Peruvian born Alexis Amore grew up in Rodando Beach, California in a Catholic household. She started modeling in high school and tried to break into showbiz when someone suggested she try Playboy instead. In the course of her work there she met several adult-film stars. Becoming urious about the business, she contacted Vivid, one thing led to another, and she made her debut in the adult film industry in 1999. Her father was pretty pissed about her doing porn while her mother was more supportive, eventually becoming her assistant.