Alexis Texas
Texas in 2010
Texas in 2010
Born (1985-05-25) May 25, 1985 (age 36)
NationalityAmerican[1]
OccupationPornographic actress
Years active2006–present[2][3]
Spouse(s)
Mr. Pete
(m. 2008; div. 2013)
AwardsAVN Awards[4][5]
XBIZ Award[6]
F.A.M.E. Award[7]
NightMoves Awards[8][9]
Websitewww.alexistexas.com Edit this at Wikidata

Alexis Texas (born May 25, 1985)[10] is an American retired pornographic actress.[11] In 2020, Texas was characterized as one of "the most popular porn performers" based on her Instagram following of around 3.8 million.[12] She was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame in 2022.[13]

Early life and education

Texas spent her early life in Castroville, Texas.[14] She is of Puerto Rican, Norwegian, and German descent.[15][16] She attended Texas State University studying respiratory care therapy,[17] and received an associate's degree.[15] While working at a restaurant, she was offered a job in the adult industry when she was 21.[2][15]

Career

Pornographic acting and recognition

Alexis Texas won the 2010 F.A.M.E. Award trophy for "Favorite Ass".[7]

Texas's first scene was with Jack Venice in Shane's World's College Amateur Tour in Texas, filmed in October 2006,[2] followed by several scenes for Bang Bros in Florida.[3] She moved to Los Angeles and began shooting scenes for LA Direct Models in March 2007.[2] Adult performer Belladonna directed Discovering Alexis Texas released in February 2008.[18] Later that year, she won the NightMoves Award for Best New Starlet.[8] Genesis magazine featured Texas on its cover in April 2009,[19] as did Hustler on the magazine's 35th anniversary edition in June 2009.[20] Best of Hustler Magazine,[21] and Hustler XXX featured Texas on their covers that year.[22] Texas launched her official website and formed her own company Alexis Texas Entertainment, as a subsidiary of Starlet Entertainment Group, in 2009.[1] Her website won an XBIZ Award for Performer Site of the Year.[6] In 2010, Maxim named her one of the 12 top female stars in porn.[23] She was credited the same year with an acting role in the film Bikini Frankenstein.[24]

Mainstream cinema and directing

In 2011, Texas starred in the comedy horror film Bloodlust Zombies.[25][26][27] Credited with the lead role in the film, it was her first performance in mainstream cinema.[28] She also appeared in the music video for "Bandz a Make Her Dance" by Juicy J in 2012.[29][30] By 2012, Texas had appeared in over 400 adult industry films.[3] That year, she signed an exclusive, one-year contract with the company Adam & Eve.[31][32] The Big Butt Book, published in 2010, featured her as the cover model.[33][34] In its review of the book, Erotic Review called Texas, "arguably the most celebrated butt in porn nowadays".[35] In 2013, she was one of the 16 actresses portrayed in Deborah Anderson's documentary film Aroused.[36][37] In its review of the film, The Hollywood Reporter described her as a "well-known" porn star.[37] The Los Angeles Times was critical of Aroused, writing, "Completist fans of such performers as Alexis Texas, Katsuni and Misty Stone are the only likely viewers liable to find the documentary satisfying."[38] She subsequently appeared in the 2013 romantic comedy film Don Jon written and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.[39][40] In 2014, International Business Times placed her among "the most popular names in the adult industry".[41] Best of Hustler Magazine featured her again as its cover girl for in 2014.[42]

In June 2015, Elegant Angel signed her to an exclusive directing contract.[43][44] Her directorial debut, Big Booty Tryouts, was released the following month.[45] She appeared in all the film's scenes, which were the first ones she had shot after a nearly two-year hiatus from performing.[45] Texas directed a cast that included: Anikka Albrite, Abella Danger, AJ Applegate, Keisha Grey and Dani Daniels.[46] She also directed The Real Buttwoman Returns, which featured her first gangbang scene.[47][48] Texas was selected as co-host of the 2015 AVN Awards.[11][49] She signed an exclusive acting deal with Elegant Angel in 2016.[44]

