Ryder Skye

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Ryder Skye
Ryder Skye 2010.jpg
Skye at Les Deux, Hollywood, CA, February 2010
Born (1983-10-13) 13 October 1983 (age 33)
Los Angeles, CA, United States[1]
Height 5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)[1]
Weight 99 lb (45 kg; 7.1 st)[1]
Website www.ryderskye.com
No. of adult films 96 (per IAFD)

Ryder Skye (born October 13, 1983) is the stage name of an American pornographic film actress.[1]

Early life[edit]

Skye was born in the San Fernando Valley portion of Los Angeles, California,[1] is an only child, and is of Japanese and Caucasian (English, Russian, and Norwegian)[2] descent whose career background has centered around screen acting, where she trained for over 15 years.[1] Skye has called her start in adult video as "unexpected."[3]

Her father owned a company that made mechanical dinosaurs where she ended up working. She has also worked in retail and as a waitress.[4] Later Skye worked at a company called Arts and Entertainment as a junior account analyst and annuities representative and was promoted three times. She also worked for a large toy company as a Design Assistant then moved into marketing.[2]

Career[edit]

Skye is known in the adult industry for her appearance in feature titles, including movies for Brazzers, Hustler Video, Penthouse Video, Wicked Pictures and Vivid Entertainment.[1][3][5] She also had a toy modeled from her own body by Topco, an adult toy company.[6]

In 2013, upon her return from a break from the industry, Skye began representing herself and scheduling her own bookings.[7] In 2015 she won her first XRCO Award for her "cumback".

Other ventures[edit]

In 2001, Skye opened an online store (Purely Skye Designs) which featured original handcrafted jewelry and accessories. In 2013, she partnered up to start a new company, Shameless Shirts (formerly RatedXTeez), where she designs screen printed T-shirts with explicit sayings on them.[8] The apparel company has since ceased regular operation, but she still produces items on demand.[2]

Advocacy[edit]

Skye identifies as a sex-positive feminist, supporting pornography.[5]

Appearances[edit]

Members of the bands L.A. Guns, W.A.S.P., White Lion and Black Line appeared at Skye's birthday at the Universal CityWalk in 2007.[9] She was a frequent co-host of adult personality Tony Batman's A! Entertainment.[5]

Skye was featured in the 2008 movie Sex and the City, where she appeared with fellow adult actress Roxy DeVille and mainstream actor Gilles Marini.[5][10] She was featured twice as an extra in Dexter, appeared on Entertainment Tonight for her Gilligan's Island Adult Parody,[citation needed] and on the Maury Povich show.[5][11] In 2009, she was cast as a featured extra in Pimpin' Pee Wee, a comedy by cult film director Brian Trenchard-Smith and based on the 1982 film Porky's,[citation needed] and, in 2011, she had a small role in the documentary style film Cinema Salvation.[5]

In 2014 Skye was featured in the music video for A. Gully's song Or Nah.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Skye is an alumnus of San Diego State University and working toward her degree in women's studies with a minor in human sexuality.[2][13] After graduating from college and when her adult career is over, she plans on going to graduate school to become a marriage counselor and sex therapist.[14]

She has been married and divorced and credits a visit to a strip club with her ex-husband as the inspiration for entering the adult industry, starting out first as a nude model and a stripper.[2] Skye stated in an interview that about two years into her career she revealed to her mother and step-father about working in the adult industry and that it was received in a positive manner.[2]

Skye volunteers by participating in food sorting for AIDS Project LA, a meal food service at the Union Rescue Mission.[15]

In 2009 Skye was diagnosed with throat cancer that required surgery which prompted her first break from working in the industry. She was also going through a divorce and returned to the industry in 2011.[2] Starting in 2012, Ryder took another break from the adult industry that lasted roughly a year and a half.[16] During that absence, she also had breast augmentation surgery to increase her bust to a size of 32DDD/F.[16]

Awards and nominations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Ryder Skye". IAFD. Retrieved 2013-09-06. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Captain, Jack. "Captain Jack talks to Ryder Skye". www.adultdvdtalk.com. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  3. ^ a b (May 2008) "On the Cover: Fresh New Faces", AVN 24 (5): 75
  4. ^ Mason, Keith. "Keith Mason Interviews Ryder Skye". www.adultdvdtalk.com. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Our Former Co Host Ryder Skye Returns And Signs With OC Modeling". 7 July 2011. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  6. ^ [1] Archived June 19, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Staff. "Comeback Star Ryder Skye Doing All Her Own Booking". www.avn.com. Adult Video News. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  8. ^ "Unique Handcrafted Accessories & Jewelry!". Purely Skye Designs. Retrieved 2013-09-06. 
  9. ^ "Ryder Skye's Rock And Roll Birthday". The Floating World. Retrieved 2013-09-06. 
  10. ^ "Ryder Skye, Roxy Deville Appear in 'Sex and the City: The Movie'". AVN. 2008-05-27. Retrieved 2013-09-06. 
  11. ^ "Ryder Skye Makes Second Appearance On Showtime's 'Dexter'". 4 December 2008. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  12. ^ Staff. "Ryder Skye Stars in New Mainstream Music Video". avn.com. Adult Video News. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  13. ^ Staff. "Ryder Skye, Post-College, Signs with ATM, Plans Charity Work". avn.com. Adult Video News. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  14. ^ "Wanna-Ryder". Ryderskye.com. Retrieved 2013-09-06. 
  15. ^ "AVN - Ryder Skye, Post-College, Signs with ATM, Plans Charity Work". Business.avn.com. 2012-03-06. Retrieved 2013-09-06. 
  16. ^ a b Staff. "Ryder Skye Returns Following 18-Month Absence". www.avn.com. Adult Video News. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  17. ^ "NightMoves Announces 2008 Award Nominees". AVN. Retrieved 2013-04-14. 
  18. ^ a b c "NOMINATIONS 2009 AVN Adult Movie Awards" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-01-05. Retrieved 2013-04-14. 
  19. ^ "FAME Finalists". thefameawards.com. Retrieved 2013-04-14. 
  20. ^ "XBIZ Awards 2009 Official Nominees Announced". XBIZ. retrieved April 14, 2013
  21. ^ Peter Warren (April 11, 2015). "XRCO Announces Winners of 2015 Awards". AVN. Retrieved April 12, 2015. 

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