Date of Birth: 14 March 1988, Sacramento, California, USA
Birth Name: Marina Ann Hantzis
Height: 5' 6" (1,68 m)
Weight: 50 kg (110 lb)
Filmography: 216 as actress, 2 as director
Alternate Names: Sasha
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Sasha Grey is an American former pornographic actress who has since become a mainstream actress, model, author and musician. She first made her name in mainstream media after appearing on several popular television programs and in pop culture magazines examining her willingness to enter the world of hardcore porn at a young age. She has also been featured in music videos and advertising campaigns.
I was born in Sacramento, CA, and moved to [Los Angeles] when I turned 18 to pursue a career as a porn star. I grew up in North Highlands [a section of Sacramento]. It is a disenfranchised, lower-to-middle-class neighborhood. I never allowed myself to be a negative product of that environment. I used it as a source of inspiration to challenge myself. I began college in August of 2005, balancing school and work seven days a week. Around this time I started thinking about pornography as a career opportunity. I have a huge appetite for sex and self-exploration. I wanted to express my sexuality as a strong woman, to push my own boundaries and see which part of my psyche would take me to my next euphoric sexual experience. I wanted to do all of this in a sex-positive way. Despite the controversy that surrounds this industry, I felt I could ultimately bring an enigmatic quality to it. I decided that if my instinct continued to push me toward the reality of this, and the dissatisfaction with my education continued, I would seize the opportunity on my own. I began my research that month, making my decision absolute in October 2005. On April 17th, 2006 I moved to [Los Angeles], got tested at AIM and found an agent. I performed my first sex scene on May 1st, 2006 in Fashionistas Safado: The Challenge (2006). Although I have come a long way since then, many people in society believe that I am a victim. I was not sexually abused. I am not on drugs. The acts I perform are always consensual. I am a woman who strongly believes in what she does--it is time that our society comes to grips with the fact that "normal" people, women especially, enjoy perverse sex. I hope to inspire people from all walks of life, and to collaborate with innovative individuals--bohemians welcome. Many people mistake this thought and believe that I desire all women to do porn and fuck like rabbits, ignoring all health risks. This is not what I preach or believe. Like any business, I take risks in my profession. Anyone considering porn as a career should be fully aware of these risks before jumping in. I am ready to take on any opportunities and challenges that face me as a woman, porn star and artist.