J.R. Carrington grew up in Newport Beach, CA, the child of wealthy, conservative Jewish parents. After divorcing her husband in early 1994, she lived in South Lake Tahoe and regularly commuted to Reno to strip.
A photo of her made its way to Mark Carriere at the adult film company Leisure Time Productions. He invited her back to Southern California and they began dating regularly. Carrington eventually entered the adult film industry herself, reportedly after she was encouraged to do so by Jenna Jameson. Carrington worked in porn from 1994 to 2003, appearing in more than 100 movies.
While no longer active in films, she still feature dances and does limited escorting work.