Manuel Ferrara

Manuel Jeannin (French pronunciation: ​[manɥɛl ʒanɛ̃]; born 1 November 1975), known professionally as Manuel Ferrara, is a French pornographic actor and director.[2]

Manuel Ferrara
Manuel Ferrara 2019 by Glenn Francis.jpg
Ferrara at the XBIZ Awards show in 2019
Born
Manuel Jeannin

(1975-11-01) 1 November 1975 (age 45)[1]
Le Raincy, France[2]
Other namesManu, Manuel, Manuel Ferrera, Manu Ferrara, Emanuel Ferrara, Manu Ferraro, Manu Ferrera, Manual Ferrara, Manu Gaussian, Manuel Ferrara, grand chibrax[1]
Occupation
Years active1997–present[1]
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Spouse(s)
(m. 2005; div. 2012)
[3][4]
(m. 2012)
[5]
Children4[6][5]
Websitemanuelferrara.com

One of the leading actors in the porn industry,[7] Ferrara has won 64 adult industry awards including six AVN Awards as Male Performer of the Year, and was inducted into the AVN and XRCO Halls of Fame.[8]

Early lifeEdit

Ferrara was born in Le Raincy, France, and raised in nearby Gagny.[2] He was born to a French father and a Spanish mother. His father was an electrician and his mother was a cleaning lady who had immigrated to France. His father died when Ferrara was 17.[9] He studied to become a P.E. teacher.[2]

CareerEdit

Ferrara shot his first hardcore scene in 1997 during his studies, after answering an ad in a French pornographic magazine.[10] He then started a career as a professional porn actor, appearing in various French and European productions. He chose the stage name Manuel Ferrara because of his passing resemblance to boxer-turned-actor Stéphane Ferrara.[9]

Ferrara became a protégé of Rocco Siffredi, who recommended him for a role in John Stagliano's Fashionistas in which he made his American debut.[11][9] In 2002, he appeared in blockbuster hit Snoop Dogg's Hustlaz: Diary of a Pimp.[12] In 2003, he started directing gonzo pornography for Platinum X Pictures, a subsidiary of Red Light District Video.[13] In 2004, he began directing for Red Light.[citation needed]

After working for Red Light District for the two years, Ferrara began directing for Evil Angel in May 2006.[14] His first Evil Angel film was Evilution, starring Naomi, Melissa Lauren and featuring the comeback of Nici Sterling.[11] Since then, he has directed several porn series, including Fucked on Sight, Slutty & Sluttier, Raw, Evil Anal, Battle of the Sluts, Anal Expedition, Teen Cum Squad, Bangin' Black Boxes, Ass Attack, I'm Your Slut, Mindfuck and New Whores on the Block.[11][15]

On 23 December 2010, Ferrara appeared alongside Riley Steele in an episode of Manswers titled "Airplane Plane Hanger-On" to discuss their careers for the segment "How Can You Become A Porktastic Porn Star".[16]

On 22 January 2012, he became the first actor in history to win AVN's Male Performer of the Year four times.[8][17] He won AVN's Male Performer of the Year for a fifth time on 18 January 2014.[18]

Ferrara performed in about 2,200 videos in his pornographic career.[1]

In 2012, Ferrara appeared alongside pornographic actress Zoe Voss in an explicit sex scene for the mainstream film Starlet.[19]

Personal lifeEdit

Ferrara was married to pornographic actress Dana Vespoli in January 2005.[3] The couple divorced seven years later.[4] They have three sons together.[6] Ferrara has a daughter with fiancée,[20] American pornographic actress and director Kayden Kross.[5] His mother died in March 2021 due to COVID-19.[21]

