Birthplace: San Jose, California, U.S.
Kira Nicole Kener (formerly known as Stephanie Knain born on August 11, 1974) is an American former pornographic actress.
Kener was born and raised in San Jose, California. She is Eurasian, as her father is of Norwegian ancestry and her mother is of Vietnamese ancestry.
As with many hardcore porn stars, Kener began her career in the adult industry as a feature dancer before being approached by Vivid Video in 1999 for her hardcore debut in the film Nurses. She was Penthouse Pet of the Month for December 2002 and also shared the cover of Playboy in March 2002 with several other adult-film stars. She was a contributing writer to the book How to Have a XXX Sex Life: The Ultimate Vivid Guide, published in 2004. She is also one of thirty porn-stars featured in Timothy Greenfield-Sanders's book, XXX: 30 Porn-Star Portraits. In February 2007, Digital Playground released the DVD Virtual Sex With Kira Kener and is the only hardcore release in which the male subject does not wear a condom while having intercourse with Kener.
In 2011, Complex magazine ranked her at #35 in their list of "The Top 50 Hottest Asian Porn Stars of All Time".
Kener states that her parents are very supportive of her career and that her brother handles the online shipping of her films.