Michelle Lay moved from her home state of Michigan to Las Vegas in 1994. She initially worked as a cocktail waitress, but soon got a night job as an exotic dancer. After a few years of stripping, she moved to Los Angeles in 1998 and settled in Malibu. Shortly after that she decided to check out the porn business, liked what she saw, and made her debut in 2002. She's been going strong ever since.