If Kaylani Lei's many accolades have proven anything, it's that her time has truly come. After winning 2008 Comeback Of The Year awards from Adam Film World and the X-Rated Critics Association, Kaylani rode high in AVN's 2008 Best Actress category, thanks to her empathetic lead performance in Candelabra, while the Best High End All Sex Release nomination given to Brad Armstrong's Kaylani Unleashed spoke to her storied prowess as an erotic performer. In 2010, she was part of the intensely sensual scene in 2040 that won AVN's Best Group Sex Scene award. While these raves may appear to come to the lovely Ms. Lei with ease, her superstardom is in fact the result of a life marked by relentless ambition. Born in Singapore to Filipino parents, she made her home in Massachusetts, Virginia, Ohio, and Maine before taking a year off to compete in horse shows in Ireland. Soon thereafter, she began exploring the world of exotic dancing, and while performing in Las Vegas she began considering the idea of a career in adult video.
After relocating to Los Angeles, she found immediate success in adult films, often working under the tutelage of Wicked Pictures contract director Michael Raven. With performances in such titles as Raven's high-tech fantasy Angel X and Jonathan Morgan's Wicked Auditions 2, she began receiving acclaim from both fans and critics. Impressed with her acting and sexual energy on screen, Wicked Pictures owner and president Steve Orenstein signed the performer to an exclusive contract with the company.
Late 2003 saw Kaylani firmly established as a leading lady, thanks to the release of the first film of her Wicked contract, Michael Raven's Blue Rain, an erotic police drama that received press coverage in both AVN and on MTV's "The New Tom Green Show." While Angel X had shown that she was more than capable of carrying the lead in a film, this AVN Editor's Choice took things to entirely new levels, with the actress handling both the dramatic and erotic extremes of the movie with aplomb. In late 2004, Kaylani carried the lead in Brad Armstrong's acclaimed thriller Eye of the Beholder, an AVN Editor's Choice that received a multitude of noms from the magazine, including Best Video Feature and Best DVD. A frequent studio guest on both Playboy TV and mainstream radio, this beauty has also hosted her own KSEXRadio.Com talk show, the popular "Me So Horny with Kaylani Lei." She also had a prominent role in megastar rapper 50 Cent's interactive DVD Groupie Love, which won AVN awards for both Best Interactive DVD and Best Music. With this body of work, it comes as no surprise that this exotic superstar received 2004 AVN nominations for Best Actress and Best New Starlet.
In her subsequent work as a leading lady, Kaylani brought both grace and humor to Stormy Daniels' feature-directing debut, One Night In Vegas, while Brad Armstrong's Sweatshop benefited greatly from her winning stage presence and beguiling beauty. She's also shined in such diverse titles as Between The Sheets and Michael Raven's ultra-stylish Erotik. And while she'd been a deeply sensual creature since the beginning of her career, such titles as Candelabra and Porn Valley showed that she was still refining her aura as a sexual superstar. It was a career choice that paid off conclusively when her work in Armstrong's action-adventure epic Curse Eternal snared a much deserved 2007 AVN nomination for Best Supporting Actress. In addition to her hectic filming schedule, this charming performer has also established herself as a popular red carpet attraction in Hollywood, stealing the show at such events as the celebrity charity Cuties For Canines' First Annual Fundraising Party. As an actress, she's toplined projects as diverse as Armstrong's Bad Girls and Francois Clousot's The Oracle, and she can also be seen in two of Wicked's hottest titles of recent years, Operation Desert Stormy and Delilah. Her Armstrong release The Accidental Hooker showcases one of her best performances to date, and she headlined Michael Raven's erotic horror blockbuster The Wicked. The future just keeps getting brighter for this gifted superstar.
In what little time she has away from the cameras, Kaylani admits she loves to shop. She also enjoys interacting with her many fans at www.kaylanixxx.com and www.myspace.com/kaylanixxx.