Traci Lords filmography

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Lords at the QVC Red Carpet Style Party, 2011

Traci Lords is an American actress, singer, writer, producer and director. After having appeared in dozens of pornographic films between 1984 and 1986 while she was underage, Lords made a transition to mainstream films.[1] She made her mainstream screen debut in Not of This Earth (1988), a remake of Roger Corman's 1957 film of the same name, playing the leading role of Nadine Story.[2] She followed with Fast Food (1989) and the John Waters' teen comedy, Cry-Baby (1990), where she appeared alongside Johnny Depp. The film received positive reviews and the part of Wanda Woodward remains Lords' most notable role.[3][4] Around the same time, she also appeared in many television series, including Wiseguy, MacGyver, Married... with Children, Highlander and Tales from the Crypt.

By the early 1990s, Lords starred in various independent and B movies, such as Shock 'Em Dead, Raw Nerve, A Time to Die (1991), Intent to Kill (1992) and Skinner (1993). She also appeared in the television adaptation of Stephen King's novel The Tommyknockers.[5] In 1995, while promoting her debut studio album 1000 Fires, Lords landed the role of Rikki Abbott on the television series Melrose Place and also appeared in three episodes of Roseanne.[6] Lords was a recurring cast on the crime series Profiler and had a small part in the vampire action film Blade (1998). She kept on making more films and appeared in more television series, including First Wave, Gilmore Girls and Will & Grace. Her role in the 2000 comedy Chump Change earned her the Film Discovery Jury Award for Best Actress at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival.[7]

In 2008, Lords appeared as Bubbles in the Kevin Smith comedy Zack and Miri Make a Porno. She also had supporting roles in horror films, Excision (2012) and Devil May Call (2013). Her portrayal of Phyllis, a hyperreligious and controlling mother, in Excision earned her several awards including the Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Supporting Actress as well as Fright Meter Award and CinEuphoria Award.[8]

Film[edit]

Title Year Role Notes Ref.
Not of This Earth 1988 Nadine Story [9]
Fast Food 1989 Dixie Love [10]
Cry-Baby 1990 Wanda Woodward [11]
Shock 'Em Dead 1990 Lindsay Roberts Also known as Rock 'em Dead [12]
Raw Nerve 1991 Gina Clayton [13]
A Time to Die 1991 Jackie Swanson [14]
The Nutt House 1992 Miss Tress [15]
Intent to Kill 1992 Vickie Stewart [16]
Laser Moon 1993 Barbara Fleck [17]
Skinner 1993 Heidi [18]
Desperate Crimes 1993 Laura Originally titled Il ritmo del silenzio, also known as Mafia Docks [19]
Plughead Rewired: Circuitry Man II 1994 Norma [20]
Serial Mom 1994 Carl's Date [21]
Ice 1994 Ellen Reed [22]
Your Studio and You 1995 Herself Short film [23]
Virtuosity 1995 Media Zone Singer [24]
Underworld 1996 Anna [25]
Blood Money 1996 Wendy Monroe [26]
Nowhere 1997 Val-Chick 1 [27]
Stir 1997 Kelly Bekins [28]
Full Blast 1997 Lindsay Lord [29]
Boogie Boy 1998 Shonda Lee Bragg [30]
Extramarital 1998 Elizabeth [31]
Blade 1998 Racquel [32]
Me and Will 1999 Waitress [33]
The Killing Club 1999 Laura Engles Also known as You're Killing Me... [34]
Epicenter 2000 Agent Amanda Foster Credited as Traci Elizabeth Lords [35]
Chump Change 2000 Sam Credited as Traci Elizabeth Lords [36]
Certain Guys 2000 Kathleen [37]
Black Mask 2: City of Masks 2002 Chameleon Credited as Traci Elizabeth Lords [38]
Manhood 2003 Actress [39]
Home 2003 Lorna Short film
Sweet Pea 2005 Director [40]
Frostbite 2005 Naomi Bucks [41]
Novel Romance 2006 Max Normane [42]
Crazy Eights 2006 Gina Conte [43]
The Chosen One 2007 Ms. Sultry Voice only [44]
Your Name Here 2008 Julie Frick [45]
Zack and Miri Make a Porno 2008 Bubbles [46]
I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell 2009 Connie [47]
Princess of Mars 2009 Dejah Thoris [48]
Au Pair, Kansas 2011 Helen Hazleton Also known as The Soccer Nanny [49]
Excision 2012 Phyllis [50]
Devil May Call 2013 Val [51]
Tag 2015 Ann [52]
Cemetery Tales Presents: A Tale of Two Sisters 2018 Victoria Chastain [53]

