Half Cherokee Indian and half Caucasian, the exotic Lezley Zen arrived on the porn scene around 2001. Before her porn career she had worked as a restaurant manager in her home state of South Carolina. After her first marriage ended, she began appearing in bikini contests and wet T-shirt contests. It was during this period that she met Trevor Zen, who was a personal trainer, and began working with him. They soon became engaged. The contacts she made while appearing in the bikini and wet T-shirt contests resulted in her meeting with executives from Wicked Pictures, a major porn production company. She said that her reason for entering the business was to pay off expenses from her divorce as well as to spite her fiancée, who also began working in the business, though the two appeared in several movies together. Since her debut Lezley has won her share of awards. In March 2006 she reportedly retired from the industry, but that may well have been a brief hiatus. Her works continue well beyond 2006 and are not likely to stop anytime soon.