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Traci Lords net worth:
$7 Million

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Birth date: 7th May 1968
Birth place: Steubenville, Ohio USA
Profession:Actress, producer, director, singer and writer
Nationality:American

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Nora Louise Kuzma was born on 7th May 1968, in Steubenville, Ohio USA, of Ukrainian-Russian (father) and Irish (mother) descent. She started her career as Traci Elizabeth Lords in the pornographic movie industry, which she quit at the end of the ‘80s, and now she is working as an actress, producer, director, singer and writer.

So just how rich is Traci Lords? Sources estimate Traci’s net worth is over $7 million, the money having been made at first from appearances in adult films, and after 1986 in the television and entertainment industry.

Traci Lords Net Worth $7 Million

Traci’s childhood was marked by violence, from her father, stepfather and allegedly by a male friend when she was 10. She started making money as a nude model when she was 14, working with magazines like Club, Velvet, and Juggs. She was also a model for Penthouse, from which she received $5,000. At the age of 15 she signed her first contracts as a nude model, using a fake identity card which stated that Tracy was 22. By the time she was 18, Traci had made numerous adult films and, in 1986, the authorities found her true story: about 75 of her movies were made while she was under age. However, the scandal made Traci famous, while the media has written that the actress’ case has changed the industry, making pornography more accepted. Her only legal adult film which can be found in the USA is “Traci, I Love You”, as this was made on Traci’s 18th birthday.

Regardless, the media has estimated that Traci had 107 appearances in adult films and, as a porn actress, she was making about $1,000 for each day of filming, being one of the highest paid actresses in the industry back in the ‘80s. Despite this, Traci wrote in her autobiography that she only received $35,000 for all her pornographic appearances, however, it is known though that the film “Traci, I Love You” brought the actress about $100,000.

After the scandal, in 1985, Traci Lords stopped making adult movies and started her career as an actress. She started by taking lessons at the Lee Strasberg acting school and soon after she began performing in television series. In 1988, she received her first important role, in the film “Not of This Earth”, followed by numerous roles in films and television series, including “Blade”, “Married with Children”, “Melrose Place”, “Nash Bridges”, “Serial Mom”, “Profiler”, “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys”, and “The Soccer Nanny”. Besides making money from acting, Traci Lords started focusing also on her music career and, in 1995, she even had an appearance in a television commercial for Guess.

As a singer, Traci Lords released her first recorded album in 1995, called “1000 Fires”, which included the hit “Control”, which later became part of the soundtrack of the film “Mortal Combat” and brought Traci a platinum album. In 2012, she released a second album, called “M2F2”. Her voice can also be heard on several video games, including “True Crime: New York City”, “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse”, and “Hitman: Absolution”.

In her personal life, Traci Lords has married three times: to Brook Yeaton, from 1990 to 1996, to Ryan Granger, between 1999 and 2000, and to Jeff Gruenewald, since 2002, with whom she has a son. Traci Lords published her autobiography called “Traci Lords: Underneath It All” in 2003 and the book soon appeared in The New York Times’ bestseller list. Traci Lords now lives in Southern California.


