July 5, 1993
Calabasas, California, United States
|Education||Chatsworth High School|
William Howard Taft Charter High School (Los Angeles)
|Height||5 ft 7 in (170 cm)|
|Weight||120 lb (54 kg)|
Apple Graceffa (born July 5, 1993) better known by his stage name Liam Riley, is an American adult film actor and former all-star cheerleader.
Cheerleading Career[edit | edit source]
Prior to cheerleading, Graceffa was a dancer. He started dancing in elementary school at Noble Ave Elementary School participating in after school dance squad. He later joined his middle school drill team and show choir at Portola Middle School. Going into high school at Chatsworth High School, later transferred back to his home high school, where he was a member of his dance team at William Howard Taft Charter High School (Los Angeles) he began all-star competitive cheerleading at California All Stars that same year. In March 2012, Graceffa was named 'Cheerleader of the Month' and went on to become a National Champion at the National Cheerleaders Association in Dallas, Texas and a Silver Medalist at the U.S. All Star Federation in Orlando, Florida competing on California All Stars premier team 'Cali Coed'. On top of Nationals and Worlds, Graceffa has won state and grand champion at competitions with the California All Stars competing for levels 3-5 in cities all over the United States. He became a full-time cheerleader, later relocating to Miami, Florida to cheer for the Top Gun Allstars. He was featured on the scripted Cheer Channel series 'Secret Diary of an American Cheerleader' alongside featuring celebrity cheerleaders, Kiara Nowlin, Maddie Gardner, and Bailey Noble, making his debut on Season 1 Ep. 4, "Angels in the Area". and later on Season 2 Ep. 7 "Winner Takes All"  The show was aired on the Cheer Channel Online Network as well as YouTube in May 2012. In September 2012 it was aired on the Cheer Channel's cable lock on Southern California's channel 64. Since the show Graceffa has also appeared on other YouTube shows such as AwesomenessTV "Cheerleaders" Season 2 Ep. 1 "Battle Of the Boys"  which also features Robert Scianna with their viral video "Robert & Apple". That talented cheerleader retired in late 2013. A surprise in 2016 when he came out of retirement only to compete one last time at the National Championship for the National Cheerleaders Association in Dallas, Texas.
Adult Film Career[edit | edit source]
In 2013, Graceffa joined Helix Studios as a model and adult entertainer under the name Liam Riley for a six-month contract. The launch of Graceffa's adult film career was a huge controversy in the cheerleading industry, as Graceffa was a role model with tens of thousands of young fans. Despite the controversy, Graceffa became popular with fans and industry blogs, doing several interviews to explain his move into adult films. Graceffa/Riley's Helix duo with Andy Taylor—"Sex En Rouge," a European-styled cabaret scene—earned him a 2015 Cybersocket Award for "Best Sex Scene." Later in 2015, Graceffa/Riley took home the coveted Grabby Award for "Best Twink Performer" and was nominated as Str8UpGayPorn's "Best Gay Porn Star Of The Year." Liam Riley then had his first straight porn cameo in "Stockholm Syndrome," directed by James Deen. Riley developed a close relationship with Deen after the debut of "In Bed With Levi & Liam", a talk show that Deen had guest starred on. In May, Liam appeared in Cazwell’s “Downtown”  music video with Levi Karter. After an incredible year it was over, Liam Riley and CockyBoys teamed with Paper Magazine and celebrity photographer Douglas Friedman, with fashion designer BCALLA for New York Fashion Week "Colby Keller Does America"  & Nico Panda in a Parisian Photo Series. In 2016, he was nominated again at the Cybersocket Awards, this time for Best Porn Star, Best Movie or Web Series of the Year, and Best Sex Scene, all of which stemmed from his headlining role in the eponymous adult feature film "Meeting Liam." He is also nominated at the 2016 Grabbys in six categories: Best Twink Performer, Best Actor, Hottest Bottom, Best Duo, Best Supporting Actor, and Hottest Rimming. Liam Riley is now contracted as an adult film actor and model with CockyBoys. Since his career Riley auditioned for Big Brother Season 18. In June 2016 Liam appeared on a YouTube show as the first adult film star on "Hey Qween"  hosted by Johnny McGovern. Liam's last released scene with Cockyboys was January 2018. Since then, Riley has made multiple cameos on AVN Award's Showtime. Riley also won for a series "One Erection: The Unmaking of a Boy Band" at GayVN awards in 2018.
Awards & Nominations[edit | edit source]
|Best Sex Scene||Won||"Sex En Rouge"|
|Best Twink Performer||Won|
|Best Movie||Won||"Meeting Liam"|
|Best Sex Scene||Nominated||"Meeting Liam"|
|Best Sex Scene||Nominated||"Body Language"|
|2016||xBiz Awards||Best Gay Movie||Won||"Answered Prayers"|
|Best Straight Movie||Nominated||"Stockholm Syndrome"|
|2016||Grabby's||Best Twink Performer||Nominated|
|Best Actor||Nominated||"Meeting Liam"|
|Best Duo||Nominated||"Meeting Liam"|
|Best Movie||Nominated||"Meeting Liam"|
|Best Supporting Actor||Nominated||"Tight Little Holes"|
|Hottest Rimming||Nominated||"Meeting Liam"|
|Best Screenplay||Nominated||"Meeting Liam"|
|Best Videography||Nominated||"Meeting Liam"|
|Best Group Scene||Nominated||"Meeting Liam"|
|Fan Favorite Movie||Nominated||"Meeting Liam"|
|2017||Cybersockets||Best Movie||Won||"One Erection"|
|Best Retail Site||Won||Fleshjack|
|Best Porn Parody||Nominated||"One Erection"|
|2017||XBIZ||Best Gay Movie||Won||"One Erection"|
|2017||Grabby's||Best Twink Performer||Won|
|Best Actor||Nominated||"One Erection"|
|Best Screenplay||Nominated||"One Erection"|
|Best Group||Nominated||"One Erection"|
|Best Movie||Won||"One Erection"|
|2018||GayVN||Best Movie||Won||"One Erection"|
References[edit | edit source]
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- "WATCH: Cybersocket Acceptance Speeches From Tayte Hanson, CockyBoys, Michael Lucas(!!), And More". STR8UPGAYPORN. 2015-01-14. Retrieved 2017-03-13.
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- "CAZWELL - Downtown (Official Video)". YouTube. Retrieved 2016-03-22.
- Schreiber, Abby. "CockyBoys and Falcon Studios porn stars hit the showers". PAPERMAG. Retrieved 2016-03-22.
- "NSFW -- Designer BCALLA Made an Insane Porn Flick For His New Collection". PAPERMAG. Retrieved 2016-03-22.
- "EXCLUSIVE: Nicopanda Teams With CockyBoys On Parisian Photo Series". LOGO News. Retrieved 2016-03-22.
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- Liam Riley (2016-04-28), Big Brother Audition Tape | Liam Riley, retrieved 2016-06-29
- Hey Qween (2016-06-27), Cockyboys’ Liam Riley and Actor Ben Baur on Hey Qween with Jonny McGovern, retrieved 2016-06-29
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