American pornographic actress and adult film director Asa Akira topless participates in ‘No pants Subway Day’ in New York City, 01/07/2018
Asa Akira (born January 3, 1986) is an American pornographic actress and adult film director.
Akira is an Award-winning adult film actress who, as of May 2016, had appeared in over 505 adult films. In 2012, she married adult film actor Toni Ribas. In 2013, she became the second Asian person to win the AVN Female Performer of the Year Award. She received her AVN Female Performer of the Year Award, a year after Bobbi Starr received the same honor.
Akira was born in Manhattan, New York, the only child of Japanese parents, both immigrants. She lived in SoHo and moved to Tokyo at age 9 when her father, a portrait photographer, was relocated there for work. She returned to the United States at age 13 and moved to Downtown Brooklyn and later Clinton Hill. In a 2014 interview, Akira described her childhood as being “perfectly normal.” Her family spoke Japanese at home and were “health nuts” who avoided junk food.
As a teenager, Akira worked at the children’s bookstore Books of Wonder as a cashier.