Asa Akira, an American actress, writer, and director of adult films, was born on January 3, 1985. As of June 2023, Akira had made 689 appearances in pornographic films. After Asia Carrera and Stephanie Swift, she was the third Asian performer to receive the AVN Female Performer of the Year Award in 2013. Akira presided over the first and second Pornhub Awards ceremonies. She was honored by being admitted into the AVN, XRCO, and Brazzers Halls of Fame.
Asa Takigami, better known as Asa Akira, was born in New York City on January 3, 1985. She is a petite brunette who stands just under 5’2″. Akira, the sole child of Japanese parents, spent his entire life in Japan, from the age of six to thirteen. From 2001 to 2002, Asa attended Washington Irving High School in New York City, where he received his high school diploma in 2004. For approximately a year, she was a frequent guest on “Bubba the Love Sponge” on the radio.
At the age of twenty, Asa started acting in X-rated films in 2006. She’s got a lot of tattoos. Akira has received multiple nominations for AVN Awards, including Best Actress and Best New Starlet. She resides in California’s Los Angeles.
Asa Akira Biography/Wiki
Full Name: Asa Takigami
|Profession||Actress & Model|
|Salary (approx.)||$1450 Per Film|
|Net Worth (approx.)||$3 Million USD|
Debut & Awards
|Debut||2006 – As an Actress|
|Awards||2012: XBIZ Awards for Female Performer of the Year
2012: Rogereviews Critics Choice Awards for Best Female Performer
2012: XRCO Awards for Female Performer of the Year
2013: XRCO Awards for Female Performer of the Year
2013: AVN Awards for Female Performer of the Year
|Nick Name||Asa Akera
|Born (Date of Birth)||3 January 1985|
|Age (as 2023)||38 Years Old|
|Birthplace||Manhattan, New York, United States|
|Hometown||Clinton Hill, New York City, New York|
|Hobbies/Habits||Swimming, Travelling, Music|
|School||United Nations International School (Manhattan)|
|College||Washington Irving High School (Gramercy Park) (2004)|
Family, Relationship, Boyfriend, and Affairs
|Father||Kenji Takigami (Photographer)|
|Sister/Brother||Not Known Publicly|
|Affair/Boyfriend||Not Known Publicly|
|Husband||Toni Ribas (m. 2012-2017)|
|Relatives||Not Known Publicly|
|Friends||Not Known Publicly|
Body Measurements & Physical Appearances
5 ft 2 in
110 lbs (pounds)
|Dress Size||30 (EU)|
|Shoe (Feet) Size||5.5|
1. ‘Birds’ on Back of Neck
|Distinctive Features||Attractive Figure|
Contact & Social Media
Asa Akira Early life
Aska Akira, a native New Yorker with Japanese ancestry, was raised there before returning to the country as a teenager. Asa, which translates to “morning” in Japanese, is the woman’s real name. Her legal last name was inspired by the anime movie Akira.
Asa Akira Career
Asa Akira Pornographic career
At age 19, Akira started her career as a dominatrix. She later performed as a stripper in New York City’s Hustler Club. She was referred to as the “Show Whore” and a regular on the Bubba the Love Sponge radio show in the years 2006–2007. She had already performed several girl-girl scenes, mostly with Lynn, when she was cast in her first boy-girl scene for Gina Lynn Productions with Travis Knight. Six months later, she became a freelancer after signing a contract with Vouyer Media.
In David Aaron Clark’s 2009 film Pure, in which she plays a telephonist at a fetish dungeon who has an affair with the head-mistress’ husband, Akira got multiple awards for best actress.
Along with comedian April Macie and pornstar actress Jesse Jane, Akira co-hosted the 30th Annual AVN Awards. That evening, she took home the AVN Female Performer of the Year Award. She received the most awards at the presentation as well.
She made her filmmaking debut in 2013 with Elegant Angel’s Gangbanged 6.
Akira confirmed on October 9, 2013, that she had signed an exclusive performing agreement with Wicked Pictures. Asa Is Wicked was her first project with the firm as a contract performer.
Asa Akira Mainstream appearances
The widely watched movie Starlet featured a brief cameo from Akira.
Akira, Dana DeArmond, Chanel Preston, and Jessie Andrews were highlighted in the January 2014 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine’s story “4 Porn Stars on How They Stay Fit.” The actress Gabrielle Union’s comment on Conan O’Brien’s talk show about trying to mimic the fitness regimens of the porn stars she observed at her gym served as the inspiration for the piece.
Akira appeared as a guest in the first episode of season 3 of the Eric Andre Show in 2014.
