Devon (actress)

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Devon
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Devon at a West Coast Productions Party in 2005
Born (1977-03-28) March 28, 1977 (age 38)
Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Other names Devin, Devin Striker
Ethnicity German / Italian
Height 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Weight 94 lb (43 kg; 6.7 st)
No. of adult films 106 (per IAFD)

Devon (born March 28, 1977) is the stage name of an American pornographic actress.

Early life[edit]

Devon was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania. At age 19, she was a stripper at Al's Diamond Cabaret in Reading, Pennsylvania.[1] She got this job after visiting the cabaret's "amateur night" in which she took first prize in the event and was offered a job as an "exotic dancer". This job would last for three years and fund Devon's breast implant surgery.[2] As a young girl, her dream was to become a gymnast. However, due to her height, she was not able to participate at a competitive level, so she was forced to look to other careers. In an interview, Devon has stated that her dream when growing up was to be a movie star.[3]

Career[edit]

Her first foray into the mainstream adult film industry came in 1998, when she appeared in the Jules Jordan film New Breed.[4] She was the Penthouse Pet of the month in January 2001.

Devon worked for Vivid for three years (1998-2001). Her first release for Vivid was Country Comfort. During her Vivid years, Devon was widely promoted and made appearances on, among others, The Howard Stern Show, E!, Penthouse and Stuff. After her Vivid contract, Devon signed with Digital Playground.[5] In 2004, Devon appeared in the first WMV-HD DVD porn movie ever made, Island Fever 3, filmed on Tahiti and Bora Bora.[6] Devon has performed with over thirty-five male stars, and her first anal scene was in 2005's Intoxicated.[7]

Devon appeared, alongside fellow Digital Playground contract performers Jesse Jane and Teagan Presley, in an episode titled "I Love You Too" from the HBO series Entourage, which aired on July 31, 2005.[8] That same year, she co-starred in the adult film Pirates.

By January 2006, she signed with a new company, Ecstasy Mobile.[9] In March 2006, she signed with Black Kat Productions, which never produced any films with Devon.[10] Devon then formed her own production company.[11] In October 2006, she signed a contract with Shane's World to appear in films and direct film scenes for the company.[4] She made her directorial debut for Shane's World in April 2007 with the title Devon Does Baja.[12]

In 2010, Devon was inducted into the Adult Video News Hall of Fame.[13]

Personal life[edit]

From 2001 to 2003 she was engaged to fellow pornographic actor Barrett Blade, who had managed her career from behind the scenes before working professionally onscreen with her.[14] She describes their break-up as "difficult" and a contributing reason for her hiatus from the industry during the subsequent period.[15][16] In 2005, she dated Chinese-American entrepreneur, Danny Ting, founder of WantedList, a website that strives to be the "Netflix of the porn industry" and was named Adult Video News' Best Online Retailer for 2005.[17] She suffers from mild vertigo.[18]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Ceremony Result Category Work
2000 AVN Award Nominated Best Tease Performance[19] Extreme Close-Up 4
Nominated Best All-Girl Sex Scene, Film (with Maya Divine & Devinn Lane)[19] Three
XRCO Award Nominated Starlet of the Year[20] N/A
2002 Venus Award Nominated Best Actress (USA)[21] N/A
2003 NightMoves Award Won Best Actress (Fan Choice)[22] N/A
2010 AVN Award Nominated Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene (with Jenaveve Jolie, Melissa Lauren, Shawna Leneé & Mya Nichole)[23] Babes Illustrated 18
Won AVN Hall of Fame[13] N/A
2013 XRCO Award Nominated Best Cumback[24] N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TeraBabes - Devon Interview". terababes.com. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Porn Star Devon". Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Exclusive Interview: Devon". Rock Confidential. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Thomas J Stanton (October 30, 2006). "Shane's World Signs Devon". Adult Video News. Retrieved May 13, 2009. 
  5. ^ Ron Martin (June 14, 2004). "Devon Re-Ups with Digital Playground". Adult Video News. Retrieved May 13, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Island Fever 3 WMV-HD-DVD". HDTVTotal.com. January 31, 2005. Retrieved May 13, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Digital Playground Unveils Devon's First Anal". Adult Video News. November 21, 2005. Retrieved May 13, 2009. 
  8. ^ Chip Baker (2005-07-29). "Digital Playground Stars Appear on HBO's Entourage". AVN. Retrieved 2014-11-20. 
  9. ^ Thomas J Stanton (January 5, 2006). "Devon, Roberts and Jaymes at Forefront of New Company". Adult Video News. Retrieved May 13, 2009. 
  10. ^ "Devon Signs with Black Kat". Adult Video News. March 20, 2006. Retrieved May 13, 2009. 
  11. ^ "Devon Forms Production Company". Adult Video News. April 3, 2006. Retrieved May 13, 2009. 
  12. ^ Eddie Adams (March 23, 2007). "Shane's World to Release Devon's Directorial Debut". Adult Video News. Retrieved May 13, 2009. 
  13. ^ a b "2010 AVN Award Winners Announced". AVN. January 13, 2010. Retrieved April 30, 2014. 
  14. ^ Roberts, Darren (2012). The Unsexpected Story: The Real Story about the Billion Dollar Adult Entertainment Business. Clearly Confused Inc. p. 74. ISBN 9780985403201. 
  15. ^ http://www.rogreviews.com/interviews/devon.asp
  16. ^ "TeraBabes - Devon Interview". terababes.com. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  17. ^ http://archive.wired.com/wired/archive/13.11/porn.html?pg=3&topic=porn&topic_set=.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  18. ^ "Exclusive Interview: Devon". Rock Confidential. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  19. ^ a b "AVN 2000 Nominations". AVN.com. Archived from the original on March 2, 2000. Retrieved April 30, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Xrco nominations". AVN. March 14, 2000. Retrieved April 30, 2014. 
  21. ^ "6th VENUS-AWARD Nominees" (PDF). venus-berlin.com. Retrieved 2014-10-29. 
  22. ^ Dirty Bob (September 16, 2003). "11th Annual Nightmoves Entertainment Awards Announced". AVN. Retrieved April 30, 2014. 
  23. ^ "2010 NOMINEES". Archived from the original on 2010-03-04. Retrieved April 30, 2014. 
  24. ^ "XRCO Announces 2013 Nominations". AVN. February 14, 2013. Retrieved April 30, 2014. 

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