Manuel Jeannin (born November 1, 1975), known professionally as Manuel Ferrara , is a French pornographic actor and director . [14]

Ferrara has won numerous adult industry awards and distinction of winning the AVN Award for Male Performer of the Year five times (more than any other male performer) and being inducted into the AVN and XRCO Halls of Fame. [20]

Early life

Ferrara was born in Le Raincy , France and raised in nearby Gagny . [14] His father was an electrician and his mother was a Spanish -born cleaning lady . He lost his father at the age of seventeen. [13] While attending college, he studied to become a P.E. teacher. [14]

Career

Ferrara shot his first hardcore scene in 1997 during his studies, after answering an ad in a French pornographic magazine. [21] He then started a career as a professional porn actor, appearing in various French and European productions. He chose the stage name Manuel Ferrara because of his passing resemblance to boxer-turned-actor Stéphane Ferrara . [13]

Ferrara became a protégé of Rocco Siffredi , who recommended him for a role in John Stagliano 's Fashionistas in which he made his American debut. [23] , [13] In 2002, he appeared in blockbuster hit Snoop Dogg's Hustlaz: Diary of a Pimp . [24] In 2003, he started directing gonzo pornography for Platinum X Pictures, a subsidiary of Red Light District Video . [25] In 2004, he began directing for Red Light.

After working for Red Light District for two years, Ferrara began directing for Evil Angel in May 2006. [26] His first Evil Angel film was Evilution , starring Naomi, Melissa Lauren and featuring the comeback of Nici Sterling . [23] Since then, he has directed several porn series, including Fucked on Sight , Slutty & Sluttier , Raw , Evil Anal , Battle of the Sluts , Anal Expedition , Teen Cum Squad , Bangin' Black Boxes , Ass Attack , I'm Your Slut , Mindfuck and New Whores on the Block . [23] [28]

On December 23, 2010, Ferrara appeared alongside Riley Steele in an episode of Manswers titled "Airplane Plane Hanger-On" to discuss their careers for the segment "How Can You Become A Porktastic Porn Star". [29]

On January 22, 2012, he became the first actor in history to win AVN's Male Performer of the Year four times. [20] [30] He won AVN's Male Performer of the Year for a fifth time on January 18, 2014. [31]

In 2012, Ferrara appeared alongside pornographic actress Zoe Voss in an explicit sex scene for the mainstream film Starlet . [32]

Personal life

Ferrara married pornographic actress Dana Vespoli in January 2005. [16] The couple divorced seven years later. [17] They have three sons together. [19] Ferrara also has a daughter with his current partner , pornographic actress Kayden Kross . [18]

On August 11, 2016, he launched his first videogame livestream on . When he was a child, he was playing video games, and he wanted to share his passion. He is doing streams regularly, playing and talking with his viewers. His stream were shared by a lot of streamers (like Benzaie or Sardoche) and by the 18-25 forum of . He did twice a 24 hour livestream to the benefit of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital .

Awards

Awards received by Manuel Ferrara:

Awards received by Manuel Ferrara Productions:

  • 2008: AVN Award – Best POV Release – Fucked on Sight 2 [46]
  • 2008: AVN Award – Best POV Series – Fucked on Sight [46]
  • 2009: AVN Award – Best Three-Way Sex Scene – The Jenny Hendrix Anal Experience (Delilah Strong, Jenny Hendrix and Michael Stefano ) [47]
  • 2009: AVN Award – Best Gonzo Series – Slutty and Sluttier [47]
  • 2009: AVN Award – Best Anal-Themed Series – Evil Anal [47]
  • 2010: AVN Award – Best Anal-Themed Series – Evil Anal [52]
  • 2011: AVN Award – Best Anal-Themed Series – Evil Anal [53]
  • 2011: AVN Award – Best Gonzo Series – Slutty & Sluttier [53]
  • 2012: AVN Award – Best Anal Series – Evil Anal [30]
  • 2012: AVN Award – Best Big Butt Series – Phat Bottom Girls [30]
  • 2012: AVN Award – Best Gonzo Series – Raw [30]
  • 2012: XBIZ Award – Gonzo Series of the Year – Phat Bottom Girls [64]
  • 2013: AVN Award – Best Continuing Series – Slutty & Sluttier [56]
  • 2013: AVN Award – Best Vignette Release – Slutty & Sluttier 16 [56]
  • 2013: NightMoves Award – Best Ongoing Series (Fan's Choice) – RAW [57]
  • 2013: XRCO Award – Best Gonzo Series – Raw [58]
  • 2014: AVN Award – Best All-Sex Release – Slutty & Sluttier 18 [31]
  • 2014: AVN Award – Best Anal Series – Evil Anal [31]
  • 2014: AVN Award – Best Continuing Series – Slutty & Sluttier [31]