Kenna James – Personal Info
Name : Kenna James
Hometown : Evansville, Indiana (US)
Date of Birth: January 16th, 1995
Measurements : 34B – 28 – 34
Height : 5’8 (1.73m)
Hair Colour : Blonde
Eye Colour : Hazel
Piercings : Navel
Shoe Size : Women’s 8.5 (US)
Pets : Multiple cats. Kenna is an ardent animal lover and jokingly stated in her January 2017 X-Rent DVD interview that;
” I actually have more cats than I am willing to say all because they were rescues. They are my little babies and I don’t know how I would live without them…(laughs) You know what, if I didn’t have somebody I would definitely be that type of person that would have 40 cats and 26 dogs and an obscene number of animals. Just because nobody is there to tell me no. And I see every pair of sad little eyes and I just say, ‘oh come on. We have room for just one more'”.
Years Active : 2014 – present
Number of Scenes : 120+
Captivating webcam model and 2016 Penthouse “Pet of the Year” Kenna James is a sensational female performer with a vast global fan following. In fact, despite having worked in the adult industry for less than three years, Kenna has already received multiple “Girl/Girl Performer of the Year”, “Best Girl/Girl Sex Scene” and “Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene” nominations at the AVN, XBIZ and XRCO Awards. Definitely one to watch in the years to come!
Before she became the sensual adult film star her fans know and love, Kenna has revealed that she was a fairly shy and introverted child. However, Kenna explained within her March 2015 Adult DVD Talk interview that her confidence soared when she began performing as an exotic dancer at a club in Indiana during her senior year of high school. As Kenna puts it in her own words;
“I was actually a very nerdy girl growing up. I sat in the corner and read my books. I was far from popular. (laughs) I was a lot different than I am today…I didn’t know I was beautiful until my senior year of high school. I didn’t know I was pretty. I guess that’s when I realized. I’m not one of those girls that uses that to get what I want…I came out of my shell when I started dancing, when I started stripping. That was what really brought me out”.
Kenna has always been a hard-working, independent individual. In fact, Kenna moved into her own apartment when she was 17 years old and started working as an exotic dancer to support herself. Kenna has discussed her diligent work ethic in her December 2016 You’ve Been Hooked interview, commenting that;
“I was on my own at age seventeen. My home life wasn’t very good so I made the decision that if I wanted more I’d have to go out and get it myself. So I moved myself four hours away to a city I’d never been to, enrolled myself in high school, found a tiny apartment and got a job as a stripper in a little club to support myself...
I learned the value of hard work early on…Everyone has ups and downs, no matter who they are or what level of success they’ve attained. Sometimes I work myself into total burnout mode. When I need a recharge I go home and hang with my cats or visit with my grandparents, that’s my happy place”.
Whilst performing as an exotic dancer at a gentlemens’ club in Indiana, Kenna was spotted by a local photographer who offered to feature her in some sultry solo photo sets. Kenna posed for her first modelling shoot before moving back home which led to her shooting some live chat sessions via such adult cam sites as MyFreeCams and Camsoda. During this time Kenna’s sizzling live chat sessions and modelling shoots caught the eye of an agent in Los Angeles who sent the images to Penthouse. Through this fortuitous chain of events Kenna was offered the chance to pose as Penthouse‘s “Pet of the Month”. And the rest, as they say, is history! Kenna discussed this pivotal moment in her life during her December 2016 X-Czech interview, highlighting how;
“I didn’t set out to be an erotic model at all, it all kind of fell into my lap. I started as a stripper my senior year of high school in a little club in Indiana. I was just trying to get myself through high school and into college. A local photographer who frequented the club offered to shoot me. I did a few shoots and some of those images ended up online. An agent in LA showed someone at Penthouse those images and they offered to shoot me for Pet of the Month. That just opened door after door within the industry and my life took a dramatic turn. Lol…
After high school, I had planned on going to college for a degree in veterinary medicine but that summer is when this opportunity fell into my lap so I put it on hold. In the next few years, I’m hoping to have my career in a place where there’s not so much travel where I can go back and pick up where I left off…
I came from literally nothing, we had very little while I was growing up and I decided that I wanted a different path with a different set of opportunities and I pursued that. My grandmother was quick to cheer me on and tell me to chase my dreams. I honestly didn’t bring many friends from childhood into adulthood with me, only 2 or 3. Those that I still communicate with are extremely supportive”.
