Lane was adopted and raised by a fundamentalist Christian preacher. Lane became pregnant at 16 and began stripping to support herself and her child in 1990. In 1996, while still dancing, she was offered work posing in soft-core men's magazines. She has appeared in many mainstream publications, including Premiere, Stuff, LA Weekly and LA Times.
In a personal interview concerning her whirlwind teen life http://www.pornstaremart.com/-/porn_star_bio_movies/castid=618;tab=1.html she says: "I did bachelor parties and strip-o-grams on the weekends and slowly came to learn more about myself and my sexuality. I found myself being attracted to women and remember having dreams about them as a teen. This would lead me to believe that people are born gay, straight or in my case bi-sexual. I was soon offered an opportunity to do some mainstream modeling in Japan and Taiwan. I proceeded to go overseas and had engaged in many new life experiences. Some good, some bad. That's why we call it life. I did, however, acquire a high level of success during the three month venture. I was published in Bazaar, Vogue, was a spokes-model for a top lingerie company, modeled for Esprit, Benneton and also did runway for famous fashion designer Issey Miyaki. "
She made her hardcore film debut in 1999, performing in only lesbian or girl/girl scenes. She eventually received an exclusive contract for the production company Wicked Pictures. She has directed many films, notably all five installments of The Devinn Lane Show. In 2003 she began performing with men, starting with the final scene in The Devinn Lane Show 5: Save The Best For Last. Over the next two years she performed scenes with men in Kink, Lovestruck, Space Nuts, Improper Conduct, Wicked Sex Party 6, Beautiful, Stiletto, Tuff Chick, two Road Trixx movies (which she also directed), and Lover's Lane.
As of 2005, she went on indefinite hiatus from on-screen work, focusing on directing for the production company Shane's World. In a departure from the stylish, "couples porn" by Wicked, Shane's World films are reality based "gonzo pornography" films.
Her first producer credit is on the film Beautiful/Nasty which was nominated for the AVN Award Best All-Girl Feature in 2002.
In addition to hardcore work, Lane also hosts Playboy TV's mock reality show 7 Lives Exposed and has appeared in several softcore films which appear on DVD and on the Cinemax channels. Her current primary business ventures include Club Fast Lane, exotic travel packages for singles and couples to meet and spend time with adult film stars, and Agent M.I.L.F., a website for women aged 25-45 to feature in hardcore shorts directed by Lane.
Lane is currently a freelance director in the industry. Products directed by Lane are scheduled to be released by Sin City, Homegrown Video, Spice, Mach 2 and Metro in 2007.
Lane has piercings in her tongue and clitoral hood.
Lane was nominated in 2001 for Best New Starlet at the Hot D'Or Awards and has been nominated for several AVN Awards including Best Actress, Female Performer of the Year (twice) and Best Supporting Actress (twice). To date she has won 2 AVN Awards; Best Actress – Video for Breathless and Best Solo Sex Scene for In Style.