Nina Mercedez at the 2013 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo
|Born|| November 10, 1979 |
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Weight||125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st)|
Nina Mercedez (born November 10, 1979), formerly known as simply Mercedez, is the stage name of a formerAmerican pornographic actress, model, feature dancer, director, producer, talent agent, and businesswoman.
A stage name is a pseudonym used by performers and entertainers, such as actors, comedians, singers and musicians. Such titles are adopted for a wide variety of reasons and may be similar or nearly identical to an individual's birth name. In some situations, a performer will eventually adopt his or her title as a legal name, although this is often not the case. It should be noted that Personal names or Nicknames that make up the professional name should not necessarily be considered as a "fake name" like Lady Gaga : for example: Miley Cyrus: born Destiny Hope Cyrus, uses her personal nickname "Miley" and her maiden name "Cyrus" as her professional name, in 2018 she legally changed to Miley Ray Hemsworth.
Americans are nationals and citizens of the United States of America. Although nationals and citizens make up the majority of Americans, some dual citizens, expatriates, and permanent residents, may also claim American nationality. The United States is home to people of many different ethnic origins. As a result, American culture and law does not equate nationality with race or ethnicity, but with citizenship and permanent allegiance.
A film director is a person who directs the making of a film. A film director controls a film's artistic and dramatic aspects and visualizes the screenplay while guiding the technical crew and actors in the fulfillment of that vision. The director has a key role in choosing the cast members, production design, and the creative aspects of filmmaking. Under European Union law, the director is viewed as the author of the film.
Mercedez was born in Corpus Christi, Texas.Her grandmother is Italian and her father is Mexican of Aztec descent.
Corpus Christi, colloquially Corpus, is a coastal city in the South Texas region of the U.S. state of Texas. The county seat of Nueces County, it also extends into Aransas, Kleberg, and San Patricio Counties. It is 130 miles southeast of San Antonio. Its political boundaries encompass Nueces Bay and Corpus Christi Bay. Its zoned boundaries include small land parcels or water inlets of three neighboring counties.
Texas is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population. Geographically located in the South Central region of the country, Texas shares borders with the U.S. states of Louisiana to the east, Arkansas to the northeast, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the west, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the southwest, while the Gulf of Mexico is to the southeast.
The Italians are a Romance ethnic group and nation native to the Italian peninsula and its neighbouring territories. Most Italians share a common culture, history, ancestry or language. Legally, all Italian nationals are citizens of the Italian Republic, regardless of ancestry or nation of residence and may be distinguished from people of Italian descent without Italian citizenship and from ethnic Italians living in territories adjacent to the Italian Peninsula without Italian citizenship. The majority of Italian nationals are speakers of Italian, or a regional variety thereof. However, around half also speak another regional or minority language native to Italy; although there is disagreement on the total number, according to UNESCO there are approximately 30 languages native to Italy.
Mercedez began modeling for companies such as Walmart and Target when she was fifteen years old.She later worked as a fitness model in magazines, such as Muscular Development , prior to her adult entertainment career.
Walmart Inc. is an American multinational retail corporation that operates a chain of hypermarkets, discount department stores, and grocery stores. Headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas, the company was founded by Sam Walton in 1962 and incorporated on October 31, 1969. It also owns and operates Sam's Club retail warehouses. As of January 31, 2019, Walmart has 11,348 stores and clubs in 27 countries, operating under 55 different names. The company operates under the name Walmart in the United States and Canada, as Walmart de México y Centroamérica in Mexico and Central America, as Asda in the United Kingdom, as the Seiyu Group in Japan, and as Best Price in India. It has wholly owned operations in Argentina, Chile, Canada, and South Africa. Since August 2018, Walmart only holds a minority stake in Walmart Brasil, with 20% of the company's shares, and private equity firm Advent International holding 80% ownership of the company.
Target Corporation is the eighth-largest retailer in the United States, and is a component of the S&P 500 Index. Founded by George Dayton and headquartered in Minneapolis, the company was originally named Goodfellow Dry Goods in June 1902 before being renamed the Dayton's Dry Goods Company in 1903 and later the Dayton Company in 1910. The first Target store opened in Roseville, Minnesota in 1962 while the parent company was renamed the Dayton Corporation in 1967. It became the Dayton-Hudson Corporation after merging with the J.L. Hudson Company in 1969 and held ownership of several department store chains including Dayton's, Hudson's, Marshall Field's, and Mervyn's.
