Rochester native Richelle Ryan was born on July 11, 1985 in Rochester, New York, Richelle attended Catholic schooling. A self-described "big tomboy", Richelle loved football the most of any sport. Also a self-described "naughty school girl", Richelle lost her virginity between the ages of 15 and 16. The voluptuous, 5'4" brunette began her career in the adult entertainment industry first as an exotic dancer. While working as a dancer, Richelle's club invited feature dancers. During this period, she met Gina Lynn and Nikki Benz. After watching DVDs featuring work by Briana Banks and Erik Everhard, Richelle was inspired to look further into a career in the erotic film business. After researching Club Jenna names such as McKenzie Lee on MySpace, Richelle found and signed with the LA Direct agency. She shot her first professional scene on her 21st birthday on July 11, 2006. Since then she has worked for Naughty America, BangBros, Brazzers, Reality Kings, Wicked Pictures, 3rd Degree, DDF Network, Hush Hush Entertainment, Team Skeet, New Sensations, West Coast Productions and many more. A multiple-time award nominee, Richelle was nominated in 2016 by the AVN Awards for "Best Group Sex Scene" in Prince the Punisher (2015), starring with Riley Reid, Valentina Nappi, Veruca James, Summer Brielle and their partner Prince Yahshua. The video was also nominated by the 2016 XBiz Awards for "Best Scene in a Gonzo Release". She was also nominated by the AVN Fan Awards in 2016 and in 2017 for "Most Epic Ass". In 2014 and 2015, Richelle won the Nightmoves Fan Awards for "Best Adult Film Star Feature Dancer". Outside of performing, Richelle trains five times a week, focusing on cardio, abs and legs. Richelle also practices yoga. She enjoys watching gangster movies including Casino (1995) and A Bronx Tale (1993). As a sports fan, Richelle often watches the ESPN channel. She also enjoys watching Shark Tank (2009).