Sasha Gray (born Marina Ann Hantzis; March 14, 1988) is an American on-screen character, model, and musician, and previous explicit actress. She initially made her name in predominant press in the wake of showing up on a few mainstream TV programs and in popular culture magazines, inspecting her ability to enter the universe of in-your-face porn at a youthful age. She has additionally been highlighted in films, network shows, music recordings and promoting campaigns. She won various awards for her work in smut in the vicinity of 2007 and 2010, including the Female Performer of the Year at the 2008 AVN Awards.
After her component film make a big appearance as the lead in Steven Soderbergh’s The Girlfriend Experience (2009), Gray moved her concentration to standard acting. She featured in the Canadian dark satire blood and gore movie Smash Cut (2009) and played a fictionalized variant of herself in the seventh period of the HBO comic drama dramatization arrangement Entourage. She has likewise showed up in free movies, for example, I Melt with You and Open Windows. She is a previous individual from aTelecine, a mechanical music band.
Dark was brought up in North Highlands, California, to an average workers family. Her mom worked for the territory of California, while her dad was a technician. Her dad was a Greek-American, while her mom is of English, Irish and Polish descent. Her folks separated when she was five years of age, and she was in this way raised by her mom, who remarried in 2000. Her dad kicked the bucket in June 2015.
Dark went to four secondary schools, among them Highlands High in California, having been troubled in every one, however she graduated a year right on time at 17. years old In late 2005, she went to Sacramento City College and took classes in film, move, and acting. She tended to tables at a steakhouse through March 2006 and spared $7,000 for a move to Los Angeles.
Dark expresses that her folks were not content with her contribution in the grown-up industry, yet that they are on great terms nonetheless.
In May 2006, Gray moved to Los Angeles and started showing up in pornos soon after turning 18. Initially she toyed with the name Anna Karina, taken after the French New Wave performer, before settling on her present name. The name “Sasha” was taken from Sascha Konietzko of the band KMFDM, and “Dim” speaks to Oscar Wilde’s novel The Picture of Dorian Gray. Her first scene was a bash with Rocco Siffredi for The Fashionistas 2 by John Stagliano. Dark rapidly became well known in the business after she requested that Siffredi punch her in the stomach; notwithstanding, she later expressed that she was ad libbing and it was removed from context.
In January 2007, Gray was the beneficiary of awards for “Best Three Way Sex Scene” and “Best Group Scene” at the AVN Adult Movie Awards. She was additionally designated as “Best New Starlet”, however lost to Naomi. Gray was named Penthouse’s Pet of the Month for July 2007 and was captured by mold picture taker Terry Richardson. In 2008, she turned into the most youthful individual to win the AVN “Female Performer of the Year” award and “Best Oral Sex Scene”. Gray in the past spoke to herself in the grown-up industry through her own particular organization, L.A. Processing plant Girls.
Dim has shown specific gratefulness for crafted by Andrew Blake and Kimberly Kane. A. O. Scott of The New York Times portrayed her obscene career as “recognized both by the furthest point of what she will do and an unordinary level of scholarly reality about doing it.” In 2009, she was voted number #1 on Genesis magazine’s eleventh yearly version of its “Porn’s Hot 100” issue.
Under a half year in the wake of entering the grown-up industry, Gray was included in the November 2006 version of Los Angeles where she was hailed as a potential significant star, maybe the following Jenna Jameson. In December 2006, Gray was met on the syndicated media outlet news program The Insider.
In February 2007, she showed up on The Tyra Banks Show, talking about young people in the sex business. There was theory that the show was intensely controlled through altering, and did exclude her safeguard of smut as a career decision. The show was likewise condemned for doing this to build its emotional value.
Dark was profiled in the December 2008 Rolling Stone magazine.
In 2011, she was named by CNBC as one of the 12 most prominent stars in porn. CNBC noticed that, while she is never again acting in porn films, her present standard parts have kept enthusiasm for her before porn work high, and a few organizations keep on releasing aggregations of it. Gray recorded her last explicit motion picture at age 21, despite the fact that she didn’t declare her retirement for quite a while in the wake of, understanding that a considerable lot of her fans still trusted her to be a dynamic entertainer in the industry. On April 8, 2011, she formally reported her retirement from pornos on Facebook.
Dim has been a supporter for the grown-up industry and guarded her decision to be a porn performing artist. In a March 2014 meeting, she talked with regards to the business and for the benefit of outed Duke University understudy turned porn star, Belle Knox.
