Manuel Ferrara

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{{Infobox person | name = Manuel Ferrara | image = Manuel Ferrara 2019 by Glenn Francis.jpg | caption = Ferrara arrives for the XBIZ Awards show in Los Angeles, California, on January 17, 2019 | birth_name = Manuel Jeannin | birth_date = (1975-11-01) 1 November 1975 (age 44)[1] | birth_place = Le Raincy, France[2] | nationality = French[2] | occupation = {{hlist|Pornographic actor|[[Film director|Pornographic film director ]}}[2] | height = 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1] | weight = 187 lb (85 kg; 13.4 st)[1]

| spouse =

Dana Vespoli
(m. 2005; div. 2012)

[3][4]

Kayden Kross (m. 2012)

[5]

| children = 4[6][5] | website = manuelferrara.com | years_active = 1997-Present[1] | alias = Manu, Manuel, Manuel Ferrera, Manu Ferrara, Emanuel Ferrara, Manu Ferraro, Manu Ferrera, Manual Ferrara, Manu Gaussian, Manuel Ferrara, grand chibrax[1] }} Manuel Jeannin (born 1 November 1975), known professionally as Manuel Ferrara, is a French pornographic actor and director.[2]

One of the leading actors in the porn industry,[7] Ferrara has won 64 adult industry awards including six AVN Awards as Male Performer of the Year, and was inducted to the AVN and XRCO Halls of Fame.[8]

Early life[edit]

Ferrara was born in Le Raincy, France, and raised in nearby Gagny.[2] He was born to a French father and a Spanish mother. His father was an electrician and his mother was a cleaning lady who had immigrated to France. He lost his father at the age of seventeen.[9] While attending college, he studied to become a P.E. teacher.[2]

Career[edit]

Ferrara shot his first hardcore scene in 1997 during his studies, after answering an ad in a French pornographic magazine.[10] He then started a career as a professional porn actor, appearing in various French and European productions. He chose the stage name Manuel Ferrara because of his passing resemblance to boxer-turned-actor Stéphane Ferrara.[9]

Ferrara became a protégé of Rocco Siffredi, who recommended him for a role in John Stagliano's Fashionistas in which he made his American debut.[11][9] In 2002, he appeared in blockbuster hit Snoop Dogg's Hustlaz: Diary of a Pimp.[12] In 2003, he started directing gonzo pornography for Platinum X Pictures, a subsidiary of Red Light District Video.[13] In 2004, he began directing for Red Light.[citation needed]

After working for Red Light District for the two years, Ferrara began directing for Evil Angel in May 2006.[14] His first Evil Angel film was Evilution, starring Naomi, Melissa Lauren and featuring the comeback of Nici Sterling.[11] Since then, he has directed several porn series, including Fucked on Sight, Slutty & Sluttier, Raw, Evil Anal, Battle of the Sluts, Anal Expedition, Teen Cum Squad, Bangin' Black Boxes, Ass Attack, I'm Your Slut, Mindfuck and New Whores on the Block.[11][15]

On December 23, 2010, Ferrara appeared alongside Riley Steele in an episode of Manswers titled "Airplane Plane Hanger-On" to discuss their careers for the segment "How Can You Become A Porktastic Porn Star".[16]

On January 22, 2012, he became the first actor in history to win AVN's Male Performer of the Year four times.[8][17] He won AVN's Male Performer of the Year for a fifth time on January 18, 2014.[18]

Ferrara performed in about 2,200 videos in his pornographic career.[1]

In 2012, Ferrara appeared alongside pornographic actress Zoe Voss in an explicit sex scene for the mainstream film Starlet.[19]

Personal life[edit]

Ferrara was married twice. Ferrara married pornographic actress Dana Vespoli in January 2005.[3] The couple divorced seven years later.[4] They have three sons together.[6] Ferrara has a daughter with American pornographic actress and director Kayden Kross.[5]

On August 11, 2016, Ferrara joined Twitch.tv, where he hosts and interviews fellow actors and actresses from the adult entertainment industry. He has recently started streaming video games, such as Fortnite, Mortal Kombat and some old arcade games, he usually tops the twitch charts as the most watched French streamer, and frequently receive large sums of money from his following. He now has nearly 500 subscribers and 6.2 million views.

His YouTube channel [2] now has 100.000 subscribers on which he uploads streams highlights [3] and vlogs from conventions such as "TwitchCon". His most popular video "Riley Reid - Manuel Ferrara" [4] features another adult perfomer Riley Reid. This video now has nearly 750.000 views.

