Tera Wray

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Tera Wray
Tera Wray at AEE 2007 Wednesday 2.jpg
Born (1982-04-14) April 14, 1982 (age 32)
Hites Run, Breckinridge County, Kentucky[1]
Other names Tera Wray Static
Ethnicity Caucasian
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[1]
Weight 110 lb (50 kg)[1]
Spouse(s) Wayne "Static" Wells
(Jan. 2008 – )
No. of adult films 25 (per IAFD)
Website
http://www.terawray.com

Tera Wray (born April 14, 1982 in Hites Run, Kentucky[1]) is a former pornographic actress.[1] Her stage name is derived from her real first name, Tera, and her best friend's middle name, Wray.[2]

She has said “I’ve wanted to do porn since I was in the fourth grade. I would always tell people that I wanted to be a porn star."[3] Her first job was as an umpire for a youth softball league.[4] When she was 17, she had ovarian cancer, which was able to be removed by lasers and without chemotherapy.[2]

While working as a Hooters Girl, she applied to be an erotic actress with the film company Pleasure Productions, through contacts at her local adult store.[4] In summer 2006, the company signed her as their first contract performer in two years.[5] Her first scene was with Lee Stone in Naughty Auditions, the second of her films to be released. Her first film released was Sweet Smokin' Hotties, on 8 March 2007. Her first lesbian scene was with Nicki Hunter.[4][6]

Wray often appears in movies of the alt-porn genre, and in the summer 2007 film Tattooed & Tight, she probably became the first person to perform a hardcore sex act on film while their partner received a tattoo.[7][8]

She is a fan of heavy metal music, and hosted Matt Zane's[9] adult-oriented music series, Radium, during which she interviewed bands and attended concerts, as well as performing in sex scenes.[10][11]

Later, she travelled with Ozzy Osbourne's Ozzfest Summer Tour 2007 (as a model for the tour's sponsors, Hustler Lingerie[5]). During the tour, she began dating Static-X frontman Wayne Static,[11][12][13] and on 10 January 2008 the couple married in Las Vegas.[14][15][16] She announced her retirement from the industry in August 2008.[17]

In 2009, Static-X released their sixth studio album, Cult of Static. This album features two tracks entitled "Tera-Fied", followed by "Stingwray", which is a reference to Tera's stage name, as well as the latter song being a reference to her Corvette Stingray. She also appeared in the music video for "Stingwray".

Awards[edit]

  • 2008 F.A.M.E. Award finalist – Favorite Rookie Starlet[18]
  • 2008 AVN Award nominee – Best New Starlet
  • 2008 AVN Award nominee – Most Outrageous Sex Scene – Tattooed & Tight (with Mark Zane)[7][8][9][11][19]
  • 2008 XBIZ Award nominee – New Starlet of the Year[20]
  • 2009 AVN Award nominee – Best All-Girl Couples Sex Scene – The Orifice[21]
  • 2009 AVN Award nominee – Most Outrageous Sex Scene – Tattooed & Tight 3[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Personal Bio Tera Wray". IAFD.com. Retrieved 2008-01-10. 
  2. ^ a b Ross, Gene (2007-02-17). "Pleasure Productions Contract Girl Tera Wray Visits KSEX". adultfyi.com. Retrieved 2008-01-10. 
  3. ^ Mikey Fresh (2008-06-11). "Tera Wray Interview". adultstarsmagazine.com. Retrieved 2008-07-15. 
  4. ^ a b c "Inside Tera Wray". xrentdvd.com. 2007-03-07. Retrieved 2008-01-10. 
  5. ^ a b Sullivan, David (2006-12-28). "Tera Wray Stars in Runaway Brat for Pleasure Productions". avn.com. Retrieved 2008-01-10. 
  6. ^ "20 Question E-Mail Fun With: Tera Wray". qlimax.com. 2007-03-07. Retrieved 2008-01-10. 
  7. ^ a b Loftus, Cindi (2007-08-15). "Ouch! Damn That Looks Like It Hurts!!!!". xcitement.com. Retrieved 2008-01-10. 
  8. ^ a b Homicide, Johnny. "Tattooed & Tight". eros-la.com. Retrieved 2008-01-10. 
  9. ^ a b Matt and Mark Zane are brothers.
  10. ^ "Heavy Metal & Hardcore Sex Collide". thegauntlet.com. 2007-03-12. Retrieved 2008-01-10. 
  11. ^ a b c "Society 1 Interview with Matt Zane". The Gauntlet. 2007-10-22. Retrieved 2007-10-22. 
  12. ^ "Static-x Vocalist Drops By Metal Skool". thegauntlet.com. 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2008-01-10. 
  13. ^ On his blog on 9 Nov 2007, Mr Static states: "I met Tera Wray during Ozzfest and we have been together since then."
  14. ^ This page, dated 12 Jan 2008, (and of unknown reliability), states they are married.
  15. ^ The article "Wayne Static Gets Hitched to Adult Starlet", 2008-01-14, states: "The pair tied the knot in Las Vegas before the AVN Awards which took place on Saturday, Jan 12, 2008".
  16. ^ David Sullivan (2008-01-17). "Tera Wray Weds Static-X Frontman". AVN. Retrieved 2008-01-18. 
  17. ^ Tod Hunter (2008-08-13). "Performer Tera Wray Announces Retirement". XBIZ. Retrieved 2008-08-14. 
  18. ^ "2008 F.A.M.E. Awards Finalists Announced". AVN. 2008-04-25. Retrieved 2009-08-11. 
  19. ^ "AVN Award Nominees". AVNAwards.com. Retrieved 2007-12-18. 
  20. ^ Javors, Steve (2008-01-04). "2008 XBIZ Awards Official Nominees Announced". xbiz.com. Retrieved 2008-01-10. 
  21. ^ a b "Nominations 2009 AVN Adult Movie Awards" (PDF). AVNAwards.com. 2008-11-25. Retrieved 2008-11-26. [dead link]

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