Jenna Jameson. biography
Born Jenna Marie Massoli on April 9, 1974 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jenna Jameson made her spotlight debut as a stripper. Despite being underage, she was making over $2,000 per night at Las Vegas' Crazy Horse Too gentlemen's club before graduating from high school.
Assuming the whiskey brand name Jameson as her moniker, Jenna first gained the attention of the porn industry with a memorable performance in both Up and Cummers 10 (1994) and its sequel Up and Cummers 11 (1994).
The rising porn starlet then landed a contract worth $6,000 with Wicked Pictures the following year before making her big-budget debut in Blue Movie (1995), which resulted in her first Adult Video News Award (AVN) for Best Couples Sex Scene. A few years later, she appeared alongside Howard Stern in Private Parts (1997).
Jenna continued making a name for herself with performances that resulted in multiple awards, including the 1998 AVN for Best All-Girl Sex Scene (Satyr), the 2005 X-Rated Critics' Organization Award for Mainstream Adult Media Favorite, the 2005 AVN Award for Best Actress (The Masseuse) and the 2007 AVN Award for Crossover Star of the Year.
Aside from starring in movies, Jenna formed her online pornography company ClubJenna in 2000 and later released her autobiography How To Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale in 2004.
Jenna Jameson Boyfriend, Ex-Husband & Dating History Timeline
1996 - 1996
Jenna and Wicked Pictures director/porn star Brad Armstrong (b. Rodney Hopkins) tied the knot on December 20, 1996. The union ended 10 weeks later, but due to her contract with Wicked Pictures, Jenna was forced to continue working with Brad. The divorce was finalized in March 2001.
1998 - August 2006
After meeting in 1998, pornographic studio owner Jay Grdina (b. John Grdina) and Jenna developed strong feelings for each other both on and off screen. He acted as her only sex-scene partner for a long period of time, a strong bond that eventually led to their engagement in December 2000 and wedding on June 22, 2003.
The following year, Jenna was diagnosed with skin cancer and underwent a successful surgery soon after. The stressful aftermath, however, resulted in a miscarriage. According to Jenna, her recovery and infertility resulted in the two divorcing in 2006.
August 2006 - October 2006
After her marriage came to an end, Jenna rebounded with rock star Dave Navarro in 2006.
October 2006 - Present
Jenna and UFC fighter Tito Ortiz began dating in October 2006 after meeting via Myspace. Soon after announcing her retirement from the porn industry, the couple welcomed their twin boys Jesse Jameson and Journey Jette on March 16, 2009.
Did You Know . . .
- As a young girl, she took ballet
- Her mother was a Vegas show girl who died of cancer
- Her father was a police officer
- She removed her braces with a pair of pliers
- She was married to porn star Brad Armstrong for 10 years
- She was addicted to drugs