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Battle of the Stars 1985 Video Traci
Black Throat 1985 Video Debbie
Country Girl 1985 Video Billie Jean
Dirty Pictures 1985 Video Gigi
Educating Mandy 1985 Video Mandy
Electric Blue: Beverly Hills Wives 1985 Video Nikki
Electric Blue 20 1985 Video Nikki
Electric Blue 21 1985 Video Suzy / Jane
Erotic Gold 1985 Video Traci Tatum
Erotic Zone 1985/II Video Liz (segment "Love Nest") (as Tracy Lords)
Fantasy Club 59 1985 Video short
Future Voyeur 1985 Video Traci / Workout Girl
Harlequin Affair 1985 Video Tracy (as Tracy Lords)
Holly Does Hollywood 1985 Video Tracy
Hollywood Heartbreakers 1985 Video
Inside Danielle 1985
Jean Geni 1985 Video Jean Geni
Just Another Pretty Face 1985 Video Traci
One Hot Night of Passion 1985 Dawn
Peek a Boo Gang 1985 Video Tracy
Physical II 1985 Video Helen Highwater
Pony Girl 1985 Video Daphne (uncredited)
Pony Girl Number Two 1985 Video Daphne
Portrait of Lust 1985 Video Mirage (as Tracy Lords)
Private Fantasies V 1985
Sex Fifth Avenue 1985 Video Tracy Lords (as Tracy Lords)
Sex Shoot 1985 Video Tracy La Sorta (as Tracy Lords)
Sex Waves 1985 Video Beverly (as Tracy Lords)
Swedish Erotica 57 1985
Swedish Erotica 60 1985 segment "Student Bodies"
Sweet Little Things 1985
Tailhouse Rock 1985 Video Stacey (as Tracy Lords)
The Adventures of Tracy Dick: The Case of the Missing Stiff 1985 Video Tracy Dick (as Tracy Lords)
The Pleasure Party 1985 Video Brad's Girlfriend
Tracy's Dilemma 1985 Video Tracy
We Love to Tease 1985 Video Tracy (as Tracy Lords)
Wild Things 1985 School Girl
Young & Restless II 1985 Video as Tracie Lords
The Grafenberg Spot 1985 Tracy (as Tracy Lords)
Another Roll in the Hay 1985 Video Candi
Night of Loving Dangerously 1985 Video Janice O'Hara (as Tracy Lords)
Aroused 1985 Video Allison Davis (as Tracy Lords)
Ladies in Lace 1985 Video Linda (as Tracy Lords)
Love Bites 1985 Video Nurse
New Wave Hookers 1985 The Devil
Tracy in Heaven 1985 Video Monika Hart
Two Timing Traci 1985 Video Traci
Lust in the Fast Lane 1984 Video Jackie (as Tracy Lords)
Miss Passion 1984 Video Sassy Sizzle
Open Up Traci 1984 Traci
Red Hot Rock 1984 Video Miss Georgia (segment "Gimme Gimme Good Lovin'") (uncredited)
The Sex Goddess 1984 Video Marilyn
Tracie Lords 1984 Video Tracie (as Tracie Lords)
Tracy Lords 1984 Video short as Tracy Lords
Bad Girls III 1984 Video Traci
Sister Dearest 1984 Vicky Jennings
Talk Dirty to Me Part III 1984 The Mermaid
Those Young Girls 1984 Video Traci (as Tracy Lords)
What Gets Me Hot! 1984 Video Lannie (as Tracy Lords)
Not Necessarily the News 1984 TV Series Hooker
Breaking It... A Story About Virgins 1984 Video Jodie Brown
Kinky Business 1984 Tracy (as Tracy Lords)
Swedish Dicks 2016 TV Series Jane McKinney
Hitman 2016 Video Game Sanguine Models / Swedish Consulate Secretary / Hospital Patients / ... (voice)
Nightmare Nurse 2016 TV Movie Barb
Sharkansas Women's Prison Massacre 2015 TV Movie Detective Kendra Patterson
Tag 2015 Ann
Eastsiders 2013-2015 TV Series Val
Model Citizen 2014 TV Short Diane
The Ramones Go to Heaven 2014 Short
Devil May Call 2013 Val
Hitman: Absolution 2012 Video Game Layla (voice)
Excision 2012 Phyllis
The Soccer Nanny 2011 Helen Hazleton
Here & Now 2010 Diane
Princess of Mars 2009 Video Dejah Thoris
I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell 2009 Connie
Zack and Miri Make a Porno 2008 Bubbles
Your Name Here 2008/I Julie
