Stephanie A. Gregory Clifford known professionally as Stormy Daniels, Stormy Waters, or simply Stormy, is an American award-winning pornographic actress, screenwriter, director and stripper. She was a Penthouse Pet of the Month in 2007. She is a member of the NightMoves, AVN and XRCO Halls of Fame.
Stormy Daniels is a Penthouse Pet, an exclusive Director for Digital Playground and former exclusive contract star for Wicked Pictures. In addition to her adult oeuvre, Daniels has appeared in mainstream fare like The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up and a Maroon 5 music video.
Stephanie Gregory was born on March 17, 1979, to Sheila Gregory and Bill Gregory. Her parents had divorced when she was 3 years old. Gregory was subsequently raised by her mother ; her father had little involvement in her upbringing. She graduated from Scotlandville Magnet High School in Baton Rouge in 1997 and considered becoming a journalist.
Gregory said she “came from an average, lower-income household… there were days without electricity, and she has described herself as coming from a “really bad neighborhood.
During high school, Gregory had a job answering phones at a riding stable. Gregory’s first experience as a stripper occurred when she was 17 and visiting a friend at a strip club; she was convinced to perform a guest set.
Stephanie Gregory‘s first experience as a stripper occurred when she was 17, she began stripping for money at the Gold Club in Baton Rouge and became a featured entertainer with Continental Theatrical Agency in September 2000. She chose her stage name Stormy Daniels to reflect her love of Mötley Crüe, whose bassist, Nikki Sixx, named his daughter Storm.
She is from Louisiana and chose the last name “Daniels” after seeing a Jack Daniel‘s advertisement that read “a Southern favorite“.
In July 2002, Daniels was cast as the lead in a feature film for Wicked Pictures, Heat, where she did her first lesbian scene. She’s been inducted into three halls of fame and has received numerous awards. In addition to acting, she’s a successful writer and director.
In 2004, she won the Best New Starlet Award from Adult Video News, which was a complete surprise to Daniels, as she was so sure Jesse Jane would win she made a $500 bet with another porn starlet.
In 2018, Daniels became involved in a legal scandal with U.S. President Donald Trump and his attorney Michael Cohen. Trump and people who represent him were accused of paying Daniels $130,000 so that she wouldn’t tell anyone about an alleged sexual relationship with Trump.
Spokespeople for Trump said that he never had an affair. White House Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders spoke for Trump. She said he never gave any payments to Daniels.
She has been married to Glendon Crain (screen name Brendon Miller) since 2010. They have one daughter (born in January 2011). She was previously married to Mike Moz and Pat Myne.
Daniels has been fond of horses her entire life. She now owns several and has won multiple blue ribbons at equestrian events.
In 2009, Daniels was arrested for domestic violence against her husband. She allegedly hit him several times after an argument over how he did their laundry and unpaid bills.
- Full Name: Stephanie A. Gregory
- Other Names: Stormy, Stormy Waters, Peggy Peterson
- Known for: Stormy Daniels–Donald Trump scandal
- Birth Date: March 17, 1979
- Astrological Sign: Pisces
- Birth Place: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.
- Origin: Caucasian, Cherokee, Irish, American
- Height: 5’7″ (1.7 m)
- Profession: Pornographic Actress, Screenwriter, Director, Stripper
- Nationality: American
- Political Party: Republican (2010–present); Democratic (before 2010)
- Awards: Penthouse Pet of the Month, AVN Award for Best Screenplay – Video
- Spouse(s) : Pat Myne (m. 2003; div. 2005); Mike Moz (m. 2007; div. 2009); Brendon Miller (m. 2010)
- Children: 1
- Parents: Sheila Gregory and Bill Gregory