Born in Waipahu, Hawai"i and an only child, Thorn is of half Japanese, a quarter Puerto Rican, and a quarter Hawaiian descent. Thorn has revealed that she lost her virginity at the age of 14. Growing up in Hawaii, Thorn"s first job was working in promotion and marketing for a record company at age 14.
At 16 years-old, she relocated to California, where she worked at a coffee shop and at Melrose boutiques.
She later said regarding the move: "When I was a little kid, I already knew I wanted to be a stripper."
After she turned 18, Thorn began working as a stripper, then went from dancing to nude modeling, followed by masturbation scenes, and later hardcore sexual Thorn was discovered by a talent agent in a club
The first adult film that she did was "for Editor Powers."
She was also briefly featured as a lap dancer in the 2007 feature film comedy Knocked Up. She has appeared on Playboy television"s Night Calls 411 & "Lex In The City" and had her own weekly call-in show on Spice television in the past
In 2011, Complex magazine ranked her at #21 on their list of “The Top 50 Hottest Asian Porn Stars of All Time.”.
Thorn was a cast member of the Fox Network reality television show My Bare Lady.