Venus Lux (born October 10, 1990) [2] is an American transsexual pornographic actress , director , producer , and educator . [4]

Early life

Lux was born and raised in San Francisco , California and she is of Chinese and Mongolian descent. [5] She was an only child . [6] She worked as an escort , stripper , and bartender prior to her porn career. [7] [8]

Career

Lux entered the adult film industry in 2012 after receiving an email from a Kink.com talent scout. [7] [8] Her first scene was with Kaylee Hilton for tspussyhunter.com. [6] When she first chose her stage name , Venus referred to the ruling planet for Libra while Lux was short for luxury. [6] She later began to consider her stage name's original meaning to be "a bit tacky" and decided to change it. [6] She now states that her stage name is Latin / Greek for love and illumination. [6]

Other ventures

Lux owns a studio called Venus Lux Entertainment. [9] In December 2014, she signed an exclusive three-year distribution deal with Pulse Distribution. [9] In 2012, she began writing a column titled "Venus Rising". [10] She compiled some of those columns into a book titled Venus Lux Diaries , which was released in March 2015. [10] In October 2015, she launched TransGlobal Magazine . [11] In 2016, Venus Lux founded Syren Network and the website TS Fetishes, both of which launched in the spring. She is featured in the sequel of the documentary After Porn Ends titled After Porn Ends 2 . [12]

Personal life

In March 2009, Lux decided to transition from male-to-female . [7] She began by cross-dressing for a few weeks before undergoing hormone replacement therapy and breast augmentation surgery. [7] She is half deaf in her right ear. [6]

Mainstream media appearances

Television
Year Title Role Notes
2012 Brody Stevens: Enjoy It! [13] Herself
2013 The Naughty Show [14] Herself Episode: "The Brody Stevens Dating Game"
2014 VICE Herself
2016 BuzzFeed Herself

Awards and nominations

AVN Awards
Year Result Award Work
2013 [18] Nominated Best Transsexual Sex Scene (with Annalise Rose & Christian XXX ) American She-Male X 2
Nominated Transsexual Performer of the Year N/A
2014 [10] Nominated Best Transsexual Sex Scene (with Spencer Fox) America's Next Top Tranny 17
Nominated Best Transsexual Sex Scene (with Jane Marie, Chanel Couture & Christian XXX ) TS Jane Marie: 5 Star Bitch
Nominated Transsexual Performer of the Year N/A
2015 [21] Won Best Transsexual Sex Scene (with Dana Vespoli ) TS, I Love You
Won Transsexual Performer of the Year N/A
2016 [50] [24] Nominated Best Transsexual Sex Scene (with Eva Lin ) Venus Lux Fantasies
Won Transsexual Performer of the Year N/A
NightMoves Awards
Year Result Award
2013 [53] Nominated Best TS Performer
2014 [55] Won Best Transsexual Performer (Fan Choice)
2015 [57] Nominated Best Transsexual Performer
Tranny Awards
Year Result Award Work
2013 [30] Nominated Best Solo Model N/A
Nominated Best Hardcore Model N/A
Nominated Best New Face N/A
Nominated Best Scene (with Katie) Next Idol 5
2014 [31] [32] Nominated Best Scene (with Jessica Fox, Maitresse Madeline & Eva Lin ) TSPussyHunters.com
Nominated Best Scene (with Blake) TSSeduction.com
Won Best Scene (with Foxxy) Asian Nail Salon
Won Best Solo Site Venus-Lux.com
Won Best Hardcore Model N/A
2015 [33] Nominated Best Hardcore Performer N/A
Nominated Best Solo Website N/A
Nominated Best Internet Personality N/A
Nominated Best Scene (with Dana Vespoli ) TS, I Love You
XBIZ Awards
Year Result Award Work
2013 [66] Nominated Transsexual Performer of the Year N/A
2014 [36] [4] Won Transsexual Performer of the Year N/A
Nominated Transsexual Site of the Year Venus-Lux.com
2015 [4] [4] Won Transsexual Performer of the Year N/A
Nominated Adult Site of the Year - Transsexual Venus-Lux.com
2016 [4] Nominated Transgender Performer of the Year N/A
Nominated Adult Site of the Year - Transgender Venus-Lux.com