Although the ranks of Asian stars in the adult-film business has been growing, few have reached the status of Kobe Tai. She and Asia Carrera are probably the two most popular Asian women in porn, and it's a toss-up as to which one would take the #1 spot. Of Chinese/Japanese extraction, she was born in Taiwan and placed in an orphanage at an early age. Adopted by an American family, she was brought to the US and raised there. She broke into the adult-film business in 1996 under the name Blake Young (she also used the name Brooke Young). Her diminutive size (5' 3") hasn't stopped her from working with some of the biggest (pun intended) stars in the business and she quickly became a fan favorite.
She took time off in the middle part of 2000 to have a child, but returned in December of 2001, and is still going strong.