Asa Akira (born January 3, 1986) is the stage name of a Japanese-American pornographic actress and model. Born in New York City, Akira lived in Japan between the ages of 6 and 13 where she attended American schools. In 2006–07 she was a regular on the Bubba the Love Sponge radio show and was known as the "Show Whore." Her first boy-girl scene was with Travis Knight for Gina Lynn Productions, after having already done several girl-girl scenes, mainly with Lynn. Akira received several award nominations for her role in David Aaron Clark's 2009 film, Pure, in which she plays a telephonist at a fetish dungeon who has an affair with the head-mistress' husband.