Manuel Ferrara

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Manuel Ferrara
Manuel Ferrara 2010.jpg
Manuel Ferrara attending the AVN Awards show at the Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada on January 9, 2010
Born Manuel Jeannin[1]
(1975-11-01) November 1, 1975 (age 41)[2]
Le Raincy, France[3]
Other names Manuel Farrara, Emanuel Ferrara, Manu, Manu Ferrara, Manu Ferraro, Manu Ferrera, Manu Gaussian, Manual Ferrara, Manuel, Manuel Ferrera[2]
Years active since 1997
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[2]
Weight 187 lb (85 kg; 13.4 st)[2]
Spouse(s) Dana Vespoli (2005–2012)[4][5]
Partner(s) Kayden Kross (2012–present)[6]
Children 4[7][6]
Website manuelferrara.com
No. of adult films 1,756 (including compilations)
203 as director (per IAFD)[2]

Manuel Ferrara (born Manuel Jeannin on November 1, 1975) is a French pornographic actor and director.[3]

Ferrara has won numerous adult industry awards, having the distinction of winning the AVN Award for Male Performer of the Year five times (more than any other male performer) and being inducted into the AVN and XRCO Halls of Fame.[8]

Early life[edit]

Ferrara was born in Le Raincy, France and raised in nearby Gagny.[3] His father was an electrician and his mother was a Spanish-born cleaning lady. He lost his father at the age of seventeen.[1] While attending college, he studied to become a P.E. teacher.[3]

Career[edit]

Ferrara shot his first hardcore scene in 1997 during his studies, after answering an ad in a French pornographic magazine.[9] 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.[1]

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.[10],[1] In 2002, he appeared in blockbuster hit Snoop Dogg's Hustlaz: Diary of a Pimp.[11] In 2003, he started directing gonzo pornography for Platinum X Pictures, a subsidiary of Red Light District Video.[12] In 2004, he began directing for Red Light.[citation needed]

After working for Red Light District for two years, Ferrara began directing for Evil Angel in May 2006.[13] His first Evil Angel film was Evilution, starring Naomi, Melissa Lauren and featuring the comeback of Nici Sterling.[10] 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.[10][14]

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".[15]

On January 22, 2012, he became the first actor in history to win AVN's Male Performer of the Year four times.[8][16] He won AVN's Male Performer of the Year for a fifth time on January 18, 2014.[17]

In 2012, Ferrara appeared alongside pornographic actress Zoe Voss in an explicit sex scene for the mainstream film Starlet.[18]

Personal life[edit]

Ferrara married pornographic actress Dana Vespoli in January 2005.[4] The couple divorced seven years later.[5] They have three sons together.[7] Ferrara also has a daughter with his current partner, pornographic actress Kayden Kross.[6]

Awards[edit]

Manuel Ferrara winning Male Performer of the Year at the 2010 AVN Awards show

Awards received by Manuel Ferrara:

