Jul. 25th, 1976
Great Falls, Montana, USA
Tera Patrick's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2004 - Soul Plane
Guest TV Roles
Herself - Adult Actress
Herself - Presenter
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.
- Named #57 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).
- 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' (qv) and other women only. (December 2003)
- Started her own production company, "Teravision."
- 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.
- Mother is Thai; father is English.
- Trained to become an emergency medical technician from the American Institute of Health Technology.
- Has opened an agency "The Tera Patrick Agency."
- Began modeling when she was discovered at age 13 in San Francisco.