Aiden Shaw is a British-born pornographic actor (porn star) who appears in American pornographic movies aimed at male homosexual audiences.
At the age of 18, he enrolled in a performance and visual arts course at Brighton College. In the early 1990s, he moved to Los Angeles, California, USA, and began working in the gay porn industry as a performer. He has appeared in over fifty porn movies made by Falcon Studios, Catalina Films, and Studio 2000. In 1991, he won "Best Newcomer" at the Adult Erotic Gay Video Awards. In 1994, he won "Best Sex Scene" for his scene in Grease Guns.
In 1996, Shaw wrote a semi-autobiographical novel, Brutal. In 1997, a collection of his poetry, If Language at the Same Time Shapes and Distorts Our Ideas and Emotions, How Do We Communicate Love?, was published. He subsequently works as a writer, composer, poet and singer, and works only occasionally in pornography.
His first mainstream film was the British indie thriller Kiss Kiss Bang Bang which was released in 2000 (not to be confused with the 2005 film of the same name which starred Robert Downey, Jr.).
Aiden Shaw's name was given to John Corbett's popular character in the HBO dramedy Sex in the City.
If Language At the Same Time Shapes Our Ideas and Emotions, How Do We Communicate Love? (poems) (1997)