Dyanna Lauren
Birth Date:
March 18, 1965
Birth Place:
Los Angeles, California, USA
5' 6" (1.68 m)
Actress, Director
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Dyanna Lauren is an American pornographic actress and director. She won two Adult Video News Awards and a X-Rated Critics' Organization Award for her performance in “Bad Wives” (1997). In 2008, she was inducted into the Adult Video News Hall of Fame.   

“I got into the adult industry for a few reasons. For me, it was about self-discovery and sexual expression. I've always been a very sexual person, as well as very expressive one. Being in the industry allowed me to openly explore areas of my sexuality and fulfill many fantasies such as exhibitionism, role playing and of course, women!” Dyanna Lauren

Lauren identifies as bisexual. She had two marriages. She was engaged to Brad Armstrong, but she left him in 1992.

Music Major

Childhood and Family:

Dyanna Lauren was born Dyanna Lauren Brown on March 18, 1965, in Los Angeles, California. She studied music at the Christian Azusa Pacific College.

Dyanna has been married and divorced twice. Her first husband was Hurley. She married second husband John Gray in 2001, but the marriage later also ended in divorce.

Penthouse of the Month


Dyanna Lauren was named the Penthouse of the Month for July 1995. She went on to become the first guest  to appear as a single guest on Playboy TV's “The Helmetcam Show,” which was broadcast live on August 21, 1996.

Lauren appeared in a number of adult films during the 1990s. She has been a contract performer with Vivid Entertainment. In 1998, she won Adult Video News Awards for Best Actress and Best Anal Sex Scene as well as an XRCO for Best Actress for her portrayal of Tracy Jo Whitman in “Bad Wives” (1997), which was directed by Paul Thomas and written by Dean Nash. However, she later shift away

Lauren branched out to directing in 1995 with the adult film “Checkmate,” which she also starred in with former husband and co-director Brad Armstrong. She also directed and wrote 1997's “Broken Promise,” 1998's “Art Lover” and 1998's “Manic Behavior,” as well as directed many other adult films, including “Vivid Virtual Vixens” (1999), “Picture This” (2000), “Virtual Blowjobs in Your Face” (2001) and “Young Felecia” (2003).

In 2007, Lauren became the CEO and spokesperson of the film production company Ninn Worx_SR, which is owned by her ex-husband, John Gray.

On January 12, 2008, Lauren was inducted into the Adult Video News Hall of Fame.  

In April 2009, Lauren started filming for her first feature appearance in more than a decade. She was nominated for the XRCO Award for Best Cumback in 2010 and then in 2011. She also won the 2010 XBIZ Award for Performer Comeback of the Year. In 2011, she received an AVN nomination for MILF/Cougar Performer of the Year. Lauren more recent adult film credits include “The Cougar Club 3” (2011), “Mothers & Daughter” (2012), “The Psychotherapist” (2012), “In the Closet” (2013) and “Women Seeking Women 94” (2013).          

Apart from her work in the pornographic industry, Lauren also has shown a passion on music. Along with fellow porn star Kobe Tai, she sang and appeared on the Marilyn Manson album “Mechanical Animals,” which was released in the US on September 15, 1998. She also sang in the rock band “Thousand Year Itch,” who released one album in 2000.  


XBIZ: Performer Comeback of the Year, 2010
Adult Video News: Hall of Fame, 2008
Adult Video News (AVN): Best Actress – Film, “Bad Wives,” 1998
Adult Video News (AVN): Best Anal Sex Scene, “Bad Wives,” 1998
X-Rated Critics' Organization (XRCO): Best Actress, “Bad Wives,” 1998
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