Traci Lords Net Worth

Traci Lords Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Traci Lords net worth is
$7 Million

Traci Lords Wiki Biography

Nora Louise Kuzma was born on 7th May 1968, in Steubenville, Ohio USA, of Ukrainian-Russian (father) and Irish (mother) descent. She started her career as Traci Elizabeth Lords in the pornographic movie industry, which she quit at the end of the ‘80s, and now she is working as an actress, producer, director, singer and writer.

So just how rich is Traci Lords? Sources estimate Traci’s net worth is over $7 million, the money having been made at first from appearances in adult films, and after 1986 in the television and entertainment industry.

Traci Lords Net Worth $7 Million

Traci’s childhood was marked by violence, from her father, stepfather and allegedly by a male friend when she was 10. She started making money as a nude model when she was 14, working with magazines like Club, Velvet, and Juggs. She was also a model for Penthouse, from which she received $5,000. At the age of 15 she signed her first contracts as a nude model, using a fake identity card which stated that Tracy was 22. By the time she was 18, Traci had made numerous adult films and, in 1986, the authorities found her true story: about 75 of her movies were made while she was under age. However, the scandal made Traci famous, while the media has written that the actress’ case has changed the industry, making pornography more accepted. Her only legal adult film which can be found in the USA is “Traci, I Love You”, as this was made on Traci’s 18th birthday.

Regardless, the media has estimated that Traci had 107 appearances in adult films and, as a porn actress, she was making about $1,000 for each day of filming, being one of the highest paid actresses in the industry back in the ‘80s. Despite this, Traci wrote in her autobiography that she only received $35,000 for all her pornographic appearances, however, it is known though that the film “Traci, I Love You” brought the actress about $100,000.

After the scandal, in 1985, Traci Lords stopped making adult movies and started her career as an actress. She started by taking lessons at the Lee Strasberg acting school and soon after she began performing in television series. In 1988, she received her first important role, in the film “Not of This Earth”, followed by numerous roles in films and television series, including “Blade”, “Married with Children”, “Melrose Place”, “Nash Bridges”, “Serial Mom”, “Profiler”, “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys”, and “The Soccer Nanny”. Besides making money from acting, Traci Lords started focusing also on her music career and, in 1995, she even had an appearance in a television commercial for Guess.

As a singer, Traci Lords released her first recorded album in 1995, called “1000 Fires”, which included the hit “Control”, which later became part of the soundtrack of the film “Mortal Combat” and brought Traci a platinum album. In 2012, she released a second album, called “M2F2”. Her voice can also be heard on several video games, including “True Crime: New York City”, “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse”, and “Hitman: Absolution”.

In her personal life, Traci Lords has married three times: to Brook Yeaton, from 1990 to 1996, to Ryan Granger, between 1999 and 2000, and to Jeff Gruenewald, since 2002, with whom she has a son. Traci Lords published her autobiography called “Traci Lords: Underneath It All” in 2003 and the book soon appeared in The New York Times’ bestseller list. Traci Lords now lives in Southern California.

