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Laurence Fishburne | Montana Fishburne | Source: Getty Images
Laurence Fishburne | Montana Fishburne | Source: Getty Images

Montana Fishburne Has a Troubled past Related to Adult Movies — Who Is Laurence Fishburne’s Daughter?

Akhona Zungu
Sep 28, 2022
09:45 A.M.

Over a decade ago, actor Laurence Fishburne's oldest daughter appeared in her first-ever adult tape at 18. Montana Fishburne's career as an adult film actress has progressed over the years, and she continues pursuing her passion unapologetically.

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Montana Fishburne shared her parents' passion for the film and entertainment industry; however, her preferred film genre was completely different. The young actress made headlines in 2010 when she appeared in a Vivid Entertainment sex tape.

Montana Fishburne took her first breath on September 7, 1991. She was born to celebrity parents and A-list actors Laurence Fishburne and Hajna O. Moss. Before her adult movie debut, the 31-year-old was known as her dad's daughter.

Montana Fishburne attends the EXXXOTICA Expo 2018 on July 21, 2018, in Miami, Florida | Photo: Getty Images

Montana Fishburne attends the EXXXOTICA Expo 2018 on July 21, 2018, in Miami, Florida | Photo: Getty Images

Laurence and Hajna fell for each other and tied the knot in 1985. They went strong for five years before untying it and divorcing in 1990. Before Montana, the former husband and wife had a son, Langston.

During an interview with Reuter, Montana opened up about her parents' reaction - and the world at large - to her career path. She explained that her father felt embarrassed by his daughter. However, Hajna kept reassuring her daughter that she loved her and hoped she wouldn't fall under the ails of the adult film industry.

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Montana also expressed that her childhood was unconventional, having grown up with divorced parents since she was a toddler. Regardless of her parent's separation, she feels she had a happy life. Laurance and Hajna ensured their daughter had access to the best institutions and could travel freely.

Gina Torres and Laurence Fishburne at the 46th NAACP Image Awards Arrivals at a Pasadena Convention Center on February 6, 2015  | Photo: Getty Images

Gina Torres and Laurence Fishburne at the 46th NAACP Image Awards Arrivals at a Pasadena Convention Center on February 6, 2015 | Photo: Getty Images

Beginnings with Adult Movies

Following the release of her explicit tape with Vivid Entertainment, Laurence Fishburne's daughter Montana Fishburne did not hesitate to speak about her bold decision to venture into the adult movie industry.

Despite being harshly described as the wayward Fishburne daughter, Montana was not embarrassed or ashamed. Explaining how she discovered this aspect of herself and her interest in the industry, Montana said she started being sexually intimate for the first time at 16.

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The adult film actress said she was intrigued by the concept and wanted to explore her sexuality fully. During an interview with People Magazine, she explained that being part of an adult film wasn't a "big deal" to her and said:

"Being in an adult film is not a big deal to me. It's something I always wanted to do. I have always been comfortable in my body and with my sexuality."

Montana also revealed that she was inspired by reality star Kim Kardashian's life and how it turned out following her tape release with Vivid. She approached the company to see if she could arrange a meeting and start a partnership with them.

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While Kardashian said she regretted starring in her tape, Montana was more than proud. Montana also told THR that she had started getting mainstream acting offers and was weighing her options on which projects she would take up.

Per Reuters, it was speculated that Montana made approximately $250K from her film with Vivid Entertainment. The actress stated that she couldn't confirm the exact amount, but she did share that it was enough to keep a roof over her head.

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Her Arrest

While the media was engulfed with the effects of Montana's adult video, many were surprised that it was not her first time getting paid to engage in such activities. In 2009, the actor's daughter was arrested and charged with alleged prostitution.

Three years after the release of the infamous adult tape, Montana admitted that she wished she had done things differently.

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After pleading no contest to criminal trespass, she was court-ordered to complete an AIDS education class with two years of probation and a 15-day jail sentence. Instead of jail time, Montana was able to do community service.