In a live-action casting couch cutaway scene with Peter Griffin in the first episode of Family Guy’s sixteenth season in 2017, Akira made an appearance as herself. Ironically, this was Akira’s first experience with a casting couch scene, she remarked later. In the episode, there was a running joke about people asking Peter “who was the girl on the couch” and Peter responding in a deadpan manner by saying he is certain everyone asking already knows who she is.
Asa Akira Other media
Akira was named sixth on the list of “The Top 50 Hottest Asian Porn Stars of All Time” and fourth on the list of “The Top 100 Hottest Porn Stars Right Now” by Complex in 2011. In 2013, she was listed third among “10 Innovative Porn Stars Who Could Be the Next Sasha Grey” by LA Weekly. She was also listed on “The Dirty Dozen” list, which CNBC publishes annually and ranks the most well-known and prosperous stars in the adult sector, for the years 2012, 2013, and 2014.
Akira and the artist David Choe launched DVDASA, a podcast with 90-minute episodes, in 2013. It is designed for a young adult audience and aims to assist young people with issues connected to their sexuality, careers, interpersonal relationships, etc.
Akira collaborated with vlogger Caspar Lee on a YouTube video in June 2014.
Insatiable: Porn—A Love Story, a memoir by Akira, was published in May 2014 by Grove Press. Her second book, Dirty Thirty: A Memoir, a collection of essays, was published in the fall of 2016 after she signed a contract with Cleis Press in July 2015.
The Sex Factor is an upcoming reality show where eight men and eight women compete for a $1 million prize and a three-year porn contract. In 2015, Akira took Belle Knox’s role as host.
The Hundreds began publishing episodes of a show called Hobbies with Asa Akira on April 6, 2015, in which Akira tries out various pursuits like tattooing, boxing, taxidermy, and ice sculpture.
Asa Akira Personal life
Akira claims that she finds both guys and “girls that look like boys” to be sexually appealing. She claims to lean toward heterosexuality but is still unsure and dislikes the label “bisexual.” Rocco Reed, a former pornographic actor, and she were previously engaged. She was also wed to porn actor and director Toni Ribas, and according to her, their union was monogamous aside from their on-screen roles.
Akira declares herself a feminist.
Asa Akira Trivia
Her parents are also immigrants from Japan.
daughter of business executive Taeko Takigami and renowned photographer Kenji Takigami.
spent her first year of high school at the United Nations International School, a private international school in Manhattan, New York. She spent her sophomore and junior years at Washington Irving High School in Gramercy Park, a public school, after being expelled as a result of subpar academic performance. She later changed schools to the City-as-School High School in Manhattan, a senior high school where students study through internships, and she eventually graduated after her final year.
Akira and her husband, Sean, welcomed a son into the world in February 2019.
TATTOOS: “Mis / Concepcion” right ankle; “Antoni” lower left forearm (2013); skull on left arm; large rose on left forearm; birds back of neck; 5 flowers left shoulder; cherry blossoms left shoulder blade; rose right shoulder blade.
In 2021, she and Sean later had a daughter.
Asa Akira Quotes
I belong to the new pornographic period. We are feminists and sex-positive individuals. We are neither drug addicts, rape victims, or children of absent fathers.
[referring to her dislike of the term “porn”] The fact that so many people try to use their definition of the term against me, I believe, contributes to my dislike of the phrase. like I’m the issue.
Why am I not a feminist if I have sex for money? So I’m not a feminist because I show sexual fantasies on TV for entertainment purposes? So I’m not a feminist because I enjoy wearing makeup and feeling seductive? You’re screwed; I’m a feminist.
As corny as it may seem, I truly have no regrets about my life because everything I’ve done has led me to this moment. Porn has given me happiness, friends, maturity, money, and innumerable possibilities to do other things, like write two books and serve as a columnist for Men’s Health, so I can’t see how I’ll ever feel differently about it! I feel myself incredibly fortunate to have made a living doing what I love for the most of my adult life.
I once had a five-year plan. After working in porn for two years, I was going to save my money and start a yoga studio. But ten years later, I seldom even practice yoga anymore.
Sex workers are ultimately just ordinary folks. Not only sex workers but also sex itself must no longer be stigmatized in our culture. Only then will there be genuine change.
Fans and supporters are not the issue; rather, it is those who oppose pornography or who want to appear to be against it. The term “anti-porn” refers to someone who believes all sex workers must be damaged or morally reprehensible, not someone who abstains from watching porn. When a woman claims she chooses to engage in porn because she wants to, someone who says, “But you’re too pretty to do porn,” refuses to believe her.
Although I’m certain that many of these folks are genuinely decent and well-intentioned—some of them undoubtedly even watch porn—they are contributing to the stigma around sex workers, and we are not second-class citizens.
