Marina Ann Sasha, better known by the name of Sasha Grey was born on March 14, 1988, in Sacramento, California. Her father was a Greek by birth and worked as a mechanic in the garage, and her mother was a homemaker. When she was five years old, her parents filed for divorce. Sasha stayed with her mother and was very worried due to separation from her father.
The girl was studying was fond of dancing from the very start. In twelve years, Sasha first thought about a career in the cinema after seeing the movie “451 ° Fahrenheit”. Sasha immediately began to translate her dream into reality and enrolled in a theatrical circle institution. There they were given a list of films that were required to be seen but Sasha was able to get a comedy “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”.
In 2000, Sasha’s mother met another man who offered her a marriage proposal. After the wedding, their family moved to the south of the United States. Her relationship with her stepfather went wrong. After four years of living with them, Sasha told the mother that she was leaving the house as she was no longer able to endure her stepfather. But the mother acted differently – she packed up things and returned to Sacramento with them.
The girl graduated from highschool in 2005, then went for further studies. Parallel to that she also worked as a waitress in a café and collected enough money to move to another city. In 2006, Grey moved to Los Angeles that she calls “the land of her dreams”.
In 2007, she began her modeling career. Her first work in this area was the photo shoot for the cover band “The Smashing Pumpkins”, with whom she starred in one of their videos. In the future, American girl became the model of the popular French fashion designer Max Azria, and also appeared to advertise footwear “Forfex” and programs for the sterilization of pets “PETA”. In 2010, a popular men’s magazine “Playboy” did an extensive photo session with Sasha, and put her picture on the cover.
Adult Entertainment Career
In 2006, Sasha moved to Los Angeles to begin her career in porn movies. She met Mark Spiegler who she then appointed as her manager. Her stage name was chosen as “Sasha Grey”, although originally she planned to be called as “Anna Karina”, but her agent advised to choose another name.
Adult movies became the launching pad for the actress. She has participated in many shows, including programs with Tyra Banks where Sasha expressed her opinion on the participation of immature people (age wise) in the adult film industry. In the show, the actress was portrayed as a victim, but Sasha denied any negative effects of that on her work and said that it was her conscious choice, which she does not regret.
The girl is also often invited to the shooting of the other porn movies. In 2009, she made her debut in the low-budget comedy, where she played the role of a journalist investigating the heinous crimes of the director. In the same year, the actress made her debut as a producer of the film “modus operandi”. Sasha appeared on television in the series “Entourage” as herself, playing the girlfriend of Vince Chase.
Considerable fame and popularity of the actress brought a chance to act in the film “Girlfriend”, where she got the starring role. Directed by Steven Soderbergh, who decided that Sasha is the most suitable actress for his project and invited her to play the role of Chelsea. The picture appeared on the screens in 2009 and received mixed reviews from critics. Some people criticized her acting while others were surprised by the level of talent this girl has.
By 2011, Sasha completely withdrew from porn and continued to act in films for a wider audience. Sasha took part in shooting a low-budget horror film comedy “I’m tired of you,” as well as, in Indonesian horror movie “The corpse in a white shroud shaking, but continues to take a bath.”
In 2013, she published her first erotic novel “Juliette Society,” which was welcomed with success among female audiences.
Sasha Grey is actively involved in public life. She starred in the PSAs, advocating equal rights for men and women. Sasha became a popular symbol of pop culture, many music groups devote their songs to her
Private Life and Likings
The talent of Sasha Grey is not limited to shooting a movie. In 2008, with her friend Pablo Francis, she founded the group “aTelecine”. The main focus was the music style artist herself which she likes to describe as “experimental psychedelic des-dub.” For three years, the team has released three mini-albums. Sasha also participated in the recording of the plate group “Current 93” and “Throbbing Gristle”. In 2013, it was reported that she left the band. Sasha also frequently plays in clubs as a DJ throughout the United States and the countries she visits during her work, in particular, Russia.
Star is reluctant to share details of her personal life, preferring instead to quote the classics of literature or discuss socially important topics. However, in an interview she told that she has a man in her life (whose name she did not disclose), and it is possible that after some time she will be ready to start a family and settle down.