Shay Laren was born in Georgia, USA and grew up an army brat, bouncing from base to base until she finally settled in Hawaii. Shay got married when she was 18 (in 2004) and got divorced the following year. She worked jobs in high fashion boutiques but always wanted to be a model or actress. When her next door neighbor, former Penthouse Pet Crystal Klein, urged Shay to send in a pic to Penthouse, she did.
Penthouse made her the Pet of the Month for June 2006. Her porn career began in January 2006 and her popularity has exploded in her first year modeling. Shay wants to eventually go to college after she's worked on her porn career more and her personal site