Seemingly hard to believe but Asa Akira always knew she would become a porn star from a very young age. Growing up, she would fantasise about being one of those pretty hot girls who have sex for money. To her, nothing can trump that.

However, she waited till she was 20 years old before she started doing hardcore X-rated movies. Prior to that, she worked as a dominatrix as well as a stripper at the age of 19. So far, she has appeared in more than 300 adult movies but the names might be too x-rated for this article. Asa is the second Asian to win the AVN Female Performer of the Year Award and received the accolade, a year after Bobbi Starr got the same honour.

Apparently, her fantasy about getting paid to have sex paid off as she’s one of the richest porn stars in America and if you’re a fan of watching porn on the internet or have a cache of porn stashed somewhere, you’ve no doubt heard of Asa Akira.

Asa Akira Bio (Age)

According to the pornographic actress and adult movie director, her life story doesn’t fit most porn-star stereotypes as she had what can be described as a “perfectly normal” childhood. With doting parents who have stayed together for 30 years, one would expect her to choose a modest career.

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The award-winning porn star was born on January 3, 1986, in Manhattan, New York as the only child of her Japanese parents. Her family moved to Tokyo when she was 9 after her father, a portrait photographer, was relocated there for work. She later returned to the United States at the age of 13 and moved to Downtown Brooklyn and later Clinton Hill.

Asa was educated at the private United Nations International School in Manhattan through the influence of her grandfather who was a Japanese diplomat for 45 years. As a result of poor grades, she was not invited to return in her sophomore year, leading her to enrol in Washington Irving High School in Gramercy Park and later transferred to City-As-School for her senior year.


She decided to channel her inner porn star at the age of 19 when she took up a job as a dominatrix and later as a stripper at the Hustler Club in New York. Between 2006 and 2007, Asa was a regular on the Bubba the Love Sponge radio show where she was known as the “Show Whore”. After meeting pornographic actress Gina Lynn on the show, Asa launched her career in porn. At first, she only did girl on girl scenes, mainly with Lynn but gradually went into more diverse adult roles.

Her first boy-girl scene was with Travis Knight for Gina Lynn Productions. She later signed a contract with Vouyer Media before becoming a freelancer six months later and she has since been active in the industry, directing and starring in hardcore adult movies, doing things that are better left to the imagination.

Height and Body Measurements

She’s hot no doubt but Asa is not so endowed in terms of size. She has a height of 1.57 m and weighs 105 lb (48 kg). Her other body measurements include 32-24-32 inches and her bra size is 32C. Going by her endowments, she has what it takes to be a pornographic actress who is expected to bare everything (uncensored) in front of the camera.

Who is Asa Akira’s Husband?

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Being a porn actress, it makes sense that she would mingle with men in her career choice. She is married to fellow porn star and director Toni Ribas. They tied the knot in December 2012. Before that, she was engaged to pornographic actor Rocco Reed. Asa decided to keep her relationships within the industry to avoid having to explain her actions to an outsider.

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Quick Facts about Asa Akira

1. Her full name is Asa Takigami;

2. Akira was added as a stage name, taken from the anime film Akira;

3. Her ethnicity is Asian while her nationality is American;

4. Her parents were immigrants from Japan;

5. She is also a feminist and writer who recently released her second book, Dirty Thirty;

6. She inspired the world’s most expensive sex doll;

7. Asa is completely smitten with the act of working out;

8. Perhaps because she plays her roles with both male and female, Asa is not sure of her sexuality. But, she doesn’t like to be called bisexual;

9. Lisa Ann is her porn hero while Tina Fey is her non-porn idol.

10. The award-winning porn star has a fleshlight made of her vagina, a merchandise which she’s terrified that it feels better than her actual vagina.