Kenna James : Adult Film Career
Kenna first began working in the adult film industry in late 2014 when she was chosen by Penthouse to be their “Pet of the Month” for February 2015. As part of this coveted title, Kenna also filmed her first solo sex scenes and her first ever girl/girl shoot. As Kenna explained in her January 2017 X-Rent DVD interview;
“He was very upfront with what it really was. I told him I was fine with that and we set the limits to solo and Girl/Girl. My first shoot was a Solo. So I just got to do all me. Then after that it started transitioning into more. I’ve loved it ever since”.
In this manner Kenna shared a saucy scene with Bree Daniels that was featured in the Penthouse porn production When The Boyz Are Away The Girlz Will Play (2014). Talking about shooting her first ever sex scenes in her March 2015 Adult DVD Talk interview, Kenna mentioned that;
“I was very nervous but it went exceptionally well. It went above and beyond what I thought I could do”.
In the months that followed Kenna posed for the cover of the February 2015 issue o Penthouse magazine and has since been featured on the cover of the July 2015 issue of Hustler magazine. A gorgeous glamour model, Kenna has also been featured within a #Selfies article for the September 2015 issue of Hustler magazine alongside her fellow Hustler Honeys Emily Grey, Sophie Dee, Ryan Ryans, Niki Lee Young, Maya Grad and Kay Devon.
Most recently, Kenna has been featured within the special Calendar Girls issue of Penthouse Letters magazine. Kenna posed for an 18-month 2018 calendar that accompanied this special edition Penthouse Letters magazine alongside her fellow Penthouse Pets Christiana Cinn, Darcie Dolce, Blake Eden, Jenna Sativa, Paulini, Lily Ivy, Noelle Monique, Lana Rhoades, Misty Lovelace, Mia Malkova, Mary Moody, Blake, Naomi Woods, Uma Jolie, Riley Nixon and Niki Skyler.
Want to know the best part? Over the years Kenna has continued to collaborate with Penthouse on a wealth of best-selling DVDs including Lesbian Love Tales (2016) also starring Sasha Heart, Sara Luvv, Abigail Mac, Jenna Sativa and Val Dodds, MILF Rendezvous (2016) within which Kenna starred alongside India Summer, Alexis Fawx, Alison Moore, Claudia Valentine and Eva Long, Supreme Vixens (2017) that enabled Kenna to shoot some sultry scenes with Ana Foxxx, Erotic Tall Tales (2017) with Val Dodds, A.J. Applegate, Jojo Kiss, Cindy Starfall and Karla Kush, Penthouse Cocktails (2017) that enabled Kenna to share a saucy shoot with Hennessy, and Tell Me What You Want (2017) featuring Marica Hase, Jenna Sativa, Layla Sin, Uma Jolie and Valentina Nappi.
In addition to her ongoing DVD collaborations with Penthouse, Kenna was named as their “Pet of the Year” for 2016. Kenna was thrilled to receive this prestigious title and humbly stated during her March 2017 AVN interview that;
“I never expected to actually win. I wanted to of course, but so did 11 other girls, and I honestly never dreamed I would win and it was amazing. Honestly, I cannot thank Penthouse enough for the honor of representing their brand”.
In fact, Kenna ardently enthused within her December 2016 X-Czech interview that;
“Being the 2016 Penthouse Pet of the Year has been a dream come true for me. I set out at the beginning of my career in the adult industry with that goal in mind and being chosen was just mind blowing for me. Penthouse is a legendary publication in the industry and to be a part of that is such an honor. The company recently changed hands and now Kelly Holland is at the helm. Kelly has the spirit of Bob Guccione in her I think because she’s just passionate about maintaining Penthouses original theme and form. While Playboy pretty much threw in the towel and gave up Penthouse continues on and with the things Kelly is going to be doing in the near future I believe you will be seeing Penthouse roaring back into the mainstream. I’m so excited to see what happens in the next few years with the company”.
