Formerly a business and psychology major in college, Scott started out doing live masturbation shows online and subsequently dropped out of college, entering the adult entertainment industry in November 2001. Her first film was Four Finger Club #20, while her first boy-girl scene was in Barely Legal 21 . She has appeared in over 250 adult films and has directed four.
Her first name is pronounced as if saying the letters "A-V" (rhyming with "navy"), and is a shortened form of the French word "Avril", which she used in high school French class.
Scott describes her orientation as "very bisexual".