January 09, 2007 12:32am
Sunny Lane Shines as One of Porn's Brightest Stars
Source: April Storm Public Relations
by: Company Press Release
(CHATSWORTH, CA) -- Born in Georgia and raised in Florida, Sunny Lane has been an entertainer almost all of her life. The energy burning bright in her megawatt smile and glowing sensuality is a powerful combination of dedication, determination and desire.
"Well, I’ve always been focused and had goals and dreams," says Lane. "You’ve got to do that to make it all happen. You have to be a risk taker."
As a competitive roller skater, Lane spent her childhood on the national circuit, rising to the level of regional champion. An only child, Lane has strong family ties. Her parents, married for 29 years, took her on summer vacations to Disney World and Yellowstone. Lane was a member of the local Brownie troop and her mother sewed her skating costumes.
"My parents were very big on me getting a good education and finishing school," Lane recalls. "I had to have good grades to be able to skate."
"They are very open-minded, strong willed people that taught me great morals of life and love. I was raised with a great work ethic, in an honest family upbringing; I don’t lie, cheat or steal," she adds.
Continuing on to become a professional ice skater; she suffered potentially career-ending injuries in a car accident at the age of 16, but defied the doctors’ diagnosis to go on and compete on a pro-am level, while also coaching young ice skaters and operating her own yoga and Pilates studio. Eventually, health issues caused her to revaluate the goals of remaining a pro athlete and coach.
"I had to rethink my career and where I was going, and what I would be able to do. I wanted to continue entertaining; show my creativity, tell a story and entertain people to keep them smiling. I thought about how I’d be able to continue doing all this, and that’s when becoming an exotic dancer came to mind," Lane explains.
Natural and charismatic, Lane hit the stage in 2004, winning Déjà Vu Showgirl of the Year and began her ascent into world of adult entertainment. After attending an industry awards show, she felt herself gravitating towards adult celebrities and industry insiders.
"I was intrigued and impressed by the people I met and could see how real and open-minded they were. I liked the way they were able to combine entertainment and business with sexuality, because I have always been a very sexual person," Lane says.
Dennis Hoff, owner of the Moonlight Bunny Ranch, the Nevada brothel featured in HBO's "Cathouse" reality series, was one of the people Lane met and with whom she eventually started a personal relationship. After several months of promotions and assisting Hoff with the business, they parted. Lane continued forward with her career.
As Nightmoves Calendar cover girl for 2005, Lane attended an industry event where she met Farrell Hirsch, executive producer of Playboy Radio. Noting Lane’s girl-next-door looks and homegrown personality, he offered Lane a chance to come to LA, accompanied by her mother, to guest star on the Night Calls radio program with Julie Aston and Tiffany Granath. Within a week of arriving, Lane had secured an agent and was filming her first adult shoot.
Faced with the possibility of their daughter becoming an onscreen erotic star , Lane says, "My parents’ first reaction was, ‘you’re an adult – do what makes you happy.’ I asked them for support and that’s what they gave me. They handled it with dignity and pride. They just want me to be happy."
"We love our daughter and we support her unconditionally, no matter what she decides to do," say Mom and Dad. "We instilled our morals, values, strength and will power. We’ve always told her, if you’ve go it, flaunt it. We support her 120% and stand by her."
Quickly taken in by the adult community, veteran porn legend Ron Jeremy became Lane’s mentor and best friend. And her list of industry friends and supporters reads like an erotic Who’s Who: Seymore Butts, April Storm, Nina Hartley, Devon Lane, Christy Canyon, Ginger Lynn, Serena, Bill Margold, Sean Michaels and James Avalon, to name a few.
Known as a relentless self-promoter – the "Energizer Bunny" of porn – Lane appears at every opportunity and event, smiling, enthusiastic and ready for action. At a recent party for the launch of the XFanz website, she headlined the burlesque acts that were part of the evening’s entertainment and then quickly changed gears, to sing back-up with adult performer Kurt Lockwood’s band, the Porn City Punks.
She has made guest appearances on numerous radio and television programs, including Playboy Radio and Tv, the Adam Carolla Radio, Radio Chick, the Good Fellas Radio Show, Derek and Romaine and Jason Ellis on Sirius radio, Opie and Anthony, Wet Radio, Comedy Central, Showtime, Cinemax, HBO and E! She also has a regular spot on KSEX’s (need to identify the show here) every Wednesday night.
In print, she’s graced the covers of People magazine Australia, Adam Film World, Genesis Magazine, Private Dancer Magazine, Lollypops, Live Young Girls, Finally Legal, Hustler XXX, Hawk, Xcitement Magazine, Xscene, Tight Magazine, and LA Xpress a few times. She has been featured in such magazines as the Special Edition Lingerie Issue featuring the Women of Playboy Tv, Playboy’s Hot Shots of 2007, Penthouse Letters, Fox Magazine, Hustler, AVN, Hot DVD Video, Adult Store Buyer, Exposed and Oui.
In just two short years Sunny has accomplished the following: 2005 Nightmoves Magazine Calendar cover girl, 2005 Nightmoves Best New Starlet Editors Choice, 2006 FOXE Vixen award, AEBN Vod Most Downloaded Newbie award, Miss Congeniality 2006 at Nightmoves Awards, KSEX Best Badonkadonk in the House, and XFanz Top 10 Adult Performer News Makers of 2006. Lane has 5 nominations at the 2007 AVN Awards (including a second nomination for Best Actress).
As an entertainer, she lights up the screen with sexy-sweet looks and a charisma that recalls the Golden Age of porn. Onstage, her showgirl style illuminates her abilities as a singer and dancer. On-camera, she displays the sexual prowess that makes a legendary adult performer.
"Being a professional ice skater, you have to have confidence when you step out onto the ice, and you have to exude that same confidence in the adult industry, when you step out on the screen," Lane explains. "It’s not really much different at all."
"I love embracing my sexuality and am happy with myself, inside and out. I see myself as an entertainer/entrepreneur; a shining star to the mainstream audience that will blow people away with my sex goddess body. Something that you can’t deny – watch out, here I come! The girl-next-door gone hardcore," she laughs.
Plans for Lane are geared towards career-building, reaching goals and establishing herself as an all around-performer. "I’ve always wanted to learn to be a better actress, in front of the Tv camera and do more work on radio, to bring adult and mainstream together."
Later, there will be time for more traditional pursuits; having the right man in her life, raising a family and returning to her roots as a health and wellness professional, with a yoga/Pilates studio of her own.
"Someday, I’ll be giving back, doing charitable work for all types of organizations," says Lane, who has worked with various organizations including Vince Neil charities and the Babe (Breast Awareness Benefits Everyone) charity. "I don’t forget where I come from. Spending time with family is the most important thing in life and you should never forget the realness"
Staying centered and focused isn’t always easy, while living life in the fast lane. It’s a matter of perspective and priorities for a young woman trying to climb to into the stratosphere of sex celebrity. Sunny Lane just keeps on shining.