Lee attending "Fetish Nation" Party at Circus Disco, Hollywood, CA, September 2009
June 3, 1983 |
|Other names||Nohealani, Nohea Lani, Yasimine Lee, Yasmine, Yasmine Lee, & Yasimine|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||138 lb (63 kg)|
|No. of adult films||40 (per IAFD)|
Early life and career
Lee is of Thai, Cambodian and Chinese heritage. She was born into a family of Cambodian refugees. Her parents moved from Thailand to the Philippines before finally settling down in Orange County, California. She joined the U.S. Navy at age 18 but left soon after due to sexuality-based harassment to pursue a career as a drag entertainer and make-up artist. She worked as a make-up artist for Hollywood actresses and music video sets. After beginning to transition, she left her job as a make-up artist due to fear of transphobic discrimination and began work as an assistant on pornography sets. She then worked as a casting director on adult films until she took the place of a woman who did not show up and began her career as an actor in adult films. She has twice been nominated for an AVN Award for her work in transsexual pornography.
She made her way into mainstream roles with special appearances on various TV shows, including The Maury Povich Show and The Tyra Banks Show. Additionally, she has acted in a few non-pornographic films, such as the 2011 horror film Red Ice and the 2011 comedy The Hangover Part II.
Awards and nominations
- 2008 AVN Award nomination – Transsexual Performer of the Year
- 2009 AVN Award nomination – Transsexual Performer of the Year
- 2011 Kink.com Award – Kinkiest TGirl Domme
- 2012 AVN Award nominations – Crossover Star of the Year & Transsexual Performer of the Year
- "yasmine lee". iafd.com. Retrieved 2015-11-18.
- Interview with Yasmin Lee, Eye Strane, 28 April 2012
- "Life as a Transexual Porn Star: Yasmine Lee".
- "Yasmin Lee: Porno Queen Turned Hollywood Wet Dream". Trannies on Top: Star 5. Bizarre Magazine. Retrieved 2011-05-26.
- "Some Surprising 2010 Plans". Variety. January 12, 2010. Retrieved July 1, 2011.
- Winners Announced for 4th Annual Tranny Awards, AVN, 20 February 2012
- "The Hangover Part II". Variety. May 23, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
- Interview with Yasmin Lee, The Heroines of my life, 7 February 2015
- Celebrating LGBT History Month, ACLU website, 11 October 2011
- "2008 AVN Award Nominations" (PDF). AVN. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 26, 2008. Retrieved November 24, 2008.
- David Sullivan (November 1, 2009). "2009 AVN Award-Winners Announced". AVN. Retrieved November 1, 2009.
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