- Saw her first play at age 7 at the Ramsdell Theatre in Manistee, MI. Shortly after, she auditioned for a play at the same theater and was cast in a production of Sweet Charity.
- Attended the summer arts camp at Michigan's Interlochen Center for the Arts before transferring to their high school for her senior year.
- Has extensive theater credits, including roles in productions of Two Gentlemen of Verona, West Side Story and Footloose.
- Said she was more excited than nervous about being brought into the Twilight movie franchise, landing a role as a vampire in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012).
- Has supported the restoration of the Vogue Theatre, an old movie theater in her hometown of Manistee, MI.