Lezley Zen (born February 19, 1974) is an American pornographic actress .

Early life

Zen was born in Charleston, South Carolina , and is of Cherokee and Irish descent. [3] She attended college for three years and was in a pre-law program. [5] She was the manager of a Westin Hotel restaurant prior to her porn career. [3] She also worked as a bartender in Charleston for eight years. [5]


Zen danced at the Crazy Horse in Myrtle Beach for six months. [5] She entered the adult film industry in 2001 after dancing during amateur night at a strip club where she met a porn star who was feature dancing and suggested she do porn. [6] Her first scene was in Serenity’s Roman Orgy for Wicked Pictures . [3]

In June 2005, Zen relocated from the San Fernando Valley to Miami and signed a non-exclusive, one-year contract with Pink TV . [7] [8]

Personal life

Zen has two children. [5]

Awards and nominations

Year Ceremony Result Category Film
2003 AVN Award Nominated Best New Starlet N/A
2004 AVN Award Nominated Best Oral Sex Scene – Video (with Austin O'Riley, Brandon Iron & Brian Surewood ) [42] Throat Gaggers 3
2005 AVN Award Won Best Supporting Actress—Film [15] Bare Stage
Nominated Best Supporting Actress—Video [27] Fluff & Fold
Nominated Best All-Girl Sex Scene – Film (with Savanna Samson ) [27] Bare Stage
Nominated Best Oral Sex Scene – Film (with Eric Masterson ) [27]
Nominated Best Group Sex Scene-Film (with Jessica Drake & Brad Armstrong ) [27] The Collector
Nominated Best Group Sex Scene-Film (with Jordan Haze & Rod Fontana ) [27] Debbie Does Dallas: The Revenge
Nominated Best Group Sex Scene – Video (with Jessica Drake , Monica Sweetheart , Tommy Gunn & Trevor Zen) [27] Eye of the Beholder
XRCO Award Nominated Unsung Siren [32] N/A
Nominated Single Performance, Actress [32] Bare Stage
Nominated Group Scene (with Jessica Drake , Monica Sweetheart , Tommy Gunn ) [32] Eye of the Beholder
2006 AVN Award Nominated Best Actress – Film [34] Les Bitches
XRCO Award Nominated Best Single Performance - Actress [23]
2016 AVN Award Nominated Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene (with Jessica Drake , Remy LaCroix , Katrina Jade & Vicki Chase) [50] Massage School Dropouts