March 28, 1972 |
Newport Beach, California, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
|Weight||125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st)|
|No. of adult films||92 films and 24 as director (per IAFD)|
Devinn Lane (born March 28, 1972) is an former adult model, pornographic actress, writer, director and producer. She is sometimes credited as Devin Lane or Devon Lane. She was chosen Penthouse Pet of the Month October 1999.
Lane was born in Newport Beach, California. She became pregnant at 16 and began stripping to support herself and her child in 1990. In 1996, while still dancing, she was offered work posing in hard-core men's magazines.
Adult film career
She made her hardcore film debut in 1999, performing in only lesbian or girl/girl scenes. She signed an exclusive contract for the production company Wicked Pictures in December 1999. She has directed many films, notably all five installments of The Devinn Lane Show. In 2003, she began performing with men, starting with the final scene in The Devinn Lane Show 5: Save The Best For Last. Over the next two years she performed scenes with men in Kink, Lovestruck, Space Nuts, Improper Conduct, Wicked Sex Party 6, Beautiful, Stiletto, Tuff Chick, two Road Trixx movies (which she also directed), and Lovers Lane.
As of 2005, she went on indefinite hiatus from on-screen work, focusing on directing for the production company Shane's World.
Her first producer credit is on the film Beautiful/Nasty which was nominated for the AVN Award Best All-Girl Feature in 2002.
In addition to hardcore work, Lane also hosted Playboy TV's mock reality show 7 Lives Exposed, which ran for six seasons until 2007, and has appeared in several softcore films which appear on DVD and on the Cinemax channels.
In October 2008, Lane filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Digital Playground, Vivid Entertainment Group, and Moniker Online Services among other entities, alleging that they profited from domain names similar to her performer name and did not compensate her. The defendants in the litigation say it is a frivilous lawsuit and a retaliation action prompted by the ebbing of her career as a contract girl due to her age and diminishing public demand for her services. In February 2009, she dismissed her claims against most of the companies she was suing, leaving only Privacy Protect and Pixel named in the suit. Her attorney declined comment at the time on why she was dropping those firms.
Lane was nominated in 2001 for Best New Starlet at the Hot D'Or Awards, and has been nominated for several AVN Awards, including Best Actress, Female Performer of the Year (twice) and Best Supporting Actress (twice). To date she has won 2 AVN Awards; Best Actress – Video for Breathless and Best Solo Sex Scene for In Style.
Lane is bisexual. She stated "I think the hardest time was coming to terms with my bisexuality. That was probably the hardest thing. I was brought up that I was going to burn for it. Once I got over that and realized I didn't have to live under my family's thumb any more and that I was an adult and made my own decisions, I sought out the adult industry, being a natural exhibitionist. It just seemed like the right thing."
Notable TV guest appearances
- Thrills playing "Denise" in episode: "A Most Dangerous Desire" (episode # 1.2), June 9, 2001
- The Helmetcam Show playing "Herself – Guest" (episode # 5.1), July 5, 2000
- The Man Show playing "Herself" in episode: "Wheel of Destiny" (episode # 2.3), July 2, 2000
- The Helmetcam Show playing "Herself – Guest" (episode # 4.17), May 17, 2000
- The Helmetcam Show playing "Herself – Guest" (episode # 4.8), December 1, 1999
- The Howard Stern Radio Show playing "Herself", October 16, 1999
- Lacy Ketzner (2004-02-13). "Devinn Lane, porn star, gets down". Yale Herald. Archived from the original on 2004-03-10. Retrieved 2007-05-07.
- "Wicked Signs Four Contract Girls". AVN. 1999-12-08. Retrieved 2009-12-25.
- "Devinn Lane Does First Boy/Girl Feature, Los Angeles". AVN. 2003-02-06. Retrieved 2009-12-25.
- Justin Bourne (2008-10-22). "Devinn Lane Lawsuit Points To Sweeping Changes in the Industry". AVN. Retrieved 2009-12-25.
- "Devinn Lane Drops Vivid, Digital Playground From Lawsuit". AVN. 2009-02-18.
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