What is the net worth of Asa Akira?
Asa Akira is an adult film actress and director from the United States with a decent net worth of $4 million who has appeared in over 505 adult films.
She was the third Asian actress to receive the AVN Female Performer of the Year Award in 2013. She hosted the first and second Pornhub Awards ceremonies.
Quick Facts About Asa Akira
|Asa Akira Net Worth||$4 Million|
|Real Name||Asa Takigami|
|Date of Birth||Jan 2, 1986|
|Height||5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)|
|Profession||Actor, Model, Author|
Asa Akira Earnings, Career, Bio, and More
As of 2021, she is expected to have a net worth of $40 million. While she makes the majority of her money from her acting career in the pornographic industry as well as mainstream TV shows, she also makes money via endorsement deals and sponsored postings with several well-known brands. Moreover, her directing and writing career has also aided in generating substantial income for her with variable salaries.
When she was 19 years old, she started working as a dominatrix. She eventually worked as a strip dancer in New York's Hustler Club. She was often known as the "Show Whore" on Bubba the Love Sponge's radio show from 2006 to 2007.
She did her first boy-girl scene with Travis Knight for Gina Lynn Productions after completing several girl-girl scenes which she largely performed with Lynn. She subsequently obtained a contract with Vouyer Media before leaving six months later to work as a freelancer.
She was nominated for multiple awards for her performance as a telephonist at a fetish dungeon who had an affair with the headmistress's husband in David Aaron Clark's 2009 film Pure.
She co-hosted the 30th Annual AVN Awards with Jesse Jane, a pornographic actor, and April Macie, a comedian where she was also named the AVN Female Performer of the Year. She was also the recipient of the most awards during the evening. Moreover, she also ventured into direction with Elegant Angel's Gangbanged 6 marking her directorial debut in 2013.
She revealed on October 9, 2013, that she has signed an exclusive acting contract with Wicked Pictures. Asa Is Wicked was her first film as a contract artist for the studio.
In the mainstream film Starlet, she made a cameo appearance. She was featured in a Cosmopolitan magazine story titled "4 Porn Stars on How They Stay Fit" in January 2014, alongside Dana DeArmond, Chanel Preston, and Jessie Andrews. The comment made by actress Gabrielle Union about trying to imitate the fitness habits of the porn stars she saw at her gym sparked the story.
She appeared as a guest on the Eric Andre Show in episode 1 of season 3 in 2014. In 2017, she featured in a live-action casting couch cutaway scene with Peter Griffin in the first episode of the sixteenth season of Family Guy as herself. Ironically, this was her first casting couch session, she subsequently revealed.
In 2013, she and artist David Choe co-founded the DVDASA podcast, which features 90-minute episodes. It is geared towards a young adult audience, to assist youngsters with issues such as sexuality, profession, relationships, and so on.
She participated in a YouTube video with vlogger Caspar Lee in June 2014. Insatiable: PornâA Love Story, a memoir she wrote, was published by Grove Press in May 2014. 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 Hundreds began airing episodes of a series called Hobbies with Asa Akira on April 6, 2015, in which she tries out various skills including tattooing, boxing, taxidermy, and ice sculpture.
In 2013, she was named third on LA Weekly's list of "10 Innovative Porn Stars Who Could Be the Next Sasha Grey". She was also named to CNBC's annual "Dirty Dozen" in 2012, 2013, and 2014, a list of the adult industry's most popular and successful entertainers.
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Asa Akira Relationship and Personal Life
She was once engaged to Rocco Reed, a former pornographic actor. She was also married to pornographic actor and director Toni Ribas, and she maintained that their relationship was monogamous separate from their on-screen profession. In March 2019, she gave birth to a boy from a previous relationship.
She is currently married to Sean Moroney, a Digital Foundry employee. On their social media accounts, the couple frequently shares photos with their families.
She claims to be attracted to both guys and "girls that look like boys". She despises the term "bisexual" claiming to lean toward heterosexuality yet remaining undecided.
Asa Akira Early Life, Family, and Education
She was born in New York City on January 3, 1986, the only child of Japanese immigrants. When she was nine years old, her family went to Tokyo, Japan, when her father, a portrait photographer, was transferred there for work. The family resided there until she reached thirteen, at which point they returned to the United States. They first settled in Brooklyn, then moved to Clinton Hill.
Because her grandfather served as a Japanese diplomat for 45 years, she was able to obtain a scholarship to attend the United Nations International School in Manhattan. She was not accepted back for her sophomore year due to her poor academics, so she enrolled in Washington Irving High School situated in Gramercy Park.
Interesting Facts About Asa Akira
- As of November 2021, she has around 2.3 million followers on her Instagram account. (@asahole)
- Her real first name is Asa, which means "dawn" in Japanese, and her stage name was inspired by the anime film Akira.
- She was voted fourth on Complex's list of "The Top 100 Hottest Porn Stars Right Now" and sixth on their list of "The Top 50 Hottest Asian Porn Stars of All Time" in 2011.
- She worked as a cashier at Books of Wonder, a children's bookstore, while she was a teenager.