Gorgeous and brainy Ryder Skye was born in Los Angeles, California on October 13, 1983. She worked as an exotic dancer at the famous Cheetah’s gentlemen’s club for a while before making her porn debut in 2007, at around age 24. After early performances in all-girl movies such as I, Solo 1 & 2 and Party Girl Poker, Ryder soon moved into hardcore with Iron Head 9 and Manaconda. Ryder appeared in several high-profile releases in 2008, including the big-budget Wicked features Oracle and Fallen. In 2009, AVN recognized Ryder’s up-and-cummer status with three nominations: Best New Starlet, the Jenna Jameson Crossover Star of the Year, and Best All-Girl 3-Way Sex Scene (Babes Illustrated 17).
Along the way, Ryder has begun to branch out beyond adult films. Adult toy company Topco is releasing a toy modeled on Ryder, so her many fans can experience a little bit of that heavenly body for themselves. In 2008, Ryder appeared in the mainstream Hollywood smash Sex and the City, based on the HBO series.
Ryder’s Japanese and Euro heritage gives her an exotic beauty that stands apart, and her academic achievements also distinguish her from many of her fellow performers. She is a former theater major who grew up always wanting fame. Now that she’s a rising star of the adult industry, Ryder also devotes time to pursuing a degree in women’s studies and considers herself a sex-positive feminist. For now she’s excited to be a performer, but Ryder plans to use her studies and experience in the future to become a marriage and sex counselor after she retires from the industry.