Born on July 25th in Montana, Tera Patrick is beautiful and brilliant. She's a nurse, with the dream of becoming an infectious disease specialist.
She was discovered in San Francisco when she was 13 and subsequently moved to New York to pursue a career in modeling. She worked as a model and appeared on the runway until she was 18. At this time, she quit modeling to attend State University in Idaho. Tera transferred to California and returned to modeling, where she met Penthouse photographer Suze Randall. Soon after this introduction, Tera was named Penthouse Pet and Hustler Honey.
Tera Patrick gained instant stardom when she hosted Playboy's Nightcalls 411. Her success with Nightcalls led her to audition for a number of Playboy productions. She landed every role she auditioned for, including spokesmodel for Playboy's Oasis Campaign; the lead in two of their feature films, 'Fast Lane to Vegas' and 'Personals'; the lead in Playboy's Home Video, 'Latin Ladies'; and several appearances on Sex Court and Helmet Cam.
In May of 2000, just six months after her initiation into adult entertainment, Tera walked away from the Cannes Film Festival with the award for BEST NEW STARLET. Later in 2000, Tera received Best New Starlet from Cyber Adult Video Review and from Nightmoves Magazine. In January of 2001 Tera was awarded BEST NEW STARLET at the AVN AWARD SHOW and Genesis Magazine named her BEST NEW CUMMER. In March, Tera received the honor from Adam Film World and in April, the XRCO presented her with the BEST NEW STARLET title. Tera is the ONLY girl to receive the BEST NEW STARLET title from 7 different sources. In May of 2001, exactly one year after Tera's first accolade, she received the Hot D'or award for BEST AMERICAN ACTRESS.
To date, Tera has graced the cover of the Adult Cinema Review, Adult DVD Review, Adult News, Adult Stars, AFW Directory, AVN, Beach Girls, Biker, Cheri, Club International, Dick, Gallery, Genesis, High Society, Horizontal Action, Hot DVD, Hot Video, Hot Video Guide, Hustler, Hustler Erotic Video Guide, Leg World, Mayfair, Model Directory, Nightmoves, Penthouse, Penthouse Forum, Porn Stars, Showgirls, SunDown, Swank, Taboo, Web Life & Women of the East.