On September 29, 2017 he featured in "Porn directors podcast [5]" where he for two hours talked about his upcoming projects and goals.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Manuel Ferrara winning Male Performer of the Year at the 2010 AVN Awards show
List of awards and nominations received by Manuel Ferrara
Total number of wins and nominations
Totals 64 1
AVN Awards
Year Category Nominated work Co-nominees Result Ref(s)
2004 Male Foreign Performer of the Year N/A N/A Won [20]
Best Group Sex Scene, Video Back 2 Evil Ashley Long, Julie Night and Nacho Vidal
2005 Male Performer of the Year N/A N/A [21]
Best Couples Sex Scene, Video Stuntgirl Venus
2006 Male Performer of the Year N/A N/A [22]
Best Anal Sex Scene (Video) Cumshitters Katsumi
2007 Best Sex Scene Coupling (Film) Emperor Janine [23]
Best Sex Scene Coupling (Video) Slave Dolls 2 Tiffany Mynx
Best Supporting Actor (Video) She Bangs N/A
Best Three-Way Sex Scene Fuck Slaves Sandra Romain and Sasha Grey
2008 Best Couples Sex Scene, Video Evil Anal 2 Jenna Haze [24]
Best POV Release Fucked on Sight 2 N/A
Best POV Series Fucked on Sight
2009 Best Anal Sex Scene Big Wet Asses 13 Sunny Lane [25]
Best Three-Way Sex Scene The Jenny Hendrix Anal Experience Delilah Strong, Jenny Hendrix and Michael Stefano
Best Gonzo Series Slutty and Sluttier N/A
Best Anal-Themed Series Evil Anal
2010 Male Performer of the Year N/A N/A [26]
Best Anal-Themed Series Evil Anal
2011 Best Couples Sex Scene Kristina Rose Is Slutwoman Kristina Rose [27]
Best Anal Sex Scene Asa Akira Is Insatiable Asa Akira
Best Anal-Themed Series Evil Anal N/A
Best Gonzo Series Slutty & Sluttier
2012 Best Boy/Girl Scene The Bombshells 3 Lexi Belle [17]
Male Performer of the Year N/A N/A
Hottest Sex Scene (Fan Award) Babysitters 2 BiBi Jones, Jesse Jane, Kayden Kross, Riley Steele and Stoya
Best Anal Series Evil Anal N/A
Best Big Butt Series Phat Bottom Girls
Best Gonzo Series
2013 Best Anal Sex Scene Oil Overload 7 Brooklyn Lee [28]
AVN Hall of Fame inductee N/A N/A [8]
Best Continuing Series Slutty & Sluttier [28]
Best Vignette Release Slutty & Sluttier 16
2014 Best Three-Way Sex Scene Remy 2 Remy LaCroix and Riley Reid [18]
Male Performer of the Year N/A N/A
Best All-Sex Release Slutty & Sluttier 18
Best Anal Series Evil Anal
Best Continuing Series Slutty & Sluttier
2015 Best Anal Sex Scene Internal Damnation 8 Adriana Chechik [29]
2019 Male Performer of the Year N/A N/A [30][31]
Best Boy/Girl Sex Scene Female of the Species Evelyn Claire Nominated [32]
XBIZ Awards
Year Category Nominated work Co-nominees Ref(s)
2009 Male Performer of the Year N/A N/A [33]
2012 Gonzo Series of the Year Phat Bottom Girls [34]
2014 Best Scene – Feature Movie Code of Honor Jesse Jane, Kayden Kross, Riley Steele, Selena Rose and Stoya [35]
2015 Director of the Year – Non-Feature Release Misha Cross Wide Open Kayden Kross [36]
2017 Best Sex Scene – Gonzo Release Black Anal Asses N/A [37]
XRCO Awards
Year Category Nominated work Co-nominees Ref(s)
2003 New Stud N/A N/A [38]
2004 Male Performer of the Year [39]
Sex Scene (Couple) Babes in Pornland 14: Bubble Butt Babes Jewel De'Nyle
Best Threeway Sex Scene Mason's Dirty Tricks Julie Night and Steve Holmes
2005 Male Performer of the Year N/A N/A [40]
2006 [41][42]
2011 [43]
XRCO Hall of Fame inductee
2012 Male Performer of the Year [44]
2013 [45]
Best Gonzo Series Raw
NightMoves Awards
Year Category Nominated work Co-nominees Ref(s)
2006 Best Actor (Editor's Choice) N/A N/A [46]
2013 Best Male Performer (Fan's Choice) [47]
Best Ongoing Series (Fan's Choice) RAW
2014 Best Director – Non-Feature (Fan's Choice) N/A [48]
Hot d'Or Awards
Year Category Nominated work Co-nominees Ref(s)
2009 Best American Gonzo Director Slutty and Sluttier N/A [49][50]
Best French Male Performer N/A
Adam Film World Guide Awards
Year Category Nominated work Co-nominees Ref(s)
2004 Male Performer of the Year N/A N/A [51]
2006 [52]

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