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Mary Carey

Mary Carey is a former American adult film actress, Playboy model, dancer, and Politician. Mary Carey became famous after her appearances on the VH1 reality TV series ‘Celebrity Rehab’ and ‘Sober House’.

Early Life and Childhood

Mary Carey was born on 15th June 1980 and is currently 43 years old. Her real name is Mary Ellen Cook and her zodiac sign is Gemini. Likewise, she was born in Cleveland, Ohio and her nationality is American.

She belongs to the Caucasian ethnic group and follows Christianity. Likewise, she had a very struggling childhood, her parents were both mentally handicapped and she spent her childhood with her grandparents.

There is no information regarding her parents’ names but her mother suffered from Schizophrenia. She lived with her grandparents since she was three months old. Later after her parents divorced her mother too moved in with her and her grandparents.

Likewise, at the age of seven, they moved to Florida from Cleveland and after a year she was legally adopted by her grandparents.


Furthermore, talking about her educational background, she completed her schooling at Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale.

Likewise, after she received the dance scholarship, she enrolled at Florida State University. However, she could not complete her education after facing financial problems.

Body Measurements

Mary stands the height of 5 feet 9 inches (69 inches) tall and weighs around 55 kg (120 lbs). Likewise, she has fair skin with blonde hair and hazel brown eyes. Moreover, her body measurement is 36-26-36 inches.

Adult films

After having financial problems in her house, Mary began looking around for jobs. Soon she found a job as a model on an adult internet site for the role of a stripper.

Likewise, she was attracted to the pay they received after she saw how successful they were. Moreover, an agent told her that the best way to be featured as a stripper was through porn.

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Caption: Mary Carey at an event (Source: Celebmafia)

Furthermore, she went to Los Angeles and visited several adult film producers and studios and eventually landed a job with Playboy TV. Likewise, she appeared on VH1 reality shows like ‘Rehab with Dr. Drew’ and ‘Sober House’.

This show was for celebrities with addiction and she joined because she faced the problem of alcoholism.

Professional Life


Since childhood, she was very much interested in dancing  Likewise, at the age of 12, she performed ‘The Nutcracker’ on the Miami City Ballet. Likewise, with this achievement, her dreams of pursuing a dance career grew stronger.

Moreover, with the dance lessons she took in Cleveland, she continued it in Florida and became a straight-A student in her school.

Likewise, with her dancing skills, she received many dance scholarships from various prestigious institutions. Moreover, she wanted to become a professional Ballerina in the future.

Unfortunately, at the age of 16, her grandfather died due to lung cancer. Moreover, within a few months, her grandmother’s Parkinson’s disease also became worse. While going through all these, her body began to develop, and no longer was it a thin ballerina-type body.

Moreover, she decided to leave the ballerina after she had to lose weight and get a breast reduction. In the meantime, her grandmother’s health deteriorated to the worst, and she faced a severe financial crisis.


Likewise, Mary Carey signed a contract with Kick Ass Pictures during the campaign against California Governor Gray Davis. There was a publicity gag that came up with the idea of her entering the field of candidacy to replace Davis.

Besides, having some political groups stating she was a joke, there were many supporters of her for her bubbly personality and sense of humor. Even though she did not win the election, could managed to gain more than 11,000 votes.

Moreover, she announced her candidacy for California in the recall election of 2003. Further, she presents her severe areas of promise.

They were the legalization of gay marriage, taxation of breast implants, making lap dances a tax-deductible business expense, and wiring every room of the California Governor’s Mansion with webcams.

Also, the Creation of a Porn for Pistols program to remove handguns from the state’s streets, recruitment of performers in the adult industry as goodwill ambassadors, and mandating jury duty for all Californians collecting unemployment.

And she was freeing the porn industry from harassment by the government. Moreover, she is a Republican and has attended the fund-raising event hosted by the Republican Party with the president of the adult entertainment company that produces her videos.

Similarly, she submitted a paper to run in California’s gubernatorial recall election. The election was held on 7th October 2003 in which she lost to politician Arnold Schwarzenegger.

She received 11,174 votes with 0.2% of the total finishing 10th among the 133 candidates on the ballot of California’s gubernatorial recall election.

Net worth 2024

Reflecting upon her net worth she has a net worth of $500 thousand. Moreover, there is no information regarding her asset value.

Mary Carey – Awards

Mary Carey is the recipient of various awards like ‘The AVN Award’, ‘The FOXE Award’, ‘The XRCO Award’, and ‘And AVN Hall of Fame’.

Relationship status

Likewise, regarding her relationship status, Mary is married to Dr. Joseph Brownfield. They got married on 27th June 2018. However, there is no further information regarding how they met. Moreover, before this, she had previously been in two relationships.

Her first marriage broke off in the year 2004 with a guy named Eric. Later she married Mario Monge on 12th July 2009 which ended after 9 years in the year 2018.

Moreover, she ended her long 9 years of relationship clarifying that their marriage fell apart due to lack of sex.

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Caption: Mary Carey along with her husband and mother-in-law. Source: Instagram

Mary Carey – Social Media

Reflecting on her social media presence, Mary Carey is active on Twitter and Instagram. Her Instagram handle is @realmarycarey and has 498K followers. Likewise, she joined Twitter in January 2009 and her Twitter account @realmarycarey has 302.6k followers.