|Birthday:||July 25, 1976|
|Birth location:||Great Falls, Montana, United States|
|Birth name:||Linda Ann Hopkins Shapiro|
|Height:||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight:||121 lb (55 kg/8.6 st)|
|Alias(es):||Tara Patrick, Sadie Jordan, Brooke Thomas, Tera Hopkins|
|No. of films:||134|
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Born in Great Falls, Montana, to an American Army doctor father of English and Dutch descent and a pure Thai Mother, Tera moved around quite a bit as a child both in the U.S. and overseas, gaining a valuable, early understanding of different peoples and cultures. At the tender age of 13, she was spotted by a scout on Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco and immediately enrolled in the venerable Barbizon Modeling School. Soon after, Tera signed with Morning Sun, an international division of the prestigious Ford Modeling Agency. An overnight success in both print and runway, she spent several years as a working model in Japan and Europe.
Upon returning to the U.S. after immense success overseas, Tera felt compelled to give something back and removed her high heels long enough to enroll in Boise State University where she received an undergraduate degree in Biology. Finding helping others truly fulfilling, Tera pursued a career in medicine by achieving a degree as an emergency medical technician from the American Institute of Health Technology. She landed a job as a nurse, the sexiest girl in white her hospital had ever seen.
Even though Tera genuinely enjoyed nursing, her family, friends and co-workers, convinced her to get back into modeling. She soon found herself at an open audition for Playboy and was selected from among a thousand ambitious and gorgeous ladies for both the magazine and Playboy TV. In the blink of an eye, Tera Patrick was gracing the covers of virtually every important men’s publication including Hustler, Club, Swank, Velvet, High Society and Cheri. She remains the only woman to ever grace the covers of Playboy and Penthouse simultaneously and she still holds the laudable position of Publisher, Genesis Magazine as well as Sex Editor for the UK edition of FHM. And to this day, she is the only erotic performer to appear on the cover of the domestic FHM.
A hopeless exhibitionist, Tera further explored her sensuous side and in late 1999, stepped onto the big and small screens, accepting roles in various nude and soft core features like The seduction of Maxine and other ‘skin-a-max’ soft-core flicks. Then In 2000 she appeared in her first hardcore adult feature Aroused, directed by adult visionary Andrew Blake. Since then, her XXX-star has risen faster than any performer in recent history. And her naughty notoriety spread as the co-host of Playboy Night Calls, 411.
A frequent and favorite guest of media king, Howard Stern, Tera has never been shy or uncomfortable doing press. She recently appeared on rock star, Dave Navarro’s, new Internet TV program. Her luscious image has also donned the covers of such disparate publications as Arena, Import Tuner, Street Customs, Easyriders, DUB, Bizarre and Revolver. On the tube, you’ve seen Tera on VH1’s Hottest Rock Star Wives and Girlfriends, Hottest Celebrity Pets, Greatest Metal Songs, CNBC’s Moneyline, Big idea with Donny Deutch, Fuse TV’s Uranium, HBO’s Thinking XXX, G4’s At Home with Tera Patrick and Spike TV’s Guy Choice. She also lent her voice to an animated version of herself on the late-night Adult Swim Cartoon Network hit, Aqua Teen Hunger Force. And few will forget her playful guest appearance alongside her rocker hubby, Evan Seinfeld, on 2006’s VH1 reality smash, Supergroup. And last year, she also hit the big screen with a cameo (alongside fellow erotic star, Stormy Daniels) in the Will Ferrell blockbuster, Blades of Glory and got virtual in the hit video game Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes the Neighborhood.
After Dating for a year and a half, on January 9, 2004, Patrick married Evan Seinfeld, singer/bassist for the hardcore heavy metal band Biohazard and an actor best known for his 5 year co-starring role in the gritty, critically acclaimed HBO series, Oz. They married privately in a secret ceremony in Las Vegas. Tera took a break from adult cinema and accompanied Seinfeld on his world tour with Biohazard where they shared the bill with such acts as Ozzy Osbourne, Pantera, Slayer, the Red Hot chili Peppers and Cypress Hill.