The Greatest Show Ever 2007 TV Movie Cow Girl
Point of Entry 2007 TV Movie Brianna Fine
The Chosen One 2007 Mrs. Sultry (voice)
Andy Barker, P.I. 2007 TV Series Loretta Crispin
Crazy Eights 2006 Gina Conte
Novel Romance 2006 Max Normane
Wanted 2005 TV Series Bartender
Will & Grace 2005 TV Series Rose
True Crime: New York City 2005 Video Game Madam Cassandra Hartz (voice)
Frostbite 2005 Video Naomi Bucks
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse 2004 Video Game Pestilence (voice)
Ground Control II: Operation Exodus 2004 Video Game Dr. Alice McNeal (voice, as Traci Elizabeth Lords)
Gilmore Girls 2003 TV Series Natalie Zimmermann
Home 2003/I Short Lorna
Deathlands 2003 TV Movie Lady Rachel Cawdor (as Traci Elizabeth Lords)
Manhood 2003 Actress
You're Killing Me... 2003 Laura Engles
Black Mask 2: City of Masks 2002 Chameleon (as Traci Elizabeth Lords)
Defender 2002 Video Game Commander Kyoto (voice, as Traci Elizabeth Lords)
They Shoot Divas, Don't They? 2002 TV Movie Mira (as Traci Elizabeth Lords)
First Wave 2000-2001 TV Series Jordan Radcliffe
Certain Guys 2000 Kathleen
Full Blast 2000 Lindsay Lord
Chump Change 2000 Sam (as Traci Elizabeth Lords)
Epicenter 2000 Agent Amanda Foster (as Traci Elizabeth Lords)
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys 1999 TV Series Luscious Deluxe
Me and Will 1999 Waitress
D.R.E.A.M. Team 1999 TV Movie Lena Brant (as Traci Elizabeth Lords)
Blade 1998 Racquel
Extramarital 1998 Elizabeth
Profiler 1997-1998 TV Series Sharon Lesher / Jill of All Trades
Boogie Boy 1998 Shonda Lee Bragg
Stir 1997 Kelly Bekins
Viper 1997 TV Series Talia Massey
Nowhere 1997 Val-Chick 1
Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher 1997 TV Series Suzanne Wilkinson
Nash Bridges 1997 TV Series Sean Collins
Blood Money 1996 Wendy Monroe
Underworld 1996 Anna
Dead Man's Island 1996 TV Movie Miranda Prescott
Virtuosity 1995 Media Zone Singer
As Good as Dead 1995 TV Movie Nicole Grace
Roseanne 1994-1995 TV Series Stacy Flagler
Melrose Place 1995 TV Series Rikki Abbott
Your Studio and You 1995 Short Traci Lords (uncredited)
Dragstrip Girl 1994 TV Movie Blanche
Ice 1994 Ellen Reed
Serial Mom 1994 Carl's Date
Bandit: Bandit's Silver Angel 1994 TV Movie Angel Austin
Plughead Rewired: Circuitry Man II 1994 Norma
Desperate Crimes 1993 Laura
Tales from the Crypt 1993 TV Series Emma Conway
Highlander 1993 TV Series Greta
Skinner 1993 Heidi
Laser Moon 1993 Barbara Fleck
Sweating Bullets 1993 TV Series Gwen
The Tommyknockers 1993 TV Series Nancy Voss
Intent to Kill 1992 Video Vickie Stewart
The Nutt House 1992 Miss Tress
A Time to Die 1991 Jackie Swanson
Married with Children 1989-1991 TV Series Vanessa Van Pelt / T.C.
Raw Nerve 1991 Gina Clayton
Murder in High Places 1991 TV Movie Diane
Super Force 1991 TV Series
Shock 'Em Dead 1991 Lindsay Roberts
Object of Desire 1990
MacGyver 1990 TV Series Jenny
Cry-Baby 1990 Wanda Woodward
Fast Food 1989 Dixie Love
Not of This Earth 1988 Nadine Story
Wiseguy 1988 TV Series Monique
Dream Lover 1987 Video
It's My Body 1987 Video Maggie
Sizzling Suburbia 1987 Video Helen Trent
Traci, I Love You 1987 Video Traci
Beverly Hills Copulator 1986 Video Michelle Leon (as Tracy Lords)
Foxy Boxing 1986 Video Round Girl
Private Fantasies VI 1986
Tracy's Hidden Fantasies 1986 Video Tracy (as Tracy Lords)
Perfect Fit 1986 Video Diane Green
Suzie Superstar II 1986 Barbara 'Suzie' Wilson
Passion Pit 1986 Jan
Traci Takes Tokyo 1986 Video Traci

