Asa Akira is an American pornographic actress and adult film director. She is an AVN Best Actress winner in 2013. She is currently one of the biggest adult video stars in the world.
Asa Akira was born as Asa Takigami. She was born on January 3, 1985 in New York City, New York. The only child of Japanese parents. She lived in Japan between the ages of six and thirteen. She returned to the United States at age 13 and moved to Downtown Brooklyn and later Clinton Hill. She got a scholarship to attend United Nations International School in Manhattan. This was because her grandfather was a Japanese diplomat for 45 years. But she received poor grades. She then enrolled in Washington Irving High School.
Asa Akira started working as a dominatrix when she was 19 years old. She later worked as a stripper. Approximately one out of every three scenes Akira does involves Asian fetish roles. She co-hosted the 30th Annual AVN Awards alongside pornographic actress Jesse Jane and comedian April Macie. She won the award for best female performer that year. She says she is bisexual but she is uncertain. She like men and girls who look like boys.
Asa Akira was once engaged to pornographic actor Rocco Reed. In 2012, she married pornstar Toni Ribas. She states that aside from their work, their relationship is monogamous. She is a feminist.