Stormy Daniels

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Stormy Daniels
AN Stormy Daniels 1.jpg
Daniels at the 2007 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo
Born Stephanie Gregory Clifford[1]
(1979-03-17) March 17, 1979 (age 36)[2]
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Other names Stormy, Stormy Waters
Ethnicity Irish, 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
Children 1
No. of adult films
  • 184 as performer
  • 65 as director
  • (per IAFD)[4]

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 is a member of the NightMoves, AVN and XRCO Halls of Fame.[6][7][8] In 2009, a recruitment effort led her to consider challenging incumbent David Vitter for the 2010 Senate election in her native Louisiana.[9]

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".[10]


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.[11] She chose her stage name to reflect her love of Mötley Crüe, whose bassist, Nikki Sixx, named his daughter Storm.[12] Since she is from Louisiana, she chose the last name "Daniels" after seeing a Jack Daniel's advertisement that read "a Southern favorite."[13] 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.[14] 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[14] 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.[14] 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.[15] She has directed for Wicked since 2004.[16]

Daniels was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame on January 18, 2014[7] and was inducted into the XRCO Hall of Fame on April 16, 2014.[8] 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.[7]


Daniels appeared in an episode of Real Sex where she is seen participating in 2001 Miss Nude Great Plains Contest.[17] 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.[18] 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 group of fans attempted to recruit Daniels to run against Republican Senator David Vitter in Louisiana in 2010.[9] The recruitment process was centered around the website[19] On May 21, 2009, she formed an exploratory committee.[20] Daniels was unaffiliated with any party until April, 2010 when she declared herself as a Republican.[21] She made several listening tours around Louisiana to focus on the economy, as well as women in business and child protection[22] and stated that if elected, she would likely retire from the adult industry.[23] On July 28, 2009, it was reported that her campaign manager had been targeted by a car bomb attack.[24] 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.[25]

Personal life[edit]

Daniels was born as Stephanie Gregory Clifford[1] in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Daniels has a daughter (born January, 2011) with boyfriend Glendon Crain.[26]


