Traci Lords

Inside Biography

Traci Lords is an American actress, singer, model, producer, writer, and director, best known as the most famous and successful underage adult film star, having done 100 movies as a teenager.

Lords won the Fright Meter Award (2012) and Fangoria Chainsaw Award (2013) for Best Supporting Actress.

Early life and education

Traci Lords was born Nora Louise Kuzma on May 7, 1968, in Steubenville, Ohio, U.S. She belongs to the white ethnicity and holds an American nationality.

Lords is the daughter of Patricia Kuzma and Louis Kuzma, who was employed as a steelworker. She has one elder sister, Lorraine, and two younger sisters, Rachel and Grace. 

When she was seven years old, Lords’s parents divorced when Lords was seven years old because her father was an alcoholic who would abuse her mother on a regular basis.

After his parents divorced, Lords moved with her mother and three sisters to her great-grandmother's house, which lived nearby.

According to her, Lords had experienced a bad teenage life. At age 10, she was raped by a 16-year-old boy at her friend's birthday party.  

In 1982, she started attending the Redondo Union High School. During this time, she developed a defiant attitude.


Traci Lords began her adult movie career at the age of 15, appearing in some adult films. In 1994, Lords starred in John Waters’s Cry-Baby and Serial Mom. She has also appeared on numerous TV series, including Melrose Place. In July 2003, her autobiography 'Traci Lords: Underneath It All' was released by HarperCollins.

In 2008, Lords was cast in Kevin Smith's comedy film 'Zack and Miri Make a Porno' in which former adult-movie star Katie Morgan was also a cast member.

The next year she appeared in a science fiction movie 'Princess of Mars.' Some of her notable television work as a mainstream actress was on season 2 of Profiler (1996) from 1997 to 1998, playing the schizo-sicko serial killer Sharon Lesher, as well as the tough role in Jordan Radcliffe during the last season of the sci-fi series First Wave (1998) from 2000 to 2001.

 Lords even tried her hand at writing and directing a short film which would lead her to another career as a writer-director of independent films.

Personal life

Traci Lords was in affairs with many guys and married three men in her life. She first married an American actor Brook Yeaton from 1990 to 1995. Also, read Brenda Blackmon and Cerina Vincent.

Later, Lords married for a second time to Ryan Granger on 1999, but the relationship was too short, and they split up in 2000.

On 23rd Feb 2002, Lords married actor/producer Jeff Gruenewald with whom she has one child, Joseph Gunnar Lee, born on 7th October 2007. The couple is currently living together in Los Angeles, California.

Previously, Lords linked up with many celebs, such as John Enos III 1995 to 1996, Joey Ramone 1993, Riki Rachtman 1992, Slash 1989, Dave Coulier 1988, Tom Byron, and Harry Reems.

The lady is active on social networking sites interacting with her fans through her social handle digitally. She shares everyday updates and various stuff on her social handle. You can find her Instagram with the username@tracilords having 121 thousand followers. 

In May 1986, Lords was arrested by FBI agents when it was discovered she was underage, which meant that any films with her in them were illegal to rent or buy, and video stores around the country rushed to remove them. The only legal adult movie Traci made was I Love You (1987), filmed in Paris, France, on her 18th birthday.

Net worth

Traci Lord’s successful bittersweet career earned her a net worth of $7 million. Her main sources of income are her singing, modeling, acting, writing, and directing careers. 

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by Bchrome, 02 Jun, 2017

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