After becoming Miss Las Vegas, Nolin got the attention of several modeling agencies. She then moved to Los Angeles, California, to pursue acting and study interior design at Santa Monica College. Nolin first worked as a waitress in Los Angeles.
In 1995, Nolin starred in her biggest role as Neely Capshaw in the television series Baywatch (becoming the second actress to play the controversial character, who was originally created to appear as a one-episode part). In June 1997, her only child with Fahlman, son Spencer, was born. Later in the year, Nolin began modelling, for the first time since her pregnancy, for Maxim. In 1998, Nolin quit Baywatch and started her own show, Sheena (TV series), in 2000. In late 2001, Nolin posed nude for Playboy magazine, further increasing her fame. In 2002, Sheena was cancelled.
She did a music video with Billy Currington called "I Got A Feeling".
In 2004, Nolin divorced Fahlman and began dating NHL hockey player Cale Hulse. Around this time, an explicit sex tape of her and Fahlman began to appear on the internet. Her homemade sex video, made by Nolin and her then-husband Greg Fahlman in the 1990s, is reportedly for sale to the first Internet porn site to pony up $1 million without the actress' consent. (April 29, 2004
Minnesota dreamin'; Gena Lee Nolin of `Baywatch' has the typical showbiz fantasies: a hit TV show, movie roles, international fame - and a ranch in Duluth.(NEWS)
Feb 07, 1997; Don't tell David Hasselhoff, but one of his lifeguards is breaking the rules. Gena Lee Nolin, who plays conniving beach beauty...