LOS ANGELES — Jenna Haze, one of the most decorated performers in adult film, has announced her retirement from performing.
Today she released a video goodbye on her YouTube channel.
Haze was AVN’s 2003 Best New Starlet and in 2009 was named Female Performer of the Year by XBIZ, XRCO and AVN.
The Orange County native has also received numerous awards for her individual performances, feature dancing and directing. In 2009 she established her own production company, Jennaration X Studios, and has been producing and directing movies that consistently receive rave reviews. She was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame last month.
“I always said that I would give up performing if I wasn’t going to be into it 100 percent,” Haze said. “Directing is where my heart is now. It’s allowed me to explore a creative side that is different from what performing has offered me. I am very satisfied with what I was able to accomplish in 10 years of performing, and now I’m enjoying the challenges of being on the other side of the camera and running my studio.”
This month Haze is featured on the cover of FHM with friend Taylor Momsen.
“I’ve always had a very incredible and dedicated fanbase,” she said. “I’ve been thrilled with the reception to the movies I’ve directed the past three years and I hope they’ll continue watching what I do at Jennaration X. I’m going to give them every reason to.”
To get a preview of her FHM appearance that appears in the March issue (currently on sale), click here.
Haze is also reworking her adult site to reflect the changes in her career and her shift towards mainstream. In the meantime fans can still visit http://www.jenxstudios.com/.
Jennaration X movies are exclusively distributed by Jules Jordan Video.