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Trip Back to the Dark Side 2014 performer: "Last Drag" Razor N Guido Remix
Sons of Anarchy TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2011 writer - 2 episodes, 2011
Joan of Arcadia TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2005 writer - 2 episodes, 2005
Nash Bridges TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1997 writer - 1 episode, 1997
Underworld 1996 performer: "Distant Land" / writer: "Distant Land"
Virtuosity 1995 "Fallen Angel" / performer: "Fallen Angel"
Mortal Kombat 1995 performer: "Control Juno Reactor Instrumental" / writer: "Control Juno Reactor Instrumental"
Pet Sematary II 1992 performer: "Love Never Dies"

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extramarital 1998 executive producer
Traci, I Love You 1987 Video co-producer
Beverly Hills Copulator 1986 Video producer
Traci Takes Tokyo 1986 Video producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sweet Pea 2005 Short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sweet Pea 2005 Short

Make Up Department

Make Up Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Traci Takes Tokyo 1986 Video makeup artist

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Biography 2004 TV Series documentary photograph source - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Not Traci Lords XXX: '80s Superstars Reborn 2016 Video acknowledgment: not sponsored, endorsed, affiliated or authorized by
Texatude 2013 thanks
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel 2011 Documentary thanks
Nadine's Story 2010 Video documentary short special thanks
Maniac Nurses 1990 dedicated to

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen Documentary post-production Herself
Movies and Stuff 2015 TV Series Herself
Celebrity Wife Swap 2015 TV Series Herself
Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne 2012 TV Movie Herself - Audience (uncredited)
True Crime: The Movie 2012 Documentary Herself
Traci Lords: Last Drag 2011 Video short Herself
Nadine's Story 2010 Video documentary short Herself
Celebrity Ghost Stories 2009 TV Series documentary Herself
Official Rejection 2009 Documentary Herself
Popcorn Porn: Watching 'Zack and Miri Make a Porno' 2009 Video documentary Herself - Actress
Reel Comedy 2008 TV Series Herself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2008 TV Series Herself - Guest
Head Case 2007 TV Series Herself
Celebrity Paranormal Project 2006 TV Series Herself
The Tyra Banks Show 2006 TV Series Herself - Guest
It Came from... Baltimore!! 2005 Video documentary short Herself
Ultimate Film Fanatic 2004 TV Series Herself - Judge (2004)
Biography 2004 TV Series documentary Herself
The 100 Greatest Musicals 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2003 TV Series Herself - Guest
Dragon*Con 2002 2003 Video documentary Herself
Larry King Live 2003 TV Series Herself - Guest
Dateline NBC 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
I Love the '80s 2002 TV Series documentary Herself
Howard Stern 2000 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Howard Stern Radio Show 2000 TV Series Herself - Guest
Get Bruce 1999 Documentary Herself
The Roseanne Show 1998 TV Series Herself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1998 TV Series Herself - Guest
E! True Hollywood Story 1998 TV Series documentary Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1995-1997 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Seven Deadly Sins of Melrose Place 1996 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Word 1993-1994 TV Series Herself
Traci Lords: Advanced Jazzthetics 1993 Video documentary Herself - Aerobics Workout Instructor
Hollywood Boulevard II 1990 Herself
The Marsha Warfield Show 1990 TV Series Herself - Guest
Warm Up with Traci Lords 1990 Video documentary Herself - Aerobics Workout Instructor
The Late Show 1988 TV Series Herself - Guest
A Night for Legends: First Annual XRCO Adult Film Awards 1985 Video Herself - Presenter
Fallen Angels 1985 Video documentary Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Rock Shirt 2011 Short Herself (uncredited)
The Child Star Jinx 2005 TV Movie documentary
Centerfold Babylon 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
X-Rated Ambition: The Traci Lords Story 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
Traci Lords at Her Very Best 2000 Video Traci
Playboy: The Story of X 1998 Video documentary Herself
Welcome to My Face 2 1998 Video
Un siècle de plaisir - Voyage 1996 TV Movie documentary Herself
Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater 1994 TV Series Gina Clayton
Cumshot Revue 3 1988 Video Traci
Double Penetration 2 1987 Video
Deep Inside Traci 1986 Video Traci
Diamond Collection 75 1986 Video
Diamond Collection 76 1986 Video Traci
Hot Cum Orgy 1986 Video Girl with Tony
Hot Shorts: Raven 1986 Video short
Splashing 1986 Video
Superstars and Superstuds 1986 Video
Diamond Collection 73 1986 Video Traci
Porn in the U.S.A. 1986 Video Miss Tatum (as Tracy Lords)
The Eros 1986 Video
Adult 45 Volume 1 1985 Video Traci
Diamond Collection 69 1985 Video Mandy
Huge Bras 3 1985 Video Monika
The Reincarnation of Don Juan 1985 Video Girl in Red
Whore of the Worlds 1985 Video Girl on Brass Bed (as Tracy Lords)
Pleasure Productions 10 1984 Video
Pleasure Productions 9 1984 Video
Hot Pink 1984 Video Traci
Joys of Erotica 109 1984 Video as Tracy Lords
Joys of Erotica 110 1984 Video
Joys of Erotica Series 114 1984 Video Girl with Vicky / Herself (as Tracy Lords)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 CinEuphoria CinEuphoria Awards Best Supporting Actress - International Competition Excision (2012)
2013 Chainsaw Award Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Best Supporting Actress Excision (2012)
2012 Fright Meter Award Fright Meter Awards Best Supporting Actress Excision (2012)
2001 Film Discovery Jury Award US Comedy Arts Festival Best Actress Chump Change (2000)
1987 Hall of Fame Adult Video News Awards

