Shay Jordan (born November 17, 1985), is a Filipino American former pornographic actress. [4] [6]

Early life

Jordan was born in the Philippines and later moved to Hawaii, United States, where she lived with her cousins. Her cousins' father was in the Navy, so the family moved frequently until settling in San Diego, California when Jordan was in her teens. [9] She attended San Diego Culinary Art School, where she got a degree in French and Asian cuisine. [10] [11] Jordan is half-Filipino and half-German. [8] [6] [14] Jordan is an avid cook and has stated she would eventually like to open her own restaurant. [13] [14]

Career

Jordan began her adult career doing nude modeling, [14] and she later began appearing in lesbian and solo scenes while working for an agency. A few months after, she moved away from lesbian films, as she felt she could create better scenes while with men. However, she only wanted to make heterosexual scenes in the long-term if she could get a contract with a film company. [14] [15] Her first heterosexual scene was for the company Digital Playground Inc., who later, in August 2006, signed her as a contract performer. [6] [9] [14]

In 2011, Complex magazine ranked her at #31 in their list of “The Top 50 Hottest Asian Porn Stars of All Time.” [16]

Personal life

She has described herself as bisexual. [6] [11]

Awards and nominations

Year Ceremony Result Award Work
2007 NightMoves Award Won Best New Starlet (Fan's Choice) [10] N/A
2008 AVN Award Nominated Best Couples Sex Scene, Video (with Scott Nails) [22] Babysitters
Nominated Best New Starlet [22] N/A
Nominated Best Solo Sex Scene [22] Shay Jordan: All-American Girl
XBIZ Award Nominated New Starlet of the Year [43] N/A
XRCO Award Nominated New Starlet [12] N/A
Nominated Best On-Screen Chemistry (with Scott Nails) [12] N/A
2009 AVN Award Won Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene (with Jesse Jane, Stoya, Adrianna Lynn, Brianna Love, Lexxi Tyler, Memphis Monroe, Sophia Santi & Priya Rai) [8] Cheerleaders
Nominated Best Group Sex Scene (with Alexis Texas, Camryn Kiss, Tommy Gunn, James Deen & Johnny Sins) [74]
Nominated Best Couples Sex Scene (with Steven St. Croix) [74] Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge
2010 AVN Award Nominated Best Group Sex Scene (with Katsuni, Jesse Jane, Stoya, Riley Steele & Erik Everhard) [13] Nurses