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Name : Mia Li
Date of Birth : May 28th, 1990
Hometown : New York (US)
Measurements : 34D – 26 – 34
Height : 5’1 (1.55m)
Hair Colour : Black
Eye Colour : Brown
Tattoos : A symbol in the centre of her lower back
Years Active : 2013 – present
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Mia Li is a multi-talented adult film star, fetish performer and webcam model as well as an ardent sex worker advocate, educator and the president of the (APAC). A self-represented performer, Mia won “Best Sex Scene – Couples-Themed Release” at the 2018 XBIZ Awards and she has since been nominated for “Best Non-TS Female Performer” at the 2018 Transgender Erotica Awards.
So where did it all begin? Born in Queens but raised in Long Island, Mia has Filipino heritage and has explained within how;
“I grew up in New York; I’m from Queens. I grew up in a very conservative Filipino household. And I didn’t fit the mold because I’m very independent and self-aware. (laughs) Like I’m not afraid to explore myself and whatnot. My parents were from the Philippines which means they were very conservative and wanted to stick with their own culture…I didn’t speak English for a long time. I always had English as a second language up until the 5th or 6th grade then I started being social. But I didn’t speak English for a long time”.
Wondering how Mia first began performing in porn? Well, it all began the summer after Mia graduated from Carthage College in Wisconsin with her degree in English. During this time Mia started hosting lusty live chat sessions via adult cam sites which quickly caught the attention of adult film talent scouts. As Mia herself explained within ;
“I started out as a teacher. One year, I found out that for summer break I would not have a job because no one registered for my classes. So I was in this sticky situation where I had an opportunity to completely shift gears and find a career path that would serve me in a very different way than educating did. Being a teacher is so selfless, it’s so draining, it’s underappreciated — all of these things. I went to college for that, but I came to realize that I wanted a career where I could just be myself. At that point I was also really curious about my queerness and about performative sex. I wanted to explore”.
Talking about how she progressed from webcamming to performing in porn during , Mia elaborated upon how;
“So, after college, I was doing nothing in the summer, so I started to webcam to make some extra money. From there, some agents contacted me. The first agent I had was kind of sketchy but now I’m finally with ATMLA and they take care of me…
I knew there was no going back. When you’re in a certain job in a certain profession, you have to have parts of yourself and you can’t always be sexual. When I transitioned to porn and saw it as an opportunity to be paid to be myself. But it also didn’t cut me off from other opportunities. Like I’m writing, I’m putting my English degree to use and I’m also dabbling in the mainstream a little bit. And I’m really, really happy that I made that transition”.
Mia Li : Adult Film Career
Mia first began performing in porn in the summer of 2013 and she has since starred in wealth of critically acclaimed feature releases and porn parodies including This Ain’t Supernatural XXX (2014) for Hustler Video which was nominated for “Best Parody” at the 2016 AVN Awards, This Ain’t The Interview XXX (2015) for Hustler Video which was nominated for “Parody Release of the Year: Comedy” at the 2016 XBIZ Awards and “Best Parody: Comedy” at the 2016 XRCO Awards, as well as The J.O.B. (2016) for Wicked Pictures which was nominated for Feature Movie of the Year” at the 2017 XBIZ Awards.
Fans of Mia Li will want to watch her thrilling three-way with Amber Rayne and Tommy Gunn in Stormy Daniels’ Adam & Eve/Wicked Pictures production Wanted (2015). Starring Allie Haze, Anikka Albrite, Cassidy Klein, Chanel Preston, Jessica Drake and Jodi Taylor, this phenomenal feature release was named “Best Drama” at the 2016 AVN Awards, “Feature Movie of the Year” at the 2016 XBIZ Awards and “Best Epic” at the 2016 XRCO Awards as well as being named “First Choice Winners” at the 2015 Nightmoves Awards. Mia has loved collaborating on these feature releases and expressed within that;
“I’m lucky enough to have a great agent and work for big companies so I know when I go on set that I’m going to have fun and make really fucking hot content. I was an adult when I got into the adult industry and I wasn’t an airhead so I knew what to keep my eyes open for”.
