Lisa Ann

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Lisa Ann
Lisa Ann 2010.jpg
Lisa Ann attending the AVN Awards Show at the Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 9, 2010
Born (1972-05-09) May 9, 1972 (age 42)
Easton, Pennsylvania, U.S.[1]
Other names Zina Sunshine, Lisa, Leesa[1]
Height 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)[1]
Weight 111 lb (50 kg)[1]
No. of adult films 445 as performer
12 as director
(per IAFD)[1]
Website
thelisaann.com

Lisa Ann (born May 9, 1972) is the stage name of an American pornographic actress, director, feature dancer, and former talent agent.[2] She is a member of the AVN, XRCO, Legends of Erotica and Urban X Halls of Fame[3][4][5][6][7] and best known for her appearances in the MILF genre having won eleven awards for this work.

Career

In July 1993, she became an adult actress, but quit in 1997 due to an AIDS scare.[8] She spent several years touring as a feature dancer at strip clubs around the country, before returning to the adult industry as an agent, and later again as a performer.[8][9][10] Her first "comeback" movie was released on February 16, 2006.

Over the course of her career she has worked for production companies such as Third Degree Films, Adam & Eve, Brazzers, Danni Ashe, Diabolic Video, Digital Playground, Elegant Angel, Evil Angel, Gina Lynn Productions, Girlfriends Films, Hustler Video, Jules Jordan Video, Leisure Time Entertainment, New Sensations, Seymore Butts, Sin City, Tom Byron Pictures, VCA Pictures, Vivid Entertainment, Wicked Pictures, X3Sixty Network, and Zero Tolerance.[1]

She was selected to co-host the XRCO Awards in April 2010.[11]

In July 2014, Lisa Ann was nominated for four NightMoves awards in the categories of Best MILF Performer, Best “Adult Film Star” Feature Dancer, Best Cougar / MILF Release for MILF Revolution 2, and Best All Girl Release for Lisa Ann Loves Girls.[12] The award ceremony will be held in October 2014.

Lisa Ann as Serra Paylin at the AVN Expo, Las Vegas, Nevada on January 8, 2010

Political parody

On October 2, 2008, Lisa Ann was confirmed to star in Who's Nailin' Paylin?[3][13] parodying 2008 Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, as "Serra Paylin". The movie, produced by Larry Flynt's Hustler Video, portrays Lisa Ann in sex scenes with other female porn stars parodying well-known female political figures, such as Hillary Clinton (played by veteran porn star Nina Hartley) and Condoleezza Rice (played by Jada Fire). The film was released on November 4, 2008, that year's election day. On October 31, 2008 Hustler announced that Lisa Ann was going to star in Obama is Nailin' Paylin, a scene that continued the adventures of Lisa as Sarah Paylin except this time Barack Obama would be lampooned as well.[13] The scene is only available through their Hustler members website and on the Blu-ray release of the movie. It is not available on the DVD release.[14] This "bonus scene" was released on election eve November 3, 2008. On August 26, 2009, Hustler released Letterman is Nailin Palin.[15][16]

Directing

Lisa Ann made her directorial debut with the film, Hung XXX,[3] released on September 22, 2009 by Justin Slayer International.[17]

In August 2013, she launched her own production company, Lisa Ann Productions, and signed a distribution deal with Jules Jordan Video.[18] Her directorial debut for the company, MILF Revolution, was released on August 5, 2013.[19] MILF Revolution won the 2014 AVN Award for "Best MILF Release".[20]

Other ventures

Her talent agency, Clear Talent Management, formed in November 2006,[8] was later renamed Lisa Ann's Talent Management[21] and merged with Adam Glasser's Lighthouse Agency in 2007[22][23] and eventually closed in July 2010.[24]

In December 2009, it was announced that Lisa Ann had signed on to be the spokeswoman for RealTouch, a mechanised artificial vagina produced by AEBN.[3][25] She later had her own genitalia molded for Fleshlight in 2011.[26]

Lisa Ann also hosts a radio show called Lisa Ann Does Fantasy on Sirius/XM Fantasy Sports Radio. She states about the show, "I’m getting to go to a ton of games; I get to meet athletes; I get to go to training camps. … And it’s gotten me viewed on a different level, which is pretty cool." With regard to her appearances as men's clubs she says, "I’ve had guys buy [lap] dances just to get me to set their line-up."[27]

Advocacy

In March 2010, Lisa Ann appeared in a Public Service Announcement for the Free Speech Coalition on the topic of internet piracy of adult content, directed by Michael Whiteacre.[28][29]

Mentor

In August 2014, Lisa Ann reached out to fellow porn actress Belle Knox, also known as the "Duke [University] porn star". Through her agent, who also represents Knox, she wanted to see "How’s she doing?". Lisa Ann has been mentoring an average of 10 to 15 girls since 2005.[27] In an interview conducted by XBIZ Lisa Ann said she could sympathize with the media attention that Knox had faced. She experienced a similar one in 2008 when she played former vice presidential candidate, Sarah Palin. "I understand that being a new girl in the business can be a very lonely place... She’s already out on the road feature dancing, already has a million opportunities and I feel like if that all happened to me, if 'Palin' had happened to me at 19, I don’t know how I would’ve managed it," stated Lisa Ann. "So I reached out to her and we started just a little bit of mentoring by text, by phone, by Skype. And I enjoyed the bond when we talked."[30]

Mainstream appearances

Lisa Ann appeared on The Howard Stern Show as a "Snapple Girl", prior to the beginning of her adult entertainment career.[31]

Lisa Ann reprised her role as "Serra Paylin" in a cameo appearance in Eminem's music video "We Made You"[32] where she was cast at the director Joseph Kahn's suggestion.[23] These appearances revived her on-screen career.[33]

Lisa Ann was ranked fifth on Complex Magazine's list of "The Top 100 Hottest Porn Stars (Right Now)" in 2011.[34] She was also placed on CNBC's yearly list "The Dirty Dozen: Porn's Most Popular Stars" in 2011,[35] 2012,[36] and 2014.[37] In April 2013, New York Post reported that she was "the most popular female porn star" according to data provided by Pornhub.[38]

Lisa Ann appeared in the 2013 documentary film Aroused, with fifteen other adult film actresses.[39] In August 2013, she starred in the music video for the song "Dead Bite" by Hollywood Undead.[40] She voiced a character known as "Prostitute #2" in the video game Grand Theft Auto V, released in September 2013.[41]

Personal life

Lisa Ann was born in Easton, Pennsylvania and resides in New York City.[42]

In October 2014, speculation was raised as to whether Lisa Ann and 18-year old Notre Dame football player Justin Brent were dating when the two appeared at a game together.[43] After their appearance at Madison Square Garden, personal photos of the two in bed together were then released online.[44][45]

Awards

Lisa Ann attending the XRCO Awards on April 16, 2009. Lisa Ann has won numerous awards within the adult entertainment industry, and is a member of the AVN, XRCO, Legends of Erotica and Urban X Halls of Fame.

See also

References

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