Tera Patrick

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This article is about the adult film star. For the model and actress whose real name is Tara Patrick, see Carmen Electra.
Tera Patrick
Tera Patrick 2010.jpg
Tera Patrick in 2010.
Born Linda Ann Hopkins
(1976-07-25) July 25, 1976 (age 38)
Great Falls, Montana
Other names Sadie Jordan
Sara Jordan
Tara Patrick
Linda Shapiro
Brooke Thomas[1]
Ethnicity Thai, English, Dutch[2]
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 121 lb (55 kg; 8.6 st)
Spouse(s) Evan Seinfeld (2004–2009; divorced)
No. of adult films 122 (per IAFD)

Linda Ann Hopkins, professionally known as Tera Patrick, (born July 25, 1976)[2] is an American former pornographic actress.

Early life[edit]

Tera Patrick was born Linda Ann Hopkins in Great Falls, Montana,[3] and was raised near San Francisco. Next, she moved to New York City, where her career as a runway and catalog model began. At 18, she left the world of modeling and enrolled at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho, from which she earned an A.A.S. degree in nursing and a B.S. in microbiology.[4][5][dead link]


Patrick has appeared in Playboy and Penthouse, where she was the "Pet of the Month" for February 2000[6] and was selected as "Pet of the Year" runner-up. In 2003, Patrick became the masthead publisher of Genesis.

In 2006, Patrick and her then-husband, Evan Seinfeld, launched a talent agency representing models and actors. According to a quote on the agency's website, Patrick's goal "is to help girls (and guys) in the business to be treated with respect, and realize their true potential...." Additionally, she owns a production company called "Teravision," which along with Vivid Video released its first feature, "Desperate," starring Patrick and Seinfeld. In April 2006, it was announced that she would host the Exxxotica Miami convention.[7]

In an interview with the Adult Film Database in February 2007, Patrick stated she would only continue to work in front of the camera for two more years, but plans on releasing her starring adult titles over the next decade.[8] The March 2007 DVD release 'inTERActive' set the record as the fastest selling Hustler release ever.[9]

In 2008, Patrick began hosting the Playboy TV erotic instructional show, School of Sex.[10]

In 2011, Complex magazine ranked her at #2 in their list of “The Top 50 Hottest Asian Porn Stars of All Time.”[11]


Pornographic actress Tera Patrick played herself in Ultor Exposed.

In April 2007, Patrick and her production company, Teravision, filed a lawsuit against Jenna Jameson and Playboy Enterprises (the new owners of Club Jenna) for failing to properly account for and pay royalties on money earned by Patrick's Web site clubtera.com.[12]

Overseas career[edit]

Tera Patrick starred in an Indonesian mainstream horror film Rintihan Kuntilanak Perawan (Moaning of Virgin Ghost),[13] which was presented countrywide from October 14, 2010, through November 16, 2010.[14][dead link]


Patrick's memoir, Sinner Takes All, co-written by journalist and author Carrie Borzillo, was published by Penguin imprint Gotham Books on January 5, 2010. The book chronicles Patrick's path to stardom, along with various other life experiences she along the way. During the writing process, which she describes as "cathartic",[15] Patrick discusses how she and her mother repaired their relationship, and how she addressed problems within her relationship with her former husband, Evan Seinfeld. Patrick commented, "I wanted the book to end happily. I knew there were problems with our marriage obviously, and the decision to leave him came about quite suddenly."[15]

Personal life[edit]

Patrick with then-husband Evan Seinfeld in November 2006

On January 9, 2004, Patrick married Evan Seinfeld in a small ceremony, after a three-year relationship, in Las Vegas where they were attending the 2004 AVN Awards show.[16] In November 2006, Patrick starred in a Vivid/Teravision production titled "Tera Patrick's Fashion Underground" where she performed with Jean Val Jean and Tommy Gunn. In the same film her husband, under the name Spyder Jonez, performed with Lanny Barby. In an interview, Tera Patrick says she's OK with him doing scenes with other girls.[17] The two have made five movies for Vivid and ten for Teravision (with Seinfeld appearing under the name "Spyder Jonez"; he has also directed some features).

