Tai's biological mother was Chinese and her biological father was a Japanese soldier. She was adopted in Taiwan by American parents when she was five months old. She moved to the United States when her adoptive father, who was a Chief Yeoman in the Navy, was transferred to Del Mar, California.
In addition to her roles in porn films, Tai appeared in the mainstream movie Very Bad Things, portraying a stripper who is accidentally killed by Jeremy Piven at a bachelor party. She has appeared on The Man Show and The Helmetcam Show. She did background vocals for Marilyn Manson's song, "New Model No. 15", on the album Mechanical Animals.