Sean Michaels Biography
Sean Michaels is one of the most internationally recognized and respected names in the adult entertainment industry. Over his 23 year career, Sean has earned a reputation for his professionalism & charm, and he remains one of the more demanded performers in the industry. Originally a native of Brooklyn New York, Sean moved to Southern California where he worked as a registered LVN Emergency Room Nurse for six years. While living in West Hollywood, Sean attended the prestigious Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute focusing on acting, performing, and directing. Mainstream modeling, runway, and print opportunities eventually led to nude modeling, at which point Sean was discovered by the adult film industry. Sean's early work in front of the camera is notable for crossing color lines. As a true pioneer in the adult industry, he was the first African American inducted into the Adult Video News (AVN) Hall of Fame in 1995, and became the first performer/director to receive the Free Speech Coalition's Positive Image Award. Sean has taken great strides to stand up for his beliefs in the proper treatment of others and the indecency of bigotry. Sean's resume credits him as having starred, directed and produced over 3,000 titles, with such companies as, Wicked Pictures, Anabolic Video, Evasive Angles, Private Video, Video Team, Elegant Angel, Jules Jordan Video, Mike John Productions, Vivid, Brazzers, and Evil Angel, his current movie distributor. In addition to Sean's extensive recognition in adult film, his resume also includes mainstream titles, both in the United States and Japan. Most recognizable would be his appearance in the HBO documentary by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders named "Thinking XXX." Sean has been referred to by many of his peers and as, "The Sidney Poitier of adult entertainment for setting a high standard for both passionate and romantic portrayals on both sides of the lens. Sean credits his longevity in the industry to a simple premise, he treats the people he meets the way he prefers to be treated. This has earned him a long standing reputation both domestically and internationally as one of the "classiest men in the industry". Sean prides himself on the fact that his fans transcend age, ethnic, and sexual demographics. His mission is to educate people sexually so that they can explore all their erotic desires in an inquisitive and respectful way.