Gianna Michaels is an American pornographic actress. She has also
filmed porn under the aliases Gianna Rossi and Becky. Gianna has
appeared in over 400 adult films (per IAFD, includes compilations) and
has won three Adult Video News Awards and an X-Rated Critics'
Organization Award. The former receptionist also appeared in the
popular horror film “Piranha 3D” and the Showtime drama
series “LOOK: The Series” (both 2010).
Childhood and Family:
Gianna Michaels was born on June 6, 1983, in Seattle, Washington.
Furious Fuckers: Final Race
Gianna Michaels landed her first job at a fast-food restaurant. She
later followed her boyfriend to the Southern California and moved there
permanently from Seattle in 2001. She worked as a receptionist to
support herself before trying nude modeling and eventually entering the
adult movie industry.
Gianna shot her early adult video features in 2004 in “Naughty
Naturals 3” (starred August, Cole Conners, Annie Cruz) and
“Jack's Teen America 4” (starred Emmanuel Delcour, Tommy
Gunn and Jazmin). In 2007, she won the Adult Video News Award for Best
Group Sex Scene – Video and the X-Rated Critics' Organization
Award for Best On-Screen Chemistry for her performance in
“Fashionistas Safado: The Challenge” (2006). She also was
nominated for the AVN Award for Best Oral Sex Scene – Video for
her role in “Boob Bangers 2” (2005) and for the XRCO Award
in the category of Female Performer of the Year.
In the following year, Gianna took double Adult Video News Awards, for
Unsung Starlet of the Year and for Best Sex Scene in a Foreign-Shot
Production in “Furious Fuckers: Final Race” (2007), which
she shared with Jazz Duro, Omar Galanti, Vanessa Hill, Kid Jamaica,
Sarah James, Joachim Kessef (as Joachim Kessef), Marsha Lord, Poppy
Morgan and Kelly Stafford. The same year, she was nominated for the
XRCO Award for Female Performer of the Year.
Next up for Gianna, Gianna received the 2009 Adult Video News
nomination for Best Couples Sex Scene for her performance in the 2008
adult video feature “Oil Overload 1,” sharing with Mark
Ashley. Still in that same year, she picked up the AVN nominations for
Best Oral Sex Scene in “Praise the Load” (2008) and Best
Tease Performance for “Nice Rack 16” (2008). She also was
nominated for the AVN Award for Female Performer of the Year and the
XRCO Award in the same category both in 2009. In addition, she received
an XRCO nomination for Orgasmic Oralist.
Gianna performed in her first anal scene in Elegant Angel's “Big
Wet Asses 15,” which she starred in opposite Julia Ann and
Kimberly Kane. Released on June 30, 2009, the film won the XRCO Award
for Best Gonzo Movie and the Adult Video News for Best Big Butt Release
(both 2010). Gianna herself shared an AVN nomination for Best Anal Sex
In 2010, Gianna made a cameo in the horror film “Piranha
3D,” a remake of the 1978 film “Piranha.” Having an
ensemble cast featuring Steven R. McQueen, Jessica Szohr, Jerry
O'Connell, Richard Dreyfuss, Christopher Lloyd, Elisabeth Shue, Adam
Scott, Kelly Brook, Riley Steele, Ving Rhames and Eli Roth, the film
was well received by critics and grossed more than $83 million
worldwide. She also was featured in the television drama series
“LOOK: The Series,” which ran on Showtime from October 10
to December 19, 2010, and in the music video “Do Something”
by Dyme Def.
Recently, in 2013, Gianna filmed a bit part as Escort #3 in the short
film “Criminal,” which was directed and scripted by Denzel
Whitaker. Among the actor who will star in the films are Kevin
Phillips, Jen Yeager, Noel Gugliemi, Leif Gantvoort, Robbie Amell and
Adult Video News (AVN): Unsung Starlet of the Year, 2008
Adult Video News (AVN): Best Sex Scene in a Foreign-Shot Production, “Furious Fuckers: Final Race,” 2008
Adult Video News (AVN): Best Group Sex Scene – Video, “Fashionistas Safado: The Challenge,” 2007
X-Rated Critics' Organization (XRCO): Best On-Screen Chemistry, “Fashionistas Safado: The Challenge,” 2007