- Was drawn to acting early in life and appeared in numerous school plays.
- Started modeling in New Zealand and landed jobs in commercials, while also working as an IT recruitment consultant.
- Big break came in 2009 when she landed a lead role on the comedy series Diplomatic Immunity.
- First U.S. role came in 2010 when she starred as Naevia on Spartacus: Blood and Sand.
- Is an environmental and animal rights activist.
- Is fluent in Afrikaans.