Dana Vespoli

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Dana Vespoli
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Dana Vespoli at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo on January 7, 2005
Born(1972-09-22) September 22, 1972 (age 42)[1]
San Francisco, California, U.S.[1]
Other namesFaith, Dana, Diana Vespoli[1]
EthnicityIrish/Thai[1]
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[2]
Weight114 lb (52 kg; 8.1 st)[1]
Spouse(s)Manuel Ferrara (2005-2012)[3][4]
No. of adult films309 as performer, 82 as director (per IAFD)[1]
 
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Dana Vespoli
Dana Vespoli DSC 0609.JPG
Dana Vespoli at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo on January 7, 2005
Born(1972-09-22) September 22, 1972 (age 42)[1]
San Francisco, California, U.S.[1]
Other namesFaith, Dana, Diana Vespoli[1]
EthnicityIrish/Thai[1]
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[2]
Weight114 lb (52 kg; 8.1 st)[1]
Spouse(s)Manuel Ferrara (2005-2012)[3][4]
No. of adult films309 as performer, 82 as director (per IAFD)[1]

Dana Vespoli (born September 22, 1972) is an American pornographic actress and director.[1]

Early life[edit]

Vespoli attended Mills College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in comparative literature.[2]

Career[edit]

Vespoli worked as a stripper using the stage name "Christa" at the Mitchell Brothers O'Farrell Theatre in San Francisco.[3][4] She entered the adult film industry as a performer in 2003.[5] Her first scene was with Faith Lamour in Cockless 26 for Ed Powers Productions.[2]

Vespoli started directing in January 2006.[6] In April of that year, she began directing for Digital Sin.[7] She currently directs for Sweetheart Video and Evil Angel.[4][5][8]

In 2011, Complex ranked her thirteenth on their list of "The Top 50 Hottest Asian Porn Stars of All Time".[9]

In July 2014, Vespoli issued a warning that fraudulent email has been sent to other Adult industry performers with the sender pretending to be her and asking the recipients how "she" can contact them for more details. This was similar to email that had been discovered earlier in May using director Axel Braun's name in the same way.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Vespoli married pornographic actor Manuel Ferrara in January 2005.[3] The couple divorced seven years later.[4] They have three children together.[11]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards and nominations received by Dana Vespoli[edit]

YearCeremonyResultAwardWork
2005AVN AwardNominatedBest New Starlet[12]N/A
2007Adam Film World Guide AwardWonDirectrix Of The Year[13]N/A
2013NightMoves AwardWonBest Director – Non-Parody (Editor’s Choice)[14]N/A
XRCO AwardNominatedBest Cumback[15]N/A
2014AVN AwardNominatedBest Director – Feature[16]Forsaken
NominatedBest Director – Non-Feature[16]Girl/Boy
NominatedBest Double Penetration Sex Scene (with Alec Knight & Danny Wylde)[16]Descent
NominatedBest POV Sex Scene (with Bonnie Rotten)[16]Lesbian Anal P.O.V. 2
NominatedBest Screenplay[16]Forsaken
NominatedBest Three-Way Sex Scene – G/G/B (with Valentina Nappi & Ramon Nomar)[16]Girl/Boy
NominatedDirector of the Year[16]N/A
NominatedMost Outrageous Sex Scene (with Justine Joli, Aiden Starr & Chad Diamond)[16]Fluid
XBIZ AwardNominatedDirector of the Year - Body of Work[17]N/A
WonDirector of the Year - Non-Feature Release[18]Girl/Boy
NominatedMILF Performer of the Year[17]N/A
XRCO AwardNominatedBest Director (Non-Features)[19]N/A

Awards and nominations received by DV Productions[edit]

YearCeremonyResultAwardWork
2014AVN AwardNominatedBest All-Girl Series[16]Lesbian Anal P.O.V
NominatedBest Boy/Girl Sex Scene (Ash Hollywood & Michael Vegas)[16]Forsaken
NominatedBest Music Soundtrack[16]Forsaken
NominatedBest New Studio[16]N/A
NominatedBest Safe Sex Scene (Jiz Lee & Manuel Ferrara)[16]Girl/Boy
NominatedBest Wall-to-Wall Release[16]Girl/Boy
XBIZ AwardNominatedGonzo Release of the Year[17]Girl/Boy
NominatedAll-Girl Release of the Year[17]She's Come Undone
NominatedBest Scene - Non-Feature Release (Jiz Lee & Manuel Ferrara)[17]Girl/Boy

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Dana Vespoli at the Internet Adult Film Database
  2. ^ a b c Peter Warren and Heidi Pike-Johnson (2004-02-13). "Fresh Off The Bus: Dana Vespoli". AVN Insider. Retrieved 2014-09-29. 
  3. ^ a b c Troy Michael. "Porn Star, Director, Wife, Mother: The Renaissance Woman Dana Vespoli". IWAdult. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  4. ^ a b c d Shawn Alff (2013-03-04). "Getting inside Dana Vespoli". Daily Loaf. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  5. ^ a b "Evil Angel Adds Dana Vespoli to Roster". AVN. 2013-01-10. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  6. ^ Jon DaBove (2014-07-14). "Dana Vespoli: MMD Interviews The Breathtaking Beauty". Mens Mag Daily. Retrieved 2014-10-05. 
  7. ^ Thomas J Stanton (2006-04-07). "Dana Vespoli to Direct for Digital Sin". AVN. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  8. ^ "Dana Vespoli Makes Sweetheart Video Directorial Debut". AVN. 2012-06-06. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  9. ^ Gabriel Alvarez (2011-09-19). "The Top 50 Hottest Asian Porn Stars of All Time". Complex. Retrieved 2013-08-02. 
  10. ^ Staff. "Dana Vespoli Warns About Casting Call Email Scam". AVN.com. Adult Video News. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 
  11. ^ "Dana Vespoli interview". XCritic. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  12. ^ "2005 AVN AWARDS NOMINATIONS". Retrieved 2013-04-30. 
  13. ^ Nelson X (2007-03-29). "Adam Film World Announces Annual Award Winners". Adult Video News. Retrieved 2013-04-30. 
  14. ^ Bob Johnson (2009-10-14). "XBIZ Awards Winners Announced". XBIZ.com. 
  15. ^ "XRCO Announces 2013 Nominations 28th Annual XRCO Awards". AIPdaily.com. Retrieved April 30, 2013. 
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "2014 AVN Award Nominees". AVN Awards. Retrieved 2013-12-13. 
  17. ^ a b c d e "Nominees". XBIZ Awards. Retrieved 2013-12-13. 
  18. ^ Dan Miller (2014-01-24). "2014 XBIZ Award Winners Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved 2014-01-25. 
  19. ^ "Dana Vespoli Gains 2014 XRCO Awards Best Director Nom". avn.com. 

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