Music

In 2021, Texas played as a dancer in an Iranian music video for Sasy, named Tehran Tokyo.[50] The music video features actresses, including Texas gyrating atop cars and inside bars. This clip racked up about 18 million views within one week.[51][52] The music video has also been criticized by Iranians for exposing Sasy's fans to porn.[53]

Social media and evolving career

In her 2018 book Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery, gender studies scholar Camille Nurka described Texas as, "one of the most successful porn stars of the last decade".[54] The same year, in the song "Yacht Club" on the album Nuthin' 2 Prove, rapper Lil Yachty included her as a popular culture reference.[55][56] Texas directed Kleio Valentien, Jenna Foxx, Sammie Six, Dava Foxx, Jayde Cole, Anna Foxxx and Zoey Monroe in the 2019 Elegant Angel release Alexis Texas Lesbian House Party.[57] Las Vegas Weekly observed in 2019 that Texas was a sought-after guest and "perennially popular" at the annual AVN Adult Entertainment Expo.[58] In his 2020 book Human Resource Management in the Pornography Industry author David M. Kopp noted Texas was one of "the most popular porn performers" according to her following on Instagram—3.8 million followers.[12] In 2020, Texas said she had not filmed any new adult scenes for four years, focusing instead on evolving her career and her podcast Private Talk With Alexis Texas.[15] She released her podcast via Apple Podcasts,[59] YouTube,[16] and Podbay.fm.[60] Texas interviewed singer-songwriter and record producer, Ne-Yo on Private Talk With Alexis Texas in February 2020.[61][62]

Personal life

She was married to pornographic actor Mr. Pete from 2008 to 2013.[63]

Awards and nominations

List of accolades received
by Alexis Texas
Total number of wins
Totals21
References
YearAwardCategoryWorkResultRefs.
2008NightMoves AwardBest New Starlet (Fan's Choice)N/AWon[8]
2009AVN AwardFemale Performer of the YearN/ANominated[64]
AVN Award for Best All-Sex ReleaseAlexis Texas Is ButtwomanWon[65]
XRCO AwardBest Gonzo ReleaseWon[66]
XBIZ AwardFemale Performer of the YearN/ANominated[67]
2010AVN AwardBest All-Girl Group Sex Scene (with Eva Angelina, Teagan Presley, Sunny Leone)DevianceWon[4]
Best Couples Sex Scene (with Johnny Sins)Performers of the Year 2010Nominated[68]
F.A.M.E. AwardFavorite AssN/AWon[7]
2011AVN AwardFemale Performer of the YearN/ANominated[69]
Best All-Girl Three-Way Sex Scene (with Kristina Rose & Asa Akira)Buttwoman vs. SlutwomanWon[5]
Best Group Sex Scene (with Kristina Rose, Gracie Glam & Michael Stefano)Won[5]
Best Tease Performance (with Eva Angelina)Car Wash GirlsWon[5]
NightMoves AwardBest Female Performer (Fan's Choice)N/AWon[9]
2012NightMoves AwardBest Ass (Fan's Choice)N/AWon[70]
AVN AwardFemale Performer of the YearN/ANominated[71]
2013XBIZ AwardPerformer Site of the YearAlexisTexas.comWon[6]
Sex AwardFavorite Porn Star WebsiteWon[72]
AVN AwardFemale Performer of the YearN/ANominated[73]
2014Hottest Ass (Fan Award)N/AWon[74]
XBIZ AwardBest Supporting ActressSuperman vs. Spider-Man XXX: An Axel Braun ParodyNominated[75]
Female Performer of the YearN/ANominated[75]
Best Scene - All GirlN/ANominated[75]
Gonzo Release of the YearThe Insatiable Miss Alexis TexasNominated[75]
2015AVN AwardHottest Ass (Fan Award)N/AWon[76]
NightMoves AwardBest Butt (Fan's Choice)N/AWon[77]
2016AVN AwardBest All-Girl Group Sex Scene (with Angela White & Anikka Albrite)Angela 2Won[78]
Most Epic Ass (Fan Award)N/AWon[78]
2017N/AWon[79]
2018N/AWon[80]
Fanny AwardMost Heroic AssN/AWon[81]
2020AVN AwardBest All-Girl Series or ChannelAlexis Texas RoadtripNominated[82]
2022Hall of FameN/AWon[13]

See also

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