Sunrise Adams

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Sunrise Adams
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Adams at the 2003 Adult Entertainment Expo
Born (1982-09-14) 14 September 1982 (age 33)[1]
St. Louis, Missouri, United States[citation needed]
Other names Sunrise[1]
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[1]
Weight 55 kg (121 lb; 8.7 st)[1]
No. of adult films 216 (per IAFD)[1]

Sunrise Adams (born September 14, 1982) is a former American pornographic actress who won multiple awards for her work in the industry after beginning her career in 2001. She was contracted by Vivid Entertainment a year later.

Early life[edit]

Adams was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and raised in rural East Texas. "I grew up in Pickton, Texas, population 90, with no phone, one TV channel and no one to play with for miles."[2] At age 16 she enrolled in a nearby community college to complete her last two years of high school.[3]

Adult film career[edit]

Adams left Texas for Los Angeles and began her career as an actress in porn films. On January 8, 2001, she appeared with Ed Powers in More Dirty Debutantes 186. She later referred to the experience of making that film as "nothing I want to remember".[4]

Adams became popular with fans and signed a two-year contract with Vivid Entertainment in August 2002, officially becoming a "Vivid Girl". The contract required Adams to appear in eight movies per year for the company.[5] She was nominated for Best Actress by AVN in 2003. In 2004 she won the award for Best Oral Sex Scene – Film for Heart of Darkness. On August 2, 2004, Adams appeared with Savanna Samson on Fox News's The O'Reilly Factor, to promote their book How to Have a XXX Sex Life. Adams is the niece of porn star Sunset Thomas.[6]

Other ventures[edit]

Adams appeared in the skateboarding movie Grind. In 2004, Adams renewed her contract with Vivid for 10 more years. On November 15, 2006 Adams announced that she would return to the adult film industry.[7] Adams was featured as a promotional model for the Las Vegas nightclub Tangerine at Treasure Island.[8] Adams shot an episode for the Cinemax softcore show The Best Sex Ever.[9] The episode named "Housesitting" also featured Keri Windsor[9] and first aired in July 2002.[10]


Adams has been featured in two books:

  • XXX: 30 Porn-Star Portraits, Bulfinch (October 1, 2004)
  • How to Have a XXX Sex Life: The Ultimate Vivid Guide, Regan Books (July 20, 2004))

Adams is also the co-author of:

Awards and nominations[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e Adams on the IAFD". IAFD. Retrieved April 16, 2012
  2. ^ Hustler, May 2005
  3. ^ "Interview with". Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  4. ^ Review of Babes in Pornland #02 Teen Babes, mentioning behind-the-scenes interview with Adams
  5. ^ "SUNRISE ADAMS: An AVNInsider Interview". 2003-12-13. Archived from the original on 2003-12-13. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  6. ^ David Sullivan (2006-12-17). "Sunrise Adams Rises Again". Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  7. ^ Anthony, Vito (2006-11-15). "Sunrise Adams Returns to Adult". Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  8. ^ Treasure Island Hotel and Casino website
  9. ^ a b ""The Best Sex Ever" Housesitting (TV Episode 2002)". IMDb. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  10. ^ Best Sex Ever Episode Guide at
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  12. ^ "AVN - Private and Americans Win Big at Venus Fair". 2003-10-22. Retrieved 2014-05-03. 
  13. ^ Jared Rutter (2004-01-12). "The 21st Annual AVN Awards: Glamour, Prestige, Fun". AVN. Archived from the original on February 24, 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-05. 

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