Full NameTraci Lords
Net Worth$7 Million
Date Of Birth7th May 1968
Place Of BirthSteubenville, Ohio USA
Height1.7 m
ProfessionActress, producer, director, singer and writer
SpouseJeff Gruenewald, Ryan Granger, Brook Yeaton
ChildrenJoseph Gunnar Lee
ParentsLouis Kuzma, Patricia Kuzma
AwardsPenthouse Pet of the Month, VGX Award for Best Supporting Female Performance
NominationsVGX Award for Cyber Vixen of the Year
TV ShowsCelebrity Paranormal Project, First Wave, Profiler
Not of This Earth (1988)$3,000 /week
1[about her first time at an X-rated set] Yeah, it was scary. It was very scary. I was really young, and I was really inexperienced sexually.
2[about what drove her to porn industry] My damage drove me into porn. I mean, I was a little girl. And I had like all of this stuff. I'd been raped. I'd been molested. I'd been abused. I was messed up. And I was angry. And the same thing that later helped me to change my life when I was 18 and out of that world that helped me to get sober and helped me to gather the courage to go and do the work I needed to do, to look at some things in my life that were so ugly.
3[about porn industry] You know, I can tell you from my personal experience that I've never met a happy porn star.
4I hate the phrase "former porn queen." That part of my life was a long time ago. Think of something else to call me... I'm successful in spite of my past, not because of it.
5[about her porn career] I was really young, I was really stupid about some things.
6[about her porn career] No one put a gun to my head and said "you have to do this."
7My parents never got along. It was a very ugly scene to be a part of.
8[asked about her role as Jordan Radcliffe on First Wave (1998)] I jokingly refer to it as the DKNY Militia because she always looks great. When she's battling the aliens, she's always got the best leather pants on.
1Attended Redondo Union High School in Redondo Beach, California. A fellow student was Brandy Ledford.
2Subject of the song "Come Back Traci" by Sloppy Seconds.
3Los Feliz, California [August 2005]
42012 Best Actress- Excision- Festival de Terror de Molins de Rei.
52005 Best Supporting Actress - True Crime NYC- Spike Video Game Awards.
6Friend of John Tierney. He introduced her to future husband, Jeff Gruenewald.
7Appeared as one of the celebrity models in a charity fashion show staged by Thierry Mugler to benefit AIDS Project Los Angeles. [April 1992]
8Was almost cast as the female lead in Martin Scorsese's Casino (1995), but lost out to Sharon Stone.
9Mother, with Jeff Gruenewald, of son Joseph Gunnar Lee, born October 7, 2007. He weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces.
10A bra worn by Traci (from her relationship with ex-fiancé John Enos III) sold at auction on eBay for $80.00 in April, 2007.
11She contributed vocals to the Manic Street Preachers song "Little Baby Nothing," from the Welsh group's "Generation Terrorists" album in 1992, and released as a single in November of that year. The song is about the sexual exploitation of a woman and singer/guitarist James Dean Bradfield said that "we needed somebody, a symbol, a person that could actually symbolize the lyrics and justify them to a certain degree. Traci was more than happy to do it. She saw the lyrics, and she had an immediate affinity with them. It was definitely easy to incorporate her personality into the lyrics. We just wanted a symbol for it, and I think she was a great symbol." Traci said that "I listened to the tape and really identified with the character in the song...this young girl who's been exploited and abused by men all her life."
12She is easily the most successful of former porn stars to make a transition to mainstream movies.
13Has 1st KYU in Bujinkan Ninjutsu.
14Her father, Louis Kuzma, was born in West Virginia, of Czech, Slovak, and Ukrainian descent. Her mother, Patricia Louise (Briceland), has English, Scottish, and German ancestry.
15Husband, Jeff Gruenewald (aka Jeff Lee) is a union ironworker.
16Had her name legally changed to Traci Elizabeth Lords.
17Penthouse Pet of the Month - September 1984
18Was the centerfold model for the same issue of Penthouse Magazine that "exposed" Miss America 1984, Vanessa Williams. Because she was underage, it was illegal to own or trade that issue unless the pictorial of Ms. Lords was removed.
19Strong supporter of gay rights.
20"Traci" comes from her girlfriend's name, "Lords" from Jack Lord (Hawaii Five-O (1968)).


