Life before porn
Dana was born on September 22, 1972 in Portland, Oregon, USA; her real name is Christa Nikom Walker. Dana is of half Irish and half Thai descent. In 1996 Dana graduated from Mills College in Oakland, California with a B.A. in Comparative Literature. She was co-captain of the Varsity Rowing team at Mills College in Oakland, California. In her younger days and before she settled in the adult entertainment industry she worked under the alias “Christa”; during this time she was already a popular dancer at Bay Area strip clubs.
Dana started her career in 2003 when she was thirty-one years old. For three years Dana was performing in variety of genres such as hardcore, lesbian, group sex, anal, interracial and so on. In January 2006 Dana started directing adult films for companies such as Digital Sin. Currently, she directs for Sweetheart Video and Evil Angel. In 2011, Complex ranked Dana thirteenth on their list of “The Top 50 Hottest Asian Porn Stars of All Time” and in 2014, Break.com ranked her thirtyfirst on their list of “40 Best Asian Porn Stars Today”. In 2016 Dana was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame.
In 2013 she won Erotic Lounge Awards for the category Best Director – Non-Parody (Editor’s Choice). In 2014 she won an AVN for the category Director of the Year – Non-Feature Release. The same year she won NightMoves Awards for the category Best Transsexual Release (Editor’s Choice). In 2015 Dana won an AVN for the category Best Transsexual Sex Scene (with Venus Lux) and in 2017 she won an XBIZ award for the category Best Actress – All-Girl Release.
Dana was married to fellow porn star Manuel Ferrara and gave birth their 1st child when she as thirty-four, a son, born in February 2007. The couple has two more sons together and they officially separated after seven years of marriage.
Dana has plenty of tattoos including a sleeve on her right arm containing red flowers on right shoulder with text “SAUDADE” on her right bicep and multiple lines and paragraphs of text inside and out on her right bicep; one on her lower right abdomen; skull and crossbones under her left breast; design on her right shoulder blade; text “WILLIAM” inside her left wrist; dragon on her left forearm, text “DUENDE”, “FIONA HAS WINGS” written vertically on her right forearm.