Growing up, Jesse Jane grew up on military bases and played soccer and thought of one day becoming a weathercaster. She was her high school’s varsity cheerleader. After she graduated from Rose Hill High School in Kansas, she pursued a career as a model. Jobs in retail outlets and David’s Bridal led her to a television commercial for Hooters.
Jesse later entered a Hawaiian Tropic beauty contest and won a walk-on role in “Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding.” From there, she became a bikini model, but she soon signed a contract with Digital Playground, and her career in porn took off.
She has appeared in over 90 adult films, hundreds of magazine covers, and guest spots on “Entourage” and “Middle Men,” as well as music videos. She has also launched her own tequila company, Dioso Tequila. Jesse Jane has also written columns for Genesis and Buzz magazine, and she was the entertainment editor for Cheri magazine.
Other endeavors include hosting her own show, “Naughty Amateur Home Videos” and “Night Calls” on Playboy TV. She is the winner of numerous AVN Awards, including “Best All-Girl Group Scene” and “Wildest Sex Scene.”
Jesse Jane is the mother of a son (born in 2000) and she also cares for her nephew and niece. “When I signed autographs and took photos with fans at an amusement park, my son kept asking me like a broken record why everybody called me Jesse” (lasvegassun.com). “He knows momma gets naked for a living…I’ll be out of the business by the time he’s old enough to understand it…I have the lifestyle and he has the lifestyle he has because of this, so I don’t think he’d be upset because we’re very close.”
In 2009, CNBC produced a 10-minute profile about her life as a porn star raising a family in Oklahoma City. Jesse Jane said, “It’s a job. And you have to treat it like a job. I’m a mom. I have a family. You know, I bought a house. It’s the way you pay your bills. And there’s a lot more that goes into it than just having sex on films.”
Jesse Jane has been romantically linked with Kid Rock, Tommy Lee and Jason Jones. In 2007, she married porn star Rick Patrick, but they have since divorced.
In 2012, Jesse Jane got engaged to her personal trainer.