Asa Akira

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Asa Akira
Asa Akira 2 2014.jpg
Akira at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 2014
BornJanuary 2, 1986 (1986-01-02) (age 28)[1]
New York City, New York, U.S.[1][2]
EthnicityJapanese American[2]
Height5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)[1][2]
Weight105 lb (48 kg; 7.5 st)[1]
Spouse(s)Toni Ribas[3]
No. of adult films401 as performer
8 as director (per IAFD)[1]
Website
asaakira.com
 
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Asa Akira
Asa Akira 2 2014.jpg
Akira at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 2014
BornJanuary 2, 1986 (1986-01-02) (age 28)[1]
New York City, New York, U.S.[1][2]
EthnicityJapanese American[2]
Height5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)[1][2]
Weight105 lb (48 kg; 7.5 st)[1]
Spouse(s)Toni Ribas[3]
No. of adult films401 as performer
8 as director (per IAFD)[1]
Website
asaakira.com

Asa Akira (born January 2, 1986) is the stage name of an American pornographic actress,[2] model and director.[1]

Career[edit]

Akira began working as a dominatrix shortly after graduating high school.[4] She later worked as a stripper at the Hustler Club in New York.[4] She entered the adult film industry after meeting pornographic actress Gina Lynn.[4] Her first boy-girl scene was with Travis Knight for Gina Lynn Productions, after having already done several girl-girl scenes, mainly with Lynn.[2] "Asa" is her real first name and "Akira" comes from the Japanese manga series of the same name.[5]

In 2006–07 she was a regular on the Bubba the Love Sponge radio show and was known as the "Show Whore."[2] She 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.[6]

In 2011, she became a Fleshlight Girl.[7] Her Fleshlight won the 2012 TLA Raw Award for "Best Sex Toy".[8]

Akira co-hosted the 30th Annual AVN Awards alongside pornographic actress Jesse Jane and comedian April Macie.[9] She won the AVN Female Performer of the Year Award that night, making her the second Asian performer to ever win the award, after Asia Carrera.[10]

In 2013, she made her directorial debut with Elegant Angel's Gangbanged 6.[11]

On October 9, 2013, Akira announced that she signed an exclusive performing contract with Wicked Pictures.[12] Her debut film as a contract performer for the company was Asa Is Wicked.[13]

Akira is a Spiegler Girl and represented by the Spiegler Agency.[14]

Appearances[edit]

In January 2014, Akira, Dana DeArmond, Chanel Preston, and Jessie Andrews were featured in a Cosmopolitan magazine article titled "4 Porn Stars on How They StayFit".[15] The article was inspired by actress Gabrielle Union's comment made on Conan O'Brien's talk show about striving to follow the fitness routines of the porn stars she saw at her gym.[14]

In February Akira was a guest on Dr. Drew Pinsky's radio show Loveline.[16]

Other media[edit]

In 2011, Complex ranked Akira fourth on their list of "The Top 100 Hottest Porn Stars Right Now"[17] and at sixth on their list of "The Top 50 Hottest Asian Porn Stars of All Time".[18] LA Weekly ranked her third on their list of "10 Innovative Porn Stars Who Could Be the Next Sasha Grey" in 2013.[19] She was also placed on CNBC's yearly list "The Dirty Dozen", the site’s annual ranking of the adult industry’s most popular and successful stars in 2012,[20] 2013,[21] and 2014.[22]

In 2013 Akira and artist David Choe started a free online podcast featuring 90-minute episodes called DVDASA.[23] It is aimed at a young adult audience, with its goal being to help youth with their problems related to sexuality, career, relationships, etc.

