Aaliyah Hadid was born on October 19, 1995 in "The Brick City" of Sanford, North Carolina. She describes growing up in a broken home, where her mother was a drug addict and her father was mostly absent. Growing up, she frequently moved from place-to-place, claiming to have not lived in one spot for more than a year, and having moved up to 20 times during her life with her family. During her college years, Aaliyah was a dancer and escort, beginning with work for Eros and Backpage. After a dangerous experience living with her first "sugar daddy", Aaliyah looked for other options. Rather than return to college, she searched online and found the adult entertainment website Sexy Jobs where she made a profile. Standing 5'6", the bosomy brunette, Aaliyah made her debut in the adult film industry in 2017 at age 21. She has since worked for companies including Dogfart Network, BangBros, Reality Kings, Mofos, Evil Angel and Naughty America.