The daughter of a Norwegian father and a Vietnamese mother, Kira Kener's strikingly exotic looks served to get her foot in the door in the strip-club scene in North Carolina, where she started out when she was in her early 20s. Those looks garnered her a following on the strip club circuit. She soon came to the realization that the exposure of being a porn star would do even more to help her stripping career, so on a trip to Los Angeles in 1999 she got in touch with Vivid Video, one of the largest adult-film production companies, and was quickly signed to an exclusive contract. She made her hardcore debut later that year. Her main focus is on her career as a top stripper, but she regularly travels back to Los Angeles to shoot a few videos just to keep her name, among other things, in her fans' minds.