Yasmin Lee

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Yasmin Lee
Yasmin Lee 2009.jpg
Lee attending "Fetish Nation" Party at Circus Disco, Hollywood, CA, September 2009
Born (1983-06-03) June 3, 1983 (age 33)[1]
Nationality Thai[1]
Other names Nohealani, Nohea Lani, Yasimine Lee, Yasmine, Yasmine Lee,[1] & Yasimine
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Weight 138 lb (63 kg)[1]
No. of adult films 40 (per IAFD)

Yasmin Lee (born June 3, 1983) is a transsexual pornographic film actress[1] and model.

Early life and career[edit]

Lee is of Thai, Cambodian and Chinese heritage. She was born into a family of Cambodian refugees.[2] Her parents moved from Thailand to the Philippines before finally settling down in Orange County, California.[citation needed] 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.[3] She worked as a make-up artist for Hollywood actresses and music video sets.[4] 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.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed] She has twice been nominated for an AVN Award for her work in transsexual pornography.[citation needed]

In January 2010, Lee announced that she was going to have two surgeries in 2010 – one for an enhanced breast-cup size and another for circumcision.[5]

A regular performer at Kink.com, she won in 2011 the "Kinkiest TGirl Domme" Award.[1][6]

Mainstream appearances[edit]

She made her way into mainstream roles with special appearances on various TV shows, including The Maury Povich Show and The Tyra Banks Show.[citation needed] 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.[7]

Lee is also an active member of the American Civil Liberties Union and takes part in events related to LGBT rights.[8][9]

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • 2008 AVN Award nomination – Transsexual Performer of the Year[10]
  • 2009 AVN Award nomination – Transsexual Performer of the Year[11]
  • 2011 Kink.com Award – Kinkiest TGirl Domme[1]
  • 2012 AVN Award nominations – Crossover Star of the Year & Transsexual Performer of the Year[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "yasmine lee". iafd.com. Retrieved 2015-11-18. 
  2. ^ Interview with Yasmin Lee, Eye Strane, 28 April 2012
  3. ^ "Life as a Transexual Porn Star: Yasmine Lee". 
  4. ^ "Yasmin Lee: Porno Queen Turned Hollywood Wet Dream". Trannies on Top: Star 5. Bizarre Magazine. Retrieved 2011-05-26. 
  5. ^ "Some Surprising 2010 Plans". Variety. January 12, 2010. Retrieved July 1, 2011. 
  6. ^ Winners Announced for 4th Annual Tranny Awards, AVN, 20 February 2012
  7. ^ "The Hangover Part II". Variety. May 23, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011. 
  8. ^ Interview with Yasmin Lee, The Heroines of my life, 7 February 2015
  9. ^ Celebrating LGBT History Month, ACLU website, 11 October 2011
  10. ^ "2008 AVN Award Nominations" (PDF). AVN. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 26, 2008. Retrieved November 24, 2008. 
  11. ^ David Sullivan (November 1, 2009). "2009 AVN Award-Winners Announced". AVN. Retrieved November 1, 2009. 

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