Devon (actress)

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Devon
Devon in 2006 adjusted.jpg
Devon at a West Coast Productions Party in 2005
Born (1977-03-28) March 28, 1977 (age 44)
Other namesDevin, Devin Striker
Occupation
  • Pornographic film actress
  • model
Years active1998-present
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)

Devon (born March 28, 1977) is an American pornographic film actress. She was a Penthouse Pet in 2001[1] and in 2005 she co-starred in the pornographic action-adventure film Pirates[2] which cost over US$ 1 million to make and was described by its producer as the most expensive pornographic film in history.[3] She has worked for a number of pornographic film studios including Digital Playground[4] and Shane's World, appearing in films for them and also directing for the latter.[5] She has won a number of awards for her performances and was inducted into the Adult Video News Hall of Fame in 2010.[6]

Early life[edit]

Devon was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania. In an interview, Devon has stated that her dream when growing up was to be a movie star.[7]

Career[edit]

Her first foray into the mainstream adult film industry came in 1998, when she appeared in the Jules Jordan film New Breed.[8] She was the Penthouse Pet of the month in January 2001.[1]

Devon worked for Vivid for three years (1998-2001). Her first release for Vivid was Country Comfort. After her Vivid contract, Devon signed with Digital Playground.[4] In 2004, Devon appeared in the first WMV-HD DVD porn movie ever made, Island Fever 3, filmed on Tahiti and Bora Bora.[9] In 2005, she co-starred in the adult film Pirates.[2]

By January 2006, she signed with a new company, Ecstasy Mobile.[10] In March 2006, she signed with Black Kat Productions, which never produced any films with Devon.[11] Devon then formed her own production company.[12] In October 2006, she signed a contract with Shane's World to appear in films and direct film scenes for the company.[8] She made her directorial debut for Shane's World in April 2007 with the title Devon Does Baja.[5] She says she is personally most proud of Virtual Sex with Devon (2001), recollecting that she spent more time filming that title than most other titles.[13]

In 2010, Devon was inducted into the Adult Video News Hall of Fame.[6]

She returned to adult filming in 2012 and again in 2020.[14]

Mainstream[edit]

Devon appeared in the episode "Millennium" (Season 1, Episode 19) of The Man Show in 1999.[citation needed] Devon appeared, alongside fellow Digital Playground contract performers Jesse Jane and Teagan Presley, in an episode titled "I Love You Too" from the HBO series Entourage, which aired on July 31, 2005.[15]

Personal life[edit]

From 2001 to 2003 she was engaged to fellow pornographic actor Barrett Blade, who had managed her career from behind the scenes before working professionally onscreen with her.[16] She describes their break-up as "difficult" and a contributing reason for her hiatus from the industry during the subsequent period.[17][18] Prior to 2005, she also dated Danny Ting, the co-founder of WantedList, a popular pornographic DVD subscription site that was trying to be the "Netflix of the porn industry".[19] She suffers from mild acrophobia.[20] She believes being active in the sex industry has given her more confidence, making her more "outgoing and aggressive" about what she wants.[21] She says she never watches her own films because she is too critical of herself, the only exception being the times when she has to do commentary for her own work.[13][22] She has four cats and describes herself as "cute, honest and humorous". She has stated that the main difference between her industry persona and her real-life persona is her industry persona is more outgoing and flirtatious. She describes herself as irreligious.[13]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Ceremony Result Category Work
2000 AVN Award Nominated Best Tease Performance[23] Extreme Close-Up 4
Nominated Best All-Girl Sex Scene, Film (with Maya Divine & Devinn Lane)[23] Three
XRCO Award Nominated Starlet of the Year[24] N/A
2002 Venus Award Nominated Best Actress (USA)[25] N/A
2003 NightMoves Award Won Best Actress (Fan Choice)[26] N/A
2010 AVN Award Nominated Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene (with Jenaveve Jolie, Melissa Lauren, Shawna Leneé & Mya Nichole)[27] Babes Illustrated 18
Won AVN Hall of Fame[6] N/A
2013 XRCO Award Nominated Best Cumback[28] N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Penthouse Magazine January 2001". Penthouse Gold. Retrieved December 4, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Javors, Steve (September 21, 2006). "'PIRATES' Opens Pennsylvania Film Festival". XBIZ. Archived from the original on September 28, 2007. Retrieved December 5, 2020.
  3. ^ Daniel McGinn (November 28, 2005). "Porn: XXX Blue, Spending Green". Newsweek. Retrieved September 18, 2007.
  4. ^ a b Ron Martin (June 14, 2004). "Devon Re-Ups with Digital Playground". Adult Video News. Archived from the original on November 4, 2009. Retrieved May 13, 2009.
  5. ^ a b Eddie Adams (March 23, 2007). "Shane's World to Release Devon's Directorial Debut". Adult Video News. Archived from the original on July 7, 2012. Retrieved May 13, 2009.
  6. ^ a b c "2010 AVN Award Winners Announced". AVN. January 13, 2010. Retrieved April 30, 2014.
  7. ^ "Exclusive Interview: Devon". Rock Confidential. Archived from the original on April 15, 2015. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
  8. ^ a b Thomas J Stanton (October 30, 2006). "Shane's World Signs Devon". Adult Video News. Archived from the original on November 4, 2009. Retrieved May 13, 2009.
  9. ^ "Island Fever 3 WMV-HD-DVD". HDTVTotal.com. January 31, 2005. Retrieved May 13, 2009.
  10. ^ Thomas J Stanton (January 5, 2006). "Devon, Roberts and Jaymes at Forefront of New Company". Adult Video News. Retrieved May 13, 2009.
  11. ^ "Devon Signs with Black Kat". Adult Video News. March 20, 2006. Archived from the original on November 8, 2009. Retrieved May 13, 2009.
  12. ^ "Devon Forms Production Company". Adult Video News. April 3, 2006. Archived from the original on March 23, 2010. Retrieved May 13, 2009.
  13. ^ a b c "Devon - Digital Girl". Porn Star Portraits (Interview). Adult Entertainment Expo. January 2004.
  14. ^ "Devon is back!". AdultEmpire. July 29, 2020.
  15. ^ Chip Baker (July 29, 2005). "Digital Playground Stars Appear on HBO's Entourage". AVN. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  16. ^ Roberts, Darren (2012). The Unsexpected Story: The Real Story about the Billion Dollar Adult Entertainment Business. Clearly Confused Inc. p. 74. ISBN 9780985403201.
  17. ^ Devon (2004). "Devon Interview". RogReviews (Interview).
  18. ^ "TeraBabes - Devon Interview". terababes.com. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
  19. ^ McGinn, Daniel (November 1, 2005). "Skin City". Wired.
  20. ^ Devon (May 13, 2003). "Exclusive Interview: Devon". Rock Confidential (Interview). Archived from the original on April 15, 2015. Retrieved July 18, 2016.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  21. ^ Devon (January 28, 2013). "Exclusive Devon Interview". Dear Devon (Interview).
  22. ^ Devon. "X Critic Interview - Devon by Chris Thorne". X Critic (Interview). Interviewed by Chris Thorne.
  23. ^ a b "AVN 2000 Nominations". AVN. Archived from the original on March 2, 2000. Retrieved April 30, 2014.
  24. ^ "Xrco nominations". AVN. March 14, 2000. Retrieved April 30, 2014.
  25. ^ "6th VENUS-AWARD Nominees" (PDF). venus-berlin.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 20, 2004. Retrieved October 29, 2014.
  26. ^ Dirty Bob (September 16, 2003). "11th Annual Nightmoves Entertainment Awards Announced". AVN. Retrieved April 30, 2014.
  27. ^ "2010 Nominees". Adult Video News. Archived from the original on March 4, 2010. Retrieved December 1, 2020.
  28. ^ "XRCO Announces 2013 Nominations". AVN. February 14, 2013. Retrieved April 30, 2014.

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