Awards and nominationsEdit

List of awards and nominations received by Manuel Ferrara
Total number of wins and nominations
Totals 64 1
AVN Awards
Year Category Nominated work Co-nominees Result Ref(s)
2004 Male Foreign Performer of the Year N/A N/A Won [22]
Best Group Sex Scene, Video Back 2 Evil Ashley Long, Julie Night and Nacho Vidal
2005 Male Performer of the Year N/A N/A [23]
Best Couples Sex Scene, Video Stuntgirl Venus
2006 Male Performer of the Year N/A N/A [24]
Best Anal Sex Scene (Video) Cumshitters Katsumi
2007 Best Sex Scene Coupling (Film) Emperor Janine [25]
Best Sex Scene Coupling (Video) Slave Dolls 2 Tiffany Mynx
Best Supporting Actor (Video) She Bangs N/A
Best Three-Way Sex Scene Fuck Slaves Sandra Romain and Sasha Grey
2008 Best Couples Sex Scene, Video Evil Anal 2 Jenna Haze [26]
Best POV Release Fucked on Sight 2 N/A
Best POV Series Fucked on Sight
2009 Best Anal Sex Scene Big Wet Asses 13 Sunny Lane [27]
Best Three-Way Sex Scene The Jenny Hendrix Anal Experience Delilah Strong, Jenny Hendrix and Michael Stefano
Best Gonzo Series Slutty and Sluttier N/A
Best Anal-Themed Series Evil Anal
2010 Male Performer of the Year N/A N/A [28]
Best Anal-Themed Series Evil Anal
2011 Best Couples Sex Scene Kristina Rose Is Slutwoman Kristina Rose [29]
Best Anal Sex Scene Asa Akira Is Insatiable Asa Akira
Best Anal-Themed Series Evil Anal N/A
Best Gonzo Series Slutty & Sluttier
2012 Best Boy/Girl Scene The Bombshells 3 Lexi Belle [17]
Male Performer of the Year N/A N/A
Hottest Sex Scene (Fan Award) Babysitters 2 BiBi Jones, Jesse Jane, Kayden Kross, Riley Steele and Stoya
Best Anal Series Evil Anal N/A
Best Big Butt Series Phat Bottom Girls
Best Gonzo Series
2013 Best Anal Sex Scene Oil Overload 7 Brooklyn Lee [30]
AVN Hall of Fame inductee N/A N/A [8]
Best Continuing Series Slutty & Sluttier [30]
Best Vignette Release Slutty & Sluttier 16
2014 Best Three-Way Sex Scene Remy 2 Remy LaCroix and Riley Reid [18]
Male Performer of the Year N/A N/A
Best All-Sex Release Slutty & Sluttier 18
Best Anal Series Evil Anal
Best Continuing Series Slutty & Sluttier
2015 Best Anal Sex Scene Internal Damnation 8 Adriana Chechik [31]
2019 Male Performer of the Year N/A N/A [32][33]
Best Boy/Girl Sex Scene Female of the Species Evelyn Claire Nominated [34]
2021 Pretty Little Sluts 3 Kenna James Nominated [35]
Best Foreign-Shot Anal Sex Scene Manuel's Euro Tour: Paris Malena Nominated
Best Foreign-Shot Boy/Girl Sex Scene Liya Silver Won
Best Gonzo/Wall-to-Wall Movie or Anthology Raw 38 N/A Nominated
Best Gonzo/Wall-to-Wall Series or Site Dirty Talk N/A Nominated
Best Ingénue Movie or Anthology Pretty Little Sluts 3 N/A Nominated
Best POV Sex Scene Dirty Talk 8 Jane Wilde Nominated
Manuel's Fucking POV 13 Gianna Dior Nominated
Director of the Year N/A N/A Nominated
Male Performer of the Year N/A N/A Nominated
XBIZ Awards
Year Category Nominated work Co-nominees Ref(s)
2009 Male Performer of the Year N/A N/A [36]
2012 Gonzo Series of the Year Phat Bottom Girls [37]
2014 Best Scene – Feature Movie Code of Honor Jesse Jane, Kayden Kross, Riley Steele, Selena Rose and Stoya [38]
2015 Director of the Year – Non-Feature Release Misha Cross Wide Open Kayden Kross [39]
2017 Best Sex Scene – Gonzo Release Black Anal Asses N/A [40]
XRCO Awards
Year Category Nominated work Co-nominees Ref(s)
2003 New Stud N/A N/A [41]
2004 Male Performer of the Year [42]
Sex Scene (Couple) Babes in Pornland 14: Bubble Butt Babes Jewel De'Nyle
Best Threeway Sex Scene Mason's Dirty Tricks Julie Night and Steve Holmes
2005 Male Performer of the Year N/A N/A [43]
2006 [44][45]
2011 [46]
XRCO Hall of Fame inductee
2012 Male Performer of the Year [47]
2013 [48]
Best Gonzo Series Raw
NightMoves Awards
Year Category Nominated work Co-nominees Ref(s)
2006 Best Actor (Editor's Choice) N/A N/A [49]
2013 Best Male Performer (Fan's Choice) [50]
Best Ongoing Series (Fan's Choice) RAW
2014 Best Director – Non-Feature (Fan's Choice) N/A [51]
Hot d'Or Awards
Year Category Nominated work Co-nominees Ref(s)
2009 Best American Gonzo Director Slutty and Sluttier N/A [52][53]
Best French Male Performer N/A
Adam Film World Guide Awards
Year Category Nominated work Co-nominees Ref(s)
2004 Male Performer of the Year N/A N/A [54]
2006 [55]

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