Serenity (born October 29, 1969) is an American former pornographic actress.[4]

Early life

Serenity was born in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, raised "everywhere from Maine to Mississippi", and moved to Las Vegas in the early 1990s.[3] She holds a degree in Journalism.[6] She was a ballet dancer and waitress prior to entering the adult entertainment industry.[8][10]

Career

Serenity started out stripping and modeling for men's magazines.[8][10] Her first scene was with Alexis DeVell and PJ Sparxx in Jennifer Ate for Wicked Pictures in 1993.[3] Her first boy/girl scene was in The Temptation of Serenity.[10] She was a contract performer for Wicked Pictures between 1996 and December 31, 2001.[12] In September 2002, she signed a one-year, multi-picture deal with Hollywood Video.[14] She announced her retirement on September 22, 2004.[15] With the exception of her first boy-girl scene, she always shot with condoms.[16] AVN ranked her 36th on their list of "The Top 50 Porn Stars of All Time".[18] She was also the first performer to win back-to-back AVN Awards for Best Actress - Video.[15]

Mainstream media appearances

Serenity worked as a correspondent on E! during her porn career.[20] She appeared in over twenty specials for Wild On!.[10][15] In 1999, she appeared alongside Julia Ann in a skit for The Man Show.[22] That same year, she appeared on Good Day L.A. reporting from Erotica LA. alongside Stephanie Swift.[24] She made another appearance on the show shortly after.[26] In 2000, she made appearances in Action and Frank Chindamo's The Dalai Camel.[28] The Dalai Camel is part of an anthology titled Love Bytes.[30]

Other ventures

In June 1999, Serenity launched Las Vegas Novelties, a sex toy manufacturer.[32] She co-founded it with Mark Goodman.[34] In 2001, she purchased Goodman's half of the company and became its sole proprietor.[34] Las Vegas Novelties was acquired by Pipedream Products in March 2005.[35]

In November 2002, Serenity, Peter Chan, and Steve Lane launched C & L Wholesalers, a Canberra, Australia-based company that sold adult products such as condoms, personal lubricants, and sex toys.[36]

In May 2000, Serenity began reviewing pornographic films for Adult DVD Empire.[6] She was also the publisher, as well as a columnist, for Showgirls magazine.[8]

Advocacy

Serenity is a strong supporter of PETA.[20] She has done fundraising auctions for PETA as well as radio and television interviews on their behalf.[37] A photo of her wearing fake snakeskin chaps and a pleather corset was featured in PETA's Shopping Guide to Nonleather Products, which was released in October 2001.[39] She's been an outspoken proponent of vegetarianism and received a nomination by PETA for Sexiest Vegetarian in 2003, five years after she became a vegetarian.[37]

Personal life

Serenity identifies as bisexual.[3] She is also a feminist.[41] She married her business partner, Steve Lane.[35] In September 2004, she was in her third trimester of pregnancy with their first child.[15]

Awards and nominations

AVN Awards
YearResultAwardFilm
1997[43]NominatedBest Couples Sex Scene (with Colt Steele)Time Machine
1998[45]NominatedBest All Girl Sex Scene (with Missy)Crazed
NominatedBest Actress
NominatedBest Couples Sex Scene (with Alex Sanders)Lost Angels
NominatedBest Group Sex Scene (with Sindee Coxx & Alex Sanders)
NominatedFemale Performer of the YearN/A
1999[47]NominatedBest ActressDate From Hell
NominatedBest All-Girl Sex Scene (with Ruby)Wicked Covergirls
NominatedFemale Performer of the YearN/A
2000[48][50]WonBest Actress, VideoDouble Feature!
NominatedFemale Performer of the YearN/A
2001[52][54]NominatedFemale Performer of the YearN/A
WonBest Actress - VideoM Caught in the Act
NominatedBest Group Sex Scene - Video (with Brittany Andrews & Kyle Stone)Wickedgirl.com
2002[56]NominatedFemale Performer of the YearN/A
NominatedBest Actress - VideoXXX Training
NominatedBest Couples Sex Scene - Video (with Ian Daniels)Jack & Jill
2005[57]WonAVN Hall of FameN/A
NightMoves Awards
YearResultAward
1997[59]NominatedBest New Starlet
1998[61]WonBest Actress (Fan’s Choice)
1999[62]NominatedBest Actress
2000[61]WonBest Actress (Fan’s Choice)
2001[64]NominatedBest Actress
2002[66]NominatedBest Actress
2007[67]WonNightMoves Hall of Fame
XRCO Awards
YearResultAwardFilm
1998[69]NominatedFemale Performer of the YearN/A
2000[70]NominatedFemale Performer of the YearN/A
2001[72]NominatedFemale Performer of the YearN/A
NominatedSingle Performance, ActressM Caught In The Act
2002[74]NominatedSingle Performance, ActressXXX Training
2007[75]WonXRCO Hall of FameN/A