Adria Rae is an actress from Michigan, USA. She has been starring in adult films since the age of 19.
Birthday: August 27th, 1996
Born: Michigan, USA
Famous for: Adult Films, Actress
real name Kiersten VanBelkum
Adria Rae was born Kiersten VanBelkum and grew up in Grand Rapids, a Michigan city on the Grand River. She attended the Forest Hills Central High School and was a member of the Forest Hills Central girls golf team. She had a number of jobs after leaving school and started working as a Webcam model. She made the leap to the pornographic industry in 2015 at the of age 19.
As an actress she has worked for studios such as Digital Sin, Evil Angel , Hard X, Reality Junkies, New Sensations, Mile High, Blacked, Mofos, Jules Jordan Video or Pure Play Media. To date, she has recorded more than 120 films.
In 2017 she was nominated in the AVN Awards in the category of Best New Starlet. She lost out to Holly Hendrix.
She is registered with LA Direct Models, a talent agency for pornographic performers that was formed by pornographic actor Derek Hay.
*Photo credits provided in references section below where possible. View a list of photographers here.
Captain Jack: Tell me about Adria Rae.
Adria Rae: I grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I lived in a small little suburban town, everybody drove a white Yukon, every house looked the same type shit. (laughs) I lived on the outskirts on quite a bit of land. Growing up, my parents grew a lot of fruits and vegetables and stuff. My parents are vegan for the majority of my life so it was a very health conscious environment. My parents were stoners, really laid back liberal hippies. They were always very cool, very supportive and accepting of whatever I decided to do. When I got into the adult industry, they were initially kind of scared but now they’re more accepting of it. They’re not ok with it but they’re more tolerant. ‘We wish you would do something else but whatever makes you happy!’
CJ: How long have you been in the industry?
Adria: I’ve been shooting for 2 years now. It was shortly before I turned 19, it was right around this time.
CJ: When did you lose your virginity?
Adria: I lost my virginity in the back of my boyfriend’s care at the Homecoming football game at halftime. He was 16 at the time and I was 13. (laughs)
CJ: How and why did you decide to get into the adult industry?
Adria: I decided to get into porn because I was initially webcamming and I wanted to drive traffic to my room so I could make more money that way. I wasn’t really planning on leaving Michigan and then they said, ‘We want to shoot you all the time!’ and I was, ‘Oh, shit!’ Then I moved to LA and here I am!
CJ: How did you come up with your stage name?
Adria: I actually found it through a name generator. I wanted an ‘A’ name so I started clicking on names. Adria popped up, It was kind of unique and I didn’t see any other porn stars with that spelling. And then I came up with a bunch of surnames and started pairing them with it and Rae kind of rolled off the tongue. Everyone f** uses Rae but I thought it sounded nice.