Dana Michelle De Armond aka Dana DeArmond is a porn star and director. She’s entered adult industry in 2005 and since then she’s filmed over 700 movies, and directed two, in form of documentary, because she wants to help young people like herself who she meets on the web learn the ropes before they get into the adult entertainment. Besides shooting hardcore movies and directing, she has been a model for many respectable magazines and photo books. In 2010 Dana and a fellow porn actress Misty Stone co-hosted Urban X Awards show. Since she’s been in the biz for almost ten years now, she has many accolades under her belt, from AVN to CAVR Award, and many more.
Early life and career
Dana DeArmond was born on June 16, 1979 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and grew up in Orlando, Florida. During her teen years she was a figure skater (she was in the same skating club as a fellow porn star Sunny Lane), and when she became of age, she worked as a street dancer at Disney World, and then as a stripper in Florida and California. She went to junior college, but never finished it, since, as she stated, she “was never into organized education”. Before she actually started filming adult movies, she was popular on social network “MySpace” with over 300,000 friends. She was trying to change the way people think of fetish, web models and porn stars, and communicate with fans, treating them as friends, and not just as customers or potential pay porn site members.
After DeArmond’s house and belongings were destroyed in a fire in January 2007, her colleges organized several fundraising activities to help replace what she lost. She suffers from social anxiety and she used to deal with it by spending a lot of time on MySpace and an “Indie Rock” chat room on AOL.
Dana DeArmond started her porn career in 2005, and since then she’s filmed many movies, which provided her the title of porn star. She is a Spiegler Girl and represented by the Spiegler Agency. Dana DeArmond says that she’s “the internet’s girlfriend” and “a no-hole-barred performer”. She is known for her hardcore and anal scenes, and in 2008 she did her first double anal scene in Belladonna’s Butthole Whores 3. She is also a director, with two movies so far, Vivid Alt’s Dana DeArmond Does the Internet and Dana DeArmond’s Role Modeling.
- Dana competed as a competitive figure skater as a teen and twice advanced as far as Nationals
- She was named by Fleshbot.com as the “Number-One Hottie of 2006”
- Dana DeArmond’s Role Modeling marked the porn debut of 2011 AVN Best Actress Andy San Dimas.
- DeArmond has guest lectured on the adult industry for classes at University of California, Irvine and University of California, Santa Barbara.
- She was featured (along with Asa Akira, Chanel Preston, and Jessie Andrews) in a Cosmopolitan article titled “4 Porn Stars on How They StayFit”
“For me, it’s not about the fame… it’s about doing what I love, which ultimately pays the bills”.
When she was asked about her interests, she responded: “I was interested in adult world, music and PR work”.
“I was that happy-go-lucky drunk stripper. I didn’t have any schedule and I could party all the time and do whatever I wanted. But then I quit drinking and became focused on that. I became fixated on wanting to be sober and wanting to change my life and wanting to get my shit together.”
Dana suffers from social anxiety and explains it: “I made my life so I don’t have to come into contact with lots of people except for once or twice a year when I sign.”
2007 AVN Award nominee – Best Oral Sex Scene in a Video (Chemistry – nominated with Jack Lawrence) AVN Award nominee – Best Three-Way Sex Scene (Joanna’s Angels 2: Alt Throttle – nominated with Sabrina Sparx and Tommy Pistol) / FAME Award finalist – Favorite Female Rookie / Feminist Porn Awards – Best Dyke Sex Scene (Superfreak)
2008 FAME Award nominee – Dirtiest Girl in Porn / CAVR Star of the Year Award nominee /CAVR Siren of Year
2009 Urban X Award – Best Anal Sex Scene – Rico the Destroyer / CAVR Star of the Year Award nominee
2012 AVN Female Performer of the Year Award – nominee / 2012 AVN Best Girl/Girl Sex Scene
2013 AVN Award nominee – Female Performer of the Year
Dana DeArmond made a name for herself before her porn career, since she was an internet personality with more than 300.000 followers on social networks. She used to do web cam shows, she advised future adult models and also recruited some of them. She is one of those “no-hole-barred” porn stars, willing to do all kinds of nasty stuff on camera, and she is not ashamed of it. She manages to stay fit all these years, and it’s no wonder why she is that famous and successful in her job.