March 28, 1972
Devinn Lane (born March 28, 1972) is a 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.
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 frivolous 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 identifies as 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
Awards and nominations
|2000||AVN Award||Nominated||Best All-Girl Sex Scene, Film (with Devon & Maya Divine)||Three|
|2001||AVN Award||Nominated||Best Actress - Video||Spellbound|
|Won||Best Solo Sex Scene||In Style|
|Hot d'Or Award||Nominated||Best American New Starlet||N/A|
|2002||AVN Award||Nominated||Best All-Girl Sex Scene - Video (with Inari Vachs)||Love Shack|
|Nominated||Best Solo Sex Scene|
|Venus Award||Nominated||Best Actress (USA)||N/A|
|2003||AVN Award||Nominated||Female Performer of the Year||N/A|
|Nominated||Best Supporting Actress – Video||Turning Point|
|Nominated||Best All-Girl Sex Scene – Video (with Wanda Curtis)||After Hours|
|Nominated||Best All-Girl Sex Scene – Video (with April)||Breathless|
|Won||Best Actress - Video|
|XRCO Award||Nominated||Best Girl-Girl Scene (with April)|
|2004||AVN Award||Nominated||Female Performer of the Year||N/A|
|Nominated||Best Supporting Actress – Video||Space Nuts|
|Nominated||Best Actress – Video||Improper Conduct|
|Nominated||Best All-Girl Sex Scene – Video (with Bridgette Kerkove)|
|XRCO Award||Nominated||Best Girl/Girl Scene (with Bridgette Kerkove)|
|Nominated||Female Performer of the Year||N/A|
|2006||AVN Award||Nominated||Best Actress – Video||Lovers Lane|
- "Devinn Lane Files Suit Against Vivid, Digital Playground, Others". XBIZ. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
- 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. Archived from the original on 2012-07-13. Retrieved 2009-12-25.
- "Devinn Lane Does First Boy/Girl Feature, Los Angeles". AVN. 2003-02-06. Archived from the original on 2012-07-10. 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.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-12-24. Retrieved 2012-08-07.
- "AVN 2000 Nominations". AVN Awards. Archived from the original on March 2, 2000. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
- "2001 AVN Awards Nominations List". AVN Awards. Archived from the original on March 9, 2001. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
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- "This Year's Nominees". AVN Awards. Archived from the original on December 8, 2001. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
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- "This Year's Nominees". AVN Awards. Archived from the original on November 27, 2002. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
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- "Belladonna Dominates XRCO Nominations". AVN. 2003-03-05. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
- "Nominations for 2004 AVN Awards Show" (PDF). AVN Awards. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 3, 2003. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
- Dirty Bob (2004-08-06). "20th Annual XRCO Awards Show Confirmed for August 19, 2004". AVN. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
- "2006 AVN Award Nominees" (PDF). AVN Awards. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 6, 2006. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
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