Marina Ann Hantzis, known professionally as Sasha Gray, is an American television personality, businesswoman, actress, model, internet personality, Twitch streamer, singer, novelist, and former pornographic actress.
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Gray began her acting career in the pornographic film industry, receiving 15 awards for her performance between 2007 and 2010, including the 2008 AVN Award for Female Performer of the Year.
Sasha Grey has appeared in music videos, documentaries, ad campaigns, artwork, and magazines. After her film debut in 2009 as the lead in Steven Soderbergh’s The Girlfriend Experience, she starred in independent films such as Open Windows, the Canadian black horror comedy Smash Cut, and the horror film Would You Rather. In 2011, she played a fictional version of herself in the HBO comedy-drama series Entourage.
Gray was the co-founder, singer, and writer of Telecine, an industrial music group. She is the author of The Juliette Society trilogy of novels and also writes, directs, and co-produces films and music videos.
The early life of Sasha Grey
Sasha Grey was born into a working-class family in North Highlands, California. Her father was a Greco-American who worked as a mechanic and died in June 2015. She is a mother of English, Irish and Polish descent. Gray’s parents had divorced before she entered high school, and she was adopted by her mum, who had remarried in 2000. She was adept at Catholicism.
Gray attended four high schools, including Highlands High in Sacramento, California, and was not pleased with any of them. She graduated one year ahead of time and attended Sacramento City College in late 2005 and took lessons in film, dance, and acting. She served as a waitress in the Black Angus Steakhouse until March 2006 and raised $7,000 to move to Los Angeles.
Sasha Grey’s Career
In May 2006, Sasha Gray moved to Los Angeles, California, and starred in hardcore porn. She initially thought of calling herself Anna Karina, after the French New Wave actress of the same name, before choosing Sasha Gray.
The name “Sasha” was taken from Sascha Konietzko, from the band KMFDM, and “Gray” from Oscar Wilde’s novel The Picture of Dorian Gray or, failing that, from the Kinsey scale, which measures homosexual and heterosexual attraction.
Sasha’s first scene was an orgy with Rocco Siffredi for Fashionistas Safado: The John Stagliano Challenge and he helped Gray quickly make a name for himself in the adult film industry after he asked Siffredi to punch him in the stomach. during the scene, an act that he later declared was improvised.
Less than six months after entering the adult industry, Gray appeared in the November 2006 issue of Los Angeles, where she was singled out as a potential big star, perhaps the next Jenna Jameson. In December 2006, Gray was interviewed on the syndicated entertainment industry news show, The Insider.
In January 2007, Gray was awarded the Best Three-Way Sex Scene in Fuck Slaves and the Best Party Scene in Fashionistas Safado: The Challenge at the 24th AVN Adult Movie Awards.
In February 2007, Gray appeared at The Tyra Banks Show, complaining about teens working in the sex industry. There was speculation that the program was heavily edited and did not include her defense of adult film as a career option. The program was often blamed for editing the interview in order to maximize its dramatic appeal.
In 2008, she became the youngest woman ever to receive the AVN Female Performer of the Year Award and also received the Best Oral Sex Scene Award for Babysitters at the 25th AVN Awards. Gray appeared in Dave Navarro’s film Broken, for which she received the AVN Best High-End All-Sex Film Award. In 2008, Gray revealed that she would represent herself in the porn industry with her agency L.A. Girls at the facility.
Gray also starred in Pirates II: Stagnetti’s Vengeance, which won the 26th AVN Awards ceremony in 15 categories in 2009, making it the most awarded film ever at the ceremony.
Sasha Grey Net Worth
Sasha Grey has a net worth of $3 Million as of 2021.