Dana Vespoli

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Dana Vespoli
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Dana Vespoli at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo on January 7, 2005
Born (1972-09-22) September 22, 1972 (age 41)[1]
San Francisco, California, U.S.[1]
Other names Faith, Dana, Diana Vespoli[1]
Ethnicity Irish/Thai[1]
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[1]
Weight 114 lb (52 kg; 8.1 st)[1]
Spouse(s) Manuel Ferrara (2005-2012)[2][3]
No. of adult films 275 as performer, 63 as director (per IAFD)[1]

Dana Vespoli (born September 22, 1972 in San Francisco, California) is an American pornographic actress and director.[1]

Early life[edit]

Vespoli attended Mills College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Comparative literature.[2]


Vespoli worked as a stripper using the stage name "Christa" at the Mitchell Brothers O'Farrell Theatre in San Francisco.[2][3] She entered the adult film industry as a performer in 2003.[4] In April 2006, she began directing for Digital Sin.[5] She currently directs for Sweetheart Video and Evil Angel.[3][4][6]

In 2011, Complex ranked her thirteenth on their list of "The Top 50 Hottest Asian Porn Stars of All Time".[7]

Personal life[edit]

Vespoli married pornographic actor Manuel Ferrara in January 2005.[2] The couple divorced seven years later.[3] They have three children together.[8]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards and nominations received by Dana Vespoli[edit]

Year Ceremony Result Award Work
2005 AVN Award Nominated Best New Starlet[9] N/A
2007 Adam Film World Guide Award Won Directrix Of The Year[10] N/A
2013 NightMoves Award Won Best Director – Non-Parody (Editor’s Choice)[11] N/A
XRCO Award Nominated Best Cumback[12] N/A
2014 AVN Award Nominated Best Director – Feature[13] Forsaken
Nominated Best Director – Non-Feature[13] Girl/Boy
Nominated Best Double Penetration Sex Scene (with Alec Knight & Danny Wylde)[13] Descent
Nominated Best POV Sex Scene (with Bonnie Rotten)[13] Lesbian Anal P.O.V. 2
Nominated Best Screenplay[13] Forsaken
Nominated Best Three-Way Sex Scene – G/G/B (with Valentina Nappi & Ramon Nomar)[13] Girl/Boy
Nominated Director of the Year[13] N/A
Nominated Most Outrageous Sex Scene (with Justine Joli, Aiden Starr & Chad Diamond)[13] Fluid
XBIZ Award Nominated Director of the Year - Body of Work[14] N/A
Won Director of the Year - Non-Feature Release[15] Girl/Boy
Nominated MILF Performer of the Year[14] N/A
XRCO Award Nominated Best Director (Non-Features)[16] N/A

Awards and nominations received by DV Productions[edit]

Year Ceremony Result Award Work
2014 AVN Award Nominated Best All-Girl Series[13] Lesbian Anal P.O.V
Nominated Best Boy/Girl Sex Scene (Ash Hollywood & Michael Vegas)[13] Forsaken
Nominated Best Music Soundtrack[13] Forsaken
Nominated Best New Studio[13] N/A
Nominated Best Safe Sex Scene (Jiz Lee & Manuel Ferrara)[13] Girl/Boy
Nominated Best Wall-to-Wall Release[13] Girl/Boy
XBIZ Award Nominated Gonzo Release of the Year[14] Girl/Boy
Nominated All-Girl Release of the Year[14] She's Come Undone
Nominated Best Scene - Non-Feature Release (Jiz Lee & Manuel Ferrara)[14] Girl/Boy


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Dana Vespoli at the Internet Adult Film Database
  2. ^ a b c d Troy Michael. "Porn Star, Director, Wife, Mother: The Renaissance Woman Dana Vespoli". IWAdult. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  3. ^ a b c d Shawn Alff (2013-03-04). "Getting inside Dana Vespoli". Daily Loaf. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  4. ^ a b "Evil Angel Adds Dana Vespoli to Roster". AVN. 2013-01-10. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  5. ^ Thomas J Stanton (2006-04-07). "Dana Vespoli to Direct for Digital Sin". AVN. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  6. ^ "Dana Vespoli Makes Sweetheart Video Directorial Debut". AVN. 2012-06-06. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  7. ^ Gabriel Alvarez (2011-09-19). "The Top 50 Hottest Asian Porn Stars of All Time". Complex. Retrieved 2013-08-02. 
  8. ^ "Dana Vespoli interview". XCritic. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  9. ^ "2005 AVN AWARDS NOMINATIONS". Retrieved 2013-04-30. 
  10. ^ Nelson X (2007-03-29). "Adam Film World Announces Annual Award Winners". Adult Video News. Retrieved 2013-04-30. 
  11. ^ Bob Johnson (2009-10-14). "XBIZ Awards Winners Announced". XBIZ.com. 
  12. ^ "XRCO Announces 2013 Nominations 28th Annual XRCO Awards". AIPdaily.com. Retrieved April 30, 2013. 
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "2014 AVN Award Nominees". AVN Awards. Retrieved 2013-12-13. 
  14. ^ a b c d e "Nominees". XBIZ Awards. Retrieved 2013-12-13. 
  15. ^ Dan Miller (2014-01-24). "2014 XBIZ Award Winners Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved 2014-01-25. 
  16. ^ "Dana Vespoli Gains 2014 XRCO Awards Best Director Nom". avn.com. 

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