One of Mia’s most popular porn productions to date has been the Adam & Eve couples-themed comedy Forked (2016). Directed by Kay Brandt and starring Mercedes Carrera, Ariel X, Cristi Ann, Leya Falcon and Jenevieve Hexxx, this kinky cooking themed movie was named “Couples-Themed Release of the Year” at the 2018 XBIZ Awards, it was nominated for “Best Comedy” at the 2018 AVN Awards and it resulted in Mia winning “Best Sex Scene – Couples-Themed Release” at the 2018 XBIZ Awards for her terrific three-way with Mercedes Carrera and Damon Dice. A critical and commercial success, Forked was highly recommended by who stated in his October 2016 film review;
“What a great concept. It took me quite awhile to get through all four and a half hours, but I enjoyed every second of it. I don’t know about the rest of you, but as a foodie that does plenty of cooking and watching tons of food television and enjoys watching good porn this was a huge hit with me! I went in expecting something totally different and was blown away by what I saw. Any and All of these adult performers could host their own food shows and plenty of people would tune in. In fact, you can check out the if you just want to see the cooking aspect of it, which takes up a majority of the actual screen time. I seriously hope that this idea catches on and we get future episodes of this show. It’s fun, it’s funny, and it gets hot and steamy outside of the kitchen! I’m going to say this is Highly Recommended for anyone that loves food and porn”.
In addition to her critically acclaimed feature movies, Mia has starred in many best-selling Asian-themed DVDs. Some of Mia’s most popular Asian themed productions include Asian Bombshells 2 (2015) for Elegant Angel that was nominated for “Best Ethnic Movie” at the 2017 AVN Awards and “Asian-Themed Release of the Year” at the 2017 XBIZ Awards, Maid In Asia (2016) for 3rd Degree starring Cindy Starfall and Kalina Ryu which was nominated for “Best Ethnic Movie” at the 2017 AVN Awards, Asian Anal (2017) for Hard X featuring Marica Hase, London Keyes and Jayden Lee which won “Best Ethnic Movie” at the 2018 AVN Awards, and Axel Braun’s Wicked Pictures DVD Asian Connection (2017) which was nominated for “Best Ethnic Movie” at the 2018 AVN Awards and “Asian-Themed Release of the Year” at the 2018 XBIZ Awards. When she was asked about the controversial topic of ‘race-play’ during , Mia conveyed how;
“I admit that there are scenes that I’ve done that are problematic because they perpetuate the fetishization of Asians and reinforce the stereotype that we’re small and fragile and demure! It irks me so much when I come to a scene and I know that it’s an Asian DVD (in which all the female performers are typically Asian) — that often happens — but then they ask me not to speak English or to do an accent.
The conflict becomes: How comfortable am I paying rent with something that I know is problematic — or do I just need to pay rent this month? For me, a way to negotiate that is to be outspoken regarding the aspects of the scene that I can control. I think I’m at that point in my career when I can say no to being booked if they want me to do an Asian accent — versus being booked for an Asian DVD which is fine. I can’t not be Filipino. I can’t not look the way I look, because I was born into this body. But I can make choices as to how this body is represented and how I perform”.
Mia Li : Fetish Porn Productions
Mia Li is widely regarded as an exceptional fetish performer and BDSM model. In fact, Mia is one of the most prolific performers ever to shoot for the . Talking about her personal fetish preferences in , Mia highlighted how;
“Honestly, I don’t consume a lot of pornography. In regard to my preference of kink to vanilla sex, I like both equally. It all depends on the people with whom I’m having fun. I really feed off of the energy and preferences of my lovers…I love being a porn actress because it is a performance to create content for people to enjoy sexually”.
Over the years many of Mia’s raunchiest Kink.com web clips have been showcased in several fan-favourite Kink DVD compilation titles. We recommend checking out Mia’s sensational wrestling session with Cassidy Klein which was featured in (2015), her tag team erotic wrestling bout with Bella Rossi, Jeze Belle and Mona Wales which was included in (2016), her raunchy wrestling sessions with Daisy Ducati that have been featured in (2014-2016) and her thrilling femdom pegging three-way with Cherry Torn and Penny Pax that was showcased in (2017) which in turn was nominated for “Best BDSM Movie” at the 2018 AVN Awards.
But wait, it gets even better! In addition to her wealth of Kink.com collaborations, Mia has starred in countless fetish porn DVD series. Fans eager to explore some of Mia’s raunchiest sex scenes have to check out her saucy solo shoot in Masochistic Masturbation (2014) for Aiden Starr Corp/Evil Angel that was nominated for “Best BDSM Release” at the 2015 AVN Awards. Mia has since collaborated with Aiden Starr on the fan-favourite fetish DVD Pussy Whipped 3 (2015) which was nominated for “Best BDSM Movie” at the 2016 AVN Awards. Mia has always been open with her fans with regards to her sexuality and BDSM preferences. After all, as Mia advocated within ;
“Don’t be afraid to share fantasies and enacting them. I have found that the more forthcoming someone is when it comes to pleasure, the easier it is to get off. Knowledge is power. Sexy. Sexy power… Pornography is definitely a way for an individual to explore their own sexuality in private before taking it to practice. I am very happy to contribute to an industry that makes so many individuals feel a little less lonely and a lot more pleasured”.
