Award from Adult Video News, which was a complete surprise to Daniels, as she was so sure Jesse Jane would win she made a $500 bet with another porn starlet.[18] She has directed for Wicked since 2004, and is their leading performer.[19]

Daniels was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame on January 18, 2014[8] and was inducted into the XRCO Hall of Fame on April 16, 2014.[9] Her directorial work that year earned fourteen AVN Award nominations including a nomination for Best Safe Sex Scene for her performance with Brendon Miller in François Clousot’s First Crush.[20]

Appearances[edit]

She has appeared in several men's magazines, including Playboy, Hustler, Penthouse, High Society, GQ, and FHM. She has also written for FHM. Daniels also appeared in an episode of Real Sex where she is seen participating in 2001 Miss Nude Great Plains Contest.[21]

In early 2007 she appeared in Dirt on the FX Network, where she played a stripper who helps to set up a basketball player played by Rick Fox.[22] Later in 2007 Daniels appeared in Maroon 5's music video for their song "Wake Up Call" as a pole dancer. She appears in the film The 40-Year-Old Virgin when the main character (Steve Carell) watches her in the video Space Nuts: Episode 69—Unholy Union, and then tries dreaming about her. A deleted scene on the Virgin DVD includes her having dinner with producer Seth Rogen in a parody of My Dinner with Andre. She plays a Las Vegas lap dancer in Knocked Up, alongside fellow porn star Nautica Thorn. In 2009 she appeared in the fifth episode of the Starz show Party Down, playing an award-winning adult film actress.

Politics[edit]

A group of fans attempted to recruit Daniels to run against Republican Senator David Vitter in Louisiana in 2010.[10] The recruitment process was centered around the website DraftStormy.com.[23] On May 21, 2009, she formed an exploratory committee.[24] Daniels was unaffiliated with any party until April, 2010 when she declared herself as a Republican.[25] She made several listening tours around Louisiana to focus on the economy, as well as women in business and child protection[26] and stated that if elected, she would likely retire from the adult industry.[27] On July 28, 2009, it was reported that her campaign manager had been targeted by a car bomb attack.[28] She announced on April 15, 2010 that she would not be running for Senate, saying she could not afford a run for the Senate seat and stating that the media never took her candidacy seriously.[29]

Personal life[edit]

Daniels was born as Stephanie Gregory Clifford[1][29] in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She married fellow pornographic actor and director Pat Myne on 29 August 2003 but they later divorced in 2005.[13] She has been married to Mike Moz, a publicist in the adult entertainment industry, since 9 November 2007.[30] On July 25, 2009, Daniels was arrested in Tampa after an assault on her husband.[31][32] In November 2009, Daniels separated from her husband and has a daughter (born January, 2011) with current boyfriend Glendon Crain.[33]

Awards[edit]

List of accolades received
by Stormy Daniels
Total number of wins
Totals 51
References
Daniels at the 2007 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo
Year Ceremony Award Work
2001 Gold G-String Award Gold Medalist[34] N/A
2002 N/A
2004 N/A
AVN Award Best New Starlet[35][36] N/A
Best Sex Comedy[35] Space Nuts
Adam Film World Guide Award Contract Babe of the Year[37] Wicked Pictures
NightMoves Adult Entertainment Award Best Actress/Female Performer (Editor's Choice)[7] N/A
KSEXradio Listener's Choice Award Sexiest Babe[38][39] N/A
2005 N/A
CAVR Award Star of Year[36][40] N/A
High Society Centerfold of the Year[41] N/A
NightMoves Adult Entertainment Award Best New Director (Editor's Choice)[36][42] N/A
2006 AVN Award Best Supporting Actress - Video[43] Camp Cuddly Pines Powertool Massacre
Best Screenplay[43]
Adam Film World Guide Award Best Sex Comedy[44]
Crossover Female Performer of the Year[44] N/A
XRCO Award Mainstream Adult Media Favorite[36][45] N/A
F.A.M.E. Award Favorite Breasts[46] N/A
CAVR Award Best Feature Director[47] N/A
NightMoves Adult Entertainment Award Best Actress/Female Performer (Fan's Choice)[7] N/A
Triple Play Award (Dancing/Performing/Directing)[7] N/A
Exotic Dancer Award Adult Movie Feature Entertainer of the Year[48] N/A
Temptation Award Best Actress - Video[49] Watching Samantha
2007 AVN Award Contract Star of the Year[36][50] Wicked Pictures
F.A.M.E. Award Favorite Breasts[51] N/A
CAVR Award Best Feature Director[52] N/A
NightMoves Adult Entertainment Award Best Feature Dancer/Entertainer (Fan's Choice)[7] N/A
Hall of Fame[7] N/A
AEBN VOD Award Performer of the Year[53] N/A
Gold G-String Award Grand Prize Winner[54][55] N/A
Penthouse Pet of the Month - February[56] N/A
2008 Adam Film World Guide Award Actress of the Year[57] N/A
Best DVD[57] Operation Desert Stormy
Best Sex Comedy[57][58]
AVN Award
Crossover Star of the Year[58][59] N/A
XBIZ Award N/A
XRCO Award Mainstream Adult Media Favorite[60] N/A
Best Director - Features (tied with Brad Armstrong)[60] N/A
F.A.M.E. Award Favorite Director[61] N/A
NightMoves Adult Entertainment Award Best Director (Fans' Choice)[7] N/A
Best Parody/Comedy Release (Fan's Choice)[7] Operation Desert Stormy
2009 XBIZ Award ASACP Service Recognition Award[59] N/A
F.A.M.E. Award Favorite Breasts[62] N/A
NightMoves Adult Entertainment Award Best Director (Editors' Choice)[7] N/A
Free Speech Coalition Positive Image Award[63] N/A
2010 AVN Award Best Packaging[64] Operation Tropical Stormy
2012 NightMoves Adult Entertainment Award Best Director (Editor's Choice)[7] N/A
2013 Exxxotica Fanny Award Director of the Year[65] N/A
2014 AVN Award Hall of Fame[8] N/A
XRCO Award Hall of Fame[9] N/A

See also[edit]

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