Kenna James : Girl/Girl Performer & Award Nominations
Between 2014 and 2017 Kenna appeared exclusively in girl/girl porn productions and she has filmed a wealth of best-selling lesbian themed DVD titles with pioneering porn director Dana Vespoli for Sweetheart Video/Mile High Media. Fans of Kenna’s sultry girl/girl shoots will love viewing her thrilling three-way with A.J. Applegate and Aidra Fox in Girls Kissing Girls 17 (2015) that was nominated for “Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene” and “Best All-Girl Movie” at the 2016 AVN Awards, as well as her steamy shoot with Mia Malkova in Mia Loves Girls (2015) which was nominated for “Best Girl/Girl Sex Scene” at the 2016 AVN Awards, and her scintillating scenes with Kirsten Price in Lesbian Adventures: Older Women Younger Girls 8 (2015).
We also recommend checking out the X-Art DVD titles Naughty Teen Slumber Party (2016) and First Lesbian Summer (2016) within which Kenna shared some sizzling scenes with rising starlets Alex Grey, Blake Eden, Naomi Woods, Madi Meadows and Kristen Scott that were nominated for “Best Girl/Girl Sex Scene” and “Best All-Girl Movie” at the 2017 AVN Awards.
In February 2015 Kenna starred in a raunchy role-play with fellow girl/girl performer Raven Bay for the Digital Playground comedy release Stryker (2015). Also starring Carter Cruise, Julia Ann, Peta Jensen, Eva Karera, Courtney Taylor and Anikka Albrite, this saucy spy flick was nominated for “Best Comedy” at the 2016 AVN Awards and “Best Epic” at the 2016 XRCO Awards.
During this time Kenna began to appear in a wealth of fan-favourite Girlfriends Films DVDs and Girlsway web series. We recommend checking out Kenna’s seductive solo shoot in Glamour Solos 4 (2015) that won “Best Solo Movie” at the 2016 AVN Awards, her saucy scenes with Dani Daniels in Lesbian Triangles 31 (2015), her thrilling three-way with Bree Daniels and Lana Rhoades in Going Bonkers (2016), her epic group sex scenes with Cadence Lux, Dana DeArmond and Katie Morgan in Stop Fucking My Friends (2016) and her thrilling three-way with Alexis Fawx and Brett Rossi in Fantasy Factory (2017).
Die-hard Kenna James fans will also not want to miss out on viewing her Frigid shoot with Jessa Rhodes that was distributed via the Girlsway porn site in January 2016, her Happily Married: Parts 1 & 2 shoots with Aria Alexander that were first released via Girlsway in February 2016, as well as her Spellbound Kiss shoot with Angela Sommers and her Twinning scenes with Mia Malkova that were both distributed via Girlsway in April 2016.
One of Kenna most popular Girlfriends Films/Girlsway porn productions to date has been Missing: A Lesbian Crime Story (2016) within which Kenna shared an epic group sex scene with August Ames, Cassidy Klein, Karlie Montana, Kendra James, Riley Reid and Sara Luvv. Directed by Bree Mills and Stills by Alan, this mystery/thriller themed feature release was a critical and commercial success that won “Best All-Girl Movie” at the 2017 AVN Awards and received a wealth of “Screenplay of the Year”, “Best Special Effects”, “Best Music”, “Best Cinematography” and “Best Art Direction” nominations at the 2017 AVN and XBIZ Awards.
Following her steady stream of sensational shoots, Kenna was named as Girlsway‘s “Girl of the Month” in April 2016. Kenna loves shooting these sensual girl/girl scenes and has conveyed within her January 2017 X-Rent DVD interview how;
“I feel like I can make more beautiful scenes my way with a girl than I can with a guy. I feel like it is a lot more sensual. Everything is softer. Skin is softer. Softer kisses. It’s this magical, amazing thing. I’m really bad at putting things into words today, so I apologize…
Honestly, there are so many girls that I get so excited over because there are so many great ones out there. Even if it is a new girl, I will look her up and I cannot wait to go to set and meet her and actually work with her. I don’t think I can narrow it down to just a few. (laughs)”.
