Kayden Kross Porn Star
Kayden Kross (born September 15, 1985) is an American pornographic actress. Kross has also modeled under the alias of Jenna Nikol.
Kross was born and raised in Sacramento, California. She has described herself in high school as "the book nerd". She began stripping at the age of eighteen at Rick's Showgirls in Rancho Cordova, California to earn extra money to purchase a pony that was going to be slaughtered. She was later contacted by an agent and started modeling in adult magazines.
Kross was a senior at California State University, Sacramento when she signed an exclusive performing contract with Vivid Video in November 2006. Her movies with Vivid included Kayden's First Time, Hard Time and Be Here Now. Unhappy with the company, she became a free-agent one year later when she did not renew her contract. After one month of being a free-agent, she signed an exclusive contract with Adam & Eve.
Kross has appeared in several episodes of The Block, a reality snowboarding show that aired on G4TV, in which the Vivid Girls went to The Block hotel for a photo shoot. She also appeared on the Gene Simmons reality show, Family Jewels.
Kross writes regular updates and opinion columns for MikeSouth.com, an adult industry gossip blog. Kross' official web site, ClubKayden.com, launched on September 2, 2008. She was named Penthouse Pet of the Month for September 2008.
In September 2008, Kross was charged with grand theft and violations of the California Civil Code involving contracts for purchases of home equity.
Kross starred in the 2010 AVN Best Feature The 8th Day and portrayed the role of Elin Nordegren in Adam and Eve Pictures film Tyler's Wood.
Kross became exclusive to Digital Playground under a multi-year contract on January 1, 2010. Her first movie with the company, The Smiths, topped sales charts immediately and continues to be a best seller. She was given the lead in their big budget feature, Body Heat, in her third month in contract. She won two Best Actress Awards for the role.
Kross hosted the 2010 AVN Awards show, along with porn actress Kirsten Price and comedian Dave Attell.She was Penthouse magazine's cover girl for September 2008 and 2010.She was named in multiple award titles in 2010 including Pichunter Babe Of The Month for September 2010 and TLA Raw Best Body Overall 2010,.
Kross writes columns regularly for magazines such as Complex magazine, Xbiz magazine, and a blogs for xcritic.com.She is scheduled to host the AVN red carpet alongside fellow adult actress Jesse Jane, Kirsten Price, and guitarist, Dave Navarro in January 2011.
In 2011, she was named by CNBC as one of the 12 most popular stars in porn. CNBC noted her consecutive nominations by AVN's for performer of the year.
Kross played a recurring role as Delillah in Cinamax's "Life On Top" Season Two.
2007 Adultcon Top 20 Adult Actresses
2008 F.A.M.E. Awards nomination for Favorite Anal Star
2008 F.A.M.E. Awards nomination for Favorite Rookie Starlet
2009 AVN Award nominee – Female Performer of the Year
2009 AVN Award nominee – Best Couples Sex Scene – Roller Dollz
2009 AVN Award nominee – Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene – Bree's Slumber Party
2009 AVN Award nominee – Best All-Girl Couples Sex Scene – Roller Dollz
2010 Venus Awards - Best Actress International
2010 Erotixxx Award - Best US Actress
2010 Nightmoves Awards - Best Female Performer : Fan's Choice
2010 TLA Raw Awesome Asset Awards - Best Body Overall
2011 AVN Award – Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene – Body Heat
2011 AVN Award (The Fan Awards) – Wildest Sex Scene – Body Heat
2011 XBIZ Award – Acting Performance of the Year, Female – Body Heat