“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. She was an only child until age 15 and at 23 lost her virginity to a 23-year-old phlebotomist.
She started out in the adult industry as a bikini dancer at the The Fun House Club in Orange County, Nebraska. She subsequently went on to become a nude dancer at the club Shakers in Nebraska and befriended porn starlet Kitten, who convinced her to go to California and pursue a career in explicit hardcore fare. Vanessa made her porn debut in Black Snatch (1996). Her second hardcore film appearance was in a picture with porn actor/producer Ed Powers. After working in hardcore features for about a year, Blue took a three-year hiatus and moved back to Nebraska to be with her family. She returned to the adult entertainment industry full force in 2000.
Vanessa has the distinction of being the only African-American to hold contracts with both Playboy and Hustler. Moreover, she worked for Mercenary Pictures for several years and even directed several films for them. Her directorial efforts in the popular “Black Region” series won the AVN Award for Best Ethnic-Themed Series in 2005. Vanessa has also directed female dominance pictures under the pseudonym “Domina X”, and has worked as a contract director for DVSX and Adam & Eve. She has starred on Playboy TV and hosted “Private Calls” and “Night Calls” on Playboy Radio until 2008. Blue won the Urban X Award for Videography in 2008 and was inducted into the Urban X Hall of Fame in 2009. In 2010 she was nominated for an X Fanz Award for Ebony Performer of the Year. That same year she also signed a distribution deal with Justin Slayer International.” – IMDB