She has displayed for French form fashioner Max Azria’s prepared to wear line Manoukian, Italian footwear mark Forfex for a worldwide campaign, and American Apparel. She’s displayed for Richard Kern as a piece of Vice magazine’s hostile to design format, and showed up in a three-section VBS program, “Shot by Kern”. She likewise showed up in Taschen’s 25th commemoration reproduce of Terry Richardson’s Terryworld. Among different coordinated efforts with Richardson, she has additionally showed up in Wives, Wheels, Weapons, a partner book to James Frey’s Bright Shiny Morning. She has likewise demonstrated for craftsmen James Jean, Frédéric Poincelet, Zak Smith, and David Choe.
Dark has showed up in Playboy twice, first in a December 2009 pictorial, and after that for the cover include in October 2010. In January 2010, Gray seemed naked in an advertisement crusade for PETA supporting creature birth control. In February 2010, Gray expressed in a PETA talk with, “I think spaying and fixing is amazingly essential. … t keeps the creatures out of the asylums, and there’s an excessive number of undesirable creatures out there already”.
Dark showed up in a scene of James Gunn’s PG Porn with James Gunn, and additionally a cameo role in Dick Rude’s free film Quit, and stars in the 2009 Canadian low-spending dark parody/blood and guts movie Smash Cut from the Ottawa-based Odessa/Zed Filmworks. She plays a TV news personality who goes covert as a performer in a blood and gore movie creation, just to find her more seasoned sister’s killer. In March 2010, Gray was given a role as an against sex Christian in the thriller Hallows, coordinated by Richard O’Sullivan.
Dim assumed the lead part, “Chelsea”, an escort who is paid to go about as her customers’ better half, in Academy Award-winning chief Steven Soderbergh’s film The Girlfriend Experience. Soderbergh cast her in the wake of perusing her profile in Los Angeles magazine, remarking that, “She’s sort of another breed, I think. She doesn’t generally fit the regular shape of somebody who goes into the porno business…I’d never heard anyone discuss the business the way that she discussed it.” In having Gray plan for her part in The Girlfriend Experience, Soderbergh requesting that her watch Jean-Luc Godard’s Vivre sa strive and Pierrot le fou. Vivre sa compete concerns prostitution, while the relationship depicted in Pierrot le fou was recommended as a model for the dynamic amongst Chelsea and her sweetheart and customers. Dim and Soderbergh likewise talked with two escorts, and obtained character characteristics and conduct from them. Faultfinders had blended evaluations of Gray’s performance.
Dim was thrown for the seventh period of the HBO demonstrate Entourage, where she played a fictionalized adaptation of herself. Her character was Vincent Chase’s new sweetheart in a multi-scene arc. Gray co-featured close by Thomas Jane, Carla Gugino, Jeremy Piven and Rob Lowe in the spine chiller I Melt With You which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2011. She at that point featured in the Indonesian film Shrouded Corpse Bathing While Hip-Shaking. The film debuted in Indonesia on April 28, 2011. She in this manner featured in the French film Life, which was discharged on DVD in France on August 10, 2011, and voiced the character Viola DeWynter in the 2011 computer game Saints Row: The Third, which was discharged in November 2011. In 2013, she showed up close by Mariya Ocher in the German narrative arrangement Durch bite the dust Nacht mit …, their scene airing on German and French TV on December 7, 2013.
In February 2011, she showed up in the music video for Eminem’s melody “Space Bound”. Gray assumes the part of Eminem’s sweetheart, whom Eminem chokes just to acknowledge she is only a fabrication of his imagination. The video was debuted on Vevo on June 27, 2011. Already, she showed up in the music video for the 2008 tune “Birthday Girl” by The Roots. She additionally shows up in the music video for The Smashing Pumpkins’ tune “Superchrist”.
In 2008, Gray started a mechanical music joint effort, called aTelecine, with Pablo St. Francis. They later included individuals Anthony D’ Juan and Ian Cinnamon. Their first EP, aVigillant Carpark, was discharged in 2009 by New York mark Pendu Sound on 7-inch vinyl only. Gray additionally contributed vocals to the Current 93 collection Aleph at Hallucinatory Mountain and the X-TG collection Desertshore. She likewise routinely executes as a DJ in the United States and Canada In 2010, aTelecine discharged their first LP, …And Six Dark Hours Pass, and in November of that year lined it up with the LP A Cassette Tape Culture. In August 9, 2011, aTelecine’s first full-length collection, The Falcon and the was discharged (this collection is the first of an arranged trilogy). notwithstanding her work with Eminem, Gray is recorded by Narnack Records site as a visitor craftsman on Repentance, the 54th studio collection by Grammy-winning reggae and name icon Lee “Scratch” Perry, however Perry himself denied her association in a 2009 interview.
aTelecine’s first live show occurred on October 20, 2012, in Kraków at the Museum of Urban Engineering amid Unsound Festival.
