Early life and education
Kane was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington. She is of German and Danish descent. Her mother was a pornographic film producer and exotic dancer. At age 13, Kane moved to Portland, Oregon. She later moved to Las Vegas, where she worked at a Mars Music store and was a tambourine player and backup singer for a cover band called Skull Rose.
Kane worked as a stripper for a year when she was 18 years old. She danced at the Sugar Shack, a strip club in Portland, Oregon. She entered the adult film industry in August 2003 when she was 20 years old and did her first scene for the film Troubled Teens. She's had nipple piercings, but no tattoos. Despite her differentiated performances doing anal, double penetration, swallow and interracial, she is often cast in the alt porn genre, even at times in which she had no body modifications. In 2006, she made her directorial debut with the film Naked and Famous for Pulse Distribution. She went on to direct Triple Ecstasy, Morphine, and Live In My Secrets, three alt porn films produced by Vivid Entertainment.
Kane used to co-host a radio show titled The Porn Hunnies with Maria Menendez on KSEX. She has also written for Strip Las Vegas and AVN magazines. In 2010, Kane was named by Maxim as one of the 12 top female stars in porn and named one of the top 10 female directors by XCritic. More recently, Kimberly Kane has hosted the Vice Media documentary series Sex + Food.
On March 22, 2010, Kane participated in an anti-piracy public service announcement for the Free Speech Coalition. In the 2012 United States presidential election, Kane voiced her support for President Barack Obama, stating that she agreed with his views on women's issues, health care, and gay rights. That same year, expressed her opposition towards Measure B, a law requiring pornographic actors to wear condoms during all sex scenes filmed in Los Angeles County, California.
2006 AVN Award – Best Oral Sex Scene, Video – Squealer
2009 AVN Award – Best All-Girl 3-Way Sex Scene – Belladonna's Girl Train
2011 AVN Award – Best Three-Way Sex Scene (G/G/B) – The Condemned
2011 XRCO Award – Best Actress – The Sex Files 2: A Dark XXX Parody
2011 Feminist Porn Award – Honourable Mention – My Own Master
2016 AVN Hall of Fame inductee
2016 XBIZ Award — Best Sex Scene — Parody Release - (with Ryan Driller), Wonder Woman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody