Sasha Gray, stage name of Marina Ann Hantzis (California, March 14, 1988), is an American model, writer, actress, and former pornographic actress. After growing up in Sacramento, California, she moved to Los Angeles and began appearing in XXX movies shortly after she turned 18. It appeared in a 2006 issue of Los Angeles magazine. She won several AVN Awards in 2007, 2008, and 2010. During the same period, she began working as a model and starred in Steven Soderbergh's film The Girlfriend Experience. She also recorded an industrial music project, called aTelecine. She is currently part of the Read Across America project, which seeks to promote reading in schools.5 In 2013 she published her first book, The Juliette Society, with an erotic theme.