As a matter of fact, Kenna was one of a select few porn stars to be showcased within the annual Elegant Angel DVD title Lesbian Performers of the Year 2016. Appearing alongside fellow famous female performers Dani Daniels, Jayden Cole, Jenna Sativa, Tanya Tate, Vanessa Veracruz, Tara Morgan, Raven Rockette, Sasha Heart and Shyla Jennings, Kenna’s performance in this star-studded DVD received a “Best All-Girl Movie” nomination at the 2017 AVN Awards. Kenna has continued to receive a wealth of notable adult film award nominations in recent years, many of which have been listed below;
- 2016: AVN Awards nominee “All-Girl Performer of the Year“
- 2016: AVN Awards nominee “Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene” Girls Kissing Girls 17 (with Aidra Fox and A.J. Applegate)
- 2016: AVN Awards nominee “Best Girl/Girl Sex Scene” Mia Loves Girls (with Mia Malkova)
- 2016: AVN Awards nominee “Hottest Newcomer (Fan Award)”
- 2016: XBIZ Awards nominee “Girl/Girl Performer of the Year”
- 2016: XRCO Awards nominee “Best Lesbian Performer”
- 2016: Spank Bank Awards nominee “Most Adorable Slut”
- 2016: Spank Bank Awards nominee “Pussy Eating Princess of the Year”
- 2016: Spank Bank Awards nominee “Tightest Twat”
- 2017: AVN Awards nominee “All-Girl Performer of the Year”
- 2017: AVN Awards nominee “Best Girl/Girl Sex Scene” First Lesbian Summer (with Kristen Scott)
- 2017: XBIZ Awards nominee “Girl/Girl Performer of the Year”
- 2017: Exotic Dancer Awards nominee “Adult Movie Entertainer of the Year”
- 2017: Spank Bank Awards nominee “Best Legs”
- 2017: Spank Bank Awards nominee “Tightest Twat”
- 2017: Spank Bank Awards nominee “Queen of Cunnilingus (Girl/Girl Star of the Year)”
- 2018: XBIZ Awards nominee “Girl/Girl Performer of the Year”
- 2020: XBIZ Awards winner “Best Supporting Actress” Teenage Lesbian
- 2020: XBIZ Awards winner “Best Sex Scene – All-Girl” Confessions of a Sinful Nun 2: The Rise of Sister Mona
Kenna has been thrilled to receive these distinguished nominations and eagerly expressed in her January 2017 X-Rent DVD interview that;
“It was such a high honor. I was so glad to just be nominated. Whether we won or not, a nomination is a big enough honor. I was actually nominated last year for several scenes. I can’t remember exactly which ones off the top of my head. I was nominated for Girl/Girl Performer of the year as I was nominated for the same award this year as well. Jenna Sativa won it this year and she deserved it. I love just being nominated. For me, that is just as big – it’s not just as big as winning but it is pretty up there… It would mean the absolute world to me. It’s something I have been looking forward to for the past couple of years. I can’t describe what it would mean to me. I don’t know what I would do if I won one. (laughs)”.
Kenna James : Boy/Girl Scene Debut & Recent Releases
A landmark moment in Kenna’s adult film career occurred in March 2017 when she filmed her first ever boy/girl scenes with James Deen that were distributed via X-Art.com. Titled Kenna’s Sexual Fantasy, this sizzling shoot also incorporated Kenna’s first boy/girl/girl scenes with Natalia Starr and James Deen! Kenna discussed shooting her boy/girl debut during her March 2017 AVN interview, revealing that;
“Yesterday I did my first boy/girl with James Deen and it was phenomenal, better than I ever dreamed it could be…I’m sitting on cloud nine…I have had a crush on James since I was 14…I kind of grew up watching him…If I ever did [boy/girl] I knew I would want it to be him…He’s so cute and adorable and a wonderful partner in a scene. It was exactly what I wanted—sweet and romantic, a very lovey dovey type of scene…
I met him a few times. He mentored me in the beginning of my career. He helped me get going and understand the business side of it. When I first met him at AVN in 2015 I fan-girled so hard. He was right across the booth from me and I was just in awe. I remember I took a picture with him and thought I was going to burst…
James by himself is amazing. Add in another girl, especially another one as beautiful and into her work as Natalia Starr and it just becomes an indescribable feeling. It was one of the best scenes I’ve ever done…So it was a day of firsts. They put her together with me and it was perfect”.
