Carter Cruise (Atlanta, Georgia; April 24, 1991) is an American pornographic actress, DJ, and erotic model. Cruise was born in the city of Atlanta (Georgia) and raised in Cary (North Carolina) in a family of Welsh and Native American descent, specifically the Cherokee. In 2009, she enrolled at East Carolina University to pursue a degree in Psychology, entering a sorority in her first year of college. Before that, she worked as a waitress at Hooters and as a lifeguard. In 2013 she dropped out of school to try her luck in the porn industry. She first worked as an erotic model, in the summer of 2013. Later, thanks to the impulse of the talent agency East Coast Talents, she moved to Los Angeles, where she met agent Mark Spiegler, who skyrocketed her career and introduced her as a new talent in porn cinema. As an actress, she has worked for studios such as New Sensations, Tushy, Vixen, Evil Angel, Dark X, Wicked, Sweetheart Video, Blacked, Hard X, Girlsway, Girlfriends Films, Jules Jordan Video, Sweet Sinner, Forbidden Fruits Films or Filly Films. Carter has participated in the porn parodies of American Hustler and Cinderella. In 2014 she shot the film Second Chances, for which she won the AVN Award for Best Actress in 2015. That same year she also won the award for Best New Artist, a record only achieved in 1995 by Jenna Jameson. She has shot more than 440 films as an actress.