Asa Akira

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Asa Akira
Asa Akira 2012.jpg
Asa Akira attending the AVN Awards Show, Las Vegas, Nevada on January 21, 2012
Born(1986-01-03) January 3, 1986 (age 27)[1][2]
New York City, U.S.[3]
EthnicityJapanese
Height5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)[3]
Spouse(s)Toni Ribas[4]
No. of adult films325 as performer, 1 as director (per IAFD)[5] as of July 2013
Website
http://asaakira.com/
 
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Asa Akira
Asa Akira 2012.jpg
Asa Akira attending the AVN Awards Show, Las Vegas, Nevada on January 21, 2012
Born(1986-01-03) January 3, 1986 (age 27)[1][2]
New York City, U.S.[3]
EthnicityJapanese
Height5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)[3]
Spouse(s)Toni Ribas[4]
No. of adult films325 as performer, 1 as director (per IAFD)[5] as of July 2013
Website
http://asaakira.com/

Asa Akira (born January 3, 1986) is the stage name of a Japanese American[6] pornographic actress and model.

Early life[edit]

Akira was born in New York City and lived in Japan between the ages of 6 and 13 where she attended international schools.[3]

Career[edit]

Akira began working as a dominatrix shortly after graduating high school.[7] She later worked as a stripper at the Hustler Club in New York.[7] She entered the adult film industry after meeting pornographic actress Gina Lynn.[7] Her first boy-girl scene was with Travis Knight for Gina Lynn Productions, after having already done several girl-girl scenes, mainly with Lynn.[3] Akira received several award nominations for her role in David Aaron Clark's 2009 film, Pure, in which she plays a telephonist at a fetish dungeon who has an affair with the head-mistress' husband.[8] In 2006–07 she was a regular on the Bubba the Love Sponge radio show and was known as the "Show Whore."[3] In 2013 Akira and artist David Choe started a free online podcast featuring 90-minute episodes called DVDASA.[9] It is aimed at a young adult audience, with its goal being to help youth with their problems related to sexuality, career, relationships, etc.

In 2011, she became a Fleshlight Girl.[10] Her Fleshlight won the 2012 TLA Raw Award for "Best Sex Toy".[11]

Lifestyle magazine Complex ranked her at #4 in their list of "The Top 100 Hottest Porn Stars Right Now"[12] and at #6 in their list of "The Top 50 Hottest Asian Porn Stars of All Time".[13]

Akira co-hosted the 30th Annual AVN Awards alongside pornographic actress Jesse Jane and comedian April Macie.[14] She won the AVN Female Performer of the Year Award that night, which makes her the second Asian performer to ever win the award, after Asia Carrera.[15]

In 2013, she made her directorial debut with Elegant Angel's Gangbanged 6.[16]

She is currently working on her book which she describes as "not an autobiography, but it is autobiographical" that is scheduled for release in spring 2014.[15]

Personal life[edit]

In December 2012, she married pornographic actor and director Toni Ribas.[4]

Awards[edit]

List of accolades received by Asa Akira
Total number of wins and nominations
Totals2450
References
YearCeremonyAwardWork
2011AVN AwardBest All-Girl Three-Way Sex Scene (with Alexis Texas & Kristina Rose)Buttwoman vs. Slutwoman
Best Anal Sex Scene (with Manuel Ferrara)Asa Akira Is Insatiable
Best Double Penetration Sex Scene (with Toni Ribas & Erik Everhard)Asa Akira Is Insatiable
Best Three-Way Sex Scene (G/B/B) (with Prince Yahshua & Jon Jon)Asa Akira is Insatiable
Urban X AwardBest Couple Sex Scene (with Mr. Pete)Vajazzled
Porn Star of the YearN/A
2012AEBN VOD AwardPerformer of The YearN/A
AVN AwardBest Anal Sex Scene (with Nacho Vidal)Asa Akira Is Insatiable 2
Best Double-Penetration Scene (with Mick Blue & Toni Ribas)Asa Akira Is Insatiable 2
Best Group Sex Scene (with Erik Everhard, Toni Ribas, Danny Mountain, Jon Jon, Broc Adams, Ramon Nomar & John Strong)Asa Akira Is Insatiable 2
Best Solo Sex SceneSuperstar Showdown 2: Asa Akira vs. Kristina Rose
Best Tease PerformanceAsa Akira Is Insatiable 2
Best Three-Way Sex Scene, Boy/Boy/Girl (with Mick Blue & Toni Ribas)Asa Akira Is Insatiable 2
Galaxy AwardBest Personal Website (North America)AsaAkira.com
NightMoves AwardBest Ass (Editor's Choice)N/A
XBIZ AwardFemale Performer of the YearN/A
XRCO AwardFemale Performer of the YearN/A
SuperslutN/A
2013AVN AwardBest Double-Penetration Sex Scene (with Ramon Nomar & Mick Blue)Asa Akira Is Insatiable 3
Best Group Sex Scene (with Erik Everhard, Ramon Nomar & Mick Blue)Asa Akira Is Insatiable 3
Best POV Sex Scene (with Jules Jordan)Asa Akira to the Limit
Best Three-Way Sex Scene (Girl/Girl/Boy) (with Brooklyn Lee & James Deen)Asa Akira Is Insatiable 3
Female Performer of the YearN/A
XRCO AwardFemale Performer of the YearN/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ Asa Akira (@AsaAkira) op Twitter. Twitter.com. Retrieved on 2012-04-12.
  2. ^ "Official site". Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Jared Rutter (2008-06-24). "Vouyer Media Ships Asa Akira Release". AVN.com. Retrieved 2008-12-23. 
  4. ^ a b "30th Times a Charm", AVN Magazine, Vol. 29/No. 3, Issue 363, March 2013, p.49.
  5. ^ Asa Akira at the Internet Adult Film Database
  6. ^ Jared Rutter (2008-06-24). "Vouyer Media Ships Asa Akira Release". AVN. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  7. ^ a b c Dan Miller (2012-03-16). "XBIZ TV: 'Insatiable' Asa Akira Goes From Dominatrix to Performer of the Year". XBIZ. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  8. ^ Jared Rutter (2009-09-29). "Prime Evil Unveils David Aaron Clark's Pure". AVN.com. Retrieved 2010-06-08. 
  9. ^ Lizzie Crocker (January 29, 2013). "Facebook Artist David Choe Launches New Gig With Porn Star Asa Akira". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  10. ^ "Asa Akira Named Newest Fleshlight Girl". AVN. 2011-07-14. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  11. ^ "TLA Raw Announces 2012 Award Winners". AVN. 2012-04-19. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  12. ^ Paul Cantor (2011-07-11). "The Top 100 Hottest Porn Stars (Right Now)". Complex. Retrieved 2013-07-27. 
  13. ^ Gabriel Alvarez (2011-09-19). "The Top 50 Hottest Asian Porn Stars of All Time". Complex. Retrieved 2013-07-27. 
  14. ^ "Asa Akira Proud To Be Nominated Porn Industry's 'Performer Of The Year' (NSFW)". The Huffington Post. 2013-01-19. Retrieved 2013-07-27. 
  15. ^ a b Steve Javors (2013-02-27). "Interview: AVN Female Performer of the Year Asa Akira". AVN. Retrieved 2013-07-27. 
  16. ^ Peter Warren (2013-05-01). "Asa Akira Turns Director With Elegant Angel's 'Gangbanged'". AVN. Retrieved 2013-07-27. 

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