Meghan Chavalier was born March 22, 1969 in Hurley, Wisconsin.

Meghan Chavalier is one of the most well-known transgender women in the world because of her work in movies, music, books, modeling, magazines and LGBTQIA+ Activism. She has said many times that just because she is transgender, it doesn't mean she isn't able to do everything single thing she's ever wanted to do, even when people told her no. She has been a powerful political voice for the transgender community for almost 30 years, and it doesn't appear she will stop anytime soon.

She was raised in Hurley, Wisconsin in a strict Catholic family. She left home after she graduated high school in 1987. She took a Greyhound Bus to San Antonio, Texas where she would live the first six months before moving to Albuquerque, New Mexico which she has often referred to in interviews as "her real home."

She didn't actually become "Meghan Chavalier" until 1990 when she did her first stage shows in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, then performing under the name Meghan Crawford. The Crawford part of the name was soon dropped and she chose the last name Chavalier.

It was in Milwaukee, Wisconsin that she befriended Alex Forrest. The two of them would eventually move to New Orleans, Louisiana where Meghan began performing at a small club on Bourbon Street called Papa Joe's where she would remain working for the next 4 years. She performed seventeen shows a week as Madonna, Cher and Annie Lennox. She would perform as all three characters in each show every night she worked.

Left To Right Joan LaMaar, Stephanie Danderson, Alex Forrest, Meghan Chavalier

Eventually, she felt that she no longer wanted to do stage work, and decided to move to Hollywood, California. The year was 1995.

When Meghan first moved to Hollywood she had no idea what her next step would be. Fate would step in. Her friend Kimberly Devine told her about a photographer named Patrick Barnes who lived in Orange County that was looking for models for Transformation magazine. Meghan never thought about modeling but the pay was good, so she took the job.

Meghan would go on to shoot many pictorials for Transformation magazine and its sister magazines. While she was shooting one day, Patrick asked her if she'd be interested in doing a video to go along with the pictures. She said absolutely.

On the set of her first film, TS Centerfolds, she met Mistress Persephone. They became fast friends and Persephone asked her if she'd be interested in shooting smoking fetish videos in San Francisco. She decided that it was a good idea, and the next step to where she should take her career.

Meghan went on to shoot 18 smoking fetish movies for Up In Smoke Productions and they ended up being their top selling videos at the time. The year was now 1996 and things were about to change.

She also befriended Gina Lance who helped launch her into the media with her show TVS on TV and helped land her on the cover of TV Epic. Patrick Barnes and Gina Lance along with Marlayna Lacie were a huge part of Meghan Chavalier being noticed in the industry from the beginning.

(Five of the many magazine covers Meghan Chavalier has appeared on)

After doing the fetish movies Meghan was offered a role in a mainstream adult film. At first, she wasn't sure if she wanted to go that route but ended up doing the movie.

Meghan also shot an independent feature during this time called "Pop Kowboy ." The film was eventually released in 2012. The film was actually completed in 1999 but not distributed until 13 years later.

After appearing in the first Devils Film Meghan Chavalier's career took off in the adult film industry. She was flying all over the country, shooting movies, doing magazines and calendars. In 1998 Meghan Chavalier would become the first transgender performer in the industry to sign a contract with Devils Films. Although their work together only lasted a mere 6 months she was able to direct, write and act in her own series of videos.

Meghan has said many times over the years, "Being in adult films made me famous, but it never made me rich."

In 2001 Meghan decided to end her adult film career and only appeared in one final adult film as a favor to a friend in 2004.

In 2004 she released her first book, The Mystical Journey The Book of Elandor under a pen name. She originally wrote the book under a pen name because she didn't want people to associate her new work with her old work and wanted to be taken seriously as a writer. In 2012 she changed her mind and switched gears re-releasing the book exclusively through Amazon and changing its title in 2021 to "The Mystical Journey Book of Elandor."

After the first book, she took more time off and began writing her autobiography. She released her autobiography Confessions of a Transsexual Porn Star in 2007. She was the first transgender adult film star to release an autobiography into the mainstream media. In July 2021 she ended her contract with her publisher after 14 years so she could regain control over her work and re-released her autobiography to Amazon and Barnes & Noble which contains new material and new photos under the name "Confessions of a Transgender Adult Film Star."

When asked why she was re-releasing it under a new name she said, "The world has changed. We are transgender now. You either keep up with the times or get left behind."

In 2008 Meghan Chavalier changed everything up completely and took everyone by surprise by releasing the first of three CDS. The first CD simply titled "Meghan Chavalier" the second "Songs From The Inside Realm" the third "15 Minutes." After the release of these three CDS Meghan waited a year and released "Just Dance" and "Universal Star Machine."

In 2009 Meghan Chavalier became the first transgender adult film star to be honored with the Transgender Erotica Lifetime Achievement Award from Grooby Productions.

As of 2023 Meghan Chavalier continues to work exclusively with her long time music collaborator DJ XXXavier, a collaboration that has lasted 15 years and releasing singles instead of full length albums to online music stores, their most recent being the single"Fetish" and the songs remix.