Midori (actress)

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Midori
Midori db.jpg
Midori in 2006
Born Michele Watley
(1968-07-19) July 19, 1968 (age 48)
Durham, North Carolina, USA
Other names Michelle
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 121 lb (55 kg)
Website http://www.midorimusic.net
No. of adult films 129 (approx.)

Michele Watley, better known for her stage name Midori (born July 19, 1968), is an American singer, actress and former pornographic actress. She was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame in 2009.[1]

Biography[edit]

In 1997, she recorded a duet with Oran Juice Jones at Tommy Boy Records. In 1999, she had one track entitled 5-10-15-20, which she wrote on the Porn To Rock compilation. In 1999, Midori performed and toured with Kid Rock, who also produced the track F.M.A. for the Deep Porn (2000) compilation with her. Midori has a second track, "Zap", produced by Wide (a duo consisting of Liquid Todd and Dr. Luke).[2]

In 2000 and 2001, Midori released two CDs, one featuring dance music tracks, the other hip-hop and rap, which had a track featuring AMG. Her latest release was the 2003 single Who's Hustlin' Who, cataloged as being "by Warrior featuring Midori".[3]

Midori is the younger sister of R&B singer Jody Watley.[4]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Ceremony Result Category Film
1998 AVN Award Nominated Best New Starlet[5] N/A
NightMoves Award Won Best Actress (Editor’s Choice)[6] N/A
1999 AVN Award Nominated Female Performer of the Year[7] N/A
2001 Won Best Supporting Actress - Video[8] American Booty
Nominated Best Couples Sex Scene - Video (with Dillon Day)[9] West Side
XRCO Award Nominated Actress (Single Performance)[10]
2009 AVN Award Won AVN Hall of Fame[11] N/A

Discography[edit]

Albums:

  • 2001: "Miss Judged", (7 tracks)
  • 2000: "Midori (AKA) Michele Watley" (5 tracks)

Singles:

  • 2003: "Who's Hustlin' Who" - Warrior featuring Midori

Album appearances:

  • 2002: "Perfect Weapon", Warrior, "Who's Hustlin' Who" feat. Midori
  • 2000: "Deep Porn", Various Artists, "F.M.A." - Kid Rock featuring Midori, "Zap" - Wide featuring Midori
  • 1999: "Porn To Rock", Various Artists, "5,10,15,20" - Midori
  • 1997: "Player's Call," Oran "Juice" Jones, "Let's Stay Together" (featuring Midori)

Cover girl:

  • 2000: "Face Down Ass Up," Andrew Dice Clay
  • 1999: "Nuttin' To Do," Bad Meets Evil (Royce/Eminem)

Music videos:

  • 2001: "Catch The Beat" (solo appearance)
  • 2001: "My Projects," Coo Coo Cal (guest appearance)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2009 AVN Award-Winners Announced, by David Sullivan January 11, 2009, AVN
  2. ^ Hip-Hop Meets Porn! By Mike Winslow 2000-08-01, AllHipHop
  3. ^ Warrior + Midori - Who's Hustlin' Who (12") 2003!! RARE eBay
  4. ^ "Midori Interview". Johnrodeo.com. Retrieved 8 November 2013. 
  5. ^ Wallace, David Foster. Consider the Lobster. p. 18. 
  6. ^ "Past Winner History". NightMoves. Archived from the original on December 19, 2013. Retrieved April 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Choices". 1999 AVN Awards Show Program. Van Nuys, CA: AVN Publications, Inc. January 9, 1999. 
  8. ^ Steve Nelson (January 9, 2001). "The AVN Awards Show a Night to Remember". Adult Industry News. Retrieved April 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ "2001 AVN Awards Nominations List". Archived from the original on March 9, 2001. Retrieved April 4, 2015. 
  10. ^ "XRCO Award Nominations". March 19, 2001. Archived from the original on January 4, 2002. Retrieved August 15, 2015. 
  11. ^ David Sullivan (January 11, 2009). "2009 AVN Award-Winners Announced". AVN. Retrieved April 4, 2015. 

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