Television[edit]

Title Year Role Notes Ref.
Wiseguy 1988 Monique Episode: "Date with an Angel" [54]
Married... with Children 1989–91 T.C. / Vanessa Van Pelt 2 episodes [55]
MacGyver 1990 Jenny Episode: "MacGyver's Women" [55]
Super Force 1991 Episode: "Of Human Bondage" [56]
Murder in High Places 1991 Diane TV movie [57]
The Tommyknockers 1993 Nancy Voss TV movie [58]
Sweating Bullets 1993 Gwen Episode: "Katie's Secret"
Highlander 1993 Greta Episode: "The Darkness"
Tales from the Crypt 1993 Emma Conway Episode: "Two for the Show"
Bandit: Bandit's Silver Angel 1994 Angel Austin TV movie [59]
Dragstrip Girl 1994 Blanche TV movie [60]
Roseanne 1994–95 Stacy Flagler 3 episodes [61]
Melrose Place 1995 Rikki Abbott 4 episodes [62]
As Good as Dead 1995 Nicole Grace TV movie [63]
Dead Man's Island 1996 Miranda Prescott TV movie [64]
Nash Bridges 1997 Sean Collins Episode: "Knockout" [65]
Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher 1997 Suzanne Wilkinson Episode: "My Phony Valentine"
Viper 1997 Talia Massey Episode: "The List"
Profiler 1997–98 Sharon Lesher Recurring cast [66]
D.R.E.A.M. Team 1999 Lena Brant TV movie
Credited as Traci Elizabeth Lords
[67]
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys 1999 Luscious Deluxe Episode: "Hercules, Tramps & Thieves"
Credited as Traci Elizabeth Lords
[68]
First Wave 2000–01 Jordan Radcliffe Recurring cast
Credited as Traci Elizabeth Lords
[65]
They Shoot Divas, Don't They? 2002 Mira TV movie
Credited as Traci Elizabeth Lords
[69]
Deathlands: Homeward Bound 2003 Lady Rachel Cawdor TV movie
Credited as Traci Elizabeth Lords
[70]
Gilmore Girls 2003 Natalie Zimmermann Episode: "The Fundamental Things Apply"
Credited as Traci Elizabeth Lords
[71]
Will & Grace 2005 Rose Episode: "Birds of a Feather Boa"
Wanted 2005 Bartender 2 episodes
Andy Barker, P.I. 2007 Loretta Crispin Episode: "Dial M for Laptop" [72]
Point of Entry 2007 Brianna Fine TV movie
The Greatest Show Ever 2007 Cow Girl TV movie [73]
EastSiders 2013–17 Val 4 episodes [74]
Sharkansas Women's Prison Massacre 2015 Detective Kendra Patterson TV movie [75]
Nightmare Nurse 2016 Barb TV movie [76]
Swedish Dicks 2016–18 Jane McKinney Recurring cast [77]

Music video appearances[edit]

Title Year Performer Album Ref.
"Gimme Gimme Good Lovin'" 1984 Helix Walkin' the Razor's Edge [78]
"Notorious" 1987 Loverboy Wildside
"I Wanna Sex You Up" 1991 Color Me Badd C.M.B.
"Back on the Street" 1994 Jay Miles 9 Hours [79]

Video games[edit]

Title Year Character Developer Ref.
Defender 2002 Commander Kyoto Midway Games [80]
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse 2004 Pestilence The 3DO Company [81]
Ground Control II: Operation Exodus 2004 Dr. Alice McNeil Massive Entertainment [82]
True Crime: New York City 2005 Cassandra Hartz Luxoflux, Exakt Entertainment [83]
Hitman: Absolution 2012 Layla Stockton IO Interactive [80]
Hitman 2016 Dino's Agent, Dexy Barat, Maya Parvati IO Interactive [84]
Let It Die 2016 Jackal Z Grasshopper Manufacture [85]

Notable adult videos[edit]

References[edit]

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