Born September 15, 1985 (age 25)
Sacramento, California, United States
Alias(es) Jenna Nikol, Jenna Nickol, Kayden Kross
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Weight 115 pounds (52 kg)
Eye colour Blue
Hair colour Blonde
No. of adult films 36 (per IAFD)
Kross was born and raised in Sacramento, California. She has described herself in high school as "the book nerd". She began stripping at the age of eighteen at Rick's Showgirls in Rancho Cordova, California, to earn extra money to purchase a pony that was going to be slaughtered. She was later contacted by an agent and started modeling in adult magazines.
Kross was a senior at California State University, Sacramento, when she signed an exclusive performing contract with Vivid Video in November 2006. Her movies with Vivid included Kayden's First Time, Hard Time, and Be Here Now. Unhappy with the company, she became a free agent one year later when she did not renew her contract. After one month of being a free agent, she signed an exclusive contract with Adam & Eve.
Kross has appeared in several episodes of The Block, a reality snowboarding show that aired on G4TV, in which the Vivid Girls went to The Block hotel for a photo shoot. She also appeared on the Gene Simmons' reality show, Family Jewels. She was named Penthouse Pet of the Month for September 2008.
Kross' official web site, ClubKayden.com, launched on September 2, 2008. Alongside a blog she hosts at UnKrossed.com, Kross writes regular updates and opinion columns for MikeSouth.com, an adult industry gossip blog, among other sites.
In October 2008, Kross was charged with grand theft and violations of the California Civil Code involving contracts for purchases of home equity, allegedly conning a disabled veteran and his family. In July 2009, the grand-theft charge was dismissed and the real-estate-fraud charge was reduced to a misdemeanor; Kross pleaded no contest to the resulting charges and was sentenced to one day in custody and three years of probation. She blamed her involvement in the situation on her naiveté and being scammed by the broker and mortgage lender.
Kross starred in the 2010 AVN Best Feature The 8th Day and portrayed the role of Elin Nordegren in Adam and Eve Pictures film Tyler's Wood.
Kross became exclusive to Digital Playground under a multi-year contract on January 1, 2010. Her first movie with the company, The Smiths, topped sales charts immediately and continues to be a best seller. She was given the lead in their big budget feature, Body Heat, in her third month in contract. She won two Best Actress Awards for the role.
Kross hosted the 2010 AVN Awards show, along with porn actress Kirsten Price and comedian Dave Attell. She was Penthouse magazine's cover girl for September 2008 and 2010. She was named in multiple award titles in 2010 including Pichunter Babe Of The Month for September 2010 and TLA Raw Best Body Overall 2010,.
Kross writes columns regularly for magazines such as Complex magazine, Xbiz magazine, and a blogs for xcritic.com. She is scheduled to host the AVN red carpet alongside fellow adult actress Jesse Jane, Kirsten Price, and guitarist, Dave Navarro in January 2011.
In 2011, she was named by CNBC as one of the 12 most popular stars in porn. CNBC noted her consecutive nominations by AVN's for performer of the year.
Kross played a recurring role as Delillah in Cinamax's "Life On Top" Season Two.
Kross has been featured regularly on G4 Television as a host, a reality TV guest star, and as a guest on Attack of the Show.