Aria Giovanni was born and raised in Los Angeles of Italian/Yugoslavian/French/German heritage. As a kid she was quite shy and had a hard time making friends, so she concentrated on her grades. By the time she was 16 she was at college, majoring in biochemistry. While waiting on tables at night she was determined to find a better way to make money so she decided to enter modeling. She featured as Penthouse magazine’s Pet of the month for September 2000 and played various roles in television shows.