Julia Ann was born Julia Tavella in Glendale, California. She worked as a professional mud wrestler in Hollywood before becoming one half of the popular touring strip club feature act Blondage, with Janine Lindemulder, in the early 1990s. Their success led to offers to join the adult film industry. Julia Ann debuted in adult films in 1993 in Andrew Blake's Hidden Obsessions, in a lesbian sex scene with Lindemulder. She has been a contract girl throughout most of her career. Her first exclusive contract was with Vivid Entertainment (during which time she worked solo and also made a series of Blondage films with Lindemulder). Later she had contracts with Digital Playground (1999) and Wicked Pictures (2002).She was again on contract with Wicked Pictures in 2006, but in May, 2007 she posted on the members section of her website that she had not renewed her contract with Wicked.She has since started working as a makeup artist.Along with Inari Vachs and other female porn actresses, Ann was a host of the Playboy TV show Naughty Amateur Home Videos. As of February 2014, Julia Ann is ranked as the #27 most popular porn performer on the website Freeones.com down from an all-time high of #8. Julia is an outspoken wild rights activist and a long-time member of PETA. She married adult film director Michael Raven on June 21, 2003, but they have since divorced. Besides breast augmentation, Julia Ann also had labiaplasty and a nose job (to remove the aftereffects of a broken nose suffered when a horse kicked her in the face). Julia Ann has also made appearances as herself on television shows, series, and documentaries such as Rated A for Adult, Night Calls, Give Me Your Soul..., Dreamwagon: Inside the Adult Industry, VS., The Man Show, and How They Make Adult Movies. In 1989 she appeared in the film American Angels: Baptism of Blo-od. Along with Inari Vachs and other female porn actresses, Ann was a host of the Playboy TV show Naughty Amateur Home Videos. In 2013, Julia Ann appeared in a nation-wide commercial for CougarLife.com, a dating site where older women are paired with younger men. Since 2014 she has stared in female domination movies under the FemdomEmpire banner, which is run by Lexi Sindel.