As a child, Raylene chose to attend Christian schools.  She was an honors student in high school and graduated at age 16, two years early.  She wanted to pursue Christian studies at Azusa Pacific University and become a Christian high school teacher, but did not have enough money or time to do so. 
Raylene entered the adult film industry when she was a virgin in 1996 and did her first scene with Mark Davis in Shane’s World #4 .   She was a contract performer for Vivid Entertainment between May 1998 and November 2001. 
Raylene has retired from the adult film industry several times - first in 2001 to become a real estate agent and then from dancing in 2004.  As documented in the movie After Porn Ends , in response to financial hardship in 2009, she made a comeback with the movie Raylene's Dirty Work .  In January 2014, she announced via her Twitter account that she had retired from the industry. 
Raylene was briefly married to Brad Hirsch and later divorced.