Michael Raven

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For the English author, see Michael Raven (author).
Michael Raven
Michael Raven at PSK 20060124 1.jpg
Born 1969

Michael Raven (born 1969) is an American pornographic film director. He is a member of the AVN Hall of Fame.[1]

While he was working as a car salesman, Raven met Sydnee Steele to whom he sold a new Miata.[2] They married, finding a common interest in pornography and swinging, and moved to Los Angeles, California to turn their hobbies into careers.[2][3][dead link] Their marriage lasted for ten years.[4][dead link] He was married to pornographic actress Julia Ann, later they divorced.


  • 2000 XRCO Award - Best Director[5]
  • 2001 AVN Award - Best Editing, Film (Watchers) with Sammy Slater[6]
  • 2001 AVN Award - Best Screenplay, Film (Watchers) with George Kaplan[6]
  • 2003 AVN Award - Best Director, Video (Breathless)[6]
  • 2003 AVN Award - Best Screenplay, Film (Breathless) with Devan Sapphire[6]
  • 2004 AVN Award - Best Director, Video (Beautiful)[7]
  • 2004 AVN Award - Best Screenplay, Video (Beautiful)[7]
  • 2008 AVN Hall of Fame inductee[1]


  1. ^ a b Jared Rutter (2008-01-12). "2008 AVN Award Winners Announced". Adult Video News. Archived from the original on 2008-04-04. Retrieved 2008-01-13. 
  2. ^ a b "Naked Capitalists", Frank Rich, The New York Times, May 20, 2001. Retrieved 2007-07-12.
  3. ^ "Sydnee Steele: Still Shy, But Definitely Wicked", Mike Ramone, AVN Insider, 2001-10-05. Retrieved 2007-07-12.
  4. ^ "It's Sin City Night at The Tera Show" Tod Hunter, AVN Insider, 2002-03-13. Retrieved 2007-07-12.
  5. ^ "BEST OF 1993-2002". Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c d "AVN AWARDS PAST WINNERS". pp. (see 2001, 2003). Retrieved 2008-01-14. 
  7. ^ a b "AVN Award Winners". Adult Video News. 2004-01-10. Retrieved 2008-01-14. 

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