Wicked Pictures contract superstar and Penthouse Pet Stormy Daniels redefined the very term “superstar” thanks to Operation Desert Stormy, one of the most ambitious projects of her career as a writer, director, and performer. The movie’s blend of eroticism, humor, and explosive action led the critics at Adult DVD Empire to call it “the greatest porn movie ever made.” Predator 2: The Return, which Stormy wrote, directed, and starred in was rewarded with a Best All Girl Release nomination.
As befits someone with such a high mainstream media profile, Stormy won the Jenna Jameson Crossover Star Of The Year award in 2008. Other high profile performing accolades have included AEBN’s Performer Of The Year for 2007, AFW’s Actress Of The Year 2008, and NightMoves Best Actress awards for 2004 and 2006. Stormy's work in Space Nuts was featured in HBO's popular "Pornucopia," and led to her getting roles in the Hollywood blockbuster comedies The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up.
While any look at Stormy's career is bound to emphasize stardom and glamour, she has many other facets. An inventive writer, she was only with Wicked for four months when she wrote her first screenplay, Kink. Her contract was soon expanded to include writing. She directed her first film, One Night In Vegas in 2004, and true recognition of her diverse talents came at the 2006 AVN Awards, where she won both Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress for The Camp Cuddly Pines Power Tool Massacre. Joining her many other trophies in 2014 was a coveted induction into the AVN Hall of Fame, one of the adult industry's highest honors.
Eager to share her story with the world, Stormy wrote of her successful transition from actress to director in Carly Milne’s Naked Ambition. She has walked the red carpet at the Grammys, graced the pages of Playboy Mexico and Penthouse, performed live comedy with SNL veteran Tim Meadows, appeared in the video for Maroon 5’s “Wake Up Call,” played a recurring role on Dirt with Courteney Cox, appeared on Nightline and Mind Of Mencia, and joined Wicked’s Joy King on AMC’s Sunday Morning Shootout. Stormy also lobbied with King in Washington DC on behalf of the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection and has been a guest blogger for the Independent Film Channel (www.ifc.com). She’s received magazine coverage in everything from TIME to US Weekly to GQ.