Sarah Lyn Carradine, or Katie Morgan as she is better known, is an American model, exotic dancer, former radio talk show host, and adult film actress. Over the course of her 16-year career, she has used several other monikers, including Katie Megan and Kate Morgan. Initially, she opted for a career in the adult film industry so that she could pay off her bail and plea bargain for her arrest in 2000 for transporting more than 100 pounds of marijuana into the US from Mexico. She made her debut in 2001 in Ed Power’s ‘Dirty Debutantes 197’. She soon realised that she liked her new job and gradually became one of the biggest names in the industry. When she retired in 2008, she had already appeared in over 400 projects. Morgan landed her first mainstream role in Kevin Smith’s 2008 comedy film . In 2015, she signed a contract with Nexxxt Level Talent Agency.
Childhood & Early Life
Katie Morgan was born on March 17, 1980, in the Reseda neighbourhood of Los Angeles, California. Raised in an extremely religious family, she was homeschooled and had a troublesome childhood.
When she was 20 years old, she was caught by authorities while trying to smuggle 100 pounds of marijuana into the United States through the Mexican border. Subsequently, she was incarcerated for the next four months at Arizona’s Douglas County Jail.
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After being behind bars for four months, Katie Morgan got out on bail and was waiting at home for her court dates. She watched a lot of adult movies during this period and the idea of joining the industry suddenly came to her. Taking the initiative, she reached out to an established adult movie star whose number she had found while rifling through a friend’s Rolodex.
The adult movie star gave her the contact information of an agent and advised Morgan on the dos and don’ts in the industry. She has since called the exchange as “the best advice anyone's probably ever given” her in her life.
Morgan did not think that she would become a household name in those early days. She just wanted to do a few movies and make some money before she went to jail. Her scene in Ed Power’s ‘Dirty Debutantes 197’ not only helped her pay off the bail and plea bargain but also incited a desire in her to pursue a full-time career in adult film industry.
Over the next seven years, she built up her filmography with projects such as ‘Black Cravings 4’ (2001), ‘Babysitter 10’ (2002), ‘Mary Carey on the Rise’ and ‘Another Man's Wife’ (2007). In 2008, she retired from the business but the official announcement came a year later.
In 2002, Morgan formed a long-term partnership with HBO. She hosted a number of shows for them. Morgan even made a guest appearance as herself in 2008 on HBO’s comedy-drama ‘Entourage’ (2004-11).
In September 2015, she announced that she was returning to the adult film industry and had signed a deal with Nexxxt Level Talent Agency. Her recent projects include ‘Along for the Ride’ (2016), ‘Vixens from Venus’ (2016), and ‘Lesbian House Hunters Part 14’ (2017).
Awards & Achievements
At the 2005 XRCO Awards, Morgan won the Unsung Siren Award.
In 2013, she was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame.
In 2008, Katie Morgan met her future husband James Jackson. They were both in relationships at the time, so just a friendship developed. Months later, on another movie set, they met again and each found that the other was single by then. Morgan did not have to tell him what she used to do for a living as he already was well aware of her history. They got married in 2009.
At 24, Morgan underwent a breast enhancement surgery
She chose “Katie” as her first name as it is also the first name of Scarlett O’Hara, the protagonist of ‘Gone with the Wind’. She picked “Morgan” as her surname because of Captain Morgan’s Rum.