Manuel Ferrara

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Manuel Ferrara
Manuel Ferrara 2010.jpg
Manuel Ferrara attending the AVN Awards Show at the Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada on January 9, 2010
Born(1975-11-01) November 1, 1975 (age 38)[1]
Le Raincy, France[2]
Other namesManuel Farrara, Emanuel Ferrara, Manu, Manu Ferrara, Manu Ferraro, Manu Ferrera, Manu Gaussian, Manual Ferrara, Manuel, Manuel Ferrera[1]
EthnicityFrench[1]
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Weight187 lb (85 kg; 13.4 st)[1]
Spouse(s)Dana Vespoli (2005-2012)[3][4]
No. of adult films1344 as performer, 130 as director (per IAFD)[1] as of April 2014
 
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Manuel Ferrara
Manuel Ferrara 2010.jpg
Manuel Ferrara attending the AVN Awards Show at the Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada on January 9, 2010
Born(1975-11-01) November 1, 1975 (age 38)[1]
Le Raincy, France[2]
Other namesManuel Farrara, Emanuel Ferrara, Manu, Manu Ferrara, Manu Ferraro, Manu Ferrera, Manu Gaussian, Manual Ferrara, Manuel, Manuel Ferrera[1]
EthnicityFrench[1]
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Weight187 lb (85 kg; 13.4 st)[1]
Spouse(s)Dana Vespoli (2005-2012)[3][4]
No. of adult films1344 as performer, 130 as director (per IAFD)[1] as of April 2014

Manuel Ferrara (born November 1, 1975 in Le Raincy, France)[2] is a French pornographic actor and adult film director. He has the distinction of winning the AVN Male Performer of the Year award five times, more than any other male performer.[5]

Early life[edit]

Ferrara was born in Le Raincy, France and raised in nearby Gagny.[2]

Career[edit]

Ferrara was originally a protégé of Rocco Siffredi, and he had an award-winning acting career, making his American acting debut in John Stagliano’s Fashionistas.[6] In 2002, he appeared in blockbuster hit Snoop Dogg's Hustlaz: Diary of a Pimp.[7] In 2003, he started directing gonzo pornography for Platinum X Pictures, a subsidiary of Red Light District Video.[8] In 2004, he began directing for Red Light.

After working for Red Light District for two years, Ferrara began directing for Evil Angel in May 2006.[9] His first EA film was Evilution, starring Naomi, Melissa Lauren and featuring the comeback of Nici Sterling.[6] Since then, he has directed several porn series, including Fucked on Sight, Slutty & Sluttier, Raw, Evil Anal, Battle of the Sluts, Anal Expedition, Teen Cum Squad, Bangin' Black Boxes, Ass Attack, I'm Your Slut, Mindfuck, and New Whores on the Block.[6][10]

On December 23, 2010, Ferrara appeared alongside Riley Steele in an episode of Manswers titled "Airplane Plane Hanger-On" to discuss their careers for the segment "How Can You Become A Porktastic Porn Star".[11]

On January 22, 2012, he became the first actor in history to win AVN's Male Performer of the Year four times.[5][12] Ferrara has been active as a performer in the pornography industry since 1999 and started directing in 2003.[1] He won AVN's Male Performer of the Year for a fifth time on January 18, 2014.[13]

In 2012, Ferrara appeared alongside pornographic actress Zoe Voss in an explicit sex scene for the mainstream film Starlet.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Ferrara married pornographic actress Dana Vespoli in January 2005.[3] The couple divorced seven years later.[4] They have three sons together.[15] Ferrara also has a daughter with pornographic actress Kayden Kross.[16]

Awards[edit]

Manuel Ferrara winning Male Performer of the Year at the 2010 AVN Awards Show.

References[edit]

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  4. ^ a b Shawn Alff (2013-03-04). "Getting inside Dana Vespoli". Daily Loaf. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  5. ^ a b c "AVN Announces 2013 Hall of Fame Inductees". AVN.com. 2012-12-21. Retrieved 2013-05-13. 
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  7. ^ Hustlaz: Diary of a Pimp (Video 2002) - IMDb
  8. ^ Anne Winter (August 22, 2007). "Red Light District". XBIZ. Retrieved 2009-04-26. 
  9. ^ Matt O'Conner (February 8, 2006). "Ferrara to Make Movies for Evil Angel". XBIZ. Retrieved 2009-04-17. 
  10. ^ "MANUEL FERRARA'S TITLES". evilangel.com. Retrieved 2009-04-17. [dead link]
  11. ^ "Airplane Plane Hanger-On - Episode 404". Spike. 2010-12-23. Retrieved 2013-08-13. 
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  15. ^ "Dana Vespoli interview". XCritic. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  16. ^ "Kayden Kross interview". TheHairPin. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
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  25. ^ Dirty Bob (2006-10-09). "Nightmoves Award Winners Announced". Adult Video News. Retrieved 2013-06-06. 
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