Akira wrote a memoir titled Insatiable: Porn—A Love Story which was released in May 2014 by Grove Press.[24]

Personal 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.[2]

Although Akira states that she is sexually attracted to both men and women, she describes her sexual orientation as "indefinable" instead of bisexual.[25] In December 2012, she married pornographic actor and director Toni Ribas.[3]

Awards[edit]

List of accolades received by Asa Akira
Total number of wins and nominations
Totals2463
References
Asa Akira at AVN Awards 2012
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
2012AVN 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
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
NightMoves AwardBest Ethnic Performer (Fan's Choice)N/A
XRCO AwardFemale Performer of the YearN/A
2014AVN AwardBest Porn Star Website (tied with JoannaAngel.com)AsaAkira.com

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Asa Akira at the Internet Adult Film Database
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Jared Rutter (2008-06-24). "Vouyer Media Ships Asa Akira Release". AVN.com. Retrieved 2008-12-23. 
  3. ^ a b "30th Times a Charm", AVN Magazine, Vol. 29/No. 3, Issue 363, March 2013, p.49.
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ Troy Michael. "2010 is the Year of Asa Akira". IWAdult. Retrieved 2013-09-12. 
  6. ^ Jared Rutter (2009-09-29). "Prime Evil Unveils David Aaron Clark's Pure". AVN.com. Retrieved 2010-06-08. 
  7. ^ "Asa Akira Named Newest Fleshlight Girl". AVN. 2011-07-14. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  8. ^ "TLA Raw Announces 2012 Award Winners". AVN. 2012-04-19. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  9. ^ "Asa Akira Proud To Be Nominated Porn Industry's 'Performer Of The Year' (NSFW)". The Huffington Post. 2013-01-19. Retrieved 2013-07-27. 
  10. ^ Steve Javors (2013-02-27). "Interview: AVN Female Performer of the Year Asa Akira". AVN. Retrieved 2013-07-27. 
  11. ^ Peter Warren (2013-05-01). "Asa Akira Turns Director With Elegant Angel's 'Gangbanged'". AVN. Retrieved 2013-07-27. 
  12. ^ Peter Warren (2013-10-10). "Asa Akira Announces Wicked Contract at The Sex Awards". AVN. Retrieved 2013-10-10. 
  13. ^ Mark Kernes (2013-10-26). "Now That Wicked's Got Asa, How Apropos That 'Asa Is Wicked'!". AVN. Retrieved 2013-10-26. 
  14. ^ a b Staff (March 2014). "Cosmo turns to porn stars for fitness tips". Adult Video News 30 (3): 26. 
  15. ^ Cheryl Wischhover (2014-01-30). "4 Porn Stars on How They StayFit". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  16. ^ Staff. "Elegant Angel Director Asa Akira on 'Loveline' with Dr. Drew Tonight". Adult Video News. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  17. ^ Paul Cantor (2011-07-11). "The Top 100 Hottest Porn Stars (Right Now)". Complex. Retrieved 2013-07-27. 
  18. ^ Gabriel Alvarez (2011-09-19). "The Top 50 Hottest Asian Porn Stars of All Time". Complex. Retrieved 2013-07-27. 
  19. ^ Jennifer Swann (2013-12-11). "10 Innovative Porn Stars Who Could Be the Next Sasha Grey". LA Weekly. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  20. ^ Chris Morris (2012-01-18). "The Dirty Dozen 2012: Porn's Most Popular Stars". CNBC. Retrieved 2013-09-12. 
  21. ^ Chris Morris (2013-01-14). "The Dirty Dozen 2013 – Porn's Most Popular Stars". CNBC. Retrieved 2013-09-12. 
  22. ^ Chris Morris (2014-01-13). "The Dirty Dozen 2014". CNBC. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  23. ^ Lizzie Crocker (January 29, 2013). "Facebook Artist David Choe Launches New Gig With Porn Star Asa Akira". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  24. ^ Dan Miller (2014-01-17). "Asa Akira's Memoir 'Insatiable: Porn—A Love Story' Coming in May". XBIZ. Retrieved 2014-02-12. 
  25. ^ Asa Akira. "I Like Girls That Look Like Boys". XCritic. Retrieved 2013-10-01. 

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