Gianna Michaels was born on June 6, 1983 in Seattle, Washington. Her first job was at a fast-food restaurant. In 2001 she was dating a guy who was from Southern California, so they moved there. She got a job as an office receptionist. There wasn't much money in that, so she got into nude modeling and from there moved to porn films. She has made over 200 adult films and has also appeared in amateur adult (aka "gonzo") websites. She also sells videos and shoots exclusive content for her own personal website.