Asa Akira is an American pornographic actress and adult film director.
Asa Akira was born in Manhattan, New York, the only child of Japanese parents.
She lived in SoHo and moved to Tokyo at age 9 when her father, a portrait photographer, was relocated there for work. She returned to the United States at age 13 and moved to Downtown Brooklyn and later Clinton Hill.
Akira began working as a dominatrix when she was 19 years old. She later worked as a stripper at the Hustler Club in New York. In 2006–07 she was a regular on the Bubba the Love Sponge radio show and was known as the “Show Whore”.
She met pornographic actress Gina Lynnon the show and she offered her porn work. Her first boy-girl scene was with Travis Knight for Gina Lynn Productions, after having already done several girl-girl scenes, mainly with Lynn.
She then signed a contract with Vouyer Media before becoming a freelancer six months later. Asa is her real first name, which means “morning” in Japanese, and the last name in her stage name was taken from the anime film Akira.
Approximately one out of every three scenes Akira does involves Asian fetish roles, such as portraying a mail-order bride or a masseuse, covering her naked body in sushi, or wearing a kimono.
Asa Akira biography
Performer AKA: Asa Akira
Director AKA: Asa Akira
Birthday: January 03 1986
Birthplace: New York City, NY, USA
Years Active as Performer: 2006-2015 (Started around 20 years old)
Years Active as Director: 2013-2014
Hair Colour: Black
Height: 5 feet, 2 inches (157 cm)
Weight: 105 lbs (48 kg)
Tattoos: Birds back of neck; 5 flowers left shoulder; Cherry blossoms left shoulder blade; Rose right shoulder blade; Star inside left forearm; “Mis / Concepcion” right ankle; “Antoni” lower left forearm (2013)
Non-Ear Piercings: None
Small (just under 5’2″), but buxom and shapely brunette Asa Akira was born Asa Takigami on January 2, 1986 in New York City. The only child of Japanese parents, Akira lived in Japan between the ages of six and thirteen.
Asa attended Washington Irving High School in New York City from 2001 to 2002 and graduated high school in 2004. She was a regular on the radio show “Bubba the Love Sponge” for about a year.
Asa began performing in X-rated movies at age twenty in 2006. She has several tattoos. Akira has been nominated for several AVN Awards in such categories as Best Actress and Best New Starlet. She lives in the Manhattan area of New York City. – IMDb Mini Biography
Akira made a cameo appearance in the mainstream film Starlet.
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.” 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.
Although Akira states that she is sexually attracted to both men and women, she describes her sexual orientation as “indefinable” instead of bisexual. In December 2012, she married pornographic actor and director Toni Ribas. She states that aside from their on-screen work, their relationship is monogamous.
Also see: The world’s most popular porn stars
Biographical data courtesy of the Internet Adult Film Database/IMDb
Akira wrote a memoir titled Insatiable: Porn — A Love Story