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Kelly Shibari (born 9 September 1972)[1] is the stage name of a former Japanese-American pornographic actress and plus-size model.

Kelly Shibari
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Shibari at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo; January 19, 2013
Born (1972-09-09) 9 September 1972 (age 46)[1]
Other namesKelly Shibar[4]
Olivia[5]
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)[6]
Weight185 lb (84 kg)[6]

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Early lifeEdit

Shibari was born and raised in Japan.[7] She moved to the United States at the age of 15.[8] She has also lived in the Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan neighborhoods of New York City.[5] She speaks fluent Japanese and English.[1]

Shibari does not have a high school diploma because she was admitted to college early at the age of 16.[1] She graduated with a degree in marketing.[9] She claims to have a Mensa-level IQ, but states that she is not interested in becoming a member of Mensa.[10]

Shibari was once a roadie for rock bands and Broadway tours.[11] She also worked for ten years as an art director and production designer for mainstream films and television shows and left that industry during the 2007–08 Writers Guild of America strike.[12]

CareerEdit

Shibari entered the adult film industry in 2007 after sending photos of herself to The Score Group.[10] She initially used the stage name Olivia when she was working in amateur pornography.[5] The last name Shibari in her current stage name means Japanese rope bondage.[5] In June 2014, she became the first plus-size model to appear on the cover of Penthouse Forum magazine.[13][14]

Mainstream media appearancesEdit

Shibari appeared in the music video for the song "Mein Land" by Rammstein, which premiered on November 11, 2011.[15] She also appeared in the series finale of Sons of Anarchy in 2014.[16]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Ceremony Result Category Work
2010 Urban X Award Nominated BBW of the Year[17] N/A
2013 NightMoves Award Won Best BBW Performer (Fan's Choice)[18] N/A
2014 AVN Award Nominated BBW Performer of the Year[19] N/A
NightMoves Award Won Best BBW Performer (Fan's Choice)[20] N/A
Won The Triple Play Award[20] N/A
XBIZ Award Nominated Best Non-Sex Acting Performance[21] Summer Loving
2015 AVN Award Nominated BBW Performer of the Year[22] N/A
XBIZ Award Nominated Best Scene - Non-Feature Release (with Ramón Nomar)[23] Big Girls Are Sexy 4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Tom Hymes (13 December 2009). "Cybersiren: Kelly Shibari". AVN. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  2. ^ James, Bianca (11 June 2012). "Work It! Kelly Shibari: BBW Porn Star and Marketing Consultant – MsBehaved.com". MsBehaved.com. WordPress.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  3. ^ "WIA Profile: Kelly Shibari". 15 December 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2013.
  4. ^ a b "kelly shibari - porn star and director - dvd and videos and more - filmography - iafd.com - internet adult film database". Internet Adult Film Database. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  5. ^ a b c d WHACK! Staff (February 2010). "Kelly Shibari — "This is a great way to get laid by people who are never gonna call me!"". WHACK! Magazine. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  6. ^ a b "AVN - Kelly Shibari". AVN. AVN Media Network. December 2009. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  7. ^ Dave Kingsley (6 November 2012). "Orgasm News Interviews Kelly Shibari: Part 2". Orgasm News. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  8. ^ Hess, Amanda (5 May 2018). "Who Gets to Be Sexy?". The New York Times. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  9. ^ Dave Kingsley (7 November 2012). "Orgasm News Interviews Kelly Shibari: Part 3". Orgasm News. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  10. ^ a b Dave Kingsley (5 November 2012). "Orgasm News Interviews Kelly Shibari". Orgasm News. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  11. ^ Captain Jack (2 December 2014). "Captain Jack interviews Kelly Shibari". Adult DVD Talk. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  12. ^ Matty V (11 October 2012). "Interview with Kelly Shibari BBW Porn Star". I Wear Odd Sockz. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  13. ^ Feldman, Jamie (30 April 2014). "Penthouse Forum Features First-Ever Plus-Size Model On June Cover". The Huffington Post. AOL. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  14. ^ Hakala, Kate (7 May 2014). "Talking with Kelly Shibari, the First Plus Size Model on the Cover of Penthouse Forum". Nerve. This Life, Inc. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  15. ^ Bob Johnson (6 November 2011). "Kelly Shibari Featured in New Rammstein Music Video". XBIZ. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  16. ^ Bob Johnson (10 December 2014). "Kelly Shibari Featured in Series Finale of TV's 'Sons of Anarchy'". XBIZ. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  17. ^ "2010 NOMINEES". Archived from the original on 11 March 2012. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  18. ^ Bob Johnson (14 October 2013). "NightMoves 2013 Award Winners Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  19. ^ "2014 AVN Award Nominees". AVN Awards. Archived from the original on 26 January 2014. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  20. ^ a b Bob Johnson (13 October 2014). "NightMoves Awards Winners Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  21. ^ "Nominees". XBIZ Awards. Archived from the original on 25 December 2012. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  22. ^ "2015 AVN Award Nominees". AVN Awards. Archived from the original on 25 November 2014. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  23. ^ Lila Gray (12 November 2014). "XBIZ Announces Movies & Production Nominees for 2015 XBIZ Awards". XBIZ. Retrieved 8 March 2015.

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