Nina Mercedez
Birth Date:
November 10, 1977
Birth Place:
Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
5' 6" (1.68 m)
Actress, Model
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Nina Mercedez: Popular Demand


American pornographic actress Nina Mercedez has performed in over eighty productions since entering the adult film industry in 2002. She has received nine Adult Video News Award nominations, including one for Best New Starlet in 2004. She has directed and produced several videos. Mercedez started out as a featured dancer and then became a model before signing with Vivid Entertainment in 2002. Since leaving Vivid in 2006, she has been a free agent. Through her production company, “Heartbreaker Films,” in partnership with Exile Distribution, she released “Nina Mercedez: Popular Demand” in 2011, where she made her first double penetration sex scene.       

Mercedez was listed No. 46 on the Complex list of “The 50 Prettiest Porn Stars of All Time” and No. 24 on their list of “The 25 Hottest Texan Women” both in 2010. In the following year, she reached the 75th placing on their list of “The Top 100 Hottest Porn Stars (Right Now).”

Marcia Villareal

Childhood and Family:

Nina Mercedez was born on November 10, 1977, in Corpus Christi, Texas, as Marcia Villareal. Her grandmother is Italian and her father is Mexican of Aztec extraction. She dropped out of school.     

On August 19, 2004, Nina was married to Raymond Balboa.

So I Married a Porn Star


After dropping out of school, Nina Mercedez landed various jobs at places like Denny's, OfficeMax, and Barnes & Noble. She later became a bartender, a Budweiser swimsuit model and a Tejano calender girl before replying a newspaper ad and launching a career in the adult entertainment business as a featured dancer at a strip club.  

After several years working as a dancer, Mercedez appeared in Penthouse for the June 2000 issue. She also started to compete in nude beauty pageants and won several titles, including Miss Nude North America and Miss Nude International in 2001, Exotic Dancer/Entertainer of the Year in 2002, and Miss Nude Universe in 2003. Since then, Mercedes has been featured in and/or appeared on the covers of various men's magazines like Cheri, Playtime, Busty, Fox, Score, Club International, Hustler Honeys, D-Cup and Gent.        

Mercedez entered the adult film industry in 2002 after signing a contract with Vivid Entertainment. In 2004, she was nominated for the Adult Video News Award for Best New Starlet. The same year, she also received AVN nominations for Best Oral Sex Scene – Film (shared with Steven French), Best Couples Sex Scene – Film (shared with Tony Tedeschi) and Best Group Sex Scene – Film (shared with Natasha Dolling, Mario Rossi, Tony Tedeschi and Jesse V) for her performance in the Paul Thomas directed adult film “So I Married a Porn Star” (2003).

Along with other Vivid contract performers, Mercedez contributed to the book “How to Have a XXX Sex Life: The Ultimate Vivid Guide,” which was released on July 20, 2004. She finally left Vivid in January 2006 after working together for four years, and became a free agent.

At the 2006 AVN awards, Mercedez was nominated for Best Anal Sex Scene – Film for her performance in “Emotions” (2004), which she shared with Trevor Zen.

In August 2006, Mercedez debuted as a relationship and sex advice columnist with a column titled “Ask Nina” for Girls of Lowrider magazine. In September 2006, she formed her own production company named “Heartbreaker Films” and signed a distribution deal with Larry Flynt Publications. Later that same year, she started, an affiliate program with FunBox Mobile Corporation. To focus on building the website, Mercedez withdrew from performing for two years and did not make her return until July 2010. Mercedez also has the XXXFastPass network of porn star websites and the photography studio Desperado Digital. She also owns the website, which features photos of her and other pornographic actresses cosplaying at comic book conventions, such as Wizard-World Comic-Con, as well as upcoming appearances at these events.

In the meantime, Mercedez continued to earn some nominations at the Adult Video News Awards, such as for Best Actress – Video for her performance in “Illicit” (2006) in 2007, for Best All-Girl Sex Scene – Video for her performance in “Where the Boys Aren't 18” (2007) in 2008, as well as  for Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene  and Best All-Girl 3-Way Sex Scene for performances in “Where the Boys Aren't 19: Arabian Nights” (2008) and “Chop Shop Chicas” (2008), respectively, both in 2009.

In January 2011, Heartbreaker Films signed a distribution deal with Exile Distribution. The company launched the film “Nina Mercedez: Popular Demand” on July 27, 2011. Through the film,  Mercedez made her double penetration sex scene debut.  

With pornographic actress Lexi Lamour, Mercedez launched a talent agency for feature dancers called Feature Elite in August 21, 2011. The agency is based in Las Vegas.

On June 15, 2013, Mercedez launched her own swimwear line called La Scorpia.    


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