Nica Noelle

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Nica Noelle
Nica Noelle.jpg
Nica Noelle in 2012
Born (1976-06-14) June 14, 1976 (age 41)
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States[1]
Nationality American[2]
Other names Sydni Ellis,[3] Sydney Ellis, Sydni, Sydney[2]
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[2]
Weight 140 lb (64 kg)[2]
No. of adult films
  • 42 as a performer
  • 279 as a director
  • (per IAFD as of November 2015)[2]

Nica Noelle is the stage name of an American entrepreneur, pornographic film actress and director,[2] as well as a writer whose essays have appeared in Salon, The Huffington Post and Hustler. She is the co-founder of adult film studios Sweetheart Video, Sweet Sinner, Sweet Sinema, Girl Candy Films,[4] Rock Candy films,[5] Hot Candy Films,[6] and TransRomantic Films.[7]


Noelle (right) with fellow performer Satine Phoenix in 2011

As performer[edit]

Noelle began her career at the age of 19, working at a psychodrama house in New York City.[8] Afterwards, she became a columnist for underground adult magazines, but she soon switched to porn after she began writing for magazines like $pread.[4]

As director[edit]

After performing in some scenes for the lesbian-porn studio Girlfriends Films, Noelle and Mile High Media (an adult film production/distribution company) founded rival lesbian-porn company Sweetheart Video,[9] straight couples-themed brand Sweet Sinner, and Hollywood-inspired brand Sweet Sinema.[10] Through November 2011, Noelle was the sole writer and director of every title from each of these companies. Each of the studios' productions are distributed through Mile High Media. Noelle received an AVN Award nomination for Director of the Year in 2010.[11]

In 2011, Noelle began directing for Mile High Media's then-new company, Sweet Sinema. However, she resigned from Mile High Media that November[12] to sign a new deal with AEBN to create new porn brands Girl Candy Films (lesbian sex), Hard Candy Films (straight),[13] Rock Candy Films (gay),[5] and TransRomantic Films (transgender).[7] Hard Candy Films has since been renamed Hot Candy Films.[6]

Noelle has also written about her career on her Huffington Post blog[14] and on[15]

Personal life[edit]

Noelle is Irish and Welsh on her mother's side and Danish and Italian on her father's side.[4]

Noelle has a son and identifies as bisexual.[8]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Ceremony Category Work Result
2010 AVN Award Director of the Year (Body of Work)[16] N/A Nominated
2013 Best Director - Feature[17] A Mother's Love Nominated
Best Screenplay[17] Nominated
XBIZ Award Director of the Year - Body of Work[18] N/A Nominated
Director of the Year - Parody[18] Pretty Lady Nominated
XRCO Award Best Director (Features)[19] N/A Nominated
2014[20] XBIZ Award Director of the Year - Body of Work N/A Nominated
Director of the Year - Feature Release Nobody's Daughter Nominated
Gay Director of the Year N/A Nominated
2017 XBIZ Award Trans Director of the Year[21] N/A Won


  1. ^ The Journey of Nica Noelle, Retrieved November 8, 2011
  2. ^ a b c d e f Nica Noelle at the Internet Adult Film Database
  3. ^ Archived from the original on November 17, 2011. Retrieved November 23, 2011.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ a b c "Nica Noelle interview". Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Rock Candy Films Debuts 1st All-male Movie". XBIZ. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Rock Candy Films Archive". TheBlot Magazine. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "TransRomantic Studio Debuts With 'Forbidden Lovers'". XBIZ. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  8. ^ a b Sexy Mama: An Interview with Nica Noelle, Retrieved November 8, 2011 Archived October 16, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ "Mile High Media Goes All-Girl With Sweetheart Video". 2008-02-22. Retrieved 2013-11-02. 
  10. ^ "Interview: Nica Noelle Talks Sweet Sinema and More". Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  11. ^ Mile High Media Unveils New Studio, Sweet Sinema, Retrieved November 12, 2011
  12. ^ "Mile High Media and Director Nica Noelle Amicably Part Ways". 
  13. ^ Nica Noelle Forms Partnership With AEBN, Launches Candy Girl, Hard Candy Films, Retrieved October 14, 2011
  14. ^ "Nica Noelle". Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  15. ^ "Nica Noelle". Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  16. ^ "AVN - 2012 AVN Awards Show - Past Nominees". AVN. Archived from the original on March 4, 2010. Retrieved October 27, 2011. 
  17. ^ a b "AVN - 2013 AVN Awards Show - 2013 Nominees". AVN. Archived from the original on January 14, 2013. Retrieved February 11, 2013. 
  18. ^ a b "XBIZ Awards 2013 Presented by Fleshlight - Nominees". XBIZ. Archived from the original on January 1, 2013. Retrieved February 11, 2013. 
  19. ^ "XRCO Nominations 2013 -". Internet Adult Film Database. Retrieved November 25, 2013. 
  20. ^ "XBIZ Awards - Nominees". XBIZ. Retrieved November 23, 2013. 
  21. ^ XBIZ Award Winners, XBIZ, January, 2017

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