Jenna Haze (born February 22, 1982) entered the adult film industry in 2001 at the age of 19. Haze was born in Fullerton, California and grew up mainly in La Habra, California, with divorced parents and two sisters and a brother, all much older than her. She is of Spanish, German and Irish descent. At age 19, while at her favorite nightclub in Anaheim, California, her boyfriend introduced her to a friend who knew the adult actor Peter North and the actor/director Craven Moorehead. She gladly accepted an offer from Moorehead to participate in a film and two days later she shot her first scene. Haze had chosen her stage name in honor of her ...
then-fiancé – who had the surname Hayes – and her favorite song, Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze". Between 2002 and 2005, she was a contract girl for the film company Jill Kelly Productions. During most of her time at the company, she performed exclusively with women, out of loyalty to her then boyfriend, an industry cameraman.
She returned to working with men in the 2006 multi-award winning release Jenna Haze Darkside, produced by Jules Jordan. Haze herself has won numerous adult industry awards, including the 2003 AVN Award for Best New Starlet and the 2009 AVN Award for Female Performer of the Year.
In February 2002, Haze appeared in a scene for Jill Kelly Productions (JKP), directed by Jill Kelly herself. Kelly was impressed by her performance and JKP offered Haze an exclusive performing contract. This was soon followed by offers from other companies, but in April 2002 Haze decided to sign with JKP, as they offered the extra flexibility she needed to make money and build her career. The company was more than just a business to her, a kind of professional family which had special appeal to Haze, who liked the idea of having a group of girls around her and working for a company run by a woman. Soon after signing with JKP, she formed a serious relationship with an industry cameraman and began a three-year period of performing exclusively with women. In 2004, she appeared on the HBO show Pornucopia, a six-part documentary on the porn industry in California. Haze became a free agent in April 2005, after deciding not to renew her contract with JKP, partly because Jill Kelly had recently left the company.
After leaving JKP and splitting with her boyfriend, Haze returned to working with male performers. The April 2006 release Jenna Haze Darkside featured her first boy-girl scenes in over three years, along with her first interracial scene with Mr. Marcus. The film was produced and directed by her new boyfriend Jules Jordan. Later in the year, she began writing a sex advice column for the porn magazine, Fox. She also started feature dancing, represented by the agency Lee Network.
The first achievement in her feature dancing career was a nomination for Best Feature Entertainer at the 2007 Night Moves Awards. In April 2007, Jenna Haze Oil Orgy became the first adult movie to be released on Blu-ray format. Meanwhile, in the same month, her official website was launched by Premium Multimedia. In the 2007 mainstream comedy film, Superbad, Haze made a short appearance in the role of Vagtastic Voyage Girl #2. She was also among the adult stars featured in the erotic photography book Naked Ambition: An R-Rated Look at an X-Rated Industry, published in November 2007. The special edition of the book included a fine art photograph of Haze signed by the photographer Michael Grecco. Haze made a short appearance in the action/thriller film Crank: High Voltage as a porn star on strike.
In 2009 Jenna Haze launched her own production company, Jennaration X Studios, headed by Haze and distributed through Jules Jordan Video. Haze is directing and performing in her production films.
2003 AVN Award for Best New Starlet
2003 AVN Award for Best Solo Sex Scene (Big Bottom Sadie)
2006 FAME Award for Fan Favorite Best Butt
2007 AVN Award for Best Oral Sex Scene, Video (Jenna Haze Darkside)
2007 AVN Award for Best Group Sex Scene, Video (Fashionistas Safado: The Challenge)
2007 CAVR Award for Best Movie Performance (Jenna Haze Darkside)
2007 XRCO Award for Best On-Screen Chemistry (Fashionistas Safado: The Challenge)
2007 FAME Award for Favorite Oral Starlet
2008 AVN Award for Best Couple Sex Scene, Video (Evil Anal 2)
2008 XRCO Award for Orgasmic Oralist
2008 FAME Award for Favorite Anal Starlet