List of accolades received
by Stormy Daniels
Total number of wins
Totals 40
As a Performer
Year Ceremony Award Work
2004 AVN Award Best New Starlet[27][28] N/A
Adam Film World Guide Award Contract Babe of the Year[29] Wicked Pictures
NightMoves Award Best Actress (Editor's Choice)[6] N/A
2006 AVN Award Best Supporting Actress - Video[30] Camp Cuddly Pines Powertool Massacre
Adam Film World Guide Award Crossover Female Performer of the Year[31] N/A
XRCO Award Mainstream Adult Media Favorite[28][32][33] N/A
F.A.M.E. Award Favorite Breasts[34] N/A
NightMoves Award Best Actress (Fan's Choice)[6] N/A
Triple Play Award (Dancing/Performing/Directing)[6] N/A
2007 AVN Award Contract Star of the Year[28][35] Wicked Pictures
F.A.M.E. Award Favorite Breasts[36] N/A
NightMoves Award Best Feature Dancer (Fan's Choice)[6] N/A
2008 AVN Award Crossover Star of the Year[37][38] N/A
XBIZ Award N/A
XRCO Award Mainstream Adult Media Favorite[39] N/A
Adam Film World Guide Award Actress of the Year[40] N/A
2009 XBIZ Award ASACP Service Recognition Award[38] N/A
F.A.M.E. Award Favorite Breasts[41] N/A
Free Speech Coalition Positive Image Award[42] N/A
As a Director
Year Ceremony Award
2005 NightMoves Award Best New Director (Editor's Choice)[28][43]
2008 XRCO Award Best Director - Features (tied with Brad Armstrong)[39]
F.A.M.E. Award Favorite Director[44]
NightMoves Award Best Director (Fan's Choice)[6]
2009 Best Director (Editor's Choice)[6]
2012 Best Director - Non-Parody (Editor's Choice)[6]
Hall of Fame
Year Ceremony Award
2007 NightMoves Award Hall of Fame[6]
2014 AVN Award Hall of Fame[7]
XRCO Award Hall of Fame[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Charges against Stormy Daniels dropped". WBRZ. Archived from the original on 21 January 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Stormy Relationship". The Smoking Gun. 2009-07-29. Retrieved 2009-10-18. 
  3. ^ a b Lee Carver (2002-11-11). "Stormy Daniels interview". Adult DVD Talk. Retrieved 2007-05-12. 
  4. ^ Stormy Daniels at the Internet Adult Film Database
  5. ^ Steiner, Linda (March 2008). "A manifesto for a genderless feminist critique". Communication, Culture & Critique (Wiley) 1 (1): 14. doi:10.1111/j.1753-9137.2007.00002.x. Stormy Daniels said: "I own my own company. I write my own scripts and make the money... If I’m so exploited, how come it’s the only industry in the world where women make double what the men make?" 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Past Winner History". Retrieved 2014-01-14. 
  7. ^ a b c d "AVN Announces 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees". AVN. 2013-12-26. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  8. ^ a b c "XRCO Announces 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees". XBIZ. 2014-02-18. Retrieved 2014-02-25. 
  9. ^ a b Tod Hunter (2009-01-30). "Fans Want to 'Draft Stormy' for U.S. Senate". XBiz. Retrieved 2009-01-31. 
  10. ^ Matthew Hamilton (2009-07-04). "Porn star makes Roosters stop". Monroe News Star. Retrieved 2009-07-05. 
  11. ^ "Deja Vu Showgirls – Stormy Daniels". Retrieved 2014-01-14. 
  12. ^ "Stormy Daniels FAQ, 8 Jan 2007". Archived from the original on 2006-08-16. Retrieved 2015-05-03. 
  13. ^ PBR Princess (October 7, 2008). "HotMovies Interview of the Week: Stormy Daniels". HotMovies. Retrieved June 8, 2015. 
  14. ^ a b c Shannon T. Nutt (2004-04-29). "Interview with Stormy". Adult DVD Empire. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-05-12. 
  15. ^ "Interview with Stormy Waters". Adult DVD Empire. 2002-08-01. Archived from the original on 2008-12-18. Retrieved 2015-05-03. 
  16. ^ Stormy Daniels Page At Gamelink "Retrieved April 24, 2008
  17. ^ "Real Sex" Real Sex 29 (TV Episode 2002) - IMDb
  18. ^ Mark Malkin (2007-01-04). "Cox's Dirt-y Porn Pal". E! Online. Archived from the original on 2007-01-04. Retrieved 2015-05-04. 
  19. ^ Nathan Stubbs (2009-01-30). "Vitter to face Storm?". The Independent Weekly. Archived from the original on 2009-02-15. Retrieved 2015-05-04. 
  20. ^ Eric Kleefeld (2009-05-21). "Stormy Daniels Forms Exploratory Committee To Run Against Vitter In 2010". Talking Points Memo. Retrieved 2009-07-29. 
  21. ^ "Porn Star Daniels Declares 'I Am A Republican'". WDSU. 2010-04-06. Archived from the original on 2012-02-24. Retrieved 2015-05-06. 
  22. ^ Chris Rose (2009-05-06). "Po-boy shop serves up a porn star for lunch". The Times-Picayune. Retrieved 2009-05-07. 
  23. ^ "The Porn Star and the Politician". Archived from the original on November 16, 2009. Retrieved November 12, 2009. 
  24. ^ Marcus Baram (2009-07-28). "Stormy Daniels' Political Advisor May Have Been Hit By Car Bomb: Reports". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2009-07-29. 
  25. ^ Kevin McGill (2010-04-15). "The Associated Press: Porn star won't challenge Vitter for La. Senate". Retrieved 2010-04-15. 
  26. ^ Battista-Frazee, Kristin. "Stormy Daniels on Being a Porn-Star Mom". Retrieved 23 August 2012. 
  27. ^ "2014 AVN Awards Show - History". Retrieved 2014-01-14. 
  28. ^ a b c d "Stormy Daniels". Retrieved 13 January 2014. [non-primary source needed]
  29. ^ Acme Andersson (2004-06-07). "Adam Film World 2003 Award Winners Announced". AVN. Retrieved 2014-02-12. 
  30. ^ "AVN Award Winners Announced". AVN. 2006-01-09. Retrieved 2007-07-22. 
  31. ^ Thomas J Stanton (2006-04-19). "Adam Film World Announces Award Winners". AVN. Retrieved 2014-02-12. 
  32. ^ "2006 XRCO WINNERS". XXXCrush. 2012-08-23. Retrieved 2014-01-14. 
  33. ^ Rhett Pardon (21 April 2006). "Porn Industry Shows Up for XRCO Awards". XBIZ. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  34. ^ Peter Warren (2006-06-24). "About the 2006 FAME Awards". AVN. Archived from the original on 2006-06-24. Retrieved 2007-06-24. 
  35. ^ "2014 AVN Awards Show - History". Retrieved 2014-01-14. 
  36. ^ Peter Warren (2007-06-23). "2007 F.A.M.E. Award Winners Announced". AVN. Retrieved 2007-06-24. 
  37. ^ AVN - 2014 AVN Awards Show - History
  38. ^ a b XBIZ Award Winners, XBIZ, February, 2011
  39. ^ a b AVN - XRCO Announces 2008 Award Winners
  40. ^ Nelson X (2008-04-25). "Adam Film World Announces Annual Award Winners". AVN. Retrieved 2014-02-12. 
  41. ^ 2008 F.A.M.E. Awards: Fans of Adult Media & Entertainment
  42. ^ FSC Business Award Winners Announced
  43. ^ "AVN - NightMoves Awards Show Reaches Climax". 2005-10-11. Retrieved 2014-01-14. 
  44. ^ David Sullivan (2008-06-07). "2008 F.A.M.E. Winners Announced at Erotica LA". AVN. Retrieved 2008-06-08. 

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