What is there to say about Michael Lucas? A good place to start is the beginning: Lucas Entertainment founder and president Michael Lucas was born in Moscow, Russia, on March 10, 1972. He was raised in Moscow and attended college there, graduating with a degree in law. In 1995, Michael Lucas moved to Germany, then to France, where he began modeling and appearing on several European television programs and covers of many European magazines. In 1998, Lucas opened his own production company, Lucas Entertainment, in New York City. Later that year, he made his directorial debut with the well-received Back in the Saddle. This first production sparked the Michael Lucas "renegade" vision that is indelibly New York. Additionally, basing his company in New York City, as opposed to the more traditional Los Angeles, enabled Lucas to showcase the diversity of types and ethnicities found nowhere else. MIchael Lucas started Lucas Distribution, Inc. in 2004 and LucasBlog.com in 2005. Both are pioneering ventures in the competitive realms of adult video distribution and online media, respectively. In the summer of 2005 he released GayVN's Best Picture of the year, a high-budget adult film remake of Dangerous Liaisons, featuring celebrity cameos from RuPaul, Boy George, Graham Norton, Bruce Vilanch, and Michael Musto. In 2006, filming began on his most buzzed about film ever, Michael Lucas' La Dolce Vita. The production included a big-budget fashion show, a sextra-filled club orgy scene, a headline-making fountain scene with Vivid star Savanna Samson. On November 12, 2004, Michael Lucas was proudly sworn in as an American citizen.
Wilfried Knight, a man and porn star who earned legendary status at Lucas Entertainment, will always be remembered as one of the most professional and charming models who has ever worked with the studio. The French performer was a man who captured the camera the minute filming began -- his masculine good looks, strong and natural body, and rugged sex appeal made him an instant star from his debut in “Auditions 1.” From that initial film Wilfried has starred in a number of Lucas Entertainment features, including “Michael Lucas’ Dangerous Liaisons,” “Assassin,” and “Kings of New York.” Several awards decorate Wilfried’s time spent in the industry; most notably being his 2005 win as Out magazine’s Hottest Porn Star! Wilfried Knight has appeared in 19 Lucas Entertainment productions, as well as dozens of scenes, and his body of proves why he will always be remembered for his outstanding character and screen presence! He will be greatly missed by family, friends, and admirers alike.