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Maitland Ward Takes Home Best Actress Trophy at 2021 XRCO Awards

(Los Angeles, CA) – Maitland Ward took home the Best Actress trophy at the Monday night’s 2021 XRCO (X-Rated Critics Organization) Awards, in acknowledgment of her standout showcase role in the dramatic feature from Deeper, The Muse.
Ward’s no-nonsense portrayal of a sex worker-turned-Sexuality professor with a taste for dominance  and dangerous encounters, not only received wide critical acclaim, but also reignited a new wave of unbridled fan worship that first took hold with the flame-haired star’s breakout debut in 2019’s erotic masterwork Drive.
“Thank you so much to XRCO for this tremendous honor; to be recognized in this way is so special,” said Ward of winning the trophy. “Muse is such a special project – truly one of a kind – and one that challenged me as a performer and an actress.”

This is the first XRCO Award for the talented leading lady, who also won AVN’s Best Leading Actress and XBIZ’s Best Acting – Lead awards earlier this year for the same film. For Ward, the industry’s most successful crossover artist with more than 20 years of TV and film experience, Muse hit all the right notes: “It is a true marriage between porn and mainstream film.”

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Southern California-born and bred Maitland Ward has quickly become one of the biggest stars in adult entertainment, after an-already successful career as an American model, actress and cosplay personality. The star, who joined the cast of Bold and the Beautiful as a teen and found fame as Rachel McGuire on the beloved ABC sitcom Boy Meets World, jumped headfirst into shooting adult films in 2019 without much persuasion.

The statuesque (5’10”) all-natural redhead is unique in that not only is she beautiful and built for the adult biz, Ward’s talent as an actress means she can also carry dramatic and comedic scenes with ease. Her playful energy, professionalism and open sexuality earned her an exclusive performance contract with worldwide brand Vixen Media Group; in 2020, Ward won three AVN Awards for Best Supporting Actress and Best Three-Way Sex Scene-G/G/B for her work in Deeper mega-hit feature Drive, as well as Favorite Camming Cosplayer.

Ward was the unanimous all-around best actress award winner in 2021, taking home multiple awards for Deeper’s Muse. Ward also took home the AVN Best Boy/Girl Sex Scene for Higher Power.  Ward has won multiple XBIZ awards, which include Best Actress for Drive, Best Sex Scene for Drive, Best Actress for Muse, Best Feature Sex Scene for Muse and was awarded the 2020 Crossover Star of The Year.

Follow Maitland at Twitter.com/maitlandward and Instagram.com/maitlandward

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