Let It Die2016Video GameJackal Z (voice)
Swedish Dicks2016TV SeriesJane McKinney
Hitman2016Video GameSupporting Cast / Sanguine Models / Swedish Consulate Secretary / ... (voice)
Nightmare Nurse2016TV MovieBarb
Sharkansas Women's Prison Massacre2015TV MovieDetective Kendra Patterson
Eastsiders2013-2015TV SeriesVal
Model Citizen2014TV ShortDiane
The Ramones Go to Heaven2014Short
Devil May Call2013Val
Hitman: Absolution2012Video GameLayla (voice)
The Soccer Nanny2011Helen Hazleton
Here & Now2010Diane
Princess of Mars2009VideoDejah Thoris
I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell2009Connie
Zack and Miri Make a Porno2008Bubbles
Your Name Here2008/IJulie
The Greatest Show Ever2007TV MovieCow Girl
Point of Entry2007TV MovieBrianna Fine
The Chosen One2007Mrs. Sultry (voice)
Andy Barker, P.I.2007TV SeriesLoretta Crispin
Crazy Eights2006Gina Conte
Novel Romance2006Max Normane
Wanted2005TV SeriesBartender
Will & Grace2005TV SeriesRose
True Crime: New York City2005Video GameMadam Cassandra Hartz (voice)
Frostbite2005VideoNaomi Bucks
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse2004Video GamePestilence (voice)
Ground Control II: Operation Exodus2004Video GameDr. Alice McNeal (voice, as Traci Elizabeth Lords)
Gilmore Girls2003TV SeriesNatalie Zimmermann
Deathlands2003TV MovieLady Rachel Cawdor (as Traci Elizabeth Lords)
You're Killing Me...2003Laura Engles
Black Mask 2: City of Masks2002Chameleon (as Traci Elizabeth Lords)
Defender2002Video GameCommander Kyoto (voice, as Traci Elizabeth Lords)
They Shoot Divas, Don't They?2002TV MovieMira (as Traci Elizabeth Lords)
First Wave2000-2001TV SeriesJordan Radcliffe
Certain Guys2000Kathleen
Chump Change2000Sam (as Traci Elizabeth Lords)
Epicenter2000Agent Amanda Foster (as Traci Elizabeth Lords)
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys1999TV SeriesLuscious Deluxe
Full Blast1999/IILindsay Lord
Me and Will1999Waitress
D.R.E.A.M. Team1999TV MovieLena Brant (as Traci Elizabeth Lords)
Profiler1997-1998TV SeriesSharon Lesher / Jill of All Trades
Boogie Boy1998Shonda Lee Bragg
Stir1997Kelly Bekins
Viper1997TV SeriesTalia Massey
Nowhere1997Val-Chick 1
Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher1997TV SeriesSuzanne Wilkinson
Nash Bridges1997TV SeriesSean Collins
Blood Money1996Wendy Monroe
Dead Man's Island1996TV MovieMiranda Prescott
Virtuosity1995Media Zone Singer
Traci Lords: Fallen Angel, Version 21995Video short
As Good as Dead1995TV MovieNicole Grace
Roseanne1994-1995TV SeriesStacy Flagler
Melrose Place1995TV SeriesRikki Abbott
Your Studio and You1995ShortTraci Lords (uncredited)
Traci Lords: Fallen Angel, Version 11995Video short
Dragstrip Girl1994TV MovieBlanche
Ice1994Ellen Reed
Serial Mom1994Carl's Date
Bandit: Bandit's Silver Angel1994TV MovieAngel Austin
Plughead Rewired: Circuitry Man II1994Norma
Desperate Crimes1993Laura
Tales from the Crypt1993TV SeriesEmma Conway
Highlander1993TV SeriesGreta
Laser Moon1993Barbara Fleck
Sweating Bullets1993TV SeriesGwen
The Tommyknockers1993TV SeriesNancy Voss
Intent to Kill1992VideoVickie Stewart
The Nutt House1992Miss Tress
A Time to Die1991Jackie Swanson
Married with Children1989-1991TV SeriesVanessa Van Pelt / T.C.