Following her successful boy/girl debut, in June 2017 Kenna filmed her first ever interracial scenes with Alex Jones, titled The Next Lucky Man, which were promoted via X-Art.com. These hot hardcore sex scenes were even showcased in the Metart/ X-Art DVD compilation title Interracial Encounters (2017) featuring Riley Reid, Veronica Rodriguez, Amarna Miller, Aubrey Star and Danielle Gray.
As well as these steamy boy/girl scenes, Kenna continues to shoot as a girl/girl performer. Most recently, Kenna has starred alongside Jenna Ashley in Make Her Submit 2 (2017) for Team Skeet, she has filmed a thrilling three-way with Blake Eden and Karlie Montana for the Brazzers DVD title Pussy Party (2017), she collaborated with Dani Daniels, Mia Malkova and Riley Reid on some scintillating scenes for the Reality Kings sequel releases Rub, Lick and Suck My Wet Pussy 1 & 2 (2017), she filmed some sizzling scenes with Jasmine Webb for the Hush Hush Entertainment sequel release Zebra Girls 4 (2017) and she featured in the Bizarre Video fetish porn production Taboo Teens: Paddled and Plugged (2017) alongside Jillian Janson, Valentina Nappi, Mia Malkova and Whitney Westgate. Not to be missed!
When she isn’t performing in these raunchy porn productions, Kenna enjoys webcamming with her fans via MyFreeCams and Camsoda. Kenna has also taken part in Wood Rocket‘s Ask A Porn Star web series which enables fans to learn insightful anecdotes about their favourite porn stars. Thus far, Kenna has taken part in such Ask A Porn Star episodes as Celebrity Sex Tape in February 2016, What Is Your Ideal Penis? in March 2016 and Real Sex vs. Porn Sex in April 2016 among many others.
A multi-talented porn star, glamour model and webcam personality, Kenna enjoys hosting regular feature dancing shows in exclusive gentlemens’ clubs across the United States. When she was asked to describe a typical feature dancing show during her January 2017 X-Rent DVD interview, Kenna divulged that;
“Everyone is different. I like to go out and meet the people and I will tip the girls. I just go and try to have fun. You go back and start getting ready for your first show. I always get a little nervous no matter what club I am at, especially if it’s my first time [there]. Every time I will get nervous. You go out there and you see everyone looking at you. Once you see that everyone there wants to see you, you get excited and you rock your stage that trip”.
So what does the future hold for rising starlet Kenna James? Well, in the long term Kenna intends to train as a veterinarian but she has explained in her January 2017 X-Rent DVD interview that she intends to continue performing in porn for the near future. As Kenna James puts it in her own words;
“I think I will just tone it down. I don’t think I will ever just quit. I love it too much. (laughs)…My plan is I am hoping within the next year to at least start my studies again regardless of how my path is going. But if I am still sitting as high as I am now, which I hope I am, I’ll probably take on fewer classes so I can still focus on work but at the same time, I am starting the education process. I’m starting to go back and at least set that in motion. It will take me at least eight to 10 years to finish what I need to do…
I’ve known from a very young age that I wanted to work with animals. I think it was middle school that I figured it out and I have stuck with it ever since. I love animals and I have forever wanted to do was to help them. I actually have more cats than I am willing to say all because they were rescues. They are my little babies and I don’t know how I would live without them. I volunteered at an animal shelter before I could actually work. I help them every day. When I was in high school, I worked at a vet clinic. It was the absolute joy of my life. Even though I just cleaned up after them… That love has just propelled me into being a veterinarian”.
Kenna James – Social Networks
Twitter : @kennajames21
Instagram : @kenna.jamesxrated
Camsoda : kennajames
MyFreeCams : kennajames
Twistys : Kenna James at Twistys.com
Brazzers : Kenna James at Brazzers
Reality Kings : Kenna James at Reality Kings
YouTube Channel : Kenna James’ Official YouTube Channel
The Nude : Kenna at The Nude