Tiffany Limos was born in Dallas, Texas. She is of Filipina, Spanish, Hawaiian, French, African and Chinese descent. Her father grew up selling fruit on the street in the Philippines and her mother was from a wealthy Filipino family.
At 16, Limos began modeling for the Ford agency and appeared in teen magazines like Sassy and YM. She subsequently quit modeling and worked as a hostess at the Coffee Shop in Manhattan's Union Square. She worked at Visionaire and V magazine as a creative consultant in 1999. That same year Limos wrote a script for Larry Clark called American Girl From Texas.
In 2003, Limos found[vague] and cast Larry Clark's film Wassup Rockers. Clark later shot Jonathan Velasquez, the star of Wassup Rockers, and Limos for simultaneous covers of the French Rebel magazine.