During this time Mia began to work with award-winning director Joey Silvera on a wealth of fan-favourite Evil Angel DVDs such as TS Factor 3 (2016) that enabled Mia to star alongside Mara Nova and Trans-Visions 8 (2016) within which Mia shared a sizzling scene with Honey Foxxx. What’s more, Mia and Honey’s captivating collaboration proved so popular among fans and film critics that it was featured in Joey Silvera’s Evil Angel DVD compilation title TS Factor All Stars…Just The Girls (2017).
Most recently Mia has starred alongside Honey Foxxx in Mona Wales‘ highly anticipated Grooby Platinum sequel release Real Fucking Girls 2 (2017). Also starring Riley Nixon, Dee Williams, Shiri, Chelsea Marie, Natalie Chen and Jelena Vermillion, all of the sex scenes in Real Fucking Girls 2 were based on the real-life experiences of the film’s TS performers and it has been nominated for “Best DVD” at the 2018 Transgender Erotica Awards. You’ll be happy to hear that Mia and Honey’s sensual shoot has also been nominated for “Best Scene” at the 2018 Transgender Erotica Awards and that Mia has personally been nominated for “Best Non-TS Female Performer”. Director Mona Wales had high praise for Mia and her fellow Real Fucking Girls 2 cast members, ardently enthusing via that;
“We are so thrilled to share ‘Real Fucking Girls 2’ with the world…This release is just as special as the first, with an all-star cast and a world-class crew. After the success of our first project, we wanted to bring the public an even deeper exploration of female sexuality. With all of our projects, the quality of the sex comes first and these scenes are so hot that they will melt your computer screen. We really cover the gamut with everything from Shiri having sex with a cis girl for the first time to experienced BDSM players Honey FoXXX and Mia Li demonstrating how incredibly sexy consent can be…What makes this movie unique is the same thing that made the first: our performers sharing their own stories and fucking the way they want to. From Penthouse Pets to military vets, we have it all”.
Mia Li : Personal Projects & Advocacy Work
When she isn’t performing in porn Mia has always been interested in pursuing projects from behind the camera. After all, as Mia herself explained during ;
“I have a tremendous interest in directing and doing anything behind the scenes. One of my favorite things to do on set is watch all the moving parts of production at work: the director, PAs, set designers, etc…all working together to immortalize great sex…I hope to further my writing career and mainstream acting. I’d love to have a comic book done on myself, “hint hint” LOL You can check out my blog at blogger under “.
Consequently, Mia has continued to participate in a wide range of adult industry and mainstream media projects such as collaborating with Nicole McClure on her The Unbearable Lightness of Boning documentary, which was first released in August 2015, and appearing in the and episodes of Wood Rocket’s ‘Ask A Pornstar’ web series. Broadcast via YouTube in September and October 2015, these videos provided fans with some exclusive insights into the personal and professional lives of their favourite porn stars. Fans of Mia Li will also want to keep an eye out for her appearance in the HBO TV movie Illicit Desire (2017) as well as checking out her video and feature article that was released via Buzzfeed in May 2016.
Never one to rest on her laurels, Mia continues to post videos via her official YouTube channel through which she has continued to raise awareness towards important issues which adversely impact sex workers as well as providing informative videos on the LGBTQ+ community, sexual health and the adult industry in general. As Mia puts it ;
“Hello, sexually curious folks out there! I’m Mia Li–here to lend my insight into the adult film industry, relationships, and sex and body positivity. Let me satiate your curiosity about sexual proclivities and life as a sex worker”.
In addition to her informative YouTube videos, Mia helps her fellow adult film industry professionals through her role as the President of the (APAC) and she has also held a series of classes for the O.school – a shame-free platform for pleasure education. As Mia herself explained within ;
“I had been hired on as a model for the beta site, and when I found out what the shoot was for I wanted to be involved as a pleasure professional! I was like these people are going to change the world!!! Can I help!? I want to change the world with you, let me be a part of this world-changing stuff!!…
One series of classes I want to do is called “Fuck That” — it’s pretty much about letting go and being okay with letting go of things that don’t serve you, like emotional labor, toxic relationships, social expectations … Each class will end by reading Jason Headley’s, “Fuck That, a Mindful Meditation…I also plan to teach in the Elusive O category, which alludes to the elusive orgasm, correct? I’m a little subversive because I argue that sex should not be just about orgasm, but rather about pleasure and self-discovery and exploration and boundary-setting. We don’t always have to have orgasms; sometimes we can just be present and feel good and own ourselves. Orgasms are hard, sticky things”.
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