Stormy Daniels

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Stormy Daniels
Stormy Daniels 2015.jpg
Daniels at the 2015 Dallas Exxxotica
Born Stephanie Gregory Clifford[1]
(1979-03-17) March 17, 1979 (age 37)[2]
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Other names Stormy, Stormy Waters
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 130 lb (59 kg)
Spouse(s) Pat Myne
(m. 2003-2005; divorced)
Mike Moz
(m. 2007-2009; divorced)
Children 1
No. of adult films
  • 184 as performer
  • 66 as director
  • (per IAFD)[3]

Stormy Daniels (born March 17, 1979),[2] born as Stephanie Gregory Clifford and also known as Stormy Waters and simply Stormy, is an American pornographic actress, screenwriter,[6] and director. She is a member of the NightMoves, AVN and XRCO Halls of Fame.[7][8][9] In 2009, a recruitment effort led her to consider challenging incumbent David Vitter for the 2010 Senate election in her native Louisiana.[10]

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".[11]


Stormy Daniels in 2007

Daniels began stripping at age 17 at a club in Baton Rouge,[4] then expanded to become a feature entertainer with Continental Theatrical Agency in September 2000.[12] She chose her stage name to reflect her love of Mötley Crüe, whose bassist, Nikki Sixx, named his daughter Storm.[13] Since she is from Louisiana, she chose the last name "Daniels" after seeing a Jack Daniel's advertisement that read "a Southern favorite."[14] 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.[15] 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[15] 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.[15] 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.[16] She has directed for Wicked since 2004.[17]

Daniels was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame on January 18, 2014[8] and was inducted into the XRCO Hall of Fame on April 16, 2014.[9] 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.[8]


Daniels appeared in an episode of Real Sex where she is seen participating in 2001 Miss Nude Great Plains Contest.[18] 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.[19] 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.[10] The recruitment process was centered around the website[20] On May 21, 2009, she formed an exploratory committee.[21] Daniels was unaffiliated with any party until April, 2010 when she declared herself as a Republican.[22] She made several listening tours around Louisiana to focus on the economy, as well as women in business and child protection[23] and stated that if elected, she would likely retire from the adult industry.[24] On July 28, 2009, it was reported that her campaign manager had been targeted by a car bomb attack.[25] 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.[26]

Personal life[edit]

Daniels was born as Stephanie Gregory Clifford[1] in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Daniels has a daughter (born January, 2011) with her then-boyfriend Glendon Crain.[27]