The couple announced on September 30, 2009 that they were ending their marriage, but that they would remain business partners.[18]

Tera gave birth to a baby girl on February 25, 2012.[19]

Awards and honors[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

  • Patrick has been a frequent and favorite guest of Howard Stern on his TV and radio programs, as well as the Adam Carolla radio show. She was on the cover of the July 2006 American edition of FHM,[32] revealing candid details in an interview inside. Patrick, who had been named one of FHM's 100 sexiest women, was the first porn star to appear on the cover.[33]
  • Patrick also appeared and voicing herself in episode 63 of Aqua Teen Hunger Force animated series, which first aired November 19, 2006.[34]


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  2. ^ a b "Bio – Tera Patrick". terapatrick.com. Retrieved 2009-03-21. [dead link]
  3. ^ Hammond, Steven (2009-12-31). "Sinner Takes All: A Memoir of Love and Porn". edgeboston.com. Retrieved 3 April 2011. 
  4. ^ Tera Patrick @ Pornstarz
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  6. ^ David Salcido. "An Interview With Tera Patrick". Blue Food. Retrieved 2007-07-07. 
  7. ^ Tera Patrick To Host Exxxotica Miami April 8, 2006
  8. ^ "Tera Patrick, Candid Interview 2007". adultfilmdatabase.com. 2007-02-20. Retrieved 2007-07-07. 
  9. ^ "Tera Patrick's new DVD Sets Sales Record at Hustler". BusinessVoyeur.com. 2005-06-06. Retrieved 2007-06-06. 
  10. ^ "Tera & Playboy's School of Sex". Adult Industry News. Retrieved September 15, 2008. 
  11. ^ Gabriel Alvarez (2011-09-19). "The Top 50 Hottest Asian Porn Stars of All Time". Complex. Retrieved 2013-08-02. 
  12. ^ "Porn Showdown". New York Post. 2007-04-28. Retrieved 2007-04-29. 
  13. ^ "American pornstar to shoot in Indonesia". The Jakarta Post. October 6, 2010
  14. ^ [1][dead link]
  15. ^ a b "Tera Patrick: A Memoir of Love And Porn". SuicideGirls.com. 2010-01-05. Retrieved 2010-01-05. 
  16. ^ "No Apologies: Tera Patrick and Evan Seinfeld on Lust, Love and Licentiousness". SexHerald.com. Retrieved 2007-07-07. 
  17. ^ Andrea Bonaventura, "Spin, Suck & Choke: Down and Dirty With Tera Patrick" Real Detroit Weekly February 14, 2008. "When he does scenes with other girls I get to go shopping. He comes home all cute and romantic after."
  18. ^ Preston, Bob (September 30, 2009). "Tera Patrick, Evan Seinfeld Split". XBIZ. Retrieved 2009-10-01. 
  19. ^ "Tera Patrick gives birth to a baby girl". Retrieved 2012-03-08. 
  20. ^ a b "Hot d’Or archives presse x, articles sur les Hot d’or". Hot-dor.fr. Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  21. ^ "AVN Past Winners". AVN. 2001. Retrieved Jan 1, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Tera Patrick... We'd Love to Get Lucky With Her". AskMen.com. Retrieved 2007-07-07. 
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  24. ^ Nelson X (2007-03-29). "Adam Film World Announces Annual Award Winners". AVN. Retrieved 2013-10-11. 
  25. ^ a b "Venus Award Winners Announced". 24 October 2007. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  26. ^ David Sullivan (2008-06-07). "2008 F.A.M.E. Winners Announced at Erotica LA". AVN. Retrieved 2008-06-08. 
  27. ^ "Nominations 2009 AVN Adult Movie Awards" (PDF). AVNAwards.com. 2008-11-25. Retrieved 2008-11-26. [dead link]
  28. ^ "F.A.M.E. Award Winners Announced". AVN. 2009-09-13. Retrieved 2009-08-04. 
  29. ^ a b XBIZ Award Winners, XBIZ, February, 2011
  30. ^ "Winners Announced at Inaugural Fannys Ceremony". AVN.com. 2013-04-22. Retrieved 2013-05-12. 
  31. ^ John Sanford (2014-02-18). "XRCO Announces 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees". XBIZ. Retrieved 2014-02-25. 
  32. ^ "Tera Patrick Graces FHM's July 2006 Cover". Business Wire. 2006-06-05. Archived from the original on 2006-06-05. Retrieved 2007-07-07. 
  33. ^ "Tera Patrick, FHM Covergirl". Fleshbot. 2006-06-02. Retrieved 2007-07-07. 
  34. ^ Long-Haired Offender (2007-05-31). "Playing with Tera Patrick". GamerHelp.com. Retrieved 2007-07-07. 
  35. ^ TeamXBox Staff (2004-10-07). "Backyard Wrestling 2: Tera Patrick Interview". TeamXBox.com. Retrieved 2007-07-07. 
  36. ^ "Tera Patrick Swallows The Mainstream". complex.com. 2008-07-31. Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  37. ^ Ahearn, Nate (July 30, 2008). "Saints Row 2 and Tera Patrick Preview". IGN. Retrieved 2008-06-30. 
  38. ^ Brudvig, Eric (March 30, 2009). "Saints Row 2: Ultor Exposed". IGN. Retrieved 2009-04-10. 
  39. ^ jaymie Offline. "Kip Fulbreck Tattoos". Asiance Magazine. Retrieved 2014-04-16. 

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