Mia Khalifa Biography

Mia Khalifa (Arabic: ﻣﻴﺎ ﺧﻠﻴﻔﺔ; born February 10, 1993), also known as Mia Callista, is a Lebanese-born American social media personality and model, best known for her career as an adult film actress from 2014 to 2015.

Mia Khalifa

Mia Khalifa
Mia Khalifa

Native name ﻣﻴﺎ ﺧﻠﻴﻔﺔ
Date of Birth / Age February 10, 1993 (Age 27)
Gender Female
Other Names Mia Callista
Relationship Status Dating
Relationship Type Heterosexual
Birth Location Beirut, Lebanon, US
Nationality United States
Ethnicity American
  • Former adult film actress
  • social media personality
  • model
Years Active 2014 — 2015
Net Worth $4 Million
Known For Ranked No. 1 on Pornhub
in December 2014
Rank All Stars
Religion Islam
Nationality American
Languages Arabic, French, English
Skin Complexion Medium Skin
Weight 121 lb (55 kg; 8.6 st)
Height 5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)
Hair Color Black Hair
Body Art
Body Type Athletic
Facebook @MiakhalifaP
Twitter @miakhalifa
Instagram miakhalifa
Website https://twitter.com/miakhalifa

Early life

Mia Khalifa was born on February 10, 1993, in Beirut, Lebanon and moved with her family to the United States in January 2001, leaving their home in the wake of the South Lebanon conflict. Her family is Catholic and she was raised in that religion, in what she describes as a "very conservative" home, although she is no longer practicing. Khalifa attended a French private school in Beirut, where she learned to speak English. After moving to America, she lived in Montgomery County, Maryland and played lacrosse in high school. Khalifa has talked about being bullied at high school for being "the darkest and weirdest girl there", which intensified after the September 11 attacks.

Khalifa attended Massanutten Military Academy and then moved to Texas to attend college. She graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History.


While at college, Khalifa worked as a bartender and did some modelling work. She was also a "briefcase girl" on a local Spanish-language TV game show, similar to Deal or No Deal. After graduating, she moved to Miami and was approached to do nude modelling, which she accepted.

Khalifa entered the adult film industry in October 2014. She had been working at a Whataburger when she was approached by a customer who asked if she had ever considered appearing in adult films. She came to widespread attention after the release of a BangBros scene in which she wears a hijab. The scene brought Khalifa instant popularity, as well as criticism from writers and religious figures. The scene's producer said "We weren't trying to exploit [Khalifa's ethnicity]. We wanted to embrace it. No one could have anticipated the negativity surrounding it." Alex Hawkins, Vice President of marketing for xHamster, said "The outrage it caused in the Arab world ended up being a bit of a 'Streisand effect'. Suddenly, everyone was searching for her. The effort to censor her only made her more ubiquitous." With more than 1.5 million views, the 22-year-old Khalifa became the most searched-for performer on the adult video sharing website Pornhub. On December 28 that year, Pornhub revealed that she was the No. 1 ranked performer on their website.

She received online death threats after she ranked No. 1 on Pornhub, including a manipulated image of a Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant executioner preparing to behead her, and a message warning her that she would go to Hell, to which she replied "I've been meaning to get a little tan recently". Lebanese newspapers wrote articles critical of Khalifa, which she considered trivial due to other events in.the region.

According to data from Pornhub, from January 3 to 6, 2015, searches for Khalifa increased five-fold. Around a quarter of those searches came from Lebanon, with substantial searches also from nearby countries Syria and Jordan. Because of the hijab-related controversy, she was ranked No. 5 in a list of "The world's 10 most notorious adult stars" by British men's magazine Loaded in July 2016. Almaza, a Lebanese brewery, ran an advertisement showing a bottle of their beer next to Khalifa's signature glasses, with the slogan: "We are both rated 18+." In January 2015, pop band Timeflies released a song titled "Mia Khalifa" in homage to her.

In January 2015, Khalifa signed a long-term contract with Bang Bros' parent company which required her to perform in multiple films each month. However, two weeks later, Khalifa had a change of heart and resigned. The negative attention she received from her global attention prompted her to leave the industry.

In a July 2016 interview with The Washington Post, Khalifa stated that she had only performed in adult films for three months and had left the industry over a year before, changing to a "more normal job". She said "I guess it was my rebellious phase. It wasn't really for me. I kind of smartened up and tried to distance myself from that." As of May 2016, Khalifa was still performing as a webcam model.

In January 2017, xHamster reported that Khalifa was the most searched-for adult actress of 2016.

Post-adult career

After leaving the adult film industry, Khalifa worked in Miami as a paralegal and bookkeeper. She transitioned into a career as a social media personality, webcam model and sports commentator. She runs a YouTube channel; live streams on Twitch.tv ; performs as a webcam model; sells photoshoots, merchandise and access to exclusive content on membership website Patreon; and sells explicit photoshoots and videos on the social media website Findrow. She and Gilbert Arenas hosted Out of Bounds, a daily sports show on Complex News’s YouTube channel, from October 2017 to February 2018.

Khalifa has been announced to co-host SportsBall alongside Tyler Coe, with its second season premiering July 16, 2018, exclusively on RoosterTeeth.

Public image

In November 2016, an online petition called for Khalifa to be appointed by President Donald Trump as the next United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

Personal life

Khalifa married her high school sweetheart in February 2011. They separated in 2014 and divorced in 2016.

Khalifa resided in Miami, Florida during her adult film career and then relocated back to Texas. Khalifa is a fan of Florida State Seminoles football and attempted to recruit Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller to transfer to Florida State through social networking.

Net Worth

Mia Khalifa is recently reported to be worth an Estimated of $4 Million as of July 2018.