Following the legal drama, Montana later opened up about the allegations and denied her connections to that business. She denied ever being a prostitute and said she had never even met the girl who reportedly claimed they were prostitutes.

Laurence Fishburne and his daughter, Montana, on the red carpet at the National Dream Dinner Gala celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Groundbreaking on November 13, 2006, in Washington | Source: Getty Images

Laurence Fishburne and his daughter, Montana, on the red carpet at the National Dream Dinner Gala celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Groundbreaking on November 13, 2006, in Washington | Source: Getty Images

Days after the tape was released, Montana was arrested again for allegedly breaking into the home of her former lover's ex and assaulting her. When she was tried, she pleaded not guilty. The actress had another run-in with the law in 2017. Montana was arrested for crashing into another driver while drinking and driving.

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Moreover, the actress was charged with public indecency. According to the documents obtained by the Daily Mail, Montana's actions and statements were incoherent, suggesting that she was highly intoxicated. Her car was also damaged with stains of purple liquor and an opened wine bottle.

While she and the other driver weren't injured, her car was extensively damaged. A few days after being held in Broward County Sherrif's office, Montana was released on bail for $2.5K. Following her arrest, the actress started going to the Wavelengths Recovery rehabilitation institution in Huntington Beach to treat her substance abuse.

 Laurence Fishburne with his son Langston Fishburne and daughter Montana Fishburne pose at the USA 22nd Annual Cultural Rhythms Festival in Cambridge | Source: Getty Images

Laurence Fishburne with his son Langston Fishburne and daughter Montana Fishburne pose at the USA 22nd Annual Cultural Rhythms Festival in Cambridge | Source: Getty Images

Other celebrities have also been treated at the lavish facility, including Whitney Houston and Robert Downey Jr. More stars who struggled with substance abuse and were rehabilitated at Wavelengths Recovery include Mel Gibson and Courtney Love.

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According to the Daily Mail, Montana's 60-90 day treatment was used as part of her case resolution. Furthermore, she became a fugitive after violating her probation by missing a drug test and leaving the state without permission.

Life as an Adult Actress

Following the release of the infamous tape, Montana Fishburne's life as an adult actress split her and her family, especially her relationship with her father. In the interview with THR, the then-18-year-old admitted her father said he was embarrassed and disappointed.

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On the other hand, her mother did her best to make her feel loved. Despite the situation, Montana said her mom had her back and wanted her to be happy and, most importantly, safe from the dark side of her newfound industry.

While appreciating her mother's efforts, Montana said she and her father would be unable to have a relationship until he accepts her for who she is. Widely referred to as a Hollywood bad girl, Montana soon started working at a controversial strip club in Texas. This was after self-proclaimed video vixen Karrine Steffans tried to be her mentor.

Steffans was hoping to help the younger woman turn her life around. The fate of the purported mentor-mentee relationship remained unknown. However, it seems Steffans' efforts proved unsuccessful as Montana Fishburne not only became a fugitive in 2018 but also had stints in rehab.

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According to Reuters, an associate of Laurence Fishburne's attempted to hinder the release of her adult film by purchasing as many copies as possible, if not all of them. Montana expressed that she understood the associate's intentions - looking out for her dad - but was happy they failed.

Where Is Montana Fishburne Today?

In 2013, three years after the release of her adult tape, Montana Fishburne confessed to wishing that she had done things differently. In an interview, she solemnly advised other young girls not to enter the adult movie industry. Before reaching that conclusion, Montana knew about the ails of the adult film industry before she initially joined.

According to Reuters, Montana stated that the industry was full of young, insecure women with low self-esteem. She added that these women were also prone to substance abuse and other destructive behavior. Today, Montana can reliably attest to that experience.

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However, the once Kim Kardashian-inspired former actress has pivoted and found a different way to remain a part of the entertainment industry. Per her Twitter, she runs an OnlyFans account and earns money through ad integrations on her page.

On her Instagram, Montana regularly shares snaps and videos of her life as a yoga enthusiast and a personal trainer. Instagram bio reads, "I am who I am," suggesting that she is still quite comfortable with herself and her body.

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