Personally, I don’t think it’s wrong for me to shoot porn because it allows me to have safe sex and realize my fantasy of being seen by passionate and ready viewers. I have self-worth, a nice lifestyle, and the kind of sex life that most people can only imagine thanks to my professional decision. I’ll be having orgasms all the way to the bank, even if some folks out there believe that’s awful.
I truly act as though I’m being paid to be there and chat to people when I’m in a social setting. Strangely, it relieves the burden of rejection or “failing” to be engaging. Because even if those things do occur, I still accomplished my job, therefore no big deal.
In my own personal experience, I’ve discovered that the jizz tastes less irritating the healthier the diet is, and tastes worse the unhealthier the diet. In fact, I’m glad to tell that once, after tasting a man’s seed, I kindly suggested he visit the doctor to find out how his insulin levels are doing.
According to the doctor, he was in fact pre-diabetic but was able to escape a lifetime condition by improving his diet and exercising more frequently. This remains one of my proudest moments to this day.
Who would want to be correct if wanting sex constantly is wrong?
Asa Akira Publications
- Akira, Asa (2014). Insatiable: Porn A Love Story. Grove Press. ISBN 978-0-8021-2259-9.
- Akira, Asa (2016). Dirty Thirty: A Memoir. Cleis Press. ISBN 978-1-62778-164-0.
- Akira, Asa, ed. (2017). Asarotica. Cleis Press. ISBN 978-1-62778-226-5.
|2011||AVN Award||Best All-Girl Three-Way Sex Scene (with Alexis Texas & Kristina Rose)||Buttwoman vs. Slutwoman|
|Best Anal Sex Scene (with Manuel Ferrara)||Asa Akira Is Insatiable|
|Best Double Penetration Sex Scene (with Toni Ribas & Erik Everhard)|
|Best Three-Way Sex Scene (G/B/B) (with Prince Yahshua & Jon Jon)|
|Urban X Award||Best Couple Sex Scene (with Mr. Pete)||Vajazzled|
|Porn Star of the Year||—|
|2012||AVN Award||Best Anal Sex Scene (with Nacho Vidal)||Asa Akira Is Insatiable 2|
|Best Double-Penetration Scene (with Mick Blue & Toni Ribas)|
|Best Group Sex Scene (with Erik Everhard, Toni Ribas, Danny Mountain, Jon Jon, Broc Adams, Ramón Nomar, & John Strong)|
|Best Tease Performance|
|Best Three-Way Sex Scene, Boy/Boy/Girl (with Mick Blue & Toni Ribas)|
|Best Solo Sex Scene||Superstar Showdown 2: Asa Akira vs. Kristina Rose|
|NightMoves Award||Best Ass (Editor’s Choice)||—|
|XBIZ Award||Female Performer of the Year|
|XRCO Award||Female Performer of the Year|
|AEBN VOD Award||Performer of The Year|
|Galaxy Award||Best Personal Website (North America)||AsaAkira.com|
|2013||AVN Award||Best Double-Penetration Sex Scene (with Ramón Nomar & Mick Blue)||Asa Akira Is Insatiable 3|
|Best Group Sex Scene (with Erik Everhard, Ramón Nomar, & Mick Blue)|
|Best Three-Way Sex Scene (Girl/Girl/Boy) (with Brooklyn Lee & James Deen)|
|Best POV Sex Scene (with Jules Jordan)||Asa Akira to the Limit|
|Best Star Showcase|
|Female Performer of the Year||—|
|XRCO Award||Female Performer of the Year|
|NightMoves Award||Best Ethnic Performer (Fan’s Choice)|
|Galaxy Award||Best Female Performer (America)|
|Sex Award||Porn Star of the Year|
|Porn’s Perfect Girl/Girl Screen Couple (with Jessica Drake)|
|2014||AVN Award||Best Porn Star Website (tied with JoannaAngel.com)||AsaAkira.com|
|NightMoves Award||Best Body (Editor’s Choice)||—|
|2015||XRCO Award||Mainstream Adult Media Favorite|
|2017||AVN Award||Best Solo/Tease Performance||Asa Goes To Hell|
|XBIZ Award||Best Supporting Actress||DNA|
|2018||AVN Award||Mainstream Star of the Year||—|
|XBIZ Award||Best Actress – Couples-Themed Release||The Blonde Dahlia|
|2019||AVN Award||Mainstream Venture of the Year||—|
|Hall of Fame|
|Pornhub Award||Best Fan Club|
|2020||XRCO Award||Hall of Fame|
|Pornhub Award||Favorite MILF|
|2022||Favorite Social Media Personality|
|2023||Brazzers||Hall of Fame|
Who is Asa Akira?
American film actress Asa Akira was born on January 3, 1986, in Manhattan, New York.
Who is Asa Akira’s Husband?
‘Toni Ribas’ is the name of Akira’s husband. She wed Toni Ribas in 2012, however the couple split up in 2017.