Dee was born on February 17, 1979 in Puerto Rico. She was raised by a single mother in New York and also grew up in Southern California. Dee worked as a store clerk prior to her involvement in the adult film industry; she was discovered in a shopping mall by porn filmmaker Greg Steelberg and his wife Julie Rage. Dee first began performing in explicit hardcore movies at age 18 in 1997 and started directing her own X-rated features in 2003. Moreover, Dee modeled for the cover of the men's magazine Hustler in October, 1997; she subsequently both graced the cover of and was the centerfold for the July, 1998 issue of the same men's magazine.