Performer-director Vanessa Blue is leaving Mercenary Pictures after two years with the company.

Blue, who was engaged to Mercenary’s owner and multiple, AVN award-winner Lexington Steele, said in a statement that she is leaving the company to purse other options.

Blue has directed and performed in a number of titles for the company including the recent Superwhores Vol. 6 and Ebony XXX vol. 2. In 2005, Blue’s Black Reign series won the AVN award for Best Ethnic-Themed Series.

She can be heard on Wednesdays on Playboy Radio airing on Sirius Satellite Radio and also stars in Playboy TV’s “Lex in the City.”