Gina Lynn was born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, and her family moved to New Jersey when she was five years old. At age 19 she began dancing in strip clubs on the Jersey Shore in Asbury Park. From there she moved to nude modeling for magazine layouts. Her exotic half Hispanic/half Italian look proved to be quite popular with photographers, and she was offered some work in all-girl porn videos. She accepted, and eventually broke into mainstream adult-films, where she is still going strong.