- Mary Carey (actress)
Female adult bio
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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
birthname= Mary Ellen Cook
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eye color= Brown
hair color= Blonde
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alias= Mary Cary, Marey Carey
afdb name= Mary_Carey
Mary Carey (born Mary Ellen Cook [cite web|url=http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9801E6D61E3CF93BA35753C1A9659C8B63&n=Top/Reference/Times%20Topics/People/K/Kershaw,%20Sarah|title= THE CALIFORNIA RECALL: VOTERS; What the Well-Undressed Woman Wears to Concede|accessdate=2007-12-04|date=2003-10-08|publisher=
New York Times|author=Sarah Kershaw] on June 15, 1980 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American pornographic actress and was a candidate for Governor of California in 2003.
Mary Ellen Cook was conceived in the mental institution where her schizophrenic mother and mentally disabled father met. She was raised by her grandparents until they died when Mary Ellen was 16, and was left to take care of her disabled parents. [ [http://www.westwoodone.com/pg/jsp/drew/audioshowarchive.jsp?pid=23550 Dr Drew Live 08/20/2008 41:00] ] She studied
balletand dancefrom the age of seven until she was 19 years old. [http://www.rogreviews.com/interviews/mary_carey.asp Mary Carey Interview] at RogReviews.com] She graduated in 1998 from the Pine Crest School, a Fort Lauderdaleprivate preparatory school. At 19, she joined the dance team at Florida Atlantic University, where she was a student in the theater department.On " The Howard Stern Show", she revealed that her father has cerebral palsy. [cite web|url=http://www.marksfriggin.com/news06/8-14.htm#thu|title=Daily Highlights for August 17, 2006|accessdate=2007-04-06|date=2006-08-17|publisher=MarksFriggin.com]
Pornographic film career
Shortly after becoming a
sex worker, Carey entered the adult filmindustry as a featured entertainer in 1999. She is best known for her lesbian themed films. In addition to numerous adult movies, she has posed in adult magazines and has appeared in adult TV shows such as " Totally Busted" and " Sexy Urban Legends" on Playboy TV.
Carey claimed to have never received
breast implants. Eventually, though, she admitted in her AVN "Fresh off the Bus" interview to having had augmentation.
Carey worked for Kick Ass Pictures for nearly three years. In December 2005, she signed an exclusive 2-year, 12-video contract with the now-
legally embattledand cash-strappedLegend Video. [http://xbiz.com/news_piece.php?id=13440 Mary Carey’s First Legend Film Debuts in March] ] She continues to make adult films for Kick Ass Pictures, Back End Productions, and her own production company, Mary Carey Productions.
At the age of 18 before embarking on her career in
adult entertainment, Carey appeared in the Cable TV Series "The Teen Files" hosted by Leeza Gibbonsin the episode "Teen Files: The Truth About Drinking (1999)".
Carey was in the feature film "
Pervert!" by Stag Films, an extended "tribute" to the films of Russ Meyer. Similarly to Meyer's films, "Pervert!" is not a porn film "per se", but Carey does appear nude.
In December 2006, Carey sought a trademark on her name "Mary Carey", to which the singer
Mariah Careyhas filed a motion of opposition, citing the possibility of confusion between the two individuals. [ [http://www.avn.com/index.php?Primary_Navigation=Articles&Action=View_Article&Content_ID=280539 Mariah Carey Tries to Block Mary Carey Trademark] ] [ [http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2006/1228061carey1.html Mariah Takes On Porn Star] ]
In July 2007, it was announced that Mary Carey will be the official hostess for [http://www.swingfest.com SwingFest 2008; World's largest Swingers Party and Lifestyle Convention] . [ [http://swingfest.com/marycarey.htm SwingFest 2008 Hostess] ] [ [http://swingfest.com/pr_july-14-2007.htm Adult Superstar Hosts World's Largest Swingers Party and Lifestyle Convention] ]
In December 2007, Carey announced that after her recent
breast enlargementsurgery (to 36DD) she will be auctioning off her former 36D breast implants on eBay. She said “Now that I’m sober, I wanted a new physical state to go along with my new mental state,” said Carey. “I thought the auction would be a great way to spread some holiday cheer and to make sure someone out there has a Mary Mary Christmas.” 20% of the proceeds were to go to the Susan G. Komen Foundationto benefit breast cancerresearch. [http://abcnews.go.com/Health/OnCallPlus/story?id=3997304&page=1 "Porn Star Auctions Breast Implants"] , Katharine Stoel Gammon, ABC News, December 14, 2007. Retrieved December 14, 2007.] [http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290188322713&ssPageName=ADME:B:EF:US:1123 Mary Carey's Implants on eBay] ]
Carey appears alongside
Daniel Baldwin, Brigitte Nielsenand other celebrities in the VH1reality series " Celebrity Rehab", which premiered in January 2008.
2003 California recallelection, she was an independent candidate, placing tenth in a field of 135 candidates. She ran on a ten (later expanded to eleven) point platform, making the following (again, somewhat tongue-in-cheek) promises:
#Make lap-dances tax deductible.
