Kaylani Lei’s superstardom is the result of a career marked by relentless ambition. Born in Singapore to Filipino parents, she made her home in Massachusetts, Virginia, Ohio and Maine before taking a year off to compete in horse shows in Ireland. Soon thereafter, she began exploring the world of exotic dancing, and it was while performing in Las Vegas that she began considering a career in adult video. After moving to Los Angeles, she found immediate success in adult movies, often working under the tutelage of Wicked Pictures’ Michael Raven. With performances in Raven’s high-tech fantasy Angel X and Jonathan Morgan’s Wicked Auditions 2, she began receiving acclaim from fans and critics alike. Impressed with her energy and charisma, Wicked Pictures owner Steve Orenstein signed her to an exclusive contract.
Late 2003 saw Kaylani firmly established as a leading lady, thanks to the release of the first title of her Wicked contract, Michael Raven’s Blue Rain, an erotic police drama that received press coverage in both AVN and on MTV. In 2004, Kaylani carried the lead in Brad Armstrong’s acclaimed Eye of the Beholder, an AVN Editor’s Choice. A frequent studio guest on both Playboy TV and mainstream radio, this sultry beauty also had a prominent role in rapper 50 Cent’s interactive DVD Groupie Love, which won AVN Awards for both Best Interactive DVD and Best Music.
In her subsequent work as a leading lady, Kaylani brought both grace and humor to Stormy Daniels’ feature-directing debut, One Night in Vegas, while Armstrong’s Sweatshop benefited greatly from her winning stage presence. She’s also shined in such diverse titles as Between the Sheets and Raven’s ultra-stylish Erotik. And while she’s been a deeply sensual creature since the beginning of her career, her supremely confident performance in Armstrong’s epic Curse Eternal snared her a much-deserved AVN nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
In addition to maintaining a hectic shooting schedule, this charmer has also established herself as a popular red carpet attraction in Hollywood, stealing the show at such events as the celebrity charity “Cuties for Canines” Fundraising Party. As an actress, she’s appeared in projects as diverse as Armstrong’s The Accidental Hooker and Bad Girls, Morgan’s Next, Stormy Daniels’ Operation: Desert Stormy, and Francois Clousot’s The Oracle.
Thanks to projects like Never Say Never, Writer’s Bullpen, Operation: Tropical Stormy, Fornic-Asian, House of Wicked and Armstrong’s epic sci-fi spectaculars like 2040, Kaylani has enjoyed a top-flight career.