Born: May 27, 1974 Height: 5' 3" Measurements 36FF-28-38
Extremely busty and shapely African-American stunner Vanessa Blue was born Tanya M. Faulkner on May 27, 1974 in Long Beach, California. She was raised in Beaumont, Texas and Omaha, Nebraska. Blue was an only child until she was 15 and lost her virginity to a 23-year-old phlebotomist at that same age. Vanessa started out in the adult industry as a bikini dancer at the club The Fun House in Orange County, Nebraska and studied to be an emergency medical technician. Blue subsequently went on to do become a nude dancer at the club Shakers in Nebraska and befriended porn starlet Kitten, who convinced her to go to Los Angeles, California and pursue a career in explicit hardcore fare. Vanessa made her porn debut in the movie "Black Snatch." After a year, she took a three-year break, moving to Nebraska to be with her family.

When she came back to the industry in 2000, she rose to stardom through gonzo films that featured her best assets. Her rise included being the only African-American to hold contracts with both Hustler and Playboy.

She worked for Mercenary Pictures for several years and directed several of their series, one of which, Black Reign, won the 2005 AVN Award for Best Ethnic-Themed Series. She was engaged to Mercenary's owner, Lexington Steele. In 2008, Steele and Blue filed federal lawsuits against each other over the ownership of numerous videos that first appeared under the Mercenary Pictures label. The suits were settled in March 2009 after meeting with an alternative dispute resolution jurist.

Blue has also directed femdom genre of movies under the pseudonym Domina X, and has also been a contract director for DVSX and Adam & Eve. Blue starred on Playboy TV and hosted Private Calls and Night Calls on Playboy Radio until 2008.

In 2008 Blue won an Urban X Award for Videography and was admitted to the Urban X Hall of Fame in 2009. She has since been nominated for "Ebony Performer of the Year" by the 2010 XFanz Awards. She now distributes her movies through Justin Slayer International signing with them in April 2010.

A December 2009 article in California Lawyer magazine reported that Blue was romantically involved with adult industry attorney Michael Fattorosi.