It's been a long journey from Riverton, Wyoming, to Hollywood for up-and-coming actress Ashlynn Yennie.

The star of Showtime's 2016 series "Submission" grew up in a small town where terms like "bondage" and "sado masochism" were considered taboo. These days, Yennie has developed a cult following for her work as an erotic "scream queen."

After high school, Yennie moved to New York City and studied acting at the Conservatory of Dramatic Arts.

In 2009, she was cast in the horror film "The Human Centipede". It would her the first of several roles in the genre. Yennie's film credits also include "Fractured", "The Scribbler", "L.A. Slasher" and the upcoming dark comedy "Fear, Inc".

Yennie has also landed several "mainstream roles", including parts in the NBC sitcom "Undateable" and the CBS drama "NCIS".

Yennie's big break came last year, when she starred in "Submission", the Showtime adult series inspired by the popular book and movie "50 Shades of Grey."

Her next provocative role will be in the erotic horror movie "Kingdom of Sin," which is slated for release later this year.