  • 2003: XRCO Award – New Stud[19]
  • 2004: Adam Film World Guide Award – Male Performer of the Year[20]
  • 2004: AVN Award – Male Foreign Performer of the Year[21]
  • 2004: AVN Award – Best Group Sex Scene, Video – Back 2 Evil (with Ashley Long, Julie Night and Nacho Vidal)[21]
  • 2004: XRCO Award – Male Performer of the Year[22]
  • 2004: XRCO Award – Sex Scene (Couple) – Babes in Pornland 14: Bubble Butt Babes (with Jewel De'Nyle)[22]
  • 2004: XRCO Award – Best Threeway Sex Scene – Mason's Dirty Tricks (with Julie Night and Steve Holmes)[22]
  • 2005: AVN Award – Male Performer of the Year[23]
  • 2005: AVN Award – Best Couples Sex Scene, Video – Stuntgirl (with Venus)[23]
  • 2005: XRCO Award – Male Performer of the Year[24]
  • 2006: Adam Film World Guide Award – Male Performer of the Year[25]
  • 2006: AVN Award – Male Performer of the Year[26]
  • 2006: AVN Award – Best Anal Sex Scene (Video) – Cumshitters (with Katsumi)[26]
  • 2006: NightMoves Award – Best Actor (Editor's Choice)[27]
  • 2006: XRCO Award – Male Performer of the Year[28][29]
  • 2007: AVN Award – Best Sex Scene Coupling (Film) – Emperor (with Janine)[30]
  • 2007: AVN Award – Best Sex Scene Coupling (Video) – Slave Dolls 2 (with Tiffany Mynx)[30]
  • 2007: AVN Award – Best Supporting Actor (Video) – She Bangs[30]
  • 2007: AVN Award – Best Three-Way Sex Scene – Fuck Slaves (with Sandra Romain and Sasha Grey)[30]
  • 2008: AVN Award – Best Couples Sex Scene, Video – Evil Anal 2 (with Jenna Haze)[31]
  • 2009: AVN Award – Best Anal Sex Scene – Big Wet Asses 13 (with Sunny Lane)[32]
  • 2009: Hot d'Or Award – Best American Gonzo Director (Slutty and Sluttier)[33][34]
  • 2009: Hot d'Or Award – Best French Male Performer[33][34]
  • 2009: XBIZ Award – Male Performer of the Year[35]
  • 2010: AVN Award – Male Performer of the Year[36]
  • 2011: AVN Award – Best Couples Sex Scene – Kristina Rose Is Slutwoman (with Kristina Rose)[37]
  • 2011: AVN Award – Best Anal Sex Scene – Asa Akira Is Insatiable (with Asa Akira)[37]
  • 2011: XRCO Award – Male Performer of the Year[38]
  • 2011: XRCO Hall of Fame inductee[38]
  • 2012: AVN Award – Best Boy/Girl Scene – The Bombshells 3 (with Lexi Belle)[16]
  • 2012: AVN Award – Male Performer of the Year[16]
  • 2012: AVN Award – Hottest Sex Scene (Fan Award) – Babysitters 2 (with BiBi Jones, Jesse Jane, Kayden Kross, Riley Steele and Stoya)[16]
  • 2012: XRCO Award – Male Performer of the Year[39]
  • 2013: AVN Award – Best Anal Sex Scene – Oil Overload 7 (with Brooklyn Lee)[40]
  • 2013: AVN Hall of Fame inductee[8]
  • 2013: NightMoves Award – Best Male Performer (Fan's Choice)[41]
  • 2013: XRCO Award – Male Performer of the Year[42]
  • 2014: AVN Award – Best Three-Way Sex Scene – Remy 2 (with Remy LaCroix and Riley Reid)[17]
  • 2014: AVN Award – Male Performer of the Year[17]
  • 2014: XBIZ Award – Best Scene – Feature Movie – Code of Honor (with Jesse Jane, Kayden Kross, Riley Steele, Selena Rose and Stoya)[43]
  • 2014: NightMoves Award – Best Director – Non-Feature (Fan's Choice)[44]
  • 2015: XBIZ Award – Director of the Year – Non-Feature Release – Misha Cross Wide Open (with Kayden Kross)[45]
  • 2015: AVN Award – Best Anal Sex Scene – Internal Damnation 8 (with Adriana Chechik)[46]
  • 2017: XBIZ Award – Best Sex Scene – Gonzo Release – Black Anal Asses[47]

Awards received by Manuel Ferrara Productions:

  • 2008: AVN Award – Best POV Release – Fucked on Sight 2[31]
  • 2008: AVN Award – Best POV Series – Fucked on Sight[31]
  • 2009: AVN Award – Best Three-Way Sex Scene – The Jenny Hendrix Anal Experience (Delilah Strong, Jenny Hendrix and Michael Stefano)[32]
  • 2009: AVN Award – Best Gonzo Series – Slutty and Sluttier[32]
  • 2009: AVN Award – Best Anal-Themed Series – Evil Anal[32]
  • 2010: AVN Award – Best Anal-Themed Series – Evil Anal[36]
  • 2011: AVN Award – Best Anal-Themed Series – Evil Anal[37]
  • 2011: AVN Award – Best Gonzo Series – Slutty & Sluttier[37]
  • 2012: AVN Award – Best Anal Series – Evil Anal[16]
  • 2012: AVN Award – Best Big Butt Series – Phat Bottom Girls[16]
  • 2012: AVN Award – Best Gonzo Series – Raw[16]
  • 2012: XBIZ Award – Gonzo Series of the Year – Phat Bottom Girls[48]
  • 2013: AVN Award – Best Continuing Series – Slutty & Sluttier[40]
  • 2013: AVN Award – Best Vignette Release – Slutty & Sluttier 16[40]
  • 2013: NightMoves Award – Best Ongoing Series (Fan's Choice) – RAW[41]
  • 2013: XRCO Award – Best Gonzo Series – Raw[42]
  • 2014: AVN Award – Best All-Sex Release – Slutty & Sluttier 18[17]
  • 2014: AVN Award – Best Anal Series – Evil Anal[17]
  • 2014: AVN Award – Best Continuing Series – Slutty & Sluttier[17]

References[edit]

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  4. ^ a b Troy Michael. "Porn Star, Director, Wife, Mother: The Renaissance Woman Dana Vespoli". IWAdult. Archived from the original on April 30, 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2013. 
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