Muscular Development is an American fitness and bodybuilding magazine first published in 1964. It was founded by Bob Hoffman.
Mercedez began feature dancing when she was nineteen years old.She initially used the mononym Mercedez, which she chose in reference to her mother's hometown of Mercedes, Texas. She later added "Nina" to her stage name in order to better advertise herself on the internet, since online searches for "Mercedez" often yielded results for porn star Mercedes Ashley or the Mercedes-Benz company instead of her.
Mercedes is a city in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States. The population was 15,570 at the 2010 census. It is part of the McAllen–Edinburg–Mission and Reynosa–McAllen metropolitan areas.
Mercedes-Benz is a German global automobile marque and a division of Daimler AG. The brand is known for luxury vehicles, buses, coaches, and trucks. The headquarters is in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg. The name first appeared in 1926 under Daimler-Benz. In 2018, Mercedes-Benz was the biggest selling premium vehicle brand in the world, having sold 2.31 million passenger cars.
Mercedez entered the adult film industry after contacting Steven Hirsch and signing a contract with Vivid Entertainment, a company she remained exclusively contracted to for four years.She did however, take a month-long hiatus from the company in September 2005 after her contract was unexpectedly terminated and later renewed. Her first scene was with Mario Rossi in the film So I Married a Porn Star from director Paul Thomas. She was among the Vivid contract performers who contributed to the book How to Have a XXX Sex Life: The Ultimate Vivid Guide, which was released on July 20, 2004. She left Vivid in January 2006 and became a free agent.
Steven Hirsch is the founder and co-chairman of the adult entertainment company Vivid Entertainment, which he founded in 1984. It has been estimated to be the top adult entertainment company.
Vivid Entertainment Group is an American pornographic film production company, featuring internet content.
Philip Charles Toubus, better known as Paul Thomas, is an American pornographic film actor and director. He is a member of the AVN Hall of Fame and the XRCO Hall of Fame.
In October 2003, Mercedez made a cameo appearance in an episode of the FOX television series Skin .In August 2006, Mercedez debuted as a relationship and sex advice columnist with a column titled "Ask Nina" for Girls of Lowrider magazine.
A cameo role or cameo appearance is a brief appearance or voice part of a known person in a work of the performing arts. These roles are generally small, many of them non-speaking ones, and are commonly either appearances in a work in which they hold some special significance or renowned people making uncredited appearances. Short appearances by celebrities, film directors, politicians, athletes or musicians are common. A crew member of the movie or show playing a minor role can be referred to as a cameo as well, such as Alfred Hitchcock's frequently performed cameos.
Skin is a television serial drama which aired at 9:00 p.m. Monday on Fox in 2003. It followed the tale of two teenagers who came from feuding families on opposite sides of the moral and legal spectrum. Adam is the son of the Los Angeles District Attorney, and Jewel is the daughter of a pornographer. The show is a modern-day take on the Romeo and Juliet story. Even after an incredible amount of advertising, the show was cancelled after only three episodes due to poor ratings and less than favorable reviews. It was reprieved in 2005, when SOAPnet acquired broadcasting rights to all eight episodes and aired the last five episodes for the first time.
A sex columnist is a writer of a newspaper or magazine column about sex. Sex advice columns may take the form of essays or, more frequently, answers to questions posed by readers. Sex advice columns can usually be found in alt weekly newspapers, women's magazines, health or fitness magazines, and student newspapers. While some are written by trained sexologists, many are penned by people lacking credentials in human sexuality and relationships, yet willing to divulge their opinions or personal bedroom antics.
In September 2006, Mercedez launched her own production company, Heartbreaker Films, and signed a distribution deal with Larry Flynt Publications.The following month, the company made a mobile licensing agreement with FunBox Mobile Corporation to make website content, such as wallpapers, video clips, and sex tips from Mercedez, available on mobile phones. That same year, she launched XXXSexCash.com, an affiliate program. She took a two-year hiatus from performing to focus on building the website and returned in July 2010.
On June 15, 2013, Mercedez launched her own apparel and swimwear line called La Scorpia.Mercedez also owned the website CosplayStars.com (currently inactive), which featured photos of her and other pornographic actresses cosplaying at comic book conventions, such as Wizard-World Comic-Con, as well as upcoming appearances at these events.
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