Kobe Tai

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Kobe Tai
Kobe Tai 00010944.jpg
Tai in Las Vegas, January 2000
Born (1972-01-15) January 15, 1972 (age 43)[1]
Taipei, Taiwan[1]
Other names Brooke Young, Blake Young, Carla Scott
Ethnicity Chinese/Japanese[2]
Height 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)[1]
Spouse(s) Mark Davis (m. 1997; div. 1999)[1]
Website http://www.kobetai.com
No. of adult films 101 (per IAFD)[1]

Kobe Tai (born January 15, 1972) is the stage name of a Taiwanese-born[2] American former pornographic actress and adult model.[1] She entered the adult film industry at the age of 24 and appeared in over 70 adult films between 1996 and 2003.

She was a contract performer with Vivid Entertainment.[3] Her stage name was initially spelled Coby Ty, but Steven Hirsch modified it to make it sound more ethnic for marketing purposes.[2] In 2011, Complex ranked her first on its list of "The Top 50 Hottest Asian Porn Stars of All Time".[4]

She married fellow pornographic actor Steven Scott, who performs under the stage name Mark Davis in 1997. They divorced in 1999.[1][5]

Early life[edit]

Tai's biological mother was Chinese and her biological father was a Japanese soldier.[2] She was adopted in Taiwan by American parents when she was five months old.[2] She moved to the United States when her adoptive father, who was a Chief Yeoman in the Navy, was transferred to Del Mar, California.[2]

In high school, Tai was captain of the cheerleading squad, a member of the drill team, and played softball, basketball, and did the hurdles in track.[2]


Tai started out doing mainstream modeling, working for “Fresh Jive” clothing and “Sketchers”, and she did a hair commercial for a European shampoo all before getting into porn.[2]

Mainstream appearances[edit]

In addition to her roles in porn films, Tai appeared in the mainstream movie Very Bad Things, portraying a stripper who is accidentally killed at a bachelor party.[6] She has appeared on The Man Show[2] and The Helmetcam Show.[6] She did background vocals for Marilyn Manson's song, "New Model No. 15", on the album Mechanical Animals.[7]

She attended the Big Apple Anime Fest, held in New York City in October 2001, for her voice acting role in the Japanese OVA Koihime parts 1 & 2 (playing the character "Nami"),[2] and she was an Opening Night Guest of Honor along with Asia Carrera at the fest's Midnight Anime Concourse.[8]

Personal life[edit]

She self-identifies as bisexual,[9] and she plays the piano.[2]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Ceremony Result Award Work
1997 Hot d'Or Award Won Best American Starlet[10][11] N/A
2000 AVN Award Nominated Best Supporting Actress, Film[12] The Awakening
Nominated Best Group Sex Scene, Film (with Cheyne Collins, Evan Stone & Andrew Youngman)[12]
XRCO Award Nominated Actress (Single Performance)[13]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Kobe Tai at the Internet Adult Film Database
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Kobe Tai (30 November 1998). Kobe Tai. Interview with Damon Shavers. Read Junk. New York City. Retrieved 11 September 2015. 
  3. ^ Jared Rutter (2009-09-30). "Vivid's 25th Anniversary: How Steven Hirsch's Company Thrust Porn Into Mainstream America". AVN.com. Retrieved 2009-11-12. 
  4. ^ Gabriel Alvarez (2011-09-19). "The Top 50 Hottest Asian Porn Stars of All Time". Complex. Retrieved 2013-08-02. 
  5. ^ "Kobe Tai". nndb.com. Retrieved 6 September 2015. 
  6. ^ a b Kobe Tai at the Internet Movie Database
  7. ^ "Porn Goes Public - Industry Trend or Event", The Industry Standard, November 6, 2000, by Kenneth Li Archived on Findarticles.com. Retrieved 2007-09-18
  8. ^ "BAAF Wrap-up PR". Anime News Network. November 14, 2001. Retrieved 2010-05-20. 
  9. ^ "Interview with Kobe Tai". Mentertainment.com. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  10. ^ "6ème cérémonie des Hot d'Or". Archived from the original on February 25, 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-07. 
  11. ^ "Cérémonies". hot-dor.fr. Archived from the original on 25 February 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2015. 
  12. ^ a b "AVN 2000 Nominations". AVN.com. Archived from the original on 2000-03-02. Retrieved 2013-08-02. 
  13. ^ "Xrco nominations". AVN. 2000-03-14. Retrieved 2013-08-02. 

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