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. ^ Linda Steiner, "A Manifesto for a Genderless Feminist Critique" Communication, Culture & Critique 1 (2008): 14. "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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