Lauren was born and grew up in Toronto. She studied music at the University of Western Ontario. "I did two years at university where I was a music major, majoring in voice. I was singing when I was in high school, too; an arts school. I also had 10 years of ballet, and I taught ballet for a year. I took tap, jazz, lyrical and modern dance, and I did musical theater where I would sing, dance and act all at the same time." She became a star at age 20 when she began stripping and working in various cities throughout Southern Ontario, such as Windsor, to reduce the chance of being recognized by someone who knew her personally. She has also spent time dancing in England and Las Vegas. "I danced for three years before getting into porn, in Canada, England and Las Vegas. In England, I was dancing in a really strict upscale club, Stringfellows, right in downtown London, and it was crazy. They had a rule where you had to be more than a certain number of feet from the guy; you couldn't even touch them on the shoulder when you were dancing; no lap dancing there. I would meet businesspeople from all over the world: Egypt, Brazil, Africa, everywhere. It was really an experience - and it was a real big change to go from there to Vegas; totally different." Lauren Phoenix got to California in March, and started in porn around mid-March. So if it's tons of Lauren Phoneix movies filled with famous pornstars and sexy girls you're looking for, congratulations you made it!