List of accolades received
by Stormy Daniels
Total number of wins
Totals 41
As a Performer
Year Ceremony Award Work
2004 AVN Award Best New Starlet[28][29] N/A
Adam Film World Guide Award Contract Babe of the Year[30] Wicked Pictures
NightMoves Award Best Actress (Editor's Choice)[7] N/A
2006 AVN Award Best Supporting Actress—Video[31] Camp Cuddly Pines Powertool Massacre
Adam Film World Guide Award Crossover Female Performer of the Year[32] N/A
XRCO Award Mainstream Adult Media Favorite[29][33][34] N/A
F.A.M.E. Award Favorite Breasts[35] N/A
NightMoves Award Best Actress (Fan's Choice)[7] N/A
Triple Play Award (Dancing/Performing/Directing)[7] N/A
2007 AVN Award Contract Star of the Year[29][36] Wicked Pictures
F.A.M.E. Award Favorite Breasts[37] N/A
NightMoves Award Best Feature Dancer (Fan's Choice)[7] N/A
2008 AVN Award Crossover Star of the Year[38][39] N/A
XBIZ Award N/A
XRCO Award Mainstream Adult Media Favorite[40] N/A
Adam Film World Guide Award Actress of the Year[41] N/A
2009 XBIZ Award ASACP Service Recognition Award[39] N/A
F.A.M.E. Award Favorite Breasts[42] N/A
Free Speech Coalition Positive Image Award[43] N/A
As a Director
Year Ceremony Award
2005 NightMoves Award Best New Director (Editor's Choice)[29][44]
2008 XRCO Award Best Director - Features (tied with Brad Armstrong)[40]
F.A.M.E. Award Favorite Director[45]
NightMoves Award Best Director (Fan's Choice)[7]
2009 Best Director (Editor's Choice)[7]
2012 Best Director - Non-Parody (Editor's Choice)[7]
2016 XBIZ Award Director of the Year - Feature Release[46]
Hall of Fame
Year Ceremony Award
2007 NightMoves Award Hall of Fame[7]
2014 AVN Award Hall of Fame[8]
XRCO Award Hall of Fame[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Charges against Stormy Daniels dropped". WBRZ. Archived from the original on January 21, 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Stormy Relationship". The Smoking Gun. 2009-07-29. Retrieved 2009-10-18. 
  3. ^ Stormy Daniels at the Internet Adult Film Database
  4. ^ a b Lee Carver (2002-11-11). "Stormy Daniels interview". Adult DVD Talk. Retrieved 2007-05-12. 
  5. ^ "STATS and FAQ". Official website 9 August 2010. 
  6. ^ 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?" 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Past Winner History". Retrieved 2014-01-14. 
  8. ^ a b c d "AVN Announces 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees". AVN. 2013-12-26. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  9. ^ a b c "XRCO Announces 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees". XBIZ. 2014-02-18. Retrieved 2014-02-25. 
  10. ^ a b Tod Hunter (2009-01-30). "Fans Want to 'Draft Stormy' for U.S. Senate". XBiz. Retrieved 2009-01-31. 
  11. ^ Matthew Hamilton (2009-07-04). "Porn star makes Roosters stop". Monroe News Star. Retrieved 2009-07-05. 
  12. ^ "Deja Vu Showgirls – Stormy Daniels". Retrieved 2014-01-14. 
  13. ^ "Stormy Daniels FAQ, 8 Jan 2007". Archived from the original on 2006-08-16. Retrieved 2015-05-03. 
  14. ^ PBR Princess (October 7, 2008). "HotMovies Interview of the Week: Stormy Daniels". HotMovies. Retrieved June 8, 2015. 
  15. ^ 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. 
  16. ^ "Interview with Stormy Waters". Adult DVD Empire. 2002-08-01. Archived from the original on 2008-12-18. Retrieved 2015-05-03. 
  17. ^ Stormy Daniels Page At Gamelink "Retrieved April 24, 2008
  18. ^ "Real Sex" Real Sex 29 (TV Episode 2002) - IMDb
  19. ^ Mark Malkin (2007-01-04). "Cox's Dirt-y Porn Pal". E! Online. Archived from the original on 2008-05-07. Retrieved 2015-05-04. 
  20. ^ Nathan Stubbs (2009-01-30). "Vitter to face Storm?". The Independent Weekly. Archived from the original on 2009-02-15. Retrieved 2015-05-04. 
  21. ^ Eric Kleefeld (2009-05-21). "Stormy Daniels Forms Exploratory Committee To Run Against Vitter In 2010". Talking Points Memo. Retrieved 2009-07-29. 
  22. ^ "Porn Star Daniels Declares 'I Am A Republican'". WDSU. 2010-04-06. Archived from the original on 2012-02-24. Retrieved 2015-05-06. 
  23. ^ Chris Rose (2009-05-06). "Po-boy shop serves up a porn star for lunch". The Times-Picayune. Retrieved 2009-05-07. 
  24. ^ "The Porn Star and the Politician". Archived from the original on November 16, 2009. Retrieved November 12, 2009. 
  25. ^ Marcus Baram (2009-07-28). "Stormy Daniels' Political Advisor May Have Been Hit By Car Bomb: Reports". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2009-07-29. 
  26. ^ Kevin McGill (2010-04-15). "The Associated Press: Porn star won't challenge Vitter for La. Senate". Retrieved 2010-04-15. 
  27. ^ Battista-Frazee, Kristin. "Stormy Daniels on Being a Porn-Star Mom". Retrieved 23 August 2012. 
  28. ^ "2014 AVN Awards Show - History". Archived from the original on December 5, 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-14. 
  29. ^ a b c d "Stormy Daniels". Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2014.  [non-primary source needed]
  30. ^ Acme Andersson (2004-06-07). "Adam Film World 2003 Award Winners Announced". AVN. Retrieved 2014-02-12. 
  31. ^ "AVN Award Winners Announced". AVN. 2006-01-09. Retrieved 2007-07-22. 
  32. ^ Thomas J Stanton (2006-04-19). "Adam Film World Announces Award Winners". AVN. Retrieved 2014-02-12. 
  33. ^ "2006 XRCO WINNERS". XXXCrush. 2012-08-23. Retrieved 2014-01-14. 
  34. ^ Rhett Pardon (21 April 2006). "Porn Industry Shows Up for XRCO Awards". XBIZ. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  35. ^ Peter Warren (2006-06-24). "About the 2006 FAME Awards". AVN. Archived from the original on 2006-06-24. Retrieved 2007-06-24. 
  36. ^ "2014 AVN Awards Show - History". Retrieved 2014-01-14. 
  37. ^ Peter Warren (2007-06-23). "2007 F.A.M.E. Award Winners Announced". AVN. Retrieved 2007-06-24. 
  38. ^ AVN - 2014 AVN Awards Show - History
  39. ^ a b XBIZ Award Winners, XBIZ, February, 2011
  40. ^ a b AVN - XRCO Announces 2008 Award Winners
  41. ^ Nelson X (2008-04-25). "Adam Film World Announces Annual Award Winners". AVN. Retrieved 2014-02-12. 
  42. ^ 2008 F.A.M.E. Awards: Fans of Adult Media & Entertainment
  43. ^ FSC Business Award Winners Announced
  44. ^ "AVN - NightMoves Awards Show Reaches Climax". 2005-10-11. Retrieved 2014-01-14. 
  45. ^ David Sullivan (2008-06-07). "2008 F.A.M.E. Winners Announced at Erotica LA". AVN. Retrieved 2008-06-08. 
  46. ^ XBIZ Award Winners, XBIZ, January, 2016

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