#Wire the California Governor's Mansion with live
#Create a "Porn for Pistols" program to reduce the number of
goodwill ambassadorto attract business to the state.
#Make those drawing unemployment insurance do
juryduty for their pay.
#Fight the attacks on the porn industry by
John Ashcroftand the U.S. Department of Justice.
#Allow bars to stay open until 4:00 A.M.
#Help the overcrowded and mismanaged prison system.
In June 2005, Carey announced her bid for
Lieutenant Governor of Californiaas an Independent in 2006. She also attended a Republican Party fund-raiser with the president of the company that produces her porn videos and announced that she is a Republican. Given her previous political record, however, it remains to be seen whether she (or Californians) will take her candidacy seriously. She would not be the first adult actress to win public office if her future bids are successful, as Italian porn-star Cicciolina was elected to the Italian Parliament.
She maintained on the
FOX NewsChannel on March 16, 2006 that her pornofilms are not a negative to her political career, and maybe are even a positive. She implied that Governor Arnold Schwarzeneggerand former Governor Reagan were helped in their political campaigns by their film careers. She also maintained that, unlike the films in which Schwarzenegger and Reagan starred, her films are about "love".
She has also said that she hopes to run for a major party nomination to be
President of the United Statesupon her reaching the age of 35, per the minimum age requirement for United States presidents. [http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=44671 WorldNetDaily: Bush dinner's porn star: I'm a praying Christian] ] The first election for which she would be eligible would be the 2016 presidential election.
On October 23, 2006 she announced she was dropping out of the California governor's race to be with her ailing mother, hospitalized in Florida since jumping off a four-story building the previous month. [cite web|url=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2006/10/24/porn-star-mary-carey-drop_n_32377.html|title= Porn Star Mary Carey Drops Out Of California Governor's Race|accessdate=2007-03-04|date=2006-10-24|publisher = The Huffington Post]
In April 2005, Carey was arrested in connection with a
Lakewood, Washington, cabaret sting operation, for violating a city strip club ordinance that forbids dancers from touching themselves. She subsequently made a plea agreement and received a 19-month sentence, which was suspended on the condition that she was not charged with any other offense within one year. [cite web|url=http://www.xbiz.com/news_piece.php?id=10277|title=Mary Carey Faces Judge Over Strip Club Violation|accessdate=2007-03-28|author=Gretchen Gallen|date = 2005-09-11|publisher = XBiz] [cite web|url=http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2005-04-19-mary-carey-arrest_x.htm?POE=LIFISVA|title=Porn star Mary Carey arrested|accessdate=2007-03-28|date=2005-04-19|publisher=USA Today]
Carey, who announced in December that she had lost weight, replaced her teeth and acquired new, size 36-D breasts and on August 9, 2006, on the steps of the Los Angeles County elections office to launch her 2006 gubernatorial campaign as a
write-in candidate. [http://www.avn.com/index.php?Primary_Navigation=Articles&Action=View_Article&Content_ID=273897 Mary Carey Announces Campaign Strategy for Write-In Candidacy] ]
In January/February 2008,
VH1broadcast a reality TV series " Celebrity Rehab" which featured among other patients Mary Carey. [cite web|url=http://news.lalate.com/2008/01/12/video-celebrity-rehab-mary-carey-and-her-toy/|title=Video: Celebrity Rehab - Mary Carey and her Toy!|accessdate=2008-02-05|] [cite web|url=http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1114705/epcast|title=Episode Cast for: "Celebrity Rehaby with Dr. Drew"!|accessdate=2008-02-05|]
While on Celebrity Rehab, she stated that she would leave the porn industry and straighten out her life because of her mother's accident. In the reunion episode of the show taped approximately 6 months after leaving rehab, she stated that she has not made an adult movie since becoming sober and intends to never make another one. However, she continues to "feature dance" in clubs, saying that she needs the money to care for her mother, but also hopes to stop doing this.
She dated fellow adult film actress,
Hannah Harperand comedian Jeff Duran. [ [http://www.famoushookups.com/site/celebrity_profile.php?celebid=7893 Mary Carey Relationship Summary] ]
List of porn stars who appeared in mainstream films
: "For Mary Carey's official website and filmography, refer to the infobox."
* [http://www.myspace.com/realmarycarey Mary Carey's MySpace Profile]
* [http://www.badmouth.net/interview-mary-carey/ Interview: Mary Carey] (Badmouth.net)
* [http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/actors/mary-carey/ Rotten entry]
* Video interviews of Mary Carey on her political activities at
Crooks and Liars.
* [http://www.swingfest.com SwingFest 2008 - The world's largest swingers party and lifestyle convention hosted by Mary Carey]
** [http://www.voiceofthemajority.blogspot.com] by
Joe Scarboroughon Scarborough Country, March 2006
** [http://www.crooksandliars.com/posts/2005/06/23/2836/ Interview] by
Stephen Colberton The Daily Show, June 2005
* [http://www.lukeisback.com/stars/stars/mary_carey.htm Interviews at LukeIsBack.com]
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