In July 2013, it was reported that Gray was not any more an individual from the gathering and that Ian Cinnamon and new vocalist, Sveio, were the main staying full-time members.
In August 2015, it was reported by the psytrance band Infected Mushroom that Gray’s vocals would be highlighted in their forthcoming collection Converting Vegetarians II in the track Fields of Grey.
Dim’s first photograph book, Neü Sex, was discharged on March 29, 2011. Her second book, The Juliette Society, a sexual novel, was discharged on May 9, 2013.
Dim distinguishes herself as atheist, and bisexual. She upheld Bernie Sanders amid the 2016 Democratic Party presidential primaries.
In November 2011, Gray took an interest in the Guest Reading Program at Emerson Elementary School in Compton, California. Purportedly, her contribution in such movement was first denied to the media by school authorities. Guardians were vexed that a previous obscene performing artist would read to their youngsters as a major aspect of an instruction program. She reacted to the debate by expressing, “I trust instruction is an all inclusive right. I focused on this program with the understanding that individuals would have their own assessments about what I have done, my identity, and what I represent.” Gray additionally showed up on the American television show The View, where she clarified that she figured the guardians ought to have been given earlier notice of the character of any individual who did visitor perusing, and that if guardians had questioned her, she would not have done it.
Born: Marina Ann Hantzis
March 14, 1988 (age 29)
North Highlands, California, U.S.
Other names: Anna Karina, Sascha Grey, Sasha Gray
Height: 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight: 110 lb (50 kg)
Birthday: 4 March 1988
Place of Birth : North Highlands,Sacramento, California, United States
Hair color: Brown
Eye color: Hazel
Height: 5’6″ (or 167 cm)
Weight: 105 lbs (or 48 kg)
Body type: Average
Bra/cup size: 32B
Starting Year: 2006 (approximately 18 years old)
Adult Film Actress
Penthouse Pet Of The Month July 2007
Twistys Treat Of The Month August 2009
Pirates II – Stagnetti’s Revenge
Everhard’s Greatest Orgies and Gangbangs
|2007||AVN Award||Best Three-Way Sex Scene||Fuck Slaves||Sandra Romain & Manuel Ferrara|
|AVN Award||Best Group Sex Scene – Video||Fashionistas Safado||Flower Tucci, Christian XXX, Erik Everhard, Belladonna, Jewell Marceau, Chris Charming, Gianna, Jean Val Jean, Melissa Lauren, Voodoo, Marie Luv, Adrianna Nicole, Caroline Pierce, Jenna Haze, Nicole Sheridan, Mr. Pete, Sandra Romain|
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|2008||AVN Award||Best Oral Sex Scene, Video||Babysitters||N/A|
|AVN Award||Female Performer of the Year||N/A||N/A|
|XRCO Awards||Female Performer of the Year||N/A||N/A|
|2009||XRCO Awards||Mainstream Adult Media Favorite||N/A||N/A|
|2010||AVN Award||Best Anal Sex Scene||Anal Cavity Search 6||Erik Everhard|
|AVN Award||Best Oral Sex Scene||Throat: A Cautionary Tale||N/A|
|AVN Award||Crossover Star of the Year||N/A||N/A|
|FAME Awards||Favorite Oral Starlet||N/A||N/A|
|XBIZ Awards||Crossover Star of the Year||N/A||N/A|
|XRCO Awards||Mainstream Adult Media Favorite||N/A||N/A|
2007 Adam Film World Guide Award – Teen Dream of the Year
2007 Adultcon – Top 20 Adult Actresses
2010 TLARAW Award – Best Sex Toy – Sasha Grey Deep Penetration Vibrating Pussy and Ass
2011 TLARAW Award – Best Sex Toy – Sasha Grey Cream Pie Pussy
|2008||9to5 – Days in Porn||Herself|
|2009||The Girlfriend Experience||Chelsea / Christine Brown|
|Smash Cut||April Carson|
|2011||I Melt With You||Raven|
|Skinny Dip||Holly Haven|
|2012||The Girl from the Naked Eye||Lena|
|Would You Rather||Amy|
|2014||Open Windows||Jill Goddard|
|2009||Porn: Business of Pleasure||Herself||CNBC TV Documentary|
|2013||Durch die Nacht mit …||Herself||1 episode|
|2008||Birthday Girl||Birthday Girl||The Roots|
|Superchrist||Dancer||The Smashing Pumpkins|
|2009||James Gunn’s PG Porn||Tricia Scrotey||Episode: “Roadside Ass-ista|
|2011||Saints Row: The Third||Viola DeWynter||Voice|
|2015||Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell||Viola DeWynter||Voice|