Manuel Ferrara

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Manuel Ferrara
Manuel Ferrara 2010.jpg
Manuel Ferrara attending the AVN Awards Show at the Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada on January 9, 2010
Born (1975-11-01) November 1, 1975 (age 39)[1]
Le Raincy, France[2]
Other names Manuel Farrara, Emanuel Ferrara, Manu, Manu Ferrara, Manu Ferraro, Manu Ferrera, Manu Gaussian, Manual Ferrara, Manuel, Manuel Ferrera[1]
Ethnicity French[1]
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Weight 187 lb (85 kg; 13.4 st)[1]
Spouse(s) Dana Vespoli (2005-2012)[3][4]
No. of adult films 1421 (including compilations)
141 as director (per IAFD)[1]
Website
manuelferrara.com

Manuel Ferrara (born November 1, 1975)[2] is a French pornographic actor and director. Ferrara has won numerous adult industry awards, having the distinction of winning the AVN Award for Male Performer of the Year five times, more than any other male performer.[5] He was inducted into the AVN and XRCO Halls of Fame.

Early life[edit]

Ferrara was born in Le Raincy, France and raised in nearby Gagny.[2] While attending college, he studied to become a P.E. teacher.[2]

Career[edit]

Ferrara was originally a protégé of Rocco Siffredi, and has an award-winning acting career, making his American acting debut in John Stagliano’s Fashionistas.[6] In 2002, he appeared in blockbuster hit Snoop Dogg's Hustlaz: Diary of a Pimp.[7] In 2003, he started directing gonzo pornography for Platinum X Pictures, a subsidiary of Red Light District Video.[8] In 2004, he began directing for Red Light.

After working for Red Light District for two years, Ferrara began directing for Evil Angel in May 2006.[9] His first EA film was Evilution, starring Naomi, Melissa Lauren and featuring the comeback of Nici Sterling.[6] Since then, he has directed several porn series, including Fucked on Sight, Slutty & Sluttier, Raw, Evil Anal, Battle of the Sluts, Anal Expedition, Teen Cum Squad, Bangin' Black Boxes, Ass Attack, I'm Your Slut, Mindfuck, and New Whores on the Block.[6][10]

On December 23, 2010, Ferrara appeared alongside Riley Steele in an episode of Manswers titled "Airplane Plane Hanger-On" to discuss their careers for the segment "How Can You Become A Porktastic Porn Star".[11]

On January 22, 2012, he became the first actor in history to win AVN's Male Performer of the Year four times.[5][12] Ferrara has been active as a performer in the pornography industry since 1999 and started directing in 2003.[1] He won AVN's Male Performer of the Year for a fifth time on January 18, 2014.[13]

In 2012, Ferrara appeared alongside pornographic actress Zoe Voss in an explicit sex scene for the mainstream film Starlet.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Ferrara married pornographic actress Dana Vespoli in January 2005.[3] The couple divorced seven years later.[4] They have three sons together.[15] Ferrara also has a daughter with pornographic actress Kayden Kross.[16]

Awards[edit]

Manuel Ferrara winning Male Performer of the Year at the 2010 AVN Awards Show.

References[edit]

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  3. ^ a b Troy Michael. "Porn Star, Director, Wife, Mother: The Renaissance Woman Dana Vespoli". IWAdult. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  4. ^ a b Shawn Alff (2013-03-04). "Getting inside Dana Vespoli". Daily Loaf. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
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  6. ^ a b c "MANUEL FERRARA". evilangel.com. Retrieved 2009-04-20. [dead link]
  7. ^ Hustlaz: Diary of a Pimp (Video 2002) - IMDb
  8. ^ Anne Winter (August 22, 2007). "Red Light District". XBIZ. Retrieved 2009-04-26. 
  9. ^ Matt O'Conner (February 8, 2006). "Ferrara to Make Movies for Evil Angel". XBIZ. Retrieved 2009-04-17. 
  10. ^ "MANUEL FERRARA'S TITLES". evilangel.com. Retrieved 2009-04-17. [dead link]
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  16. ^ "Kayden Kross interview". TheHairPin. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
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  27. ^ Rhett Pardon (21 April 2006). "Porn Industry Shows Up for XRCO Awards". XBIZ. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
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