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Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 ISA Indie Series Awards Best Guest Star - Drama Eastsiders (2012)
1986 AVN Award Adult Video News Awards Best Sex Scene in a Feature Film Bad Girls III (1984) · Jay Serling (actor)
1986 AVN Award Adult Video News Awards Best Actress - Shot-On-Video Feature The Adventures of Tracy Dick: The Case of the Missing Stiff (1985)
1985 AVN Award Adult Video News Awards Best New Starlet
1985 XRCO Award X-Rated Critics' Organization, USA Starlet of the Year
1985 XRCO Award X-Rated Critics' Organization, USA Video Vixen

TitleSalary
Not of This Earth (1988) $3,000 /week

#Fact
1 Attended Redondo Union High School in Redondo Beach, California.
2 Subject of the song "Come Back Traci" by Sloppy Seconds.
3 Los Feliz, California [August 2005]
4 2012 Best Actress- Excision- Festival de Terror de Molins de Rei.
5 2005 Best Supporting Actress - True Crime NYC- Spike Video Game Awards.
6 Friend of John Tierney. He introduced her to future husband, Jeff Gruenewald.
7 Appeared as one of the celebrity models in a charity fashion show staged by Thierry Mugler to benefit AIDS Project Los Angeles. [April 1992]
8 Was almost cast as the female lead in Martin Scorsese's Casino (1995), but lost out to Sharon Stone.
9 Mother, with Jeff Gruenewald, of son Joseph Gunnar Lee, born October 7, 2007. He weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces.
10 A bra worn by Traci (from her relationship with ex-fiancé John Enos III) sold at auction on eBay for $80.00 in April, 2007.
11 She contributed vocals to the Manic Street Preachers song "Little Baby Nothing," from the Welsh group's "Generation Terrorists" album in 1992, and released as a single in November of that year. The song is about the sexual exploitation of a woman and singer/guitarist James Dean Bradfield said that "we needed somebody, a symbol, a person that could actually symbolize the lyrics and justify them to a certain degree. Traci was more than happy to do it. She saw the lyrics, and she had an immediate affinity with them. It was definitely easy to incorporate her personality into the lyrics. We just wanted a symbol for it, and I think she was a great symbol." Traci said that "I listened to the tape and really identified with the character in the song...this young girl who's been exploited and abused by men all her life."
12 She is easily the most successful of former porn stars to make a transition to mainstream movies.
13 Has 1st KYU in Bujinkan Ninjutsu.
14 Her father, Louis Kuzma, was born in West Virginia, of Czech, Slovak, and Ukrainian descent. Her mother, Patricia Louise (Briceland), has English, Scottish, and German ancestry.
15 Husband, Jeff Gruenewald (aka Jeff Lee) is a union ironworker.
16 Had her name legally changed to Traci Elizabeth Lords.
17 Penthouse Pet of the Month - September 1984
18 Was the centerfold model for the same issue of Penthouse Magazine that "exposed" Miss America 1984, Vanessa Williams. Because she was underage, it was illegal to own or trade that issue unless the pictorial of Ms. Lords was removed.
19 Strong supporter of gay rights.
20 "Traci" comes from her girlfriend's name, "Lords" from Jack Lord (Hawaii Five-O (1968)).

#Quote
1 [about her first time at an X-rated set] Yeah, it was scary. It was very scary. I was really young, and I was really inexperienced sexually.
2 [about what drove her to porn industry] My damage drove me into porn. I mean, I was a little girl. And I had like all of this stuff. I'd been raped. I'd been molested. I'd been abused. I was messed up. And I was angry. And the same thing that later helped me to change my life when I was 18 and out of that world that helped me to get sober and helped me to gather the courage to go and do the work I needed to do, to look at some things in my life that were so ugly.
3 [about porn industry] You know, I can tell you from my personal experience that I've never met a happy porn star.
4 I hate the phrase "former porn queen." That part of my life was a long time ago. Think of something else to call me... I'm successful in spite of my past, not because of it.
5 [about her porn career] I was really young, I was really stupid about some things.
6 [about her porn career] No one put a gun to my head and said "you have to do this."
7 My parents never got along. It was a very ugly scene to be a part of.
8 [asked about her role as Jordan Radcliffe on First Wave (1998)] I jokingly refer to it as the DKNY Militia because she always looks great. When she's battling the aliens, she's always got the best leather pants on.


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