August Ames (Antigonish, Canada; August 23, 1994 — Camarillo, California; December 5, 2017) was a Canadian pornographic actress.
August Ames, stage name of Mercedes Grabowski, was born in Antigonish, a city in the Nova Scotia region, in a family of Polish descent. Before devoting herself to the pornographic industry, she performed several jobs as a nanny and caregiver.
At the age of 14, she began working at a ranch in Colorado Springs (Colorado, United States), where she spent two summers working, in tasks of cleaning stables and helping children in zootherapy with horses. Later, she had jobs as a waitress, Yoga and zumba instructor and in a solarium.
In November 2013 she debuted as a porn actress, becoming one of the new values of the sector and working for producers such as Evil Angel, Girlfriends Films, New Sensations, Mofos, Naughty America, Elegant Angel, Wicked, Blacked, Brazzers, Hard X, Girlsway , Sweetheart Video, Vixen, Twistys or Bangbros.
His first performance was in a scene of masturbation and fetishism, 4 in which Ames wore tights with garter and lace. His first boy / girl scene was for Wicked Pictures on the Selfies tape.
In 2015 she was nominated in the AVN6 Awards for Best New Actress, winning in that edition the Fan Award for the hottest debuting Actress. In 2016 he returned to the AVN with the nomination for Female Artist of the Year.
Some of his works were Au Natural, Safe Landings, Oil Overload 12, Don’t Tell Hubby, Missing, Spandex Loads 8, Dirty Talk 3, Big Wet Breasts 2, Naturally Delicious, Flesh Hunter 13, Raw Talent 318 or Titty Attack 8.
August Ames left a total of 387 movies and scenes recorded until the date of his death.
At the beginning of December 2017, he starred in a controversy on the social network Twitter when he said he refused to shoot pornographic scenes with actors who had previously made gay sex scenes in other films, arguing that he did not want to be infected with any disease of sexual transmission Opinions that earned him various elements of cyberbullying on Twitter, as well as criticisms and accusations of homophobia both inside and outside the industry.
In the early morning of Tuesday, December 5, 2017, just a few hours after publishing his last tweet, 23 Ames was found dead by a passerby in a park near his home in Camarillo, in the California county of Ventura. 24 25 His death was declared as suicide, because of «choking by hanging», by the office of the Ventura County Medical Examiner. In his vehicle, Ames left written notes in a newspaper that, according to the authorities, contained «suicidal nuances», which could be derived from cyberbullying and bullying received in the networks the previous hours.24 His friendships, including the actress Pornographic Keisha Gray stated that she suffered from depression.26 27 28 Further investigation data revealed that she also suffered from a dissociative identity disorder.