Melissa Monet

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Melissa Monet
Born (1964-07-16) July 16, 1964 (age 50)[1]
Staten Island, New York City, New York, United States[2]
Ethnicity Caucasian
Height 5 ft 1 in (1.55 m)
Weight 110 lb (50 kg)
No. of adult films 183 as performer
15 as director (per IAFD)[1]

Melissa Monet (born July 16, 1964)[2] is the stage name of an American pornographic actress and film director.


Monet entered the adult film world in 1994 at the age of 30.[2][3] Her then-boyfriend auditioned for a job as a porn star and she went along for moral support; she was then offered a job instead of him.[4] She began as a director only because she felt she was too old to be just beginning an acting career in porn.[3] She was the only director and producer for movies made exclusively for the Spice Channel in the first few years of its existence.[3][5]

Monet produced a documentary, directed by Mindy DeBaise, about the industry called Porn - It's a Living.[6][7]

Personal life[edit]

Monet was born in Staten Island, New York City, New York.[2] She has stated that she lost her virginity at "an early age" to a boy but she had also always been interested in women and had her first experience with a woman at the age of 15, as a result of she and her then-boyfriend Swinging with another couple.[2] She has a background in accounting (via working with mutual funds), and she was a call girl and a sexual surrogate in the 1980s before entering the adult film industry.[4]

Monet cites John Leslie as one of her influences. She is also an avid fan of the work of Orson Welles and Alfred Hitchcock.[3]

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • 2011 AVN Award nominee – Best All-Girl Couples Sex Scene – River Rock Women's Prison (shared with Justine Joli)[8]
  • 2011 AVN Award nominee – Best Supporting Actress – River Rock Women's Prison[8]
  • 2010 AVN Award nominee – Best Actress – My Daughter's Boyfriend[8]
  • 2006 AVN Award nominee – Best Art Direction – Video – Camp Cuddly Pines Powertool Massacre[8]
  • 2005 AVN Award nominee – Best Screenplay – Video – Killer Sex and Suicide Blondes (shared with George Kaplan and Michael Raven)[8]


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