You may or may not have known that Jenna Haze came up with her porn pseudonym by partially naming herself after her favourite Jimi Hendrix song, Purple Haze - and because she rather enjoyed consuming rather a lot of marijuana. Whether or not Jenna still likes to partake of the old weed is not widely known, but one could never suggest that it has clouded what has been a stellar adult career to date.
Jenna Haze's adult career threatened to start out much like most adult careers start out - with some stripping and lapdancing. But, put off by the fact that she didn't like to perform for people she had to pretend to like, she felt more comfortable jumping more or less straight into hardcore porn performing with people she felt she could get to know and feel more comfortable with. Her preference for developing chemistry with her fellow performers probably accounts for her romance with one-time co-star Jules Jordan and one AVN Award for Best On-Screen Chemistry.
Jenna's major breakthrough came in 2002 when she signed a contract with Jill Kelly Productions, with whom she performed regularly in some of their most prolific and popular series. Featuring heavily in the acclaimed 100% Blowjobs and When The Boyz Are Away The Girlz Will Play series, she felt completely at home in a company run by a woman, and surrounded by some of the best female performers in the industry.
Indeed, her relationship with Kelly's company would lead to a series of movies dedicated to her called Jenna Loves... that continued to see her star rise. By this point, she was producing such regularly high quality performances that she was, in many people's eyes, starting to out-perform a certain namesake of hers. Her career progression to this point had been based largely around lesbian movies, but a more dedicated move into hardcore coincided with the end of her contract with Jill Kelly Productions.
Her first hardcore release for over 2 years, Jenna Haze Darkside, was immediately acclaimed and an award-winner, persuading her that she had made the right decision. The movie was directed by Jules Jordan, a relationship that would not only be beneficial to Haze on a romantic front, but also on a professional front. His successful involvement with Premium Multimedia, who had launched his official site, in turn persuaded Jenna to have her own official site hosted by the company. The site was subsequently launched in April 2007, receiving largely positive reviews, although the site's scope to date has largely been on her hardcore career.
Unusually for such a high profile adult star who has now been active for the best part of 7 years, her career has yet to hit any significant troughs - not bad for someone who has featured in approximately 350 movies. Time will tell whether this will continue to be the case. But even now in 2008, her movies continue to garner award after award, as does she.
Her most recent high profile appearance, in Interactive Sex With Jenna Haze has already raked in 4 major industry awards, and a new working relationship with the Zero Tolerance label has continued to see her career go from strength-to-strength. She seems to have the knack of being in the right place at the right time and, for her sake, we hope that continues to be the case.
Date of birth - February 22nd, 1982
Porn aliases - Jenna Hayes
Official website - www.jennahaze.com
Debut year - 2001
Niches / genres - Lesbian / blowjobs / anal
Mainstream exposure - Superbad (movie - cameo) (2007)
Must-see sites - Four Finger Club, PornStars Like it Big, Jules Jordan
Must-see titles - Straight To The A 1 (2007), Interactive Sex With Jenna Haze (2008), Backseat Confidential (2001), Big Bottom Sadie (2002), Jenna Haze Darkside (2006)
Notable awards - AVN Awards - Best New Starlet (2003), Best Solo Sex Scene: Big Bottom Sadie (2003), Best Oral Sex Scene: Jenna Haze Darkside (2007), Best Group Sex Scene: Fashionistas Safado: The Challenge (2007) - XRCO Awards - Best On-Screen Chemistry: Fashionistas Safado: The Challenge (2007), Best Orgasmic Oralist (2008).