Taryn Thomas

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Taryn Thomas
Taryn Thomas Selfie.jpg
Born (1983-05-27) May 27, 1983 (age 31)
Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA[1]
Ethnicity Caucasian; half Sicilian, half Italian
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Weight 107 lb (49 kg)
No. of adult films 249 as a performer & 1 as a director (per IAFD)[2]
Website
www.taryn-thomas.com

Taryn Thomas (born May 27, 1983) is an American pornographic actress, director, men's club feature dancer, and model.

Career[edit]

Upon turning 18 years-old, Thomas began working for Lightspeed Media Corporation doing internet photo shoots and softcore pornography (a total of about twenty appearances).[citation needed] In late 2004, Thomas traveled to Southern California with the intention of pursuing a career in hardcore pornography.[3] 12 on 1 #2 by Lethal Hardcore was the first DVD that Thomas shot in California, and it featured her performing with Penny Flame, Sandra Romain and Melissa Lauren.[citation needed]

Thomas was nominated for several AVN Awards in 2006, including Best New Starlet.[citation needed] She has also appeared on the Howard Stern Show multiple times[4] and participated in the "Pornstar Beauty Pageant", competing against Taylor Wane and Carmen Luvana.[5]

Over the course of her career, she has worked for production companies such as Third Degree Films, Adam & Eve, Diabolic Video, Digital Playground, Ed Powers, Elegant Angel, Evil Angel, Hustler Video, Jules Jordan Video, New Sensations, Red Light District Video, Shane's World, Sin City, VCA Pictures, Vivid Entertainment, Wicked Pictures, and Zero Tolerance.[2] She played the parody role of Snooki in Jersey Shore XXX in 2010.[6]

Injury and temporary retirement

After suffering a major anal tear,[7] Thomas gained weight and took her departure from the adult film industry.[8] During this period, Thomas stated that she became addicted to drugs.[7] She sought help for her addiction, and, once she was clean and sober, Thomas announced her return to the adult film industry in May 2007.[9] Since then, she has starred in several different films[10] and has been documenting her career on her blog.

Appearances[edit]

Thomas has appeared in a Penthouse magazine pictorial and several online galleries.[11] She has also appeared in several men's magazines, such as Maxim, FHM, and others,[12] and she had her debut as a feature dancer at a gentlemen's club in Phoenix in 2005.[13]

Other ventures[edit]

In October 2009, Thomas released Vogue Nasty, her first video under her production company, Taryn It Up Entertainment.[14]

Advocacy[edit]

In a 2012 interview with a CBS affiliate in Phoenix while attending a convention, Thomas stated her concerns about the affects of Measure B, which mandated the use of condoms in all pornographic productions in Los Angeles county. Thomas was quoted as saying, "Over the three or four days, the companies and performers are here, they're definitely going to be scoping out Arizona" as a new potential place to shoot scenes. She also stated, "We are some of the most tested people in the world. I think I can speak for most of the performers. We're not anti-condom. We're pro-choice." and expressed the sentiment that the government should not be inspecting her genitalia, and she stressed the safety of the current testing conditions.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Thomas was born in Bloomfield, NJ and resides in Phoenix, Arizona. She is of Italian descent.[16]

During her temporary retirement, Thomas gained weight and took time to study cosmetology.[17] She committed to reversing her weight gain and eventually met her weight loss goal[18] in order to return to the adult film industry.[9] In addition to her cosmetology studies, Thomas has also attended real estate school and has a pharmacy technician's license. In this period, Thomas kept a blog documenting her weight loss efforts.[3]

Awards[edit]

  • 2006 F.A.M.E. Award – Dirtiest Girl in Porn[19]
  • 2006 NightMoves Award – Best New Starlet (Editor's Choice)[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Terra Colombia - Cine - Taryn Thomas será Sandra Bullock en filme porno". Terra.com.co. Retrieved 2013-09-12. 
  2. ^ a b Taryn Thomas at the Internet Adult Film Database
  3. ^ a b Big D. "Inside Taryn Thomas". XRentDVD. Retrieved 2007-05-25. 
  4. ^ Johnson, Bob. "Taryn Thomas to Appear on Howard Stern Radio Show". XBIZ.com. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "The Porn Star Beauty Pageant Part 2. 06/15/06. 9:00am". marksfriggin.com. Retrieved 2007-10-10. 
  6. ^ Steve Javors (2010-01-01). "Taryn Thomas Plans ‘Jersey Shore’ Parody". XBiz. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  7. ^ a b X, Nelson. "Taryn Thomas: Dirty and Sober". Adult Video News. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  8. ^ Sean Cunningham (2010-02-25). "Smut Snooki: 'No Limit' to War Over Jersey Shore Porno". Esquire. Retrieved 2010-03-03. 
  9. ^ a b Bob Preston (2007-05-05). "After Yearlong Hiatus, Taryn Thomas Returns to Adult". XBiz. Retrieved 2007-05-25. 
  10. ^ Taryn Thomas - IMDb
  11. ^ "Taryn Thomas". GENERAL MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  12. ^ "All About Me". www.taryn-thomas.com. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  13. ^ Woodman, David. "Thomas to Debut as Feature". Adult Video News. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  14. ^ Peter Warren (2009-10-19). "Taryn It Up Makes 'Vogue Nasty' Debut". AVN. Retrieved 2009-10-28. 
  15. ^ Johnson, Bob. "Taryn Thomas: Arizona Could Be Next Stop for Porn Shoots". XBIZ. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  16. ^ "Taryn Thomas". Adult Video News. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  17. ^ Sean Cunningham (2010-02-25). "Smut Snooki: 'No Limit' to War Over Jersey Shore Porno". Esquire. Retrieved 2010-03-03. 
  18. ^ "The Official Taryn Thomas Blog". Tarynthomasblog.wordpress.com. 2009-05-25. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  19. ^ Peter Warren (2006-06-24). "About the 2006 FAME Awards". AVN. Archived from the original on 2006-06-24. Retrieved 2007-06-24. 
  20. ^ Dirty Bob (2006-10-09). "Nightmoves Award Winners Announced". AVN. Retrieved 2008-08-26. 

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