Tera Patrick's height (5' 9"), exotic look (her mother is Thai and her father was an American Army doctor of English and Dutch descent) and spectacular body would seem more suited to a high-fashion model - which is exactly what she was, having spent five years as a model with the world-famous Ford Agency. She was born in Montana, and her family moved to San Francisco shortly thereafter. Her mother soon left the family to go back to Thailand, and she was raised in San Francisco by her father. While strolling around that city's famed Fisherman's Wharf one day she was spotted by a talent scout for Morning Sun, an international division of the prestigious Ford Modeling Agency, and at the tender age of 13 was signed to a contract. At 18 she quit modeling and returned to school, getting a degree in microbiology. Although she found employment as a nurse, her curiosity about nude modeling (something she had always wondered about) got the best of her, and she was soon appearing in men's magazines. By 1999, she felt ready to dive into porn. After appearing in a few specialty B&D tapes, she went full-time into mainstream porn, and began her meteoric rise to the top. Her smoldering looks, mind-boggling (and all-natural) body and enthusiastic performances made her an instant favorite with fans tired of the typical bored, silicone-inflated porn queens.
She married actor Evan Seinfeld ("Oz" (1997)) and was preparing to leave the adult-film business, but instead, in an unprecedented move, successfully broke out of her agreement with Digital Playground and started her own production company, Teravision Inc., and signed a contract with Vivid Video in which the only boy/girl work she will do is with her husband, although she will work with other women. That news may have come as a major disappointment to her legions of fans, but a little Tera Patrick is still far better than no Tera Patrick at all.
|Evan Seinfeld||(9 January 2004 - present) (filed for divorce)|
Mother is Thai; father is English.
Has a degree in Microbiology
Is a registered nurse
Started her own internet talk-show, The Tera Patrick Show, during fall of 1999. She invites adult-film stars, directors, and producers on her show.
Teamed up with Salma Hayek, she ventured to Edwards Air Force Base to entertain the officers on 1 December 2001.
Can speak fluent Hungarian.
Presented the 2nd Empire Awards Show on 22 February 2002.
Engaged to rock star/actor, Evan Seinfeld in October 2002.
Caused quite a stir in the adult film industry in December 2002 when she announced her retirement from performing in adult movies, despite having roughly 5 years left on contact with adult film company Digital Playground.
Returned to the adult film industry after a one-year break by signing with Vivid Video. The deal calls for her to appear in three movies for Vivid over the next two years and she will perform with her husband Evan Seinfeld and other women only. (December 2003)
Started her own production company, "Teravision."
Has opened an agency "The Tera Patrick Agency."
Penthouse magazine "Pet" for February 2000.
Began modeling when she was discovered at age 13 in San Francisco.
Named #57 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).
Trained to become an emergency medical technician from the American Institute of Health Technology.
Received an undergraduate degree in biology from Boise State University.
Separated from her husband of 5 years Evan Seinfeld. [September 2009]
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 35, a daughter Sophia Evelia Acosta on February 25, 2012. Child's father is her boyfriend, Tony Acosta.
Is in a relationship with Tony Acosta and they have a daughter together.
[Interview with Roger T. Pipe, July 2000] I was kind of dipping my feet in the water with the Andrew Blake film. Then I decided I wanted to work with men. In my personal life I am not attracted to women at all. I can admire a beautiful woman, but I didn't feel comfortable working with women on that level. I treat the business like a business because I have a business mind. I really enjoy my work and my scenes and I think that's part of the reason why I haven't gotten burned out. I've been able to pick and choose to a great extent and that helps. Since I do have a nursing career to fall back on, I am not really forced to be in the business. I stay because I truly enjoy the work.
[Interview with Roger T. Pipe, July 2000] I did the fashion modeling in New York until I was 18, then I took four years off to go to school in Idaho. I got my degree in nursing. I'm an RN and have a BS in Microbiology. I wanted to attend the University of Southern California. That's why I moved out here. I got into modeling for financial reasons. I started doing the adult side after I was introduced to Suze Randall. I was a Penthouse Pet and I was in Playboy as well. I just started getting covers and centerfolds and it was a natural progression into videos. I had always had a fantasy about working in front of the camera. My first movie was by a man named Andrew Blake and it was a very softcore-type movie. I was easing my way into things and did some simulated stuff with other girls.
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