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Gina Lynn

Gina Lynn
Gina Lynn attending the Exxxotica Expo, Los Angeles, CA on July 10, 2010
Born Tanya Mercado[1]
(1974-02-15) February 15, 1974
Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
Ethnicity Italian/Dutch[2]
Height 5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)[3]
Weight 106 lb (48 kg; 7.6 st)[3]
Spouse(s) Travis Knight (1999-present) (separated)
Website .com.ginalynnwww
No. of adult films 199 as a performer
28 as director (per IAFD)[4]

Gina Lynn (born February 15, 1974[1]) is an American former pornographic actress, model, and stripper.[2] She was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame in 2010 and is the Penthouse magazine Penthouse Pet for April 2012.


  • Personal life 1
  • Career 2
    • Appearances 2.1
    • Retirement from adult 2.2
  • Awards 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Personal life

Lynn was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Jackson Township, New Jersey.[2][5] She is of Italian and Dutch descent.[2]


In June 2000, Lynn signed a one-year exclusive performing contract with Pleasure Productions.[2] As of 2009 she continues to make movies for the company, as well as for her own studio, Gina Lynn Productions.[6] She also directs and has over 20 films to her credit.[4]


In 2006 Lynn was the subject of an interview by the Detroit newspaper Metro Times.[7] The article compared Lynn to fellow porn actors such as Jewel De'Nyle, Belladonna, Taylor St. Claire and John Stagliano "who delve to the depths of their sexuality to exercise their most base desires".[8]

In recent years Lynn has appeared in several romantic comedies[9] and other mainstream crossover roles such as Mancation (2012) with Joey Fatone,[10] Calvin's Dream (2011),[11] Rap Sucks (2011),[12] Booley (2010),[13] Still a Teen Movie.[14] Lynn has also appeared in four episodes of the WE network reality series Secret Lives of Women[15] and had the lead role in an independent short Allure (2009).[16]

In March 2012, Lynn was announced by Penthouse to be their Penthouse Pet for April 2012.[17]

Retirement from adult

In 2012 Lynn announced that she had retired from the porn industry, but continues to appear on webcams.[18]


  • 2002 NightMoves Award – Best Feature Dancer[19]
  • 2003 Exotic Dancer Award – Adult Movie Feature Entertainer of the Year[20]
  • 2005 AVN Award – Best Gonzo Release for Gina Lynn's Darkside[21]
  • 2005 NightMoves Award – Best New Production Company (Fan's Choice)[19]
  • 2006 FICEB Ninfa Award – Best Actress (Public)[22]
  • 2007 NightMoves Award – Best Feature Dancer (Editor's Choice)[19]
  • 2007 NightMoves Hall of Fame inductee[19]
  • 2008 F.A.M.E. Award – Favorite Ass[23]
  • 2009 NightMoves Triple Play Award (Dancing/Performing/Directing)[19]
  • 2010 AVN Hall of Fame inductee[24]


  1. ^ a b
  2. ^ a b c d e
  3. ^ a b
  4. ^ a b Gina Lynn at the Internet Adult Film Database
  5. ^ Gussow, Mel. "Photographing Celebrities, Even Those of an X-Rated World". The New York Times, July 29, 2003. Accessed July 22, 2008. "Over lunch Ms. Lynn, who is in her late 20's, spoke about her entry into the business. She was born in Puerto Rico and grew up in Basking Ridge, N.J.
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  9. ^ Gina Lynn at the Internet Movie Database
  10. ^ Mancation at the Internet Movie Database
  11. ^ Calvin's Dream at the Internet Movie Database
  12. ^ Rap Sucks at the Internet Movie Database
  13. ^ Booley at the Internet Movie Database
  14. ^ Still a Teen Movie at the Internet Movie Database
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  16. ^ Allure at the Internet Movie Database
  17. ^ Penthouse Magazine April 2012
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  19. ^ a b c d e [1] Archived July 22, 2013 at the Wayback Machine
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  21. ^ AVN Awards Past Winners
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