Tera Wray

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Tera Wray
Tera Wray.jpg
Born Tera Elizabeth Lents[1]
(1982-04-14)April 14, 1982
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
Died January 13, 2016(2016-01-13) (aged 33)
Joshua Tree, California, U.S.
Cause of death Suicide
Other names Tera Wray Static
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[2]
Weight 110 lb (50 kg)[2]
Spouse(s) Wayne Static (m. 2008; d. 2014)
No. of adult films 25 (per IAFD)

Tera Wray (born Tera Elizabeth Lents; April 14, 1982 – January 13, 2016) was a pornographic actress, originally from Louisville, Kentucky.[2] Her stage name is derived from her real first name, Tera, and her best friend's middle name, Wray.[3]

Career[edit]

She has said "I've wanted to do porn since I was in the fourth grade. I would always tell people that I wanted to be a porn star."[4]

When she was 17, she had ovarian cancer, which was able to be removed by lasers and without chemotherapy.[3]

In summer 2006, Pleasure Productions signed her as their first contract performer in two years.[5]

Her first scene was with Lee Stone in Naughty Auditions, the second of her films to be released. Her first film released was Sweet Smokin' Hotties, on March 8, 2007. Her first lesbian scene was with Nicki Hunter.[6]

She was a fan of heavy metal music, and hosted Matt Zane's[7] adult-oriented music series, Radium, during which she interviewed bands and attended concerts, as well as performing in sex scenes.[8][9]

Personal life[edit]

Later, she traveled with Ozzy Osbourne's Ozzfest Summer Tour 2007 (as a model for the tour's sponsors, Hustler Lingerie).[10] During the tour, she began dating Static-X frontman Wayne Static,[9][11][12] On January 10, 2008 the couple wed in Las Vegas.[13][14] She announced her retirement from the industry in August 2008.[15]

In 2009, Static-X released their sixth studio album, Cult of Static. This album features two tracks entitled "Tera-Fied", followed by "Stingwray", which is a reference to Tera's stage name, as well as the latter song being a reference to her Corvette Stingray. She appeared in the music video for "Stingwray".[16]

Wray was widowed after Wayne Static died on November 1, 2014.[17]

Death[edit]

Wray committed suicide on January 13, 2016 at her friend (and roommate,) Jay'e Jones' house in Joshua Tree, California.[18] She was 33 years old. Her body was discovered by Jones, when she returned home from her tattoo studio that evening. A note was left by Wray, instructing Jones to call Wray's mother, her attorney, and several others.[18]

Awards[edit]

  • 2008 F.A.M.E. Award Finalist – Favorite Rookie Starlet[19]
  • 2008 AVN Award nominee – Best New Starlet[citation needed]
  • 2008 AVN Award nominee – Most Outrageous Sex Scene (Tattooed & Tight) with Mark Zane[20][21][7][9][22]
  • 2008 XBIZ Award nominee – New Starlet of the Year[23]
  • 2009 AVN Award nominee – Best All-Girl Couples Sex Scene (The Orifice)
  • 2009 AVN Award nominee – Most Outrageous Sex Scene (Tattooed & Tight 3)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WAYNE STATIC's Widow TERA WRAY STATIC Found Dead". Blabbermouth.net. January 14, 2016. Retrieved January 15, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "Tera Wray biodata". IAFD.com. Retrieved 2008-01-10. 
  3. ^ a b Ross, Gene (February 17, 2007). "Pleasure Productions Contract Girl Tera Wray Visits KSEX". adultfyi.com. Retrieved January 10, 2008. 
  4. ^ Mikey Fresh (June 11, 2008). "Tera Wray Interview". adultstarsmagazine.com. Retrieved July 15, 2008. 
  5. ^ Sullivan, David (2006-12-28). "Tera Wray Stars in Runaway Brat for Pleasure Productions". avn.com. Retrieved 2008-01-10. 
  6. ^ "20 Question E-Mail Fun With: Tera Wray". qlimax.com. March 7, 2007. Retrieved January 10, 2008. 
  7. ^ a b Matt and Mark Zane are brothers.
  8. ^ "Heavy Metal & Hardcore Sex Collide". thegauntlet.com. March 12, 2007. Retrieved January 10, 2008. 
  9. ^ a b c "Society 1 Interview with Matt Zane". The Gauntlet. Retrieved October 22, 2007. 
  10. ^ "Tera Wray Tours With Hustler Lingerie at Ozzfest". ainews.com. July 24, 2007. Retrieved January 10, 2008. 
  11. ^ "Static-x Vocalist Drops By Metal Skool". thegauntlet.com. September 26, 2007. Retrieved January 10, 2008. 
  12. ^ On his blog on November 9, 2007, Static said: "I met Tera Wray during Ozzfest and we have been together since then."
  13. ^ The article "Wayne Static Gets Hitched to Adult Starlet", January 14, 2008, states: "The pair tied the knot in Las Vegas before the AVN Awards which took place on Saturday, Jan 12."
  14. ^ David Sullivan (January 17, 2008). "Tera Wray Weds Static-X Frontman". AVN. Retrieved January 18, 2008. 
  15. ^ Tod Hunter. "Performer Tera Wray Announces Retirement". XBIZ. Retrieved August 14, 2008. 
  16. ^ Static-X "Stingwray" Official Video, October 7, 2009, retrieved February 3, 2016 
  17. ^ "Static-X Founder Wayne Static Passed Away At Age 49". Mad Mimi. Retrieved September 9, 2015. 
  18. ^ a b "Wayne Static's Widow Tera Wray Found Dead". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved January 15, 2016. 
  19. ^ "2008 F.A.M.E. Awards Finalists Announced". AVN. April 25, 2008. Retrieved August 11, 2009. 
  20. ^ Loftus, Cindi (August 15, 2007). "Ouch! Damn That Looks Like It Hurts!!!!". xcitement.com. Retrieved January 10, 2008. 
  21. ^ Homicide, Johnny. "Tattooed & Tight". eros-la.com. Retrieved January 10, 2008. 
  22. ^ "AVN Award Nominees". Retrieved December 18, 2007. 
  23. ^ Javors, Steve (January 4, 2008). "2008 XBIZ Awards Official Nominees Announced". xbiz.com. Retrieved January 10, 2008. 

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