Actor in the United States
Mia Khalifa (Arabic: ميا خليفة; born February 10, 1993), also known as Mia Callista, is a Lebanese American pornographic actress and adult model.
Khalifa was born in Beirut, Lebanon and moved with her family to the United States in 2000. She moved to Montgomery County, Maryland as a teenager. A few years later she graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. She said her family is Catholic and she was raised in that religion, although she is no longer practicing. Khalifa married an American man in February 2011 shortly after she turned 18.
Khalifa currently resides in Miami, Florida
She has a tattoo of the opening line of the Lebanese National Anthem, and another of the Lebanese Forces Cross. She got the latter in 2012 after a bombing in Lebanon, stating it was to “show solidarity with my father’s political views”. Both tattoos have come under the scrutiny of her detractors.
Khalifa has also said that her parents have stopped speaking to her because of her career choice. In a statement, her parents disassociated themselves from her actions, saying that her decision to enter the porn industry was born of her residence in a foreign country which had a different culture than theirs, and that her actions did not reflect her upbringing. They also said that they hoped that she would leave pornography, saying that her image did not honor her family or her home country.
Khalifa is a fan of Florida State Seminoles football. She attempted to recruit Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller to transfer to Florida State through social networking.