Stephanie A. Gregory Clifford, better known as Stormy Daniels, is an American pornographic film actress, director and former stripper.

Stormy Daniels was born on March 17, 1979, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to Sheila and Bill Gregory. Her parents got divorced about three or four years after his birth.

Stormy Daniels graduated from Scotlandville Magnet High School in 1997 and considered becoming a journalist but she became a stripper at the Gold Club in Baton Rouge.

Stormy Daniels started her adult film career when she was 17 years old. In 2004 she won the Best New Starlet award from Adult Video News (AVN).

In addition to her adult film career, Stormi appeared in an episode of the show "Real Sex" in 2001. She appeared in film cameos in "The 40-Year-Old Virgin", "Knocked Up", and in 2018, "Saturday Night Live".

In 2018, Stormy Daniels made headlines for accusing Donald Trump of having a sexual affair.

Daniels signed a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) with Trump's attorney Michael Cohen in exchange for $130,000 to keep the alleged affair involving Donald Trump quiet.

Daniels has written several books, including "Full Disclosure", which details her experiences in the adult film industry and alleged affair with Trump.

In 2016, just before the presidential election, Cohen reportedly paid Daniels a hush money sum of $130,000. This payment later became the campaign finance violation for which Cohen was convicted.

Daniels was arrested in Columbus, Ohio, in a sting operation by undercover vice squad detectives on July 12, 2018, for making sexual advances on patrons and police officers in violation of Ohio strip club law.