In 2003 Patrick and Seinfeld formed Teravision, the production company bearing her name. Tera exploded as a contract star (“Vivid Girl”) for porn giant, Vivid Entertainment, but the dynamic duo was confident they could produce top quality adult fare on their own. Today Teravision releases two High Definition erotic adult movies each month via U.S. distribution through Vivid. Erotica’s unstoppable couple is currently working on a reality show as well as joint biography, co-authored by former Hustler and RIP Magazine editor, Lonn Friend, whose memoir, Life on Planet Rock, was published in 2006 by Morgan Road/Random House.
Teravision has produced a string of hits such as Teradise Island, Reign of Tera, Reign of Tera 2, Tera Tera Tera, Desperate, Collision Course, and instant classics such as Appetite for Destruction, Test Drive, the Sexxxpose series, Ultra Violett, Decadence, Stimula, American Milf, Skinn Kandi, and more and more coming. Teravision was the first adult company to offer a free trailer website, www.teratrailers.com Tera spends five days out of every week on the road for her fans, doing celebrity appearances around the world at adult conventions like Exxxotica Miami, Sexpo in Australia Erotica in New Zealand, Venus in Berlin, The Adult Treasure Expo in Japan, the Exotic Erotic Ball in San Francisco. L.A. Erotica, A.E.E, the AVN awards, Adultcon, Exstasia in Switzerland, and many more. Known for throwing the hottest parties at the most excusive clubs, Tera hosts her world famous “Diva Las Vegas” party at Tao in Sin City’s palatial Venetian Resort and Casino as well as decadent soirees parties at Miami’s Mansion, Chicago’s Crobar, L.A.’s Avalon, and Manhattan’s Marquee.
Tera has toiled hard to become the top drawing, top grossing feature dancer on the circuit for five years running. Her ballsy, burlesque striptease style has mesmerized hundreds of thousands of fans around the world. Known as the exotic love goddess, the glamour girl of porn, and the Asian sensation, her entire tour schedule is for public viewing on her website and MySpace page where she personally interacts with her audience on a regular basis.
Tera’s web mother ship is terapatrick.com. This is the only site on the Internet where you can see all of Tera’s exclusive content, photos, and videos. Chat with her live, see all of her movies as they are released, become part of a fan community, win contests, and become a part of all things Tera Patrick.
This unique and flamboyant sex star has put high expectations and standards on the new site format and will be chatting and holding exclusive contests and giveaways weekly. "Giving back to the fans is my top priority,” she boasts without hesitation. "I want to create a free-thinking and fun online community, a place for fans of my work can gather and interact. I’m even going to set up a live cam in my private Hello Kitty room so fans can really get up-close and personal with me.”
Tera is extremely active in the adult film community, raising money for both the Free Speech Coalition and A.I.M Healthcare and the cancer-battling organization, B.A.B.E. (Breast Awareness Benefits Everyone). She has also been ramping up for the street release of her new lingerie endeavor, Mistress Couture, a super naughty and sexy clothing line directly hatched from the mind of the ultimate misbehaving mistress. “I have so many female fans that are tuned in to not just style and glamour, but to being sexy,” she says. “I am here to help every woman unlock her inner mistress. And tap in to the power of sexual exploration.”
Strengths & Weaknesses
-Incredible, perfect, voluptuous body... in particular: large, perfectly-shaped breasts, incredible legs, butt, face...she's got it all.
-There are at least a few anal scenes out there (presumably with her husband). Very good.
- AVN Hall of Fame
- 2009 VOD Award nomination for Performer of the Year
- 2007 F.A.M.E. Awards - “Favorite Female Starlet” as voted by you the fans!
- 2007, 2006, 2005 & 2004 Genesis Magazine Pornstar of the Year
- 2007 Adultcon - “Mainstream Crossover Star of The Year”
- 2006 FHM 100 Sexiest Women
- 2006 Temptation Award - “BEST ACTRESS”
- 2006 Temptation Award - “Teravision - Best New Studio”
- 2006 VH1’s Top 40 Hottest Rockstar Girlfriends & Wives
- 2006, 2005 & 2004 Foxe Fan Favorite
- 2002 Runner-up Penthouse Pet Of The Year
- 2002 Playboy Covergirl
- 2002-2003 Star Of Playboy Nightcalls 411
- 2002 Hustler Honey
- 2001 XRCO Awards - “Best New Starlet”
- 2001 Genesis Magazine - “Best New Cummer”
- 2001 AVN Award - “Best New Starlet”
- 2000 Cannes Film Festival - “Best New Starlet”
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