Biography: Cruz was born in Stockton, California, to Filipino parents, who raised her Catholic. She attended a Christian school, where she was involved in many activities such as cheer leading, drama club, and journalism. At age 17, she graduated high school in top 5% of her senior class and later moved to San Rafael, California, to attend Dominican University of California, a Catholic college, where she studied print journalism. She later transferred to San Francisco State University in her sophomore year.
In October 2003, she broke into the adult entertainment industry by way of an amateur producer in San Francisco, where she did her first girl on girl scene. She was just a month shy of turning 19 at the time. It wasn't until March of 2004 that she finally found her way to Los Angeles, California. She made one of her first notable movies for the reality porn website Bangbus in June 2004 where she appeared as "Kyra". Since her debut in the industry in 2003, she has appeared in nearly 400 movies. An extremely versatile woman, Annie has done many things throughout her career. A sadistic dominatrix, she is an awesome switch in the BDSM world, and no longer does submissive roles in fetish films.
Cruz met husband Jack Lawrence in June 2004, and he proposed to her in October of that year. They married three months later at the Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas for fans and the entire industry to witness. Since her entry into the porn world, Annie has landed her very own radio show on KSEXRadio.com (2004-2006) and found her way into the boxing world, training with one of Laila Ali's (Muhammad Ali's daughter) former trainers. She has since won two boxing matches and is currently undefeated.
In June 2006, Annie divorced her husband Jack Lawrence. Shortly after, she started dating someone new, an Iraq vet, who is not involved in the adult industry.