|Born||Kimberly Ashlyn McKarny
September 14, 1959
Cherry Point, North Carolina, United States
|Other names||Kimberly Patton, Ashlyn Gear, Ashley Gere, Kimberly Marshall, Kim McKamy, Kimberly Ashlyn Gere|
|Height||5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)|
|Weight||110 lb (50 kg; 7.9 st)|
|No. of adult films||194 (per IAFD)|
Ashlyn Gere (born September 14, 1959) is the stage name of an American former pornographic actress who performed in both heterosexual and lesbian films and also an actress in mainstream film and television. For her adult film work, Gere is an inductee into the AVN and XRCO Halls of Fame. For her mainstream work, she is best known for her appearances on the science fiction television series The X-Files and Space: Above and Beyond.
Gere was born in Cherry Point, North Carolina and she moved to Las Vegas, Nevada at age 3. She graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and double majored in Theatre Arts and Communications.
In the 1980s Gere appeared in several B-movies, such as 1987's Creepozoids, in which she plays the character "Kate", and is billed as Kim McKamy. She acted under the name Kimberly Patton in the television series Space: Above and Beyond from 1995 to 1996; she also appeared under that name in episodes of Silk Stalkings and Millennium. She has also appeared under the Patton name in the films The One and Willard. She began acting in pornographic films in around 1990 and continued to appear in mainstream minor roles such as her appearance in The X-Files in 1994 in the episode "Blood" where she was credited as Kimberly Ashlyn Gere.
As an adult actress, she appeared in nearly 200 films and videos along with directing two videos from 1990 until 2003. Early in her career Gere was nominated for and won several major adult industry awards such as the F.O.X.E, XRCO, and AVN Awards.
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