Biography of Linda Ann Hopkins Shapiro (a.k.a.: Tera Patrick)
Linda Ann Hopkins Shapiro (born July 25, 1976), known professionally as Tera Patrick,
is an American pornographic actress.
Patrick was discovered in San Francisco by a talent scout for the Eileen Ford
Modeling Agency, and at the age of 13 she was the first teenage
full time model. She moved to New York City shortly thereafter and her career
as a runway and catalog model began. At 18, she left the world of modeling and
enrolled at Boise State University. She later transferred to University of California,
Santa Barbara, where for financial reasons she began modeling again.
Pornography career In the late-1990s, Patrick transitioned from modeling to appearing
in nude and soft-core features. In 2000, she made the move to hard-core porn
in Andrew Blake's Aroused. She also appeared in bondage and foot fetish films
around that time using the pseudonym Brooke Thomas.
She has appeared in Playboy and Penthouse, where she was the "Pet of the
Month" for February 2000 and was selected as "Pet of the Year"
In 2003, Patrick became the masthead publisher of Genesis, a popular men's
magazine which subtitles itself, "The Home of Porn's Hottest Stars."
Since she has signed the contract with Genesis, Patrick has graced the cover
of several issues of the publication.
Today, she hosts the popular webcast The Tera Patrick Show and she is active
in the adult film community, raising money for both the Free Speech Coalition
and A.I.M Healthcare.
In an interview with the Adult Film Database in February 2007, Patrick stated
she will only continue to work in front of the camera for two more years, but
plans on releasing her starring adult titles over the next decade. The March
2007 DVD release, 'inTERActive' set the record as the fastest selling Hustler
In 2008, Patrick began hosting the Playboy TV erotic instructional show, School
Full name: Linda Ann Hopkins Shapiro Birthdate: July 25, 1976