Small (just under 5'2"), but buxom and shapely brunette Asa Akira was born on January 3, 1985 in New York City. Asa Akira, one of the most acclaimed adult performers of the 21st century, entered Wicked Pictures' cadre of contract superstars in 2014. Akira's passion, intelligence and sharp wit have made her a favorite of fans and critics alike over the last several years. The only child of Japanese parents, Akira lived in Japan between the ages of six and thirteen. Asa attended Washington Irving High School in New York City from 2001 to 2002 and graduated high school in 2004. She was a regular on the radio show "Bubba the Love Sponge" for about a year.Asa began performing in X-rated movies at age twenty in 2006.