Kaylani Lei (born August 5, 1980) is a Singaporean–American pornographic actress of Chinese and Filipino descent.

Early life

Lei was born in Singapore and spent most of her childhood in Massachusetts , United States . [6] She is of Chinese and Filipino descent but does not speak any Tagalog . [7]


Lei danced at the Olympic Garden in Las Vegas prior to her porn career. [8] She is a former contract performer for pornographic production studio Wicked Pictures . [7] [9] [53] [11]

Outside her adult film work, she was the host of a radio show on KSEX , Me So Horny with Kaylani Lei . [12] Lei has made an appearance on the Howard Stern radio show while he was on national broadcast radio (pre- Sirius satellite radio change over), and she has made appearances on Playboy TV . In 2007, she was the co star of the Cinemax series The Erotic Traveler , as "Allison Kraft" - an apprentice erotic photographer. [13] [14] She appeared in one episode of the 2011 series Chemistry as a Japanese businesswoman named Yokushi Shimato.

According to the Internet Adult Film Database , she has worked in over 200 films, including Beautiful , Kaylani Unleashed and Space Nuts for Wicked. [5]

In 2010, Lei appeared alongside fellow Wicked Pictures contract star Alektra Blue in the Free Speech Coalition 's "All-Star Anti-Piracy PSA" on the topic of copyright infringement of adult content. [18]

In 2011, Complex magazine ranked her at #24 in their list of "The Top 50 Hottest Asian Porn Stars of All Time". [17]

Lei has also appeared several times on the TV series Zane's Sex Chronicles [17] and in the 2013 documentary Risky Business: A Look Inside America's Adult Film Industry . [19]

Personal life

Lei dated Byron Kelleher , a New Zealand rugby union halfback , [2] [3] from 2005 to 2006. She lived with him in New Zealand until June 2006. [4]

Awards and nominations

Year Ceremony Result Category Work
2004 AVN Award [9] Nominated Best New Starlet N/A
Nominated Best Actress – Video Angel X
XRCO Award [27] Nominated Best Girl/Girl Scene (with Asia Carrera )
Nominated New Starlet N/A
2005 AFWG Award [23] Won Contract Starlet of the Year Wicked Pictures
AVN Award [27] Nominated Best Actress – Video Sweatshop
Nominated Best Tease Performance Smokin' P.O.V.
Nominated Best Oral Sex Scene – Video (with Charmane Star & Brad Armstrong ) Eye of the Beholder
2007 AVN Award [20] Nominated Best Supporting Actress – Video Curse Eternal
Nominated Best Three-Way Sex Scene (with Jessica Drake & Eric Masterson )
2008 AFWG Award [13] Won Porn Cumback of the Year N/A
AVN Award [22] Nominated Best Actress, Video Candelabra
NightMoves Award [31] Won Best Female Performer (Editor's Choice) N/A
XRCO Award [9] Won Best Cumback N/A
2009 AVN Award [74] Nominated Best Actress The Wicked
Nominated Best Group Sex Scene (with Mikayla Mendez, Evan Stone , Sophia Santi & Barry Scott)
XRCO Award [7] Nominated Single Performance – Actress
2010 AVN Award [13] [9] Nominated Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene (with Alektra Blue, Jessica Drake , Kirsten Price & Mikayla Mendez) House of Wicked
Won Best Group Sex Scene (with Jessica Drake , Kirsten Price , Alektra Blue, Mikayla Mendez, Tory Lane, Jayden Jaymes, Kayla Carrera, Randy Spears , Brad Armstrong , Rocco Reed , Marcus London , Mick Blue & T.J. Cummings) 2040
2011 AVN Award [85] Nominated Best Group Sex Scene (with Misty Stone , Jessica Drake , Kirsten Price , Alektra Blue, Chanel Preston , Kayme Kai, Tory Lane, Briana Blair, Mick Blue , Dale DaBone , Barrett Blade , Eric Masterson , Marcus London , Sascha & Bill Bailey) Speed
2012 AVN Award [86] Nominated Best All-Girl Group Scene (with Jessica Drake , Alektra Blue & Brandy Aniston ) Sexy
Nominated Best Group Sex Scene (with Alektra Blue, Jessica Drake , Kirsten Price , Brandy Aniston , Nikki Daniels, Lucky Starr, Puma Swede , Randy Spears , Tommy Gunn , Marcus London , Ron Jeremy , Jack Vegas, Dick Chibbles, Rocco Reed & Mac Turner) The Rocki Whore Picture Show: A Hardcore Parody
2013 AVN Award [18] Nominated Best Actress Snatched
Nominated Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene (with Asa Akira , Katsuni , Mia Lelani & Miko Lee) Asian Anal Aaaassins
XBIZ Award [66] Nominated Best Actress—Couples-Themed Release The Prize
Nominated Best Scene - Couples-Themed Release (with Xander Corvus )
Nominated Best Supporting Actress Countdown
2014 AVN Award [10] Nominated Best Safe Sex Scene (with James Deen ) Hotel No Tell
2015 AVN Award [18] [48] Won AVN Hall of Fame N/A
Nominated Best Girl/Girl Sex Scene (with Abigail Mac) The Masterpiece
Nominated Best Group Sex Scene (with Asa Akira , Aubrey Addams, Jessica Drake , Sarah Jessie, Vicki Chase, Brad Armstrong , Eric Masterson , Erik Everhard , Mr. Pete , Ryan McLane & Tyler Nixon) Aftermath
Nominated Best Group Sex Scene (with Asa Akira , Samantha Saint , Summer Brielle, Sophia Fiore, Remy LaCroix , James Deen , Mr. Pete , Eric Masterson , Bill Bailey & Brad Armstrong ) Holly…Would