Lane’s parents, Shelby and Mike, worked in air-freight. In her youth she was a competitive roller skater and ice skater, and later worked as an instructor teachingvyoga and pilates.
She trained as an ice dancer under James Millns and was in preparation for the Olympic trials when she required bunion surgery. Unable to skate due to the recovery period, she started dancing nude in order to support herself financially. She became an exotic dancer and won Déjà Vu Showgirl of the Year during her first year of dancing in 2004.Lane was invited to attend the AVN Awards ceremony in 2005 by Serenity, where at an after-show party hosted by Sean Michaels she encountered an agent from Playboy.She started to appear in adult movies in the same year.