Raw Nerve1991Gina Clayton
Murder in High Places1991TV MovieDiane
Super Force1991TV Series
Shock 'Em Dead1991Lindsay Roberts
Object of Desire1990
MacGyver1990TV SeriesJenny
Cry-Baby1990Wanda Woodward
Fast Food1989Dixie Love
Not of This Earth1988Nadine Story
Wiseguy1988TV SeriesMonique
Traci, I Love You1987VideoTraci
Foxy Boxing1986VideoRound Card Girl
Traci's Fantasies1986VideoTraci
Jean Geni1986VideoJean Geni
Beverly Hills Copulator1986VideoMichelle Leon (as Tracy Lords)
Two Timing Traci1986VideoTraci
Love Me Love Me1986Video short
Traci Takes Tokyo1986VideoTraci
Battle of the Stars1985VideoTraci
Country Girl1985VideoBillie Jean
Dirty Pictures1985VideoGigi
Educating Mandy1985VideoMandy
Electric Blue: Beverly Hills Wives1985VideoNikki
Electric Blue 201985VideoNikki
Electric Blue 211985VideoSuzy / Jane
Erotic Gold1985VideoTraci Tatum
Erotic Zone1985/IIVideoLiz (segment "Love Nest") (as Tracy Lords)
Future Voyeur1985VideoTraci / Workout Girl
Harlequin Affair1985VideoTracy (as Tracy Lords)
Hollywood Heartbreakers1985Video
Inside Danielle1985
Just Another Pretty Face1985VideoTraci
One Hot Night of Passion1985Dawn
Peek a Boo Gang1985VideoTracy
Physical II1985VideoHelen Highwater
Pony Girl Number Two1985VideoDaphne
Portrait of Lust1985VideoMirage (as Tracy Lords)
Sex Fifth Avenue1985VideoTracy Lords (as Tracy Lords)
Sex Shoot1985VideoTracy La Sorta (as Tracy Lords)
Sex Waves1985VideoBeverly (as Tracy Lords)
Swedish Erotica 571985
Swedish Erotica 601985segment "Student Bodies"
Tailhouse Rock1985VideoStacey (as Tracy Lords)
The Adventures of Tracy Dick: The Case of the Missing Stiff1985VideoTracy Dick (as Tracy Lords)
The Pleasure Party1985VideoBrad's Girlfriend
Tracy's Dilemma1985VideoTracy
We Love to Tease1985VideoTracy (as Tracy Lords)
Wild Things1985School Girl
Young & Restless II1985Video as Tracie Lords
Black Throat1985VideoDebbie
Pony Girl1985VideoDaphne (uncredited)
Private Fantasies VI1985
Passion Pit1985Jan
Perfect Fit1985VideoDiane Green
The Grafenberg Spot1985Tracy (as Tracy Lords)
Another Roll in the Hay1985VideoCandi
Aroused1985VideoAllison Davis (as Tracy Lords)
Bad Girls III1985VideoTraci
Dream Lover1985Video
Holly Does Hollywood1985VideoTracy
It's My Body1985VideoMaggie
Ladies in Lace1985VideoLinda (as Tracy Lords)
Love Bites1985VideoNurse
New Wave Hookers1985The Devil
Private Fantasies V1985
Sizzling Suburbia1985VideoHelen Trent
Suzie Superstar II1985Barbara 'Suzie' Wilson
Tracy in Heaven1985VideoMonika Hart
Lust in the Fast Lane1984VideoJackie (as Tracy Lords)
Miss Passion1984VideoSassy Sizzle
Open Up Traci1984Traci
Red Hot Rock1984VideoMiss Georgia (segment "Gimme Gimme Good Lovin'") (uncredited)
The Sex Goddess1984VideoMarilyn
Tracie Lords1984VideoTracie (as Tracie Lords)
Sister Dearest1984Vicky Jennings
Talk Dirty to Me Part III1984The Mermaid
Those Young Girls1984VideoTraci (as Tracy Lords)
What Gets Me Hot!1984VideoLannie (as Tracy Lords)
Not Necessarily the News1984TV SeriesHooker
Breaking It... A Story About Virgins1984VideoJodie Brown
Kinky Business1984Tracy (as Tracy Lords)
Night of Loving Dangerously1984VideoJanice O'Hara (as Tracy Lords)
Sweet Little Things1984


