Joanna Angel just might be the original Alt-Porn Star. This tattooed 4'11" 96 lb (34C-24-34) petite babe from Brooklyn, NY got her start in the adult industry back in 2005 at the age of 25. Most likely owing to her Bachelor's in English Literature and Film Studies, she quickly graduated to directing as well as performing. As of this writing she has starred in 117 films and directed 66. She is also the owner and CEO of production company Burning Angel. Joanna Angel has worked with just about every big name in Alt-Porn, from Andy San Dimas to Sofi Von Doom. Her impressive credits also include several stints as a writer. She wrote a monthly sex advice column for Spin Magazine, as well as contributed a chapter to the compilation of essays in Naked Ambition: Women Pornographers and How They Are Changing the Sex Industry by Carly Milne. Her work has won her an impressive 5 AVN Awards to date: Most Outrageous Sex Scene in 2006, Best Sex Comedy (Joanna's Angels 2: Alt Throttle) in 2007, Best Specialty Release, Other Genre in 2008, and two in 2011: Best Porn Star Website and Best Solo Sex Scene (Rebel Girl). She also won the 2007 XBIZ Award for Crossover Movie of the Year, as well as the 2008 XRCO Award for Best On-Screen Chemistry (with James Deen). Joanna Angel has even appeared on mainstream television, making a cameo appearance in Adult Swim's Children's Hospital, as well as appearing in a music video for 'Sound Wave Superior' by Emmure.