Her first job was at a hamburger restaurant in Seattle called Dick"s Drive-In. After being approached about modelling, she eventually tried it, figuring that if she did not like it, she could stop. Her modelling eventually led to nude photo shoots and then pornography.
She has also filmed under the aliases "Becky" and "Gianna Rossi".
Michaels performed in her first anal scene in Elegant Angel"s Big Wet Asses 15, which was released on June 30, 2009. She has made cameos in the 2010 horror film Piranha 3D, Look: The Series, and the Do Something video by Dyme Defense