Julie Simone was born in 1974 in San Antonio, Texas to military parents. She lived in Mississippi briefly before settling in Germany for four years as a child. She eventually returned to the United States in 1984.
She began her career as a glamour model in 1996, at the age of 22. Four years later, in 2000, she turned to fetish and bondage modelling and became familiar with the BDSM lifestyle. She has appeared in nearly 100 films and has been featured as a photo model in European and American magazines (all in non-sex roles).
Julie Simone is also a bondage photographer and video producer, under the name Julie Simone Productions. Her photographic work has been featured in several bondage and fetish magazines and exhibited in gallery shows.