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Asia Carrera Lemmon was born as Jessica Steinhauser on 6 August, 1973, in New York City, New York USA, of German and Japanese descent. She is a former pornographic actress who has appeared in over 400 adult movies and videos.
A former porn star, how rich is Asia Carrera? Sources state that Carrera has collected a fortune of over $1 million, as of early 2017, her net worth accumulated largely through her involvement in the adult film industry.
Asia Carrera Net Worth $1 Million
Carrera and three siblings were raised by a middle-class family in Little Silver, New Jersey, where she attended Red Bank Regional High School. She learned to play piano as a child, and in her teens she performed at Carnegie Hall. When she was 16, she taught Colloquial English at Tsuruga College in Japan, but later enrolled in New Jersey’s Rutgers University on a full academic scholarship, to study Japanese language and Economics, but never graduated, despite winning a National Merit Scholarship for scoring over 1440 on the SAT, and a Garden State Scholarship for her grades. She is a member of Mensa, with her IQ being 156.
Carrera ran away from home when she was 17, due to the high pressure her parents put on her, forcing her to excel in academic performance. Being homeless and unable to pay for school, she turned to stripping and quickly became a very skilled exotic dancer, making really good money. However, she wanted more and she set her sights on getting it.
Upon learning about the serious money girls were making in the porn industry, Carrera decided to pursue it, and moved to Los Angeles in the early ’90s. There she was introduced to director Bud Lee, who immediately put her in one of his films and her career as a porn actress was launched. She based her stage surname on actress Tia Carrere, changing the spelling for legal reasons. Her wealth began to grow.
Carrera went on to appear in numerous adult videos and films, such as “Let’s Play Doctor”, “Sexual Misconduct”, “Superboobs”, “Planet of the Babes”, “Wild Wild Chest”, and many more, perhaps the most famous of them all being “A is for Asia”. Her performances in all these projects enabled her to establish herself as a major figure in the world of porn, and to collect numerous fans. It also earned her a sizable net worth. In 1995, she won the AVN Female Performer of the Year Award, given to the female porn star with the best body of work. Carrera was the first Asian performer ever to win the award.
Aside from films and videos, she also launched her own site that went online in 1996, programming it and designing it all herself, which served as another source of her wealth.
Carrera has also done some voice over work, such as providing her voice for several erotic hentai OVAs for publisher Pink Pineapple. She also had an uncredited cameo role in the 1998 film “The Big Lebowski”. In addition, she has worked as the guest reviewer for the Maximum PC magazine.
Carrera retired from porn industry in 2003. During her career as an adult film actress, she appeared in more than 400 films and videos, and also directed three of them. Aside from becoming famous and collecting a fan base that spans the globe, Carrera’s involvement in adult entertainment has brought her good money too.
When it comes to her private life, Carrera was married two times. In 1995 she married adult film director Bud Lee, who directed many films she starred in. After their divorce in 2003, she married nutritionist/fitness guru/writer/ Don Lemmon, with whom she had two children. Lemmon died in a car accident in 2006. Sources believe Carrera is single at present.