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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 15 June 1980Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Birth NameMary Ellen Cook
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Cleveland native Mary Carey was born into what could be charitably called a dysfunctional family. Both of her parents were mentally handicapped (her mother had been diagnosed as a schizophrenic) and she was taken away from her parents by her grandparents when she was three months old. After her parents divorced, her mother moved in with Mary and her grandparents. At seven years of age the family moved from Cleveland to Florida, and the next year Mary was legally adopted by her grandparents.

Mary continued in Florida with the dance lessons she had started taking in Cleveland, and was a straight-A student in school. Her stage debut occurred at 12 years of age when she performed "The Nutcracker" with the Miami City Ballet, and she was bitten hard by the performing bug. Her dancing skills were honed by attendance at a prestigious dance school, and she was being offered dance scholarships from many different institutions. Then, at age 16, her grandfather developed lung cancer and died within a few months. Her grandmother's Parkinson's Disease worsened, and on top of that her body began to develop and she no longer had the thin body considered desirable for a ballerina. She was told to lose weight and get a breast reduction, but instead decided to leave ballet altogether and tried out for and won a place on the dance team at Florida State University, where she was enrolled. In the meantime her grandmother's health deteriorated even further, and soon their financial situation became precarious. In order to keep their head above water, Mary looked around for a job that could pay the kind of money they needed, and found a job as a model on an adult Internet site. From there she landed a job as a stripper. She saw that the strippers who commanded the big money were the featured girls, and an agent told her that the best way to become a featured stripper was to get a following doing porn. She traveled to Los Angeles and made the rounds of the adult-film producers and studios, eventually landing a job with Playboy TV.

Just prior to the recall campaign against California Governor Gray Davis, Mary signed a contract with Kick Ass Pictures, and as a publicity gag they came up with the idea that Mary should enter the field of a dozen or so candidates trying to replace Davis, so she soon publicly declared her intention to run for governor. The stunt worked out far better than they had hoped for, as Mary's bubbly personality and sense of humor about herself, her profession and the campaign itself - not to mention her beauty - endeared her to the California public. Although some political pundits wrote her off as a joke, her "campaign" received extensive coverage in the statewide media and she drew enthusiastic crowds at her appearances. Although she didn't win the election, she did manage to garner more than 11,000 votes. After the election Mary continued to turn out videos, which continue to sell well, and she is, besides Jenna Jameson, one of the porn stars most recognized by the general public.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: frankfob2@yahoo.com

Spouse (2)

Mario Monge (12 July 2009 - present)
Eric (? - 2004) (divorced)

Trivia (6)

Announced her candidacy for the governorship of California in the recall election of 2003. Her platform includes seven promises: legalization of gay marriage, taxation of breast implants, making lap dances a tax deductible business expense, wiring every room of the California Governor's Mansion with web cams, creation of a Porn for Pistols program to remove handguns from the state's streets, recruitment of performers in the adult industry as goodwill ambassadors, mandating jury duty for all Californians collecting unemployment, and freeing the porn industry from harassment by the government. [August 2003]
Finished tenth among the replacement candidates in the election to recall California Governor Gray Davis. She received over 10,000 votes which was more than celebrity replacement candidates Gallagher and Angelyne.
In California's gubernatorial recall election on October 7, 2003, Mary finished 10th among the 133 candidates on the ballot. Running as an Independent, with her name appearing as Mary (Mary Carey) Cook, she drew 11,174 votes, 0.2% of the total.
On June 14, 2005, she attended the President's Dinner in Washington, DC, an annual fundraiser put on by the National Republican Congressional Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Mary and her boss, Mark Kulkis of porn production company Kick Ass Pictures, also attended a lunch prior to the event.
Is a Republican. She joined the GOP at the same time she attended a fund-raising event hosted by the Republican Party with the president of the adult entertainment company that produces her videos.
Submitted papers to run in California's gubernatorial recall election. Election took place October 7th, 2003, she lost to Arnold Schwarzenegger. [August 2003]

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