My Trip Back to the Dark Side2014performer: "Last Drag"
Sons of AnarchyTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2011 writer - 2 episodes, 2011
Joan of ArcadiaTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2005 writer - 2 episodes, 2005
Nash BridgesTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1997 writer - 1 episode, 1997
Underworld1996performer: "Distant Land" / writer: "Distant Land"
Virtuosity1995"Fallen Angel" / performer: "Fallen Angel"
Mortal Kombat1995performer: "Control Juno Reactor Instrumental" / writer: "Control Juno Reactor Instrumental"
Pet Sematary II1992performer: "Love Never Dies"


Extramarital1998executive producer
Traci, I Love You1987Video co-producer
Beverly Hills Copulator1986Video producer
Traci Takes Tokyo1986Video producer


Sweet Pea2005Short


Traci Lords: Fallen Angel, Version 21995Video short
Traci Lords: Fallen Angel, Version 11995Video short


Sweet Pea2005Short

Make Up Department

Traci Takes Tokyo1986Video makeup artist


Biography2004TV Series documentary photograph source - 1 episode


Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel2011Documentary thanks
Nadine's Story2010Video documentary short special thanks
Maniac Nurses1990dedicated to


King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry CohenDocumentary post-productionHerself
Movies and Stuff2015TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Wife Swap2015TV SeriesHerself
Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne2012TV SpecialHerself - Audience (uncredited)
True Crime: The Movie2012DocumentaryHerself
Traci Lords: Last Drag2011Video shortHerself
Nadine's Story2010Video documentary shortHerself
Celebrity Ghost Stories2009TV Series documentaryHerself
Official Rejection2009DocumentaryHerself
Popcorn Porn: Watching 'Zack and Miri Make a Porno'2009Video documentaryHerself - Actress
Reel Comedy2008TV SeriesHerself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Head Case2007TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Paranormal Project2006TV SeriesHerself
The Tyra Banks Show2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
It Came from... Baltimore!!2005Video documentary shortHerself
Ultimate Film Fanatic2004TV SeriesHerself - Judge (2004)
Biography2004TV Series documentaryHerself
The 100 Greatest Musicals2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2003TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Dragon*Con 20022003Video documentaryHerself
Larry King Live2003TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Dateline NBC2003TV Series documentaryHerself
I Love the '80s2002TV Series documentaryHerself
Howard Stern2000TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Howard Stern Radio Show2000TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Get Bruce1999DocumentaryHerself
The Roseanne Show1998TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1998TV SeriesHerself - Guest
E! True Hollywood Story1998TV Series documentaryHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1995-1997TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Seven Deadly Sins of Melrose Place1996TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Word1993-1994TV SeriesHerself
Traci Lords: Advanced Jazzthetics1993Video documentaryHerself - Aerobics Workout Instructor
Hollywood Boulevard II1990Herself
The Marsha Warfield Show1990TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Warm Up with Traci Lords1990Video documentaryHerself - Aerobics Workout Instructor
The Late Show1988TV SeriesHerself - Guest
A Night for Legends: First Annual XRCO Adult Film Awards1985VideoHerself - Presenter
Fallen Angels1985Video documentaryHerself

Archive Footage

The Rock Shirt2011ShortHerself (uncredited)
The Child Star Jinx2005TV Movie documentary
Centerfold Babylon2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
X-Rated Ambition: The Traci Lords Story2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Traci Lords at Her Very Best2000VideoTraci
Playboy: The Story of X1998Video documentaryHerself
Welcome to My Face 21998Video
Un siècle de plaisir - Voyage à travers l'histoire du hard1996TV Movie documentaryHerself
Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater1994TV SeriesGina Clayton
Cumshot Revue 31988VideoTraci
Double Penetration 21987Video
Diamond Collection 751986Video
Diamond Collection 761986VideoTraci
Hot Cum Orgy1986VideoGirl with Tony
Hot Shorts: Raven1986Video short
Superstars and Superstuds1986Video
Deep Inside Traci1986VideoTraci
Diamond Collection 731986VideoTraci
Porn in the U.S.A.1986VideoMiss Tatum (as Tracy Lords)
The Eros1986Video
Tracy's Hidden Fantasies1986Video
Adult 45 Volume 11985VideoTraci
Diamond Collection 691985VideoMandy
Fantasy Club FC-59: Van Vixen1985Video short
Huge Bras 31985VideoMonika
More Than a Handful #11985Video
The Reincarnation of Don Juan1985VideoGirl in Red
TLI Video Tape #41985Video shortTracy Lords (segment "The Latent Image Presents Tracy Lords") (as Tracy Lords)
Whore of the Worlds1985VideoGirl on Brass Bed (as Tracy Lords)
Pleasure Productions 101984Video
Pleasure Productions 91984Video
Hot Pink1984VideoTraci
Joys of Erotica 1091984Video as Tracy Lords
Joys of Erotica Series 1101984Video
Joys of Erotica Series 1141984VideoGirl with Vicky / Herself (as Tracy Lords)

Won Awards

2013CinEuphoriaCinEuphoria AwardsBest Supporting Actress - International CompetitionExcision (2012)
2013Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest Supporting ActressExcision (2012)
2012Fright Meter AwardFright Meter AwardsBest Supporting ActressExcision (2012)
2001Film Discovery Jury AwardUS Comedy Arts FestivalBest ActressChump Change (2000)
1987Hall of FameAdult Video News Awards

The award appears to have been revoked when it was discovered she was under-age when her career ... More

Nominated Awards

2014ISAIndie Series AwardsBest Guest Star - DramaEastsiders (2012)
1986AVN AwardAdult Video News AwardsBest Sex Scene in a Feature FilmBad Girls III (1984)
1986AVN AwardAdult Video News AwardsBest Actress - Shot-On-Video FeatureThe Adventures of Tracy Dick: The Case of the Missing Stiff (1985)
1985AVN AwardAdult Video News AwardsBest New Starlet
1985XRCO AwardX-Rated Critics' Organization, USAStarlet of the Year
1985XRCO AwardX-Rated Critics' Organization, USAVideo Vixen

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