Gina Lynn

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Gina Lynn
Gina Lynn 2010.jpg
Gina Lynn attending the Exxxotica Expo, Los Angeles, CA on July 10, 2010
BornTanya Mercado[1]
(1974-02-15) February 15, 1974 (age 39)
Mayagüez, Puerto Rico[2]
EthnicityPuerto Rican, Italian
Height5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)[3]
Weight106 lb (48 kg; 7.6 st)[3]
No. of adult films148 as actress
26 as director (per IAFD)
Website
www.ginalynn.com
 
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Gina Lynn
Gina Lynn 2010.jpg
Gina Lynn attending the Exxxotica Expo, Los Angeles, CA on July 10, 2010
BornTanya Mercado[1]
(1974-02-15) February 15, 1974 (age 39)
Mayagüez, Puerto Rico[2]
EthnicityPuerto Rican, Italian
Height5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)[3]
Weight106 lb (48 kg; 7.6 st)[3]
No. of adult films148 as actress
26 as director (per IAFD)
Website
www.ginalynn.com

Gina Lynn (born Tanya Mercado on February 15, 1974[1][2]) is a Puerto Rican born American pornographic actress of Italian descent.

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Biography

Lynn was born to Puerto Rican and Italian parents in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico,[2] and grew up in Jackson Township, New Jersey; she currently resides and operates Gina Lynn Productions in Reading, Pennsylvania.[4] Subsequently she expanded into modeling in men's magazines, posing for Chéri in 1997. She made her adult film debut in 2001 as a contract girl with Pleasure Productions. As of 2009 she continues to make movies for the company, as well as for her own studio, Gina Lynn Productions.[5]

Lynn made an appearance in Eminem's "Superman" music video, as well as Vinnie Paz's "Keep Movin' On" music video and was an extra in the movies Analyze That and Minghags.[6] She had a brief speaking role as a stripper in a 2004 episode of The Sopranos.[7]

In March 2012, Gina was announced by Penthouse to be their Penthouse Pet for April 2012.[8]

Awards

References

  1. ^ a b Matt Richtel (2006-01-05). "A Night to See the Stars Actually Wearing Clothes". The New York Times. Retrieved 2007-11-08. 
  2. ^ a b c "Gina Lynn Take a Bite Out of the Big Apple". AdultFYI. 2006-05-08. http://adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=16335. Retrieved 2007-07-09.
  3. ^ a b "Stern Show News – Archive". 2006-05-04. http://www.marksfriggin.com/news06/5-1.htm#thu. Retrieved 2007-05-19.
  4. ^ Gussow, Mel. "Photographing Celebrities, Even Those of an X-Rated World". The New York Times, July 29, 2003. Accessed July 22, 2008. "Over lunch Ms. Lynn, who is in her late 20's, spoke about her entry into the business. She was born in Puerto Rico and grew up in Jackson, N.J. As a senior in high school, she worked as a dancer in a strip club, and that led to her career."
  5. ^ "Gina Lynn Crosses Over to Mainstream, Returns to Roots". AVN. 2009-07-29. http://business.avn.com/articles/35246.html. Retrieved 2009-08-09.
  6. ^ Gene Ross (2005-11-18). "Gina Lynn Interviewed". AdultFYI. http://adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=12869. Retrieved 2007-06-23.
  7. ^ ""The Sopranos" All Happy Families (2004)". Internet Movie Database. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0705226/. Retrieved 2010-07-28.
  8. ^ Penthouse Magazine April 2012
  9. ^ AVN Awards Past Winners
  10. ^ David Sullivan (2008-06-07). "2008 F.A.M.E. Winners Announced at Erotica LA". AVN. http://avn.com/performer/articles/30630.html. Retrieved 2008-06-08.
  11. ^ "2010 Nominees". AVN.com. http://avnawards.avn.com/about/nominees.html. Retrieved 2009-11-26.

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