In the often cut-and-paste world of adult entertainment, Joanna Angel stands apart as one of the industry's unique stars. She was born on December 25, 1980 in Boston, Massachusetts. Her shy, introverted childhood made her the object of adolescent jabs and barbs, though the experience steeled her for what would become her academic pursuits and her career aspirations. After graduating from high school at the tender age of 17, Joanna enrolled at Rutgers University where she graduated with a degree in English and a minor in Film Studies. At age 18, she lost her virginity in what proved to be a rather cathartic experience. From that point on, Joanna's taste for sex only grew larger and more diverse.
After graduation, Joanna moved to the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, NY and formed her own website, BurningAngel, allowing her to further explore her blossoming sexuality. Armed with rock and roll rebelliousness and a tiny, ravishing body doubling as a canvas for her many tattoos, Joanna quickly forged a niche that would later come to be called "alt porn."
Joanna has written, produced, directed and starred in films available exclusively through BurningAngel and is a former contract star for VCA Pictures. She has been featured in numerous magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times. In 2006, AVN nominated Joanna for both the "Best New Starlet" and "Best Actress" awards, and she eventually took home the prize for "Most Outrageous Sex Scene" for her appearance in Re-Penetrator. Two years later, she was recognized by XRCO, which named her a winner for Best On-Screen Chemistry with her co-star/real life boyfriend James Deen. Off-screen, she shared her sexual savvy in a sex advice column that briefly appeared in Spin magazine and in a chapter of the book Naked Ambition: Women Pornographers and How They Are Changing the Sex Industry. She appears on the Adult Swim comedy series "Children's Hospital." Her crossover appeal led to a 2009 AVN nomination for Jenna Jameson Crossover Star of the Year, while her many talents have been recognized with award nominations for her screenplays, direction, and even original songs in her films.
There is no doubt that Joanna Angel is a special talent and her star will continue to rise. As the Queen of Alt Porn, she's already earned a spot in adult cinema history.