Lisa Ann

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Lisa Ann
Lisa Ann 2010.jpg
Lisa Ann attending the AVN Awards Show at the Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada on January 9, 2010
Born(1972-05-09) May 9, 1972 (age 41)
Easton, Pennsylvania, USA[1]
Other namesZina Sunshine, Lisa, Leesa[1]
Height1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)[1]
Weight111 lb (50 kg)[1]
No. of adult films377 as actress, 7 as director (per IAFD)[1]
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Lisa Ann
Lisa Ann 2010.jpg
Lisa Ann attending the AVN Awards Show at the Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada on January 9, 2010
Born(1972-05-09) May 9, 1972 (age 41)
Easton, Pennsylvania, USA[1]
Other namesZina Sunshine, Lisa, Leesa[1]
Height1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)[1]
Weight111 lb (50 kg)[1]
No. of adult films377 as actress, 7 as director (per IAFD)[1]

Lisa Ann (born May 9, 1972) is the stage name of an American pornographic actress, director, feature dancer, and former talent agent.[2]


Lisa Ann was born in Easton, Pennsylvania. She began erotic dancing in 1991 to pay her way through college to become a certified dental assistant.[3] In July 1993, she became an adult actress, but quit in 1997 due to an AIDS scare.[3] She spent several years touring as a feature dancer at strip clubs around the country, before returning to the sex industry as an agent, and later also as a performer.[3][4][5] Her first "comeback" movie was released on February 16, 2006.

Her talent agency, Clear Talent Management, formed in November 2006,[3] was later renamed Lisa Ann's Talent Management[6] and merged with Adam Glasser's Lighthouse Agency in 2007[7][8] and eventually closed in July 2010.[9]

Lisa Ann as Serra Paylin at the AVN Expo, Las Vegas, Nevada on January 8, 2010

On October 2, 2008, Lisa Ann was confirmed to star in Who's Nailin' Paylin?[10] parodying 2008 Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin. The movie, produced by Larry Flynt's Hustler Video, portrays Lisa Ann in sex scenes with other female porn stars parodying well-known female political figures, such as Hillary Clinton (played by veteran porn star Nina Hartley) and Condoleezza Rice (played by Jada Fire). This movie was released on election day November 4, 2008. On October 31, 2008 Hustler announced that Lisa Ann was going to star in Obama is Nailin' Paylin a scene that continued the adventures of Lisa as Sarah Paylin except this time Barack Obama would be lampooned as well.[10] The scene is only available through their Hustler members website and on the Blu-ray release of the movie. It is not available on the DVD release.[11] This "bonus scene" was released on election eve November 3, 2008. On August 26, 2009 Hustler released "Letterman is Nailin Palin".[12][13] She reprised her role as "Serra Paylin" in a cameo appearance in Eminem's music video "We Made You"[14] where she was cast at the director Joseph Kahn's suggestion.[8] These appearances revived her on-screen career.[15]

In December 2009, it was announced that Lisa Ann had signed on to be the spokeswoman for RealTouch, a mechanised artificial vagina produced by AEBN.[16] She later had her own genitalia molded for Fleshlight in 2011.[17]

In March 2010, Lisa Ann appeared in a Public Service Announcement for the Free Speech Coalition on the topic of internet piracy of adult content, directed by Michael Whiteacre.[18][19]

Lisa Ann was chosen to co-host the XRCO Awards in April 2010.[20]


Lisa Ann made her directorial debut with the film, Hung XXX, released on September 22, 2009 by Justin Slayer International.[21]

In August 2013, she launched her own production company, Lisa Ann Productions, and signed a distribution deal with Jules Jordan Video.[22] Her directorial debut for the company, MILF Revolution, was released on August 5, 2013.[23]

Mainstream media[edit]

Lisa Ann is a recurring guest on The Howard Stern Show. Her first appearance on the show was as a "Snapple Girl", prior to the beginning of her adult entertainment career.[24]

Lisa Ann was ranked fifth on Complex Magazine's list of "The Top 100 Hottest Porn Stars (Right Now)" in 2011.[25] She was also placed on CNBC's yearly list "The Dirty Dozen: Porn's Most Popular Stars" in 2011[26] and 2012.[27] In April 2013, New York Post reported that she was "the most popular female porn star" according to data provided by Pornhub.[28]

Lisa Ann appeared in the 2013 documentary film Aroused alongside 15 other pornographic actresses.[29]

In August 2013, Lisa Ann starred in the music video for the song "Dead Bite" by Hollywood Undead.[30]

Lisa Ann voiced a character known as "Prostitute #2" in the video game Grand Theft Auto V, released in September 2013.[31]

Personal life[edit]

Lisa Ann currently resides in Midtown Manhattan, New York.[32]


Lisa Ann attending the XRCO Awards on April 16, 2009. Lisa Ann has won numerous awards within the adult entertainment industry, and is an AVN Hall of Fame inductee.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e Lisa Ann at the Internet Adult Film Database
  2. ^ AVN Staff (2013-09-03). "Game Changers: 30 Women Power Players in the Adult Industry". AVN. Retrieved 2013-10-16. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Interview with Lisa Ann". Retrieved December 24, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Lisa Ann Becomes Agent for LA Direct". September 21, 2005. Retrieved March 17, 2010. 
  5. ^ "AVN – Lisa Ann Leaves Agenting to Return to Performing". February 15, 2005. Retrieved March 17, 2010. 
  6. ^ David Sullivan (June 1, 2007). "Lisa Ann Renames Talent Agency". Retrieved March 17, 2010. 
  7. ^ Eddie Adams (December 11, 2007). "Lighthouse Talent Merges with Lisa Ann's Talent Management". Retrieved March 17, 2010. 
  8. ^ a b Big D (April 2, 2010). "Inside Lisa Ann". Retrieved May 13, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Lisa Ann's Talent Agency Closes", AVN Magazine, Vol.26/No.8, Issue 333, August 2010, p.72.
  10. ^ a b "Obama is Nailin Palin". Retrieved November 5, 2008. 
  11. ^ "Hustler Shoots ‘Obama Is Nailin’ Palin’". xbiz. Retrieved November 5, 2008. 
  12. ^ David Sullivan. "Flynt Plans Another Sarah Palin Spoof". Retrieved March 17, 2009. 
  13. ^ "Letterman Is Nailin Palin DVD". CD Universe. Retrieved August 29, 2009. 
  14. ^ "Lisa Ann appears in new Eminem video". Retrieved April 3, 2009. 
  15. ^ Morris, Chris, "The Dirty Dozen: Porn's most popular stars" CNBC (January 5, 2011)
  16. ^ "Lisa Ann Joins AEBN to Promote RealTouch". XBIZ. December 1, 2009. Retrieved December 27, 2009. 
  17. ^ Ariana Rodriguez (2011-07-01). "Fleshlight Announces Lisa Ann as Newest Fleshlight Girl". XBIZ. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  18. ^ Kravets, David (April 29, 2010). "Porn Stars Decry Piracy in New Video (SFW) | Threat Level". Wired. Retrieved May 28, 2010. 
  19. ^ "Adult Film Stars’ Plea: Please Pay for Porn". April 30, 2010. Retrieved May 28, 2010. 
  20. ^ Wade Garrett (February 17, 2010). "Nikki Benz, Lisa Ann and Sean Michaels to Host XRCO Awards". AVN. Retrieved February 19, 2010. 
  21. ^ Mark Kernes (2009-09-21). "Lisa Ann's Directorial Debut, Hung XXX, Streets Tuesday". AVN. Retrieved 2009-10-29. 
  22. ^ Dan Miller (2013-08-02). "Lisa Ann Makes Directorial Debut, Signs Deal With Jules Jordan Video". XBIZ. Retrieved 2013-10-18. 
  23. ^ "Lisa Ann Prods Releases ‘MILF Revolution’ Monday, August 5". AVN. 2013-08-05. Retrieved 2013-10-18. 
  24. ^ John Sanford (2013-08-30). "Lisa Ann to Appear on 'The Howard Stern Show' Tuesday". XBIZ. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  25. ^ Paul Cantor (2011-07-11). "The Top 100 Hottest Porn Stars (Right Now)". Complex. Retrieved 2013-10-16. 
  26. ^ Chris Morris (2011-01-05). "The Dirty Dozen: Porn's Most Popular Stars". CNBC. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  27. ^ Chris Morris (2012-01-18). "The Dirty Dozen 2012: Porn's Most Popular Stars". CNBC. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  28. ^ Michael Blaustein (2013-04-12). "God bless America: Sarah Palin-lookalike is the #1 porn star in the world and other XXX facts". New York Post. Retrieved 2013-04-15. 
  29. ^ Jared Rutter (2013-05-02). "'Aroused' Documentary Gets Arousing Premiere". XBIZ. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  30. ^ Lila Gray (2013-08-28). "Video: Lisa Ann Stars in Hollywood Undead's 'Dead Bite' Music Video". XBIZ. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  31. ^ Lyla Katz (2013-10-02). "Lisa Ann Lends Voice to Grand Theft Auto V". XBIZ. Retrieved 2013-10-10. 
  32. ^ Lauren Bans (2012-08-09). "The GQ+A: Lisa Ann on Playing Sarah Palin, Stripping at the Republican Convention, and Endorsing Obama". GQ. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  33. ^ Nelson X (2007-03-29). "Adam Film World Announces Annual Award Winners". AVN. Retrieved 2013-10-11. 
  34. ^ Tod Hunter (2007-04-06). "Hillary Scott Big Winner at XRCO Awards". XBIZ. Retrieved 2013-10-18. 
  35. ^ Todd Lewis (2009-01-05). "AEBN Announces Fourth Annual VOD Award Winners". AVN. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 
  36. ^ a b David Sullivan (January 11, 2009). "2009 AVN Award-Winners Announced". Retrieved January 11, 2009. 
  37. ^ Steve Javors (2010-08-25). "Exotic Dancer Awards Names 2010 Winners". AVN. Retrieved 2013-10-16. 
  38. ^ "The F.A.M.E. Awards Reveals 2010 Winners". July 10, 2010. Retrieved July 11, 2010. 
  39. ^ "XFANZ Awards 2010 Winners Announced". 2010-06-11. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 
  40. ^ "2010 XRCO Award Winners Announced". April 30, 2010. Retrieved April 30, 2010. 
  41. ^ "AEBN Announces Winners of 2011 VOD Awards". 2011-01-04. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 
  42. ^ Mark Kernes (2011-01-08). "Legends of Erotica 2011 Attracts Capacity Crowd". AVN. Retrieved 2013-10-16. 
  43. ^ a b Peter Warren. "2011 Urban X Award Winners Announced". AVN. Retrieved July 28, 2011. 
  44. ^ "2011 XBIZ Awards Announced Last Night". February 10, 2011. Retrieved February 11, 2011. 
  45. ^ a b "20th Annual NightMoves Awards Heats Up Tampa". 2010-01-10. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 
  46. ^ "Urban X Awards Announces 2012 Winners". AVN. July 22, 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  47. ^ "Winners Announced at Inaugural Fannys Ceremony". 2013-04-22. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 
  48. ^ Bob Johnson (2013-10-14). "NightMoves 2013 Award Winners Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved 2013-10-16. 
  49. ^ "XRCO Announces 2013 Hall of Fame Inductees". 2013-04-13. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 

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