Small (just under 5’2″), but buxom and shapely Japanese-American brunette knockout Asa Akira was born Asa Takigami on January 2, 1986, in Tokyo, Japan. She lived in Japan between the ages of 6 and 13. Asa attended Washington Irving High School in New York City from 2001 to 2002 and graduated high school in 2004. She was a regular as the Show Whore on the radio show “Bubba the Love Sponge” for about a year. Asa began performing in hardcore X-rated movies at age 20 in 2006. Akira has been nominated for several AVN Awards in such categories as Best Actress, Best Couples Scene, Most Outrageous Sex Scene, and Best New Starlet. She lives in the Manhattan area of New York City.