Tiny (only 5'0") but luscious and voluptuous strawberry blonde knockout Sunny Lane was born Holly Hodges on March 2, 1980, in Georgia, of mixed Irish, Scottish and Cherokee Indian descent. The daughter of Mike Hodges and Shelby Hodges (they both work in air freight), Lane was raised in Florida. She was a competitive figure skater and ice skater before her skating career was abruptly cut short due to bunion surgery. She has worked as a yoga and Pilates instructor prior to her involvement in the adult entertainment industry. She broke into the industry as a nude dancer to support herself, and subsequently established herself as an erotic dancer, winning the Deja Vu Showgirl of the Year Award in 2004, her first year of dancing.
She started performing in hardcore adult movies in her mid-20s in 2005. She was not only nominated for an AVN Award for Best New Starlet in 2006, but has been nominated for an AVN Award for Female Performer of the Year three years in a row--2007, 2008 and 2009. Sunny won AVN Awards for Best POV Sex Scene in 2008 and Best Anal Sex Scene in 2009. In addition, she has continued to work as a featured dancer on the strip-club circuit throughout her career as well as working as a legal prostitute at the Moonlite Bunny Ranch in Nevada.