Traci Lords

Film Actress + Producer + Film Director + Writer and Singer
Born May 7, 1968

Traci Lords, also known as Traci Elizabeth Lords and Tracy Lords, is an American film actress, producer, film director, writer and singer. She first achieved notoriety for her underage appearances in pornographic videos and Penthouse magazine (she was 16 years old in her first movie), later becoming a successful television and B-movie actress.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Traci Lords.


1968 Birth Lords was born Nora Louise Kuzma on May 7, 1968, in Steubenville, Ohio, to Louis and Patricia Kuzma (née Briceland). … Read More


1982 14 Years Old …  In September 1982, she began attending the Redondo Union High School in Redondo Beach, California. … Read More
In February 1984, she answered a newspaper advertisement for Jim South's World Modeling Talent Agency. … Read More
Lords continued making more movies until the autumn of 1986, when she decided to quit the industry. … Read More
1987 19 Years Old She sold her rights to Traci, I Love You during early 1987 for $100,000. … Read More


1988 20 Years Old 1 More Event
After her departure from pornography, Lords enrolled at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute where she studied method acting with the intention of becoming a mainstream actress. She made her screen debut in 1988 (two years after quitting porn), when she had a leading role in the remake of Roger Corman's sci-fi classic Not of This Earth. … Read More
1989 21 Years Old In March 1989, John Waters auditioned her for his teenage comedy musical Cry-Baby (1990). … Read More
1990 22 Years Old 1 More Event
The couple married in September 1990 in Baltimore, Maryland.
1991 - 1993 3 More Events
1994 26 Years Old During the spring of 1994, Lords began working on her debut album. … Read More
During January 1995, Lords appeared in four episodes of the television series Melrose Place, where she played the part of Rikki Abbott.
1996 28 Years Old In 1996, she appeared in a commercial for GUESS with Juliette Lewis.
1997 29 Years Old In 1997, Lords appeared in a small part in the Gregg Araki film Nowhere, and starred in the drama thriller Stir. … Read More


1998 - 2000 3 More Events
In 2003, Lords published her autobiography, Traci Lords: Underneath It All, which received positive reviews from critics and debuted at number 31 on The New York Times Best Seller list.
2004 36 Years Old On December 28, 2004, she independently released two songs, "Sunshine" and "You Burn Inside of Me", via online music store CD Baby. … Read More
2007 39 Years Old 1 More Event
By the beginning of 2007, Lords became unexpectedly pregnant. … Read More


2008 - 2011 4 More Events
2012 44 Years Old 1 More Event
Lords starred alongside AnnaLynne McCord and Ariel Winter in the horror Excision (2012), which premiered in January 2012 at the Sundance Film Festival. … Read More
2013 - 2014 2 More Events
2015 47 Years Old In May 2015, Lords appeared in an episode of the reality television series Celebrity Wife Swap. … Read More
2016 48 Years Old In March 2016, the television thriller Nightmare Nurse, in which Lords appeared, premiered. … Read More
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