Sunny Lane was born Holly Hodges on March 2, 1980 in Georgia. She’s of mixed Irish, Scottish, and Cherokee Indian descent. Sunny began in the adult industry as a nude dancer in order to financially support herself; she subsequently established herself as an erotic dancer and won the Deja Vu Showgirl of the Year Award in her first year of dancing in 2004. Lane started performing in explicit adult movies in her mid 20s in 2005. She was not only nominated for an AVN Award for Best New Starlet in 2006, but also has been nominated for an AVN Award for Female Performer of the Year three years in a row in 2007, 2008, and 2009, respectively. Sunny won AVN Awards for Best POV Sex Scene in 2008 and Best Anal Sex Scene in 2009.