Asa Takigami aka Asa Akira (born January 2, 1986) is the most famous and the same time the richest Asian-American porn star in the industry. Asa is also a model and director. She’s been in the business for quite some time and played in more than 300 movies so far. Asa began performing in X-rated movies in 2006 and since then she’s been nominated for several AVN Awards in such categories as Best Actress and Best New Starlet. Recently, Akira's career has evolved further - she signed a new exclusive contract with Wicked Pictures and has started directing, and she also published her book titled Insatiable: Porn—A Love Story.
Personal information about Asa
Akira was born in New York City because her grandpa was a diplomat and she is an only child. She lived in Japan between the ages of 6 and 13, and came back to USA she attended international schools - private preschool at Chelsea Day School. They spoke Japanese at home (Akira is fluent) and were health nuts. Then she attended Washington Irving High School in New York City from 2001-02 and graduated high school in 2004. Asa is sexually attracted to both men and women, but she describes her sexual orientation as "indefinable" instead of bisexual. She married pornographic actor and director Toni Ribas in 2012. Asa Akira is very popular right now and that confirms the fact that she was ranked fourth on Complex magazine’s list of "The Top 100 Hottest Porn Stars Right Now" and at sixth on their list of "The Top 50 Hottest Asian Porn Stars of All Time". LA Weekly ranked her third on their list of "10 Innovative Porn Stars Who Could Be the Next Sasha Grey" in 2013. "Asa" is her real first name and "Akira" comes from the Japanese manga series of the same name.
Asa’s first job in adult world came shortly after graduating high school, as she began working as a dominatrix. Then she worked as a stripper at the Hustler Club in New York.
She moved to Florida to work as a feature act on Bubba the Love Sponge’s radio show, where she was known as the "Show Whore". There, she met porn star Gina Lynn, who offered her on-camera work. At first she was making exclusively girl-girl scenes, mainly with Gina Lynn, and her first boy-girl scene was with Travis Knight for Gina Lynn Productions. Asa received several award nominations for her role in David Aaron Clark's 2009 film called Pure, in which she plays a telephonist at a fetish dungeon who has an affair with the head-mistress' husband. As many porn stars before her, Asa became a Fleshlight Girl in 2011. Next year her Fleshlight won the 2012 TLA Raw Award for "Best Sex Toy".
After many movies she’s taken part in, in 2013 Asa won the AVN Female Performer of the Year Award that night, making her the second Asian performer to ever win the award, after Asia Carrera. Asa was the host of the 30th Annual AVN Awards with pornographic actress Jesse Jane and comedian April Macie. That same year she made her directorial debut with Elegant Angel's Gangbanged 6. In the fall of 2013 Akira announced that she signed an exclusive performing contract with Wicked Pictures and her debut film as a contract performer for the company was “Asa Is Wicked”.