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Sasha Grey

Sasha Grey, born March 14, 1988, in Sacramento, California is an American actor, writer, photographer, porn star, transgressive artist and experimental musician. She has a strong interest in the films of the French New Wave and before deciding on her present stage name, she toyed with the name of Jean-Luc Godard's ex-wife Anna Karina. In interviews she has stated that the name Grey represents two things: Oscar Wilde's Dorian Grey and the Kinsey scale of sexuality (homosexual to heterosexual, a grey scale in-between).

Sasha began college in August of 2005, balancing school and work seven days a week, and soon after moved to LA to pursue a career as a porn star. Around this time she started thinking about pornography as a career opportunity. Sasha has a huge appetite for sex and self-exploration.

Sasha is a genuinely smart, funny, ambitious, and daring person. She does the work she does because she wants to — because she not only enjoys the sex in all its myriad forms but also because she likes doing, as she calls it, performance art.

Accolades: Star of more than 80 porn films, Grey was featured in the November 2006 edition of Los Angeles Magazine, which flagged her as a potential major star, the next Jenna Jameson. Grey was chosen as Penthouse Pet of The Month for July 2007; the spread is considered to be a radical change for the magazine as it was photographed by the fashion photographer Terry Richardson. In 2008, she won Female Performer of the Year at the 25th Annual AVN awards. She is also featured as part of the art work for The Smashing Pumpkins 2007 album Zeitgeist, has modelled for American Apparel and Richard Kern for Vice Magazine, and made the 2009 Rolling Stone Magazine Hot List. Sasha starred in Lee Demarbre's horror film, SMASH CUT, which will be out Spring of 2009, and she recently wrapped filming the lead role in Steven Soderbergh's THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE which was released in May 2009.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2009.

Sasha Grey Facts

Birth Name Marina Ann Hantzis
BirthdayMarch 14, 1988 (34)
BirthplaceSacremento, California, USA
Height5' 7" (1m70)  How tall is Sasha Grey compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Smash Cut
Would You Rather
Sexy NSA Commercial With Sasha Grey
The